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Old 12-11-2012, 09:01 AM   #41
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i use to ride to school and work whenever the weather was clear. but now i wear suits mon-thur so i pretty much only ride to work friday's.
thats my problem... im in a suit & tie Mon-Fri

only way i think i woulod commute is if i went in real early, hit the gym then showered

idk abput yaul but when i hop off the R1 my back smells like the exhaust somewhat

in addition i have curly hair that gets demolished in the helmet
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:05 AM   #42
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thats my problem... im in a suit & tie Mon-Fri

only way i think i woulod commute is if i went in real early, hit the gym then showered

idk abput yaul but when i hop off the R1 my back smells like the exhaust somewhat

in addition i have curly hair that gets demolished in the helmet
YES! my backpack reeks of exhaust.
and you should just ride to work in your dress clothes. james bond status. i'm sure you'd get a lot of attention from the ladies too
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:42 PM   #43
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i commute on my bike. when i do, i hate carrying a back pack. instead of using my r1 i now use my cruiser. with the saddle bags on the cruiser, i dont need a bag anymore
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #44
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Biggest problem I had was parking the 929 at school. Plenty of campus LEO's but it was other students wanting to sit on it, or gawk. I finally added an alarm with remote transponder and that ended the joy sits and the like.

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thanks for the post, yeah i rarely like to commute on the bike, but i will probably be going back to school in spring time and i gotta say.. it would be a total blast to ride every day... but i'm kinda afraid for the baby in a school parking lot... the parking lot attendants could care less about our prescious toys as long as we fork over the monthly loot, so i dont think i'll be doing it often..

but to answer your question OP.. yeah i dont like to ride with much on my back, specially when in traffic, so a simple tank or tail bag does the trick most of the time... i keep my steel toes at a locker at work or school, so its no biggie...
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