Jump to content

GeoMoto

Members
  • Content count

    31
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    3

GeoMoto last won the day on November 14 2016

GeoMoto had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

45 Excellent

About GeoMoto

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    California
  • Interests
    Quilting and Pogs
    Nelson Rigg Deluxe Adventure Motorcycle Dry Saddlebags Nelson Rigg 's new "Deluxe Adventure Motorcycle Dry Saddlebags" have proved to be an excellent choice for my offroad adventures. Needless to say I am not easy on any of my gear, especially luggage. I try to spend most of my time off road looking for challenging and sometimes exhausting trails and with that comes the inevitable crash. The Nelson Rigg Deluxe Adventure Motorcycle Dry Saddlebags have been down a dozen or more times and still function as they should. They have been dropped in sand, mud and rough decomposed granite with nothing more than a few scratches and scuff marks, that in my opinion just add character. All of the mounting hardware is aircraft grade aluminum. The cam buckles hold the saddlebags securely to my Tusk Rack and the G-Hooks make securing the bag closed a simple and quick procedure. The webbing straps on the top of the bag are long enough the securely strap down a Dry Roll Bag to the top of it. The internal removable stiffeners keep the saddlebags shape for easy loading and unloading. The saddlebags also include 2 zippered saddlebag liners for easy removal of your contents. The connection to the bike is a simple double wrap of webbing that is inserted into the aluminum cam buckle. From rough roads to whoop sections, this method of attachment holds the saddlebags securely to the bike. Double wrapped webbing to a cam buckle connection. (The wire pull in my hand is part of the Tusk Rack, NOT part of the luggage system) The replaceable pads protect the saddlebags from rubbing and from heat from the exhaust. I am the guy on the ground. This is one of my many crashes with the saddlebags attached. All of my contents were held securely and the bags don't shift while on the roughest trails and whoop sections. I hope that you enjoyed our review! Brandy and Jesse "GeoMoto" Kimball are avid adventure riders and organize the Flying Monkey Adventure Rally every October in Southern Utah.
  1. 1 review

    Nelson Rigg Deluxe Adventure Motorcycle Dry Saddlebags Deluxe Adventure Motorcycle Dry Saddlebags SE-3050-BLK & SE-3050-YEL LIFETIME WARRANTY All saddlebag mounting hardware is aircraft grade aluminum. NO breakable plastic buckles 100% waterproof motorcycle saddlebags, All seams are electronically heat welded Includes 2 lightweight saddlebag liners to easily remove and pack contents Removable stiffeners allow the saddlebags to hold their shape when empty Firm internal back plate helps support saddlebags Replaceable pads helps protect saddlebags from rubbing on your motorcycle rack Compression straps can also be used to mount optional Nelson-Rigg dry roll bags Each saddlebags securely mounts to your motorcycle using 4 quick release cam buckles and double pull straps Made from waterproof and durable 24oz tarpaulin PVC UV Coated outer material cleans easily Easily mounts to Motorcycles, PWC and snowmobiles Available in Black (SE-3050-BLK), Yellow/Black (SE-3050-YEL) Main compartment measures: 15”L x 8”W x 14”H Holds 27.53 Liters per side
    I have been using AltRider Hemisphere Sport Touring Soft Panniers for 3 months now and it is time for a quick review. I have always been a fan of soft luggage for off road use for the simple facts that it holds gear more securely on rough roads and is more forgiving and less painful when its laying on top of me when I run out of talent. My first impression of the Hemisphere Sport Touring Soft Panniers was that they were a very simple design. They don't have a dozen straps dangling from all sides of the luggage which is great when loading and unloading my gear. I do want to note that on the AltRider website that it stats that " The AltRider sport touring soft panniers are designed for paved road riding only. " This being the case, I decided to test them on some of the roughest roads Death Valley had to offer. One requirement for the Hemisphere Soft Panniers is a hard rack, so I decided to install a Tusk Rack which worked perfectly with the Hemisphere Soft Panniers. The hook and loop attachment is about as simple and easy as it gets to attach the bags to the rack. The second point of attachment is from the front of the panniers to the foot pegs. The third point of attachment is to the back of the tail rack. These three points of attachment hold the bags securely and at no point during my riding did I feel things shifting or bouncing around on the bike. The roll top waterproof main compartments, separate, lower rear loading compartments, and the included top mount dry bag provide plenty of room to carry all of my camp gear on multi day adventures and compresses down small enough to hold less gear for day trips. Here is a photo of the left side with the removable dry bag. The dry bag is seam taped and kept all of my gear dry during my last trip to Death Valley. I decided to ride Death Valley on what was the wettest weekend of the year. Warm Springs in the Rain The two lower compartments include roll top dry bags to carry heavier items low for a better center of gravity. I used the right side for tools and used the left side for water and camera gear. This is a photo of the included dry bag for the top of the rack. Many of my rides are well over 200 miles between gas stations and I carry a RotoPax. I was concerned that the RotoPax would not work and was pleasantly surprised to see that the RotoPax was held securely with one of the provided tie downs. No shifting at all! There are two tie downs included to securely hold the dry bag or any other gear you will want to carry. One issue with the Hemisphere Soft Panniers is that the design covers the pillion/passenger area including the passengers handles. I would guess that half of my rides are spent with my wife, Brandy, on the back of my bike so I had to make one modification and add handles to the luggage. I don't necessarily want to recommend this to other 2Up riders, however it worked out great for Brandy and my riding style. Brandy wraps her arms around my waist in all technical or fast sections of trail and she uses the handles while on the highway or flat non technical sections of road and trail. I used four screw links and two "dog bones" that are used for rock climbing quick draws to build the handles. Please click on this LINK to be directed to AltRiders website for all the technical specifications and AltRider videos on the Hemisphere Sport Touring Soft Panniers. I wanted to note that the Hemisphere Sport Touring Soft Panniers held up remarkably well off road and will no doubt hold up to anything that a sport touring rider can throw at them. I hope that you enjoyed my review! Brandy and Jesse "GeoMoto" Kimball are avid adventure riders and organize the Flying Monkey Adventure Rally every October in Southern Utah.
  2. Thanks for commenting get with the technical information.
  3. GeoMoto

