Transporting horns on motorcycle

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  1. ShaneChalke

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    I play 4 or 5 gigs a week, and go to almost all of them on my Vespa. I live in a city, so I don't usually venture more than 10 miles for a gig, and I have weekly gigs at the same nightclub within 2 miles. For me, I want all my stuff to fit in one backpack case, so I use one of Ewan Mains cases. Holds my Flugel, trumpet, stands, microphone, and mutes if it's a big band gig. I don't usually have music, but there is a nice outside pocket for that. All in one backpack -- works great for me. On a few occasions I only need the trumpet -- for that I use a Torpedo Outlaw -- over the shoulder and done -- awesome! By the way, I get about 80 miles per gallon!
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  2. sounds7

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    I actually don't even have to throw it over my shoulder if I want to secure it to the bike. Plenty of places to do that. The Harley only gets 60 to the gallon though but they are very fun miles.


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  3. Dale Proctor

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    If you get 60 mpg on that H-D, you must do a lot of coasting...
     
  4. sounds7

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    Carbureted 88 v twin and I drive the speed limit since its a cruiser and not a race bike. :)
    If you want to get technical its 55.5 mpg not 60mpg I just rounded up.
    Officially though this bike is supposed to get closer to 50 mpg on the hwy so I must be doing something right to get that extra miles per/gal out of it.

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  5. Dale Proctor

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    I only get about 50 mpg on the highway on my smaller 61 ci Sportster, and it's not a race bike, either...of course as they say, your mileage may vary...:D

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  6. sounds7

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    I think the fuel grade has a lot to do with it as well and don't use ethanol. Wow a Motorbike thread on a trumpet forum, I feel like I should recommend valve oil or something to clear my conscious.
     
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  8. DestinoJjm

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    I commute to most of my gigs and teaching on a Honda Shadow 750. I get 50 mpg, but I do ride fairly hard. For gigs with just one horn I use a torpedo classic and strap it to the sissy bar. For gigs with multiple horns I use a protec and bungee it to the sissy bar and back seat. I keep an eye on the forecast and will take the wife's van if it is too nasty to ride. I bike is cheaper in gas and insurance then my car I sold. I had saddle bags that I would carry extras, music and even my picc. In.

    The Gs500 would be a great first bike. I was looking at them before I found my shadow. Honestly, the worst thing about commuting to gigs on the bike are people telling you how dangerous they are.

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  9. tobylou8

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    Hey, my wife says they are , so … ;-)
     

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