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Today my latest present to myself arrived! LED lights for the bike to use when night riding through the bush. One of my biggest concerns riding from Perth to Geraldton is getting home after dark, and having to ride for an hour or two through kangaroo infested scrub in the dark. The Vstrom has reasonably good headlights, but hopefully these will make daylight appear in front of me.
So it has been a while between entries.
The panniers are built. See my build thread if you are interested. We rode the 11,000kms from Geraldton to Melbourne, ferry to Tasmania which we toured around, then back home.
Now the planning for the next trip begins.
So I found a couple of hours yesterday and managed to get the lid onto the first pannier. It is locking, and opens and shuts as it should.
Hopefully next weekend I can build the second one and start on the rack for them. But then kids activities and a trip down to Perth also calls.