    AltRider Hemisphere Waterproof Soft Panniers

    I have been using AltRider Hemisphere Soft Panniers for 3 months now and it is time for a quick review. I have always been a fan of soft luggage for off road use for the simple facts that it holds gear more securely on rough roads and is more forgiving and less painful when its laying on top of me when I run out of talent. My first impression of the Hemisphere Soft Panniers was that they were a very simple design. They don't have a dozen straps dangling from all sides of the luggage which is great when loading and unloading my gear. One requirement for the Hemisphere Soft Panniers is a hard rack, so I decided to install a Tusk Rack which worked perfectly with the Hemisphere Soft Panniers. The hook and loop attachment is about as simple and easy as it gets to attach the bags to the rack. The second point of attachment is from the front of the panniers to the foot pegs. The third point of attachment is to the back of the tail rack. These three points of attachment hold the bags securely and at no point during my riding did I feel things shifting or bouncing around on the bike. The roll top waterproof main compartments, separate, lower rear loading compartments, and the included top mount dry bag provide plenty of room to carry all of my camp gear on multi day adventures and compresses down small enough to hold less gear for day trips. Here is a photo of the left side with the removable dry bag. The dry bag is seam taped and kept all of my gear dry during my last trip to Death Valley. I decided to ride Death Valley on what was the wettest weekend of the year. Warm Springs in the Rain The two lower compartments include roll top dry bags to carry heavier items low for a better center of gravity. I used the right side for tools and used the left side for water and camera gear. This is a photo of the included dry bag for the top of the rack. Many of my rides are well over 200 miles between gas stations and I carry a RotoPax. I was concerned that the RotoPax would not work and was pleasantly surprised to see that the RotoPax was held securely with one of the provided tie downs. No shifting at all! There are two tie downs included to securely hold the dry bag or any other gear you will want to carry. One issue with the Hemisphere Soft Panniers is that the design covers the pillion/passenger area including the passengers handles. I would guess that half of my rides are spent with my wife, Brandy, on the back of my bike so I had to make one modification and add handles to the luggage. I don't necessarily want to recommend this to other 2Up riders, however it worked out great for Brandy and my riding style. Brandy wraps her arms around my waist in all technical or fast sections of trail and she uses the handles while on the highway or flat non technical sections of road and trail. I used four screw links and two "dog bones" that are used for rock climbing quick draws to build the handles. Please click on this link to be directed to AltRiders website for all the technical specifications and AltRider videos on the Hemispere Soft Panniers: I hope that you enjoyed my review! Brandy and Jesse "GeoMoto" Kimball are avid adventure riders and organize the Flying Monkey Adventure Rally every October in Southern Utah.
