Getting back on the bike

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself !!' started by RobWhi, Dec 10, 2019.

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  1. RobWhi

    RobWhi .020 Over

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    We brought a Rocket in 2013 and only done approx 6000klms

    We had a unfortunate incident and lost our business with a fire. The insurance company gave us hell
    and my mental health has suffered . I have been in hospital for the last couple of months getting treatment
    For PTSD and depression.(mental health sucks)

    Still fighting for the income protection

    We have decided to get back on the bike and do a trip down the East cost here in Australia from Brisbane
    To the Great Ocean Road taking over 3weeks

    We have leather saddle bags and storage and thinking about upgrading it to hard luggage
    The advantages of security waterproof . I like the Spanish Shad panniers and expandable top box.
    Does anyone have any of these.

    We are hoping to do quite a few trips so want to set the bike up a lot better

    Rob
     
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    scot in exile Living Legend

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    A good bike ride will help clear your head for a while, lots of good people on here to help you any way that we can if needed, enjoy that lovely ride and please post a few pictures as you go along your route.
    Take care and ride safe.
     
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    1olbull Riding Motor Since 1950

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    You'll persevere this crap - you're a ROCKETMAN!!!


    I akso ride a 2012 R3R and I run Tusk aluminum panniers. Tough, sealed & waterproof, and lockable.
     
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    John Miller Supercharged

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    I cant offer you any hardware but I can offer you some food for thought.

    Been down the GOR myself and it really is worth the trip, take your time and stop over plenty, it helps blow all those troubles away along with most other bikes when your on the Rocket - take it easy brother, stop and smell the roses.
     
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    Jason Jurgens Ons gaan nou braai...

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    Hey Mate

    I’m in Melbourne...feel free to connect. If you need a place to sleep over, you’ll be welcome.
     
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    Tripps Retired superhero

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    Welcome back.
     
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    barbagris Mad Scientist

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    Rob - The first thing - Yup it bleedin' does.

    I am not sure anybody does any decent mounts for SHAD side cases on an R3.
    I have some SHAD 43L cases on mine (no longer sold) and had to make my own non-QD mounting system up.

    That expanding topcase - I've a mate with one on his BMW - he says it gets a bit rattly when it's not packed to bursting.

    Take a look at the Hepco&Becker Junior series.
     
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    warp9.9 Pocałuj mnie w dupę

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    Pictures please :)
     
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    TheKid Top Fuel

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    Enjoy your ride. God has so much to see on this beautiful planet. Enjoy it as well.
     
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    Jay E pluribus unum

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    As one fellow Rocketeer has “Therpy” for his license plate, you too will find relief in the joy of the ride. Sounds like you have a great trip planned out. I am also a fan of hard luggage, but I have the Touring with OEM panniers so no additional recommendations aside from the Corbin Beatle bags.

    Hope all goes well as you prepare and your other things get resolved.
     
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