|07-07-2012, 04:31 PM||#3091|
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Mid South Indiana
Does this look uncomfortable?
Sorry, but comfort has nothing to do with the size of the load you carry.
|07-07-2012, 05:25 PM||#3093|
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Sugar Notch, PA
'09 Suzuki SV650, '02 KLR250
Pennsylvania to Newfoundland Ride Report
|07-07-2012, 05:30 PM||#3094|
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Magalia, CA.
I took all of this crap...
No, I don't know where that road goes, let's find out!
|07-07-2012, 05:33 PM||#3095|
Joined: May 2012
Nothing less than a Redverz Tenere II for me.
Sure, it's huge... Sure I can stand up in it or sit on my chair in the porch, in comfort, in the pouring rain, sure it takes more space and is a little heavier to pack...
And you know what... I love every damn square inch of it!
I've done it rough and lean for too many years now... I've earnt my bit'o'space and I enjoy every second I'm away in it!
Don't confuse packing light and lean with 'comfort'... The word you are looking for is 'comfortable'. Sounds like comfort, but they ain't the same thing.
|07-07-2012, 05:40 PM||#3096|
Whats the thing on the right? Campsite kitchen table setup?
'00 Harley MT 500
'93 Concours, extreme farkle (for sale)
'00 Shadow ACE Tourer (for sale)
'03 Shadow Sabre (Gone)
'90 Honda Hawk GT NT650 (Gone)
Lookin' for a (cheap) '95 GSPD Classic
I've been stranded in the combat zone
I walked through Bedford Stuy alone
Even rode my motorcycle in the rain!
|07-07-2012, 05:46 PM||#3097|
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Seattle Wa
2x 38oz Naglen Bottles
2x Naglen cups
2 Large fuel bottles for Jet Boil
Cook Kit; pan, pot, 2 plates, 2 cups, spoon and cleaning rag.
Jet Boil frying pan
Straps, stakes, mallet and carbineers for Hammock
100’ 550 cord
30 deg Down sleeping bag
4x socks, undies, shirts, 1 pair jeans, gloves and nit hat
Pair of sneakers
4 stuff sacks for clothes, bag and blanket
Soft sided cooler
Quart of oil
All fits into the saddle bags and the water proof bag.
2x gloves, one summer one waterproof
Camelback 70 oz blader
CZ SP01 Pistol
Does not count what I keep in the bikes bags:
Hygiene kit; tooth paste, tooth brush, baby wipes, toilet paper, first aid kit.
Tire PSI gauge, pump and repair kit.
Couple garbage bags, miss stuff.
"Integrity, justice, courage, and action - without these, a person is of no consequence." Don Nelson my friend gone from us, 06/06/04.
|07-07-2012, 08:04 PM||#3098|
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
When your big you have no choice but own big cloths and all the things that are for big guys.....
I was picked on for a three day rig shown in photo the stock side bags on the Triumph suck until I bought the Trax cans.
I done away with the side mount tank bags and the OB duffel added a gas can came in handy a few times.
Lately (not shown in photos) I use a Army compression duffel that I cram my cloths, Down sleeping bag, Down vest, small pillow and tent into and compress the crap out of it so the only thing I strap to the side bag is my Therm-a-Rest (bones are getting old)!!
I have rain clothing, tire repair kit chain lube some tools water camp stove in one bag, cook set camp shoes first aid kit and stove gas 45 semi automatic Ruger in the other can.
Also if your out far away from Food and water you need to haul that stuff as well but yes if your around food get it before you plan to camp or set up and get your food.
Did I mention Zip ties, JB weld and blue lock-tight?
So folks ease up!! You can clearly see he missed the spare tire not the kitchen sink. (o:
Ramseybella screwed with this post 07-07-2012 at 08:32 PM
|07-07-2012, 10:11 PM||#3099|
Joined: Oct 2008
Yes, It's the KTM tent that comes with the bike garage. I leave the garage at home unless we're going somewhere that we'd have a base camp setup. I'm usually up, packed up and moving by 7:30 am when I'm on the trail. The tent itself is orange, the fly is black, and you're right it would be pretty warm if it were up on a hot day. The piece on the right was a burned out gas BBQ that I'm assuming the kids who last partied at this campsite left there. It worked just fine for my 4th corner of the tarp, for a thunderstorm that dropped rain about as hard as I've ever seen it rain. I could hear frogs drowning from my tent.
|07-08-2012, 07:53 AM||#3100|
Joined: Sep 2003
Anybody out there pulling a Unigo trailer?
Thinking about one for my K1200 RS which will be situated in the Southwest and used for exploring the lower 48. My GS with Jesse bags has spoiled me with all its luggage capacity and I want to be self-sufficient for 30-40 day excursions. Putting all my camping/cooking gear for extended moto-trips on the back of the Brick appears to be very cumbersome.
Please hold off on your "try carrying less shit" comments.
Go long... go fast... take no prisoners.
Ride hard or stay home!
Team Pterodactyl Northern Command
|07-08-2012, 09:05 AM||#3101|
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Spokane Valley, WA (the dry side of the mountains)
I don't have a Unigo but I do have a good friend that has one and loves it. He has be towing it for about the last 10 years behind a number of different motorcycles. Now he tows it behind his Ural sidecar rig. It has served him well and he says he doesn't know it's back there.
If you will be sticking with pavement the Unigo might be just the thing. If you plan to hit some gravel/dirt you might want to check out a Moto-Mule: http://www.moto-mule.com/trailers.html
Mr. Fisherman is out right now towing his behind his WR250 and seems to be having a good time. Here's his ride report that he has been adding to along the way: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=798205
Here's a photo of Apple Jam towing his when he and his wife attended the Hells Canyon Gathering. His wife just started riding and camping with him last year and he wants to be sure he has everything along to make the trip enjoyable for both of them. They were on a week long adventure camping along the way:
If you want to get info about the Moto-Mule send either Apple Jam or Mr. Fisherman a PM I'm sure either of them will be happy to give you their impressions of towing the trailers.
2013 Hells Canyon/Wallowa Valley Gathering: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843668
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." - Judy Garland
|07-08-2012, 11:24 AM||#3103|
Joined: May 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
This has been the best page (208) in this thread so far...
- 6 different brands of bikes
- Pictures of not only the campground but everything unpacked and then shown packed and loaded
- Some dude welded frikking SKIS on his bike to ride in the snow
- and a guy from Washington State packing a gun...
I'm saving this page into my favorites. Pure awesomeness.
"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
|07-08-2012, 02:10 PM||#3104|
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vagabond Hippie
|07-09-2012, 12:49 AM||#3105|
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Kobe Japan
Ski Outrigger thread
You can see the very thing here.
I'm lost, I've gone to look for myself, if I should return before I get back, have me wait.
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