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    Hey guys,

    Am picking up a 2019 TW soon, working on getting my license as well.

    I'm remodeling a school bus conversion and traveling the country in the fall, so the TW will be my backup transport.

    Suggestions on making the bike work best for commuting/errand-running while still being decent for off-road fun would be lovely.

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    I'd start with a nice size rear rack, so you can carry stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prairierider View Post
    I'd start with a nice size rear rack, so you can carry stuff.
    Most likely a CycleRack.

    Carry three bags of groceries with bungees.
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    Looks nice and a rear cyclerack is just the ticket. Come on down to the NY Catskills and I have a brand new one hanging in my shed. Looks like you are in NH so not a far drive and we can make a deal if you stop at the State Line liquor Store on the way and make a delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    Looks nice and a rear cyclerack is just the ticket. Come on down to the NY Catskills and I have a brand new one hanging in my shed. Looks like you are in NH so not a far drive and we can make a deal if you stop at the State Line liquor Store on the way and make a delivery.

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    I'm actually in MA, and I'm heading down to GA for a few days this week. I have to head to upstate NY to pick up some things on the way back...so maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleyidesign View Post
    I'm actually in MA, and I'm heading down to GA for a few days this week. I have to head to upstate NY to pick up some things on the way back...so maybe?

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    Drop me a PM when you head this way. I am close to Monticello, NY.

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    Passed the exam on Sunday and picked up the bike today! Rode around for a bit, planning on practicing in a nearby parking lot everyday or so.

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    Hey, Ashly...congratulations, great looking bike!
    You're going to love it...is it your first motorcycle?
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