ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #4126
marchyman
Cam Killer
 
marchyman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: SF Bay Area
Oddometer: 6,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ladybug0048 View Post
What are you using for tank panniers?
Mountain Sun. I've been using them for about 7 years. Great bags.

http://www.mountainsuntouring.com/?t...oduct&id=21362
marchyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #4127
rbrhsv
AR Adventure Rider
 
rbrhsv's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Hot Springs Village, AR
Oddometer: 60
My TAT rig on DL650 V-Strom

The photo below shows my touring setup for the eastern section of the Trans-America Trail on my DL650.



I have the "factory" TraX boxes that were part of the "Adventure" package.
To this I have added a "Trial" tank bag with Quick-Lock from Twisted Throttle.
Normally I have a hard box on the rear rack. But for camping (and off-road) I remove the hard box and substitute a dry bag (also from Twisted Throttle.)
In the dry bag I have my sleeping bag and pad, tent fly, tent, poles and stakes, an 8 x 10 nylon tarp, and my rain gear. I pack the gear in that exact order so I can get at my rain gear and so I can set up camp efficiently without having to dig under anything.



As an added advantage, I don't touch anything in this duffel if/when I stop in a motel for the night. The TraX boxes are locked to the bike. I also loop a cable through the dry bag straps and lock it to the bike. Then everything is hidden by a bike cover overnight. Makes repacking in the morning a lot faster.

PS. Here is the link to the eastern TAT ride report.
__________________
Ouachita Mountain Adventure Rider
Suzuki DL650 V-Strom Adventure
Yamaha WR250R wonder bike!
Hot Springs Village, AR
rbrhsv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 01:54 PM   #4128
rbrhsv
AR Adventure Rider
 
rbrhsv's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Hot Springs Village, AR
Oddometer: 60
Packing routine for TAT

I should also add how I packed my gear:



My theory with the top duffel bag also emphasizes keeping the weight as low as possible. All the stuff in my top duffel is pretty light (sleeping bag, tent, etc.)
The heavy stuff goes in the BOTTOM of the side panniers: extra quart of oil, stove, and tool bag. On top of these items goes my extra clothes and food bag. The food and tools are on one side; the stove and clothes on the other so there is NO chance of gas fumes contacting my food.
PS. My stove is an old Coleman that uses unleaded gas = extra bike fuel in an emergency. I don't waste space or weight with disposable fuel canisters.
PPS. The "tool tube" inside my left pannier holds my tire plug kit, siphon hose, gloves, shop rags, and a 1-liter fuel bottle. The tie down straps around the side boxes are "belt and suspenders" insurance. Why waste space storing these straps inside the boxes? (Also very helpful in case you get sideswiped - see below!)

__________________
Ouachita Mountain Adventure Rider
Suzuki DL650 V-Strom Adventure
Yamaha WR250R wonder bike!
Hot Springs Village, AR
rbrhsv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 04:14 PM   #4129
Rango
Phaneropter
 
Rango's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Kingdom of Belgium
Oddometer: 1,102
My ideal is to pack stuff in a blanket and sling that around my back. I'm still far from there.
The horsie needs spares and tools; the monkey needs something for cold and wet. But it remains simple and economic, nothing special.

To see how people can pack an ample amount of civilization on a bike is awesome on occasion and mighty educational. No harm there.
__________________
Moriunt omnes pauci vivunt
Rango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 04:25 PM   #4130
drdubb
OFWG
 
drdubb's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Oddometer: 335
Each of us gas our own level of needs. When I was a young man, I could get by with little, but as my bones age and ache, I prefer a little more comfort.

It's not so much what we carry when we go, it's just that we go.

Still trying to figure out where to put the tea service.
__________________
'06 DR650 - Suzuki
'95 750 Nighthawk - Honda
'83 650 Nighthawk - Honda
'71 SL 350 - Honda
drdubb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 04:25 PM   #4131
marchyman
Cam Killer
 
marchyman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: SF Bay Area
Oddometer: 6,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKJ View Post
Most of you pack WAY too much stuff. It seems to be more about the stuff than the riding. Why not just take a car if you NEED that much stuff.
The question should be, "do I really need this"?


You pack the way you like and we'll pack the way we like.

The "need" question is bogus. Do I need to take a tarp. Nope. Half the time it's not deployed, but when it is I'm happy to have it. Do I need to take a water filtering system? Nope, but it is nice to to have an unlimited water supply when camped next to a stream. Sure, I could just boil the water, but then I run into an actual need... fuel to run the stove.

