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Old 04-13-2011, 06:55 AM   #1801
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Overnight bush camp.

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Old 04-13-2011, 08:05 AM   #1802
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Is that a Lions den your camped in? How do you deal with big fury visitors in the middle of the night when camping in Africa?
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:22 PM   #1803
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Just to follow up from post 1789.
Strapping Harbor Freight 1 gal cans to a DL650 passenger peg.

I cut some conveyor belt material then JB welded it to the cans on the wear points...I think it will work.

I worked at an airport so I have lots of that stuff.






Took me a while to figure out what Pyrate was talking but I think he's right so this is what I did.

Thanks everyone.

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Old 04-14-2011, 12:43 PM   #1804
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:55 PM   #1805
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Just to follow up from post 1789.
Strapping Harbor Freight 1 gal cans to a DL650 passenger peg.

I cut some conveyor belt material then JB welded it to the cans on the wear points...I think it will work.

I worked at an airport so I have lots of that stuff.

Took me a while to figure out what Pyrate was talking but I think he's right so this is what I did.

Thanks everyone.

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:34 PM   #1806
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Too much shtuff

Clearly I need to find a more efficient way to pack. This is my first offroad trip and I simply have too much stuff. Main items:
Tools on front fender and in tank bag.
Daily stuff in tank bag.
Camping stuff in stuff sack (sleeping bag, tent, pillow, air mattress, etc)
Cooking stuff in tail bag.
Clothes in one saddle bag.
Cold/wet gear in other saddle bag.

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:47 PM   #1807
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Clearly I need to find a more efficient way to pack. This is my first offroad trip and I simply have too much stuff. Main items:
Tools on front fender and in tank bag.
Daily stuff in tank bag.
Camping stuff in stuff sack (sleeping bag, tent, pillow, air mattress, etc)
Cooking stuff in tail bag.
Clothes in one saddle bag.
Cold/wet gear in other saddle bag.

HELP!
Good luck I have packed and repacked for a trip in June.
The wee needs to go on a diet...so today I'm going through my clothes again and get rid of some stuff.

Then the bike is next...time to do some serious trimming.

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Old 04-16-2011, 03:36 PM   #1808
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.. gear weeding ..

.. about 35 years ago an old Col. who was in charge of the base Scouting program gave me some really good advice for novice campers .. go set your gear up in the back yard a few times and stay out there for the weekend .. you'll weed out about 80% of the crap you don't need ..

.. smart old man ..
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:01 PM   #1809
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OK I changed my setup.... Ak. here I come.




Be looking for me.

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These guys might appreciate that.

I dare ya.

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:06 PM   #1810
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.. about 35 years ago an old Col. who was in charge of the base Scouting program gave me some really good advice for novice campers .. go set your gear up in the back yard a few times and stay out there for the weekend .. you'll weed out about 80% of the crap you don't need ..

.. smart old man ..
Good advice I've done lots of backpacking but it's hard to get into that frame of mind when on a bike???

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:14 PM   #1811
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These guys might appreciate that.

I dare ya.

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Old 04-17-2011, 01:56 AM   #1812
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Good advice I've done lots of backpacking but it's hard to get into that frame of mind when on a bike???

Fred
For a few trips I kept of list of things I used and things I didn't. I then used that list to pare down what I brought. I just never used most of the stuff.

I went from Givi E41's with a tank bag to E21's and not always taking the tank bag just by tracking what I used and what I didn't.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:36 PM   #1813
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More Info on that Trailer

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It's all here:
Tent, thermarest, folding chair, inflating pillow, sleeping bag, sneakers, laptop, 3 sets of clothing, mesh jacket, tool kit, 1st aid kit, chain lube and plexus, 6 bottles of water, flashlight, 2 cameras, batteries, towel, a few rags, and umbrella. Maybe some stuff I am forgetting.

I like the trailer, Who makes it? How easy is it to get it off the bike?
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:31 PM   #1814
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You can buy a used motorcycle for as much as one of those trailers. Those guys are nuts, for a tiny fiberglass shell on some tiny trailer. You have to be kidding me.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:02 AM   #1815
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Lots of Useful and Informative Information here!

This thread has provided lots of ideas and advice on what to take/not to take, I'm waiting to hit stateside and pick up an new Sport Tourer (2011 Triumph Sprint GT) and do some camping, which is why I started looking for ideas / advice and found this thread. My other bike is an HD X Bones and hadn't thought of setting it up for camping, then after reading all through this thread I posted pretty much the same request on the HD forum, big difference on that end, most hotel or bring the RV, just laughing at the disparity between the two.
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