Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Greeneville, TN
need help prepping for a trip
I will be taking a two week ride out west this summer on my Versys and want to enjoy the ride but I am not sure what mods to make as I have never ridden more than 300 miles in a day and that was a one day ride. My Versys is an 09' with under 2,500 miles so no need to replace wear items. I already have mirror and peg relocators, a tank bag, a Givi screen, comfortable grips, and my seat was modified by Spencer. I need help in the following areas.
1- Luggage- I will be buying a Givi V46 top case but can't afford hard side cases. What soft/weather proof saddlebags do you recommend for long rides?
2- Comfort- My knees aren't the best, and while the footpeg relocators are great I need a little more stretch. How are the cruiser peg mounts from Motowerk?
3- Electrical- I need a power outlet for the bike but I'm not sure which one is best and where to mount it.
4- Gear- This is for those who live out west. I will be traveling through Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, and the Dakota's. How will I need to dress for a June ride factoring in a stop at Glacier National Park? I have a great three season jacket. I am hoping a good rain jacket on top will get me through Glacier.
Thanks for any advice. I tried to search for answers but my questions go in too many directions.