In short... STFU. It's not like we're making you carry our stuff.
marchyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 04:45 PM   #4132
MKJ
Married w/ Children
 
MKJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Upland, CA
Oddometer: 494
Quote:
Originally Posted by marchyman View Post


You pack the way you like and we'll pack the way we like.

The "need" question is bogus. Do I need to take a tarp. Nope. Half the time it's not deployed, but when it is I'm happy to have it. Do I need to take a water filtering system? Nope, but it is nice to to have an unlimited water supply when camped next to a stream. Sure, I could just boil the water, but then I run into an actual need... fuel to run the stove.

In short... STFU. It's not like we're making you carry our stuff.
Why do you feel I'm talking to you? Are you the one with the picnic table? Angry? Oh, I guess I forgot to put my smiley face on my post. How offensive that must be for some.

MKJ screwed with this post 10-27-2013 at 04:54 PM
MKJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 05:07 PM   #4133
marchyman
Cam Killer
 
marchyman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: SF Bay Area
Oddometer: 6,820
Who you're talking to is irrelevant. Why do you feel the "need" to judge what other people take?

Take what you want for your ride. Don't judge what others take for their ride.
marchyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #4134
MKJ
Married w/ Children
 
MKJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Upland, CA
Oddometer: 494
Quote:
Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
Who you're talking to is irrelevant. Why do you feel the "need" to judge what other people take?

Take what you want for your ride. Don't judge what others take for their ride.
You were the only person to respond to my comment, so I assumed there was some association. I feel in a free country on an open forum, I may express myself as I choose, just as others are here. I'm judging no one, simply stating an opinion. Do you have a problem with me exercising that freedom?
MKJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #4135
jspringator
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Versailles, KY
Oddometer: 351
I love that Bigdog utube. I never take anything made out of cotton anymore!
__________________
2006 Yamaha XT225

2000 ST1100 ABS

1985 Honda Nighthawk 650; SOLD
jspringator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 05:48 PM   #4136
mouthfulloflake
Not afraid
 
mouthfulloflake's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: N.W. Arkansas
Oddometer: 15,573
a real man would only take a loin cloth, and a knife made of stone, and make everything else he needed.


__________________
In dog beers, I've only had one.
Charter member: T.O. club.
Tilt your head, not the taco.
mouthfulloflake is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 05:54 PM   #4137
sdd04
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: The Ozarks....SW MO, NW AR-great place to play!
Oddometer: 600
Quote:
Originally Posted by jspringator View Post
I love that Bigdog utube. I never take anything made out of cotton anymore!
Yep, life is much better on the bike without the cotton, and I also got that from his vid lol.
sdd04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #4138
C-Stain
Beastly Adventurer
 
C-Stain's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Canoodia, eh?
Oddometer: 5,107
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKJ View Post
You were the only person to respond to my comment, so I assumed there was some association. I feel in a free country on an open forum, I may express myself as I choose, just as others are here. I'm judging no one, simply stating an opinion. Do you have a problem with me exercising that freedom?


__________________
Horizons Unlimited Maritimes 2014 Meeting

Interested in attending the HU Maritimes 2014 Meeting? Click HERE!
C-Stain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 06:08 PM   #4139
G-Mac
Gnarly Adventurer
 
G-Mac's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Peterborough Ontario Canada
Oddometer: 352
Quote:
Originally Posted by sdd04 View Post
Yep, life is much better on the bike without the cotton, and I also got that from his vid lol.
I can't seem to find it. Does BigDog have a you tube channel? I love his travels and web page.
__________________
G-Mac
Take the road of greatest resistance
2013 F800GS All Around Awesome Triple A
2002 XR250R Dirty Girl so fun to ride
1997 KLR 650 miss the old girl. Never washed!
G-Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 06:12 PM   #4140
mouthfulloflake
Not afraid
 
mouthfulloflake's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: N.W. Arkansas
Oddometer: 15,573
Quote:
Originally Posted by G-Mac View Post
I can't seem to find it. Does BigDog have a you tube channel? I love his travels and web page.
yes

http://www.youtube.com/user/bigdogadventures/videos
__________________
In dog beers, I've only had one.
Charter member: T.O. club.
Tilt your head, not the taco.
mouthfulloflake is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014