Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/03/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica on motorcycle
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 1999 23:01:26 +0100


Thanks for the advice. Your point about the tank being rubber-mounted is a good
one. The only problem is that I will have to buy a new tank bag--the one I
currently have is not worthy of carrying two Leicas.


Robert G. Stevens wrote:

> Nathan:
> I did a 1,700 km trip from Nova Scotia to North Carolina.  I took an M6,
> Noctilux, 35mm Summilux ASPh, and a 90mm Tele-Elmarit.  I carried them in
> an Alice bag inside of my tank bag on a Suzuki RF900R.  In case there was
> vibration, I put a layer of soft foam on the bottom of the tank bag and
> then placed the Alice on top of it.  The motor cycle tanks tend to be
> mounted in rubber which absorbs a bit of the vibration while hard luggage
> attached to the frame of the bike.  Your other luggage that is fixed to the
> frame may transmit too much vibration.  On my web page with pictures of the
> trip, you can see the Alice bag peeking out from the tank bag in the
> Washington Photo.
> Regards,
> Robert

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Nathan Wajsman
Overijse, Belgium

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