  4. I have been using AltRider Hemisphere Soft Panniers for 3 months now and it is time for a quick review. I have always been a fan of soft luggage for off road use for the simple facts that it holds gear more securely on rough roads and is more forgiving and less painful when its laying on top of me when I run out of talent. My first impression of the Hemisphere Soft Panniers was that they were a very simple design. They don't have a dozen straps dangling from all sides of the luggage which is great when loading and unloading my gear. One requirement for the Hemisphere Soft Panniers is a hard rack, so I decided to install a Tusk Rack which worked perfectly with the Hemisphere Soft Panniers. The hook and loop attachment is about as simple and easy as it gets to attach the bags to the rack. The second point of attachment is from the front of the panniers to the foot pegs. The third point of attachment is to the back of the tail rack. These three points of attachment hold the bags securely and at no point during my riding did I feel things shifting or bouncing around on the bike. The roll top waterproof main compartments, separate, lower rear loading compartments, and the included top mount dry bag provide plenty of room to carry all of my camp gear on multi day adventures and compresses down small enough to hold less gear for day trips. Here is a photo of the left side with the removable dry bag. The dry bag is seam taped and kept all of my gear dry during my last trip to Death Valley. I decided to ride Death Valley on what was the wettest weekend of the year. Warm Springs in the Rain The two lower compartments include roll top dry bags to carry heavier items low for a better center of gravity. I used the right side for tools and used the left side for water and camera gear. This is a photo of the included dry bag for the top of the rack. Many of my rides are well over 200 miles between gas stations and I carry a RotoPax. I was concerned that the RotoPax would not work and was pleasantly surprised to see that the RotoPax was held securely with one of the provided tie downs. No shifting at all! There are two tie downs included to securely hold the dry bag or any other gear you will want to carry. One issue with the Hemisphere Soft Panniers is that the design covers the pillion/passenger area including the passengers handles. I would guess that half of my rides are spent with my wife, Brandy, on the back of my bike so I had to make one modification and add handles to the luggage. I don't necessarily want to recommend this to other 2Up riders, however it worked out great for Brandy and my riding style. Brandy wraps her arms around my waist in all technical or fast sections of trail and she uses the handles while on the highway or flat non technical sections of road and trail. I used four screw links and two "dog bones" that are used for rock climbing quick draws to build the handles. Please click on this link to be directed to AltRiders website for all the technical specifications and AltRider videos on the Hemispere Soft Panniers: I hope that you enjoyed my review! Brandy and Jesse "GeoMoto" Kimball are avid adventure riders and organize the Flying Monkey Adventure Rally every October in Southern Utah.
  5. GeoMoto

    GeoMoto's Birthday Ride in the Mohave Preserve

    Day 1 Route Planning
  6. GeoMoto

    GeoMoto's Birthday Ride in the Mohave Preserve

    I agree with Eric. This was two of the best days of riding that I have had and with a fantastic group of riders. The Mojave Desert is more like the Mojave Forest with its abundance of Joshua Trees, cactus and other vegetation. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever ridden. A huge thanks to Ian and Deb for mapping, guiding and sweeping all of us. Thank you to everyone who feed us and housed us. (The shower and bathroom was much appreciated) The riding was amazing and the comedic conversation around the campfire just topped off the days. Thank You All!
  7. Enjoy and please feel free to add your photos!!
  8. Photos from North Fork Road and Photos from Toroweap. Toroweap is a world famous Adventure Bike Ride and should be on everones bucket list.
  9. Photos from Day 1 We start each morning with a quick meetup in front of the Lodge/Mini Golf Course and get ready to head out for the day.
×