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on how to prepare for long rides and tours. Whether you're a true iron butt
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
Chicken Strip
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Default 2002 Touring Kat 600

I will upload more pics later. I have done a few 1000-1200 mile rides, and this bike has been a work in progress. Now, I think I have a final product! I am heading out today on a 4 day, 1500 mile ride through Colorado. Mods Include:
  • Removed clip-ons, added touring bars
  • Home made tall touring windscreen
  • Hand guards
  • Bar weights
  • Tail case (Hyrukan-$20 used)
  • Large saddlebags (Used-$60)
  • Dual sport tires (Shinko 705)
  • Short levers
  • Throttle lock
  • Phone mount
  • Charging port

Best budget touring bike ever! I picked up the bike for $2000 last year in showroom condition, all maintenance records with 6,000 miles on the clock, and then probably only $300 in parts for the touring mods I've done. Here is a time line of the work in progress, and wish me luck for the next 1500 trip!

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Old 08-09-2016, 10:59 AM   #2
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Very Nice! I love touring/commuting on mine!
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:12 PM   #3
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Nice set up, one thing I found that helped when the bike was loaded up for touring was a set of mirror extenders. And depending on how early/late into the season you plan on riding a set of heated grips would go great with those hand guards.
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