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nwgs 07-23-2007 09:01 PM

Show us your Road Ready Steed
Packing my steed is half the fun. Sometimes I pack over and over again.
Getting the perfect mix of look, weight, profile.

Each time I pack. Do I have to much? Not enough. Trepidation, anticipation.
Calling my riding partner, What do you have? You carry this. I'll carry that.
Tools. First Aid kit. Water. Spare this, spare that.

I've tried it all. No tank bag for a week long trip. Silly if you ask me. But everybody has their own idea of what should be packed.

We all go thru it.

Show me your packed Steed ready for the road. In a couple days, I'll show you mine.

I used to think I had it all figured out. But one time in Silverton Colorado I pulled out a knife. Then another. Somewhere I have a picture of like 12 knives my buddy and I stuck in a table. Right now I have at least 5 flashlights loaded on my GS for next weeks trip.

Show me your road ready steed. I'll show you mine.


nwgs 07-23-2007 09:17 PM

Alright, Alright,,,,,
Just one. That's it,

Just one loaded Steed,

lstzephyr 07-24-2007 12:21 AM

Here's mine. Loaded for a week and a half trip. I decided about half way through I had too much stuff.

here's a closer view.

laughatmyvanagon111 07-24-2007 12:30 AM

Here's mine for 4 days down to California.

Chanderjeet 07-24-2007 01:17 AM

100mpg 07-24-2007 01:17 AM

Hopefully, this is what it WILL look like when it is packed, plus a tank bag. :eyes

I am guessing that is not ice tea in that water bottle?

Originally Posted by Chanderjeet

nwgs 07-24-2007 05:31 AM

Here's a road ready steed for a 3 day ride.

Here's a nice one for a 3 day ride.

This one is way overpacked.


Overpacking can lead to trouble.

GB 07-24-2007 05:31 AM


ydant 07-24-2007 05:58 AM

From last weekend. Just a two-day trip, and probably a little overloaded. Like you said in the OP, I think leaving the tank bag behind is silly - it's just handy for so many things. I'm still figuring this all out, though.

I hoteled, so no camping gear.

RogueMonkey 07-24-2007 06:47 AM

How to make FZ6 handle like a goldwing :)

praveenkm 07-24-2007 07:07 AM

or may be it was too heavy

dolomoto 07-24-2007 04:51 PM

Bandit 1200s loaded 'cept for the Givi

I used the Givi about half the time I went on trips. Otherwise I just used the rack to tie stuff down on.

wachs 07-24-2007 05:22 PM

dirt road ready
- 6 days offroad

last year - 7 days offroad

ClearwaterBMW 07-24-2007 05:26 PM

great thread.....

take a look here as well

krpdm 07-24-2007 07:05 PM

6 weeks

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