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Dr. Frazier: Adventure Touring Candy Store Photo Gallery

Our two-wheeled nomad satisfies his adventure sweet tooth by taking in the sights at a Horizons Unlimited Traveller’s Meeting in Cambria, California. Read the full story in Dr. Frazier: Adventure Touring Candy Store.

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Registration parking lot was an adventure touring accessory candy store during daylight hours.
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A “road side fix it” seminar offered attendees a hands-on chance to manage their own repairs when far-away from their local dealer or Roadside Assistance towing program.
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“Smitty” from California told me why he had chosen this specific Kawasaki model, and then added more cc’s to give it low end grunt.
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Ted Simon (right) and author hammed it up for the camera while sharing news and current road tales.
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Peter and Kay Forwood from Australia had tagged all 193 countries on the planet, two-up, on their Harley-Davidson, a model Peter claimed was “superior” in sand to my BMW.
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The well traveled and stickered Harley-Davidson of Peter and Kay Forwood proved a Harley-Davidson was not an adverse choice for an adventure touring motorcycle.
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One modification made to the Forwood Harley-Davidson was a sheep skin seat pad hand fitted by Peter.
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Behind a running light I found my well worn and faded MOTORCYCLE SEXPEDITION sticker.
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Life on the road adventure touring around the globe means carrying what you will need. How to carry it all was the trick, as seen here.
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Aftermarket and accessory vendors were present to help travelers outfit their motorcycles for adventure.
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I took note of the handmade tank panniers that looked like they had successfully worked for many miles, or years.
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An aftermarket front brake gave this Kawasaki KLR650 considerably more stopping power according to the owner.
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I noted the handmade headlight protector and hand painted map on this well traveled motorcycle.
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A map of the owner’s route around the world, with website, saved time explaining where, what and who.
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The extra large aftermarket gas tank gave the owner the option to stay on the motorcycle longer between stops.
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The plastic gas containers mounted neatly in aftermarket holders designed specifically for a motorcycle. I wondered if the side stand was weak, bent or easily sank into the ground, thus needing the wood base for support.
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Another option for carrying extra fuel was to carry it low and far back.
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Extra lighting for night driving was spotted on this Kawasaki KLR650. I wondered about the charging system and whether it could support two of these high output beams.
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The custom seat and obvious handmade sheep skin seat pad caught my attention but what held it was the top box and back rest.
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This set-up was for the advanced cyber adventure traveler who was seriously worried about getting lost. His electronic adventure equipment was likely worth more than my whole motorcycle.
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Another custom seat and unique top box.
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The orange plastic panniers were also available in a flat black color, making this pair a unique statement.
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The tire choice and front wheel size had me asking about destinations and handling.
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This BMW implied adventure was more pavement oriented for its owner than off-road riding.
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This Ducati owner said his motorcycle showed him “plenty of adventure” when touring.
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This BMW R80G/S was the most highly modified BMW at the Horizons Unlimited Traveller’s Meeting, and the most unique in my opinion. The owner had done most of the modifications “on the cheap” versus “out-of-the-catalog.”
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An extra heavy duty self-made side stand on this BMW replaced what many of us owners knew to be a design weakness.
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Adventure model was defined by this owner of a Triumph owner by his Tiger.
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The crash bar side panniers looked newish, possibly designed for bicycle use. I did not find the owner or an answer. Maybe I will at a future meeting, or on the road.
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This BMW owner had stickers stating he was an adventure seeker.
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I was drawn to the extra large gas tank on this KLX250S. Owning one, I knew it had a smallish stock tank that limited me to about 100 miles. I also noted the custom seat, mine being one of the smaller, harder ones. These changes gave this owner a longer riding day.
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Another well stickered BMW.
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Triumph Tiger sporting some large panniers from an aftermarket company.
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This pannier and top box luggage system looked like it was affordable as well as functional.
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I noted another sheep skin seat pad and accessory lighting on this nearly stock BMW R100 GS.
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Our two-wheeled nomad satisfies his adventure sweet tooth by taking in the sights at a Horizons Unlimited Traveller’s Meeting in Cambria, California.
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I had to credit this BMW owner with having the widest pannier set-up at the Traveller’s Meeting.
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This tall windscreen found me wondering about how tall is “really tall?”
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My question of how tall is really tall was answered when looking at the wind screen on this KTM, which was really tall.
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Adventure touring could also be done with a sidecar as proven by this set-up.
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Ready for an adventure tour of South America, this Victory owner had learned the importance of an accessory seat pad.