Part of planning for a motorcycle trip is knowing how to pack. As a collector of sorts this always makes traveling difficult. I would love to take along such things as my accordion and find myself fireside with a band a gypsies. However, I know that is not possible. The bike itself barely pulls just me along at 50 mph. So there is always that daunting question, “where do you put all this stuff?”
After setting up this website I realized I had just created a whole new packing list for this long motorcycle trip. So we have to add the usual basic camera gear with some extra cords, which is not so bad. But then we add the computer and an extra driver- now we have a problem! So the motorbike gets all that more custom.
The best thing you could ever have for installing accessories on a Royal Enfield is a welder. Oh, how I wish I had one! I always think it is going to be a simple half hour job installing the new accessory, but it always turns into multiple hours trying to bend, shim, and bolt them on. The most recent luggage rack was added over the fender for the computer and camera case. After the initial install the cases would not sit flush with the saddlebags in place. Nothing a scrape of oak and woodworking ingenuity couldn’t fix…
As much as I love my motorcycle she will always be a utilitarian machine to me and that is why I love the Royal Enfield Bullet!