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Here are a couple of pictures of my LT I will be riding in the Iron Butt Rally.The event takes off August 20th and can be followed on the Iron Butt association web site.Daily reports will be posted. Saturday the 25th will have rider scorecards after the first leg, The event ends friday the 31st.
Back to packing , So much to do barley enough time.
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post #2 of 23 Old Aug 12th, 2007, 12:52 pm
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That GS trunk actually looks pretty good on a silver LT. Nice job on the rest of the farkles, too.

Have a good ride and good luck. I'll be at the checkpoint so let me know if there's anything I can help you with.

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Good luck Pete! It will be nice to see an LT in the top 3!
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What is in the trunk???

Why did you remove the old trunk and replace it??? Good luck.

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Why did you remove the old trunk and replace it??? Good luck.
I think he added a fuel cell directly in front of the GS trunk for extended range.

I question why 2 GPS units? One as a back up in case one dies?

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I question why 2 GPS units? One as a back up in case one dies?
I've yet to see anyone in the IB Rally that doesn't have two GPSes. I don't recall the exact reason...I don't think it's merely a backup unit. I'm sure Ken Meese will enlighten us all very soon. Oh boy...I hope...I hope...I hope...
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Yeehaw! Wish you the best of good luck on your challenge. Here's to a top 10 if not a win!

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Thanks to all for the kind words .

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That GS trunk actually looks pretty good on a silver LT. Nice job on the rest of the farkles, too.

Have a good ride and good luck. I'll be at the checkpoint so let me know if there's anything I can help you with.
Thanks Ken, Hope to see you there at the circus.
My plan is to change rear wheel only 5 min. job.

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Why did you remove the old trunk and replace it??? Good luck.
John the motive was to lose 35 pounds of dead weight and reduce the top heavy feel of the stock trunk.
The jessey box weighs 5 lbs and has more room , although smaller in size.

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I question why 2 GPS units? One as a back up in case one dies?
Because it looks good,,All joking aside the main reason. Well GPS 1 is used for the complete route, time management baseline. GPS 2 is used for point to point navigation and via point manipulation etc etc. Plus it serves as a back up,Do not want to resort to paper maps.

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Good luck, how much gas are you carrying?

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Good luck Pete!

With both Coni and Don out of it this year, you and George are our LT hopefuls. Would love to see an LT make a good showing once.

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The kewl thang, Pete, is we have folks running around providing regular updates about the Iron Butt at CCR.



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Good luck PETE !!! PS. what seat are you riding on.. That many miles will have to be a tested and comfortable one !?

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Good luck PETE !!! PS. what seat are you riding on.. That many miles will have to be a tested and comfortable one !?
Thanks Bill,The seat is a Rick Mayer.I had to modify the seat myself to get rid of the Hot Spots ( Ischemia ) . The problem with most seat builders is the salad bowl contours of the seat. On the outer portion of the seat the seat contours your butt way to much reducing circulation.
I removed the foam on the lateral aspect to reduce contact and make it narrow and improve freedom of movement..

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I've yet to see anyone in the IB Rally that doesn't have two GPSes. I don't recall the exact reason...I don't think it's merely a backup unit. I'm sure Ken Meese will enlighten us all very soon. Oh boy...I hope...I hope...I hope...
Now Joe, if I responded to every thread that I had any vague sort of experience with or interest in with some trivial yet flippant comment, I'd have as many posts as you.

You'll be missed at CCR, but I'm sure you won't be forgotten.

And to keep on topic, my GPS has just gone flaky right before a long trip so I've been scrambling for a replacement. Had I gotten a second unit previously it would have been merely a minor inconvenience.

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Hi Pete, best wishes and good luck on your ride. There will be another LT rider, Jim Bain of North Myrtle Beach, SC, riding with you and others on the Rally. Jim is a big ole fellow and rides an '02 Black LT.

Have fun and ride safe!

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