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Old April 29th, 2013   #21
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I just looked 'insouciant abandon' up. What a phrase. I dare not tell you what images it brought to my mind other than it involved a beautiful lady, a cheesecloth skirt, and hay!
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Old April 29th, 2013   #22
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I just looked 'insouciant abandon' up. What a phrase. I dare not tell you what images it brought to my mind other than it involved a beautiful lady, a cheesecloth skirt, and hay!
That reminds me of Bandon Cheese.
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yeah, those damned French speakin' folks....mess it up for everyone else.
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My new-to-me '04 ST came with a Hondaline top box but the PO had not secured it twice and it was pretty gouged up. I just got it back from the body shop and it looks like new ($300). Very handy for lots of lightweight odds and ends. BTW, does anyone know of a small lumber pad that can be fitted between the pillion seat and the bottom of the top box? My wife feels she could use more lumber support.
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My new-to-me '04 ST came with a Hondaline top box but the PO had not secured it twice and it was pretty gouged up. I just got it back from the body shop and it looks like new ($300). Very handy for lots of lightweight odds and ends. BTW, does anyone know of a small lumber pad that can be fitted between the pillion seat and the bottom of the top box? My wife feels she could use more lumber support.
Lumbar, I know you don't mean plywood.
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I know that Rich O'Conner of Rich's Custom Saddles here in the Seattle area has made Lumbar pads as you describe in the past for different bikes.

Perhaps a similar upholstery outfit near you would do that.
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Okay, well I found a 2005 ST with low mileage, and at a fair price, so now she's mine. The farkling has already commenced with the ordering of a set of Gen 3 Helibar risers.
The bike did not include a top box, and I'm strongly considering a Pelican case rather than some of the more stylish options. This will be an LD/Rally bike so I'm not too concerned with placing well in a bike show.
Has anyone had experience in mounting a Pelican case to the ST? I see Twisted Throttle has a mounting kit, but based on my experience with their kit on my KLR, I'm looking for alternatives.

Thanks, Garry
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Bandon Cheese? I attended a prep school at Bandon, OR near that cheese factory.

Of course, Tillamook cheese is better (born in Tillamook).

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Why would you want a fuel cell on the ST1300. Do you ride 300+ miles without stopping? Seems to me stock fuel capacity is plenty for mere mortals.
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Why would you want a fuel cell on the ST1300. Do you ride 300+ miles without stopping? Seems to me stock fuel capacity is plenty for mere mortals.
A fuel cel is not necessary on the ST, but useful. On US interstates, with wind etc. my range without aux fuel is a good bit less than 300 miles. I have no interest in running it down until fumes, I always have at least a gallon or two when I buy gas. Might be a part of why I have no issues whatsoever with my fuel pump. It is not for everyone, but I have never come close to running out of gas.
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