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Old 07-30-2010, 04:33 PM   #1546
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All loaded up, also have a 35litre backpack on.




And here it is all off!

The (very hastily put together) luggage is a standard rack attached to the seat pan after cutting the seat foam off with an electric carving knife. The rest of the brackets are just flat bar.. might not look pretty but it was strong enough to pick the bike up with, more than i can say of other "propper" luggage I've owned.

Something a bit more tidy looking is being worked on.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:56 PM   #1547
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Taking the GPS off halved the value of the bike

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Old 07-30-2010, 05:10 PM   #1548
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Taking the GPS off halved the value of the bike

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Funny enough but your actually about spot on! (and its a garmin streetpilotIII@ nearly a decade old mind..)

Put it another way, I paid for the bike less than my mate pays in insurance for his every month
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:54 PM   #1549
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I wish I had $9k to spend !

here is the bike I rode and camped from a couple of years ago.

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Old 07-31-2010, 08:53 PM   #1550
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I am trying motorcycle camping for the first time this year and it has been a good experience so far. Most of my gear is the regular variety for occasional camping.



I've got the same tent but in a different color, and also the same stove. They have worked fine for me. Yeah, some higher tech gear would be nice, but I'm doing good with what I've got.

Looks like you've got the hang of it. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:03 PM   #1551
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Wife and I are getting ready for a two week trip, with 6 nights in the back country (defined as at least 50 km from any services, and you need to take a dirt or gravel road to get to said destination).

I laid out most of what I will be carrying on my bike. When loaded, both my panniers were about 2/3rds full. I also had a lot more room in my duffel bag for clothing.

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Old 07-31-2010, 09:08 PM   #1552
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Going a little off topic here but I've been thinking of adding material to the bottom of my rain fly in an attempt to have it cover more of the tent.

My tent is similar to the one in my above post.

Where could I get the fabric, short of buying a $20 tent and cannibalizing it?
Would it be cost effective?

I would use fabric glue to attach the fabric. BTW, fabric glue is tough stuff. I made sunshades out of Sunbrella fabric for my sailboat and used fabric glue for the hems and for patches. They were on the boat 24/7 for several years and the glue held up incredibly well.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:09 PM   #1553
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I've gotta ask... where does she sit?

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Wife and I are getting ready for a two week trip, with 6 nights in the back country (defined as at least 50 km from any services, and you need to take a dirt or gravel road to get to said destination).

I laid out most of what I will be carrying on my bike. When loaded, both my panniers were about 2/3rds full. I also had a lot more room in my duffel bag for clothing.

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Old 08-01-2010, 06:16 AM   #1554
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I've gotta ask... where does she sit?
Maybe on her own bike?
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:38 AM   #1555
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you could try Tyvek ..

.. commonly sold at home improvement stores as "House Wrap" .. or look up a buddy who is building a house or is a builder (or buy a piece off eBay) .. but be careful, you usually don't want your footprint to exceed the cover that the tent provides or it will become your very own puddle, if that's what you had in mind .. ahem, did that myself, once, a while ago, way back when, you know ..

.. also .. sewing two pieces together to make a thicker or "more robust" footprint has mixed results as well, unless you are making a "water pillow" .. water always finds a way in there and then wants to stay there .. again .. tried that .. ahem .. once .. a while ago .. etc ..

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Going a little off topic here but I've been thinking of adding material to the bottom of my rain fly in an attempt to have it cover more of the tent.

My tent is similar to the one in my above post.

Where could I get the fabric, short of buying a $20 tent and cannibalizing it?
Would it be cost effective?

I would use fabric glue to attach the fabric. BTW, fabric glue is tough stuff. I made sunshades out of Sunbrella fabric for my sailboat and used fabric glue for the hems and for patches. They were on the boat 24/7 for several years and the glue held up incredibly well.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:40 AM   #1556
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+1 on the tyvek as a ground cloth. It quickly softens up to pack easier, fits right in the tent bag. Just as waterproof as a nylon one, and when it gets nasty, you replace it. Ask some contractor friends if you don't have access to it, no need to buy a whole roll.

I used fabric glue to fit my ATV tank bags to the bike. Tested them by using them as a tug of war rope with a friend. First long trip actually on the bike, they gradually failed over the course of the first day. Had to stitch them up using small cable ties.

If you need fabric, there are many places online to get whatever you want. I buy from The Rainshed all the time, make hammocks, clothing, and bags. They have lots of handy hardware, and even patterns. There are others, I just have more experience with them.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:23 AM   #1557
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I've gotta ask... where does she sit?
LMAO! On her F650GS. Told her right from the beginning, "I ride alone". Works for both of us; and we have been married 22 years.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:38 PM   #1558
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:39 AM   #1559
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:28 PM   #1560
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Here it is mounted up-



And in use-

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