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Old 09-10-2012, 10:33 AM   #3286
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Have to get my fish scale out again as the weight changed from when I was on the FZ6 but I think it's around 50 or 60ish lbs counting the luggage itself.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:05 AM   #3287
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Me and a mate went on a three day gravel tour to sort our camping kit ahead of a longer Norway trip in early October.
We loaded up with everything we thought we'd need for a week+ trip. I'm happy to say that i basically used everything i packed bar a change of clothes. And still had plenty of storage place left.
I wasn't hindered at all by this set up, even on small trails. It's very light weight all in all, i'd be surprised if im carrying more then 15kg (not counting the extra fuel). Only thing I'd change is the tank bag, its slightly to wide for my taste but as i got it for 8 euros at a flea market it's staying for the time beeing.
My mate was equally pleased with his setup but will add another dry bag for Norway. Also we will both be carrying a tiny little chair for that trip. Neither of us are the comfortable type (as you can see i use the stock seat and did 1200km over three days) but not having anything to rest your back at for a week won't do.




It all packed out to this.



After a light crash I found out that the downside of soft bags.

Really do like the looks of that tent. Brand? Cost? Where can I get one
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:36 AM   #3288
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The tent appears to be a Hilleberg brand. They are very good and very expensive.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:14 PM   #3289
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The Eureka! spitfire 2 tent is very similar looking to that tent too. Its a good backpacking tent as it packs small and light. The only downside is that you need to stake it on the edges.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:29 AM   #3290
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:12 PM   #3291
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:35 PM   #3292
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thumper_tx, it's a Nallo 3GT from Hilleberg.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:42 PM   #3293
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All packed up with everything I need to camp comfortably while on the trail in Nevada and Oregon, under 300 pounds total.





























Firewood

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Old 09-15-2012, 03:16 AM   #3294
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You have some seriously sweet photos.
Thanks for sharing.
Watch out for quick stops with this one.

Cheers.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #3295
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Wow and I thought I traveled heavy... Here is my load on a two-week trip:



Most of the weight is on my back, which I really don't like. But the problem is we ride some gnarly single track at times and carrying a lot of stuff just is not practical. Would be nice to have some extra comfort items, but the trail is hard enough without a lot of extra stuff on the bike. If the trail gets really bad, I can just take the pack off, ride the almost-naked bike through the difficult section, and then just walk back and get the pack. Can't do that with a bunch of panniers and other stuff affixed to the bike.

Here is the pay-off for traveling light:



And the horrible view I had to suffer with:



Great thread though... good to see all of the different ways folks are approaching the packing problem. Some great ideas and clever solutions here!
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:08 AM   #3296
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Most of the weight is on my back, which I really don't like. But the problem is we ride some gnarly single track at times and carrying a lot of stuff just is not practical. Would be nice to have some extra comfort items, but the trail is hard enough without a lot of extra stuff on the bike. If the trail gets really bad, I can just take the pack off, ride the almost-naked bike through the difficult section, and then just walk back and get the pack. Can't do that with a bunch of panniers and other stuff affixed to the bike.
try the GL Mo'Javi. It wouldn't get all the weight off your back, but it will take a sizable part of the load with almost zero negatives to the bikes handling. Even in the gnarly stuff.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #3297
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try the GL Mo'Javi. It wouldn't get all the weight off your back, but it will take a sizable part of the load with almost zero negatives to the bikes handling. Even in the gnarly stuff.
I like the looks of the GL stuff and how it seems to carry the load down low but how durable are they? What I have read seems to suggest they are pretty tough bags but if you lay the bike down in the rocks or wash out in a turn and go down how are the GL bags going to fare?

Another thread seemed to complain that they were not truly waterproof... lots of rain and lots of water crossings on some of the rides I am on so this would be a major issue for me.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:58 AM   #3298
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You have some seriously sweet photos.
Thanks for sharing.
Watch out for quick stops with this one.

Cheers.

Thanks BeeMaa!


Yeah, no quick stops while transporting firewood to camp.












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The GL gear for me has proven to be quite durable, though it's a fact they are not 100% waterproof.
I found out the hard way on this ride.





I now work around that with large ziplock bags for stuff I don't want to get wet and keep my essential camping gear in truly waterproof bags, like the Wolfman Rollie and the Kreiga US 10.

If you ride in wet conditions regularly, maybe a Wolfman Rollie setup like Cyborgs would suit you better:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=155


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Old 09-16-2012, 11:06 AM   #3299
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the gl gear for me has proven to be quite durable, though it's a fact they are not 100% waterproof.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:50 PM   #3300
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