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Old 05-11-2013, 06:45 PM   #3601
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Can you tell me a little about the Touratech skid plate storage? Easy to install?


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14 days from Windsor, Ontario, to Death Valley, CA and back. 10 days on the bike, 5,300 miles. Just this April.

spare tubes, tools, air compressor, chain lube, plexus and emergency can of soup and water took up the most room. 5 pairs of socks, underwear and shirts, one good shirt and one pair of pants. Comfortable shoes, toiletries, and various cold weather liners (boy did I need them) and two different helmet shields (one pinlock and one dark) make up the side cases.

Tent, mattress, pillow, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner (needed that too) and bag with the tent stakes, camp flashlights, and fire starter stuff. That bag never needs to be opened unless I'm camping.



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Old 05-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #3602
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Yes as my post said five days but it is necessary for me to remember that once I had plans for a ten day trip and returned home four months later after riding in seven different countries.

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I did that once, left for a 4 day weekend, came home 6 months later. Didn't need or want for anything, the little I brought with me was just fine.

It was actually better than when I KNOW I'll be gone for months and constantly scratch my head as to what to take.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:40 AM   #3603
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Is that the Backcountry 1 or 2?
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:02 AM   #3604
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Backcountry 1
Cool. How do you like it? I have the Backcountry 1 as well, but I've only had a chance to use it for one night. It packs down so small, particularly the tent pole length, which is why I bought it. However, it's not a big tent. One night wasn't bad, but I do wonder how I'll like it on an extended trip.

How happy are you with its size?
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #3605
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Loaded up for a week on my new to me nighthawk, out exploring in Alaska (on the road back to Anchorage from Girdwood)



Clothes and sleeping bag in the duffel, tent on top, rain gear and extra layers in the wolfman tail duffel. Good for a week, or a month.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:03 PM   #3606
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #3607
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Can you tell me a little about the Touratech skid plate storage? Easy to install?

Install is a piece of piss, really. You get new lower frame rails which increase the ground clearance of the bike. So you pull off the old skid plate, the old engine crash bars, and the reg/rec if your bike has ABS and the reg/rec is on the lower right side of the motor. Pay attention to the kickstand. Put the kickstand in the upright position and remove the kickstand and kickstand switch. Simply make sure it isn't jostled and remains in the kickstand up position and wire-tie it somewhere underneath-- you can't use it with the new kickstand mount because it's too close to hearder and will melt it. Remove the old lower frame rails.

Bolt the new frame rails using one of the reg/rec holes and the two existing lower frame rail mounts. Install the kickstand sans kickstand switch into the new mount (welded to the lower frame rail).

The skid plate mounts with one bolt and spacer up front where the old skid plate was and then under the front bolts of the footpeg mounts.

Reinstall the reg/rec into the holes that are already drilled into the new skid plate. Done.

Holds about 3 litres. Isn't weather tight. I wrote a short bit about this install in the Dakar thread in Thumpers. It's great to keep all the heavy crap down low-- tools and whatnot.

By the bye, I heard Touratech Germany isn't making these anymore and Touratech USA has (had?) the last couple in stock. So if they have already sold and you cannot find anymore, mine is available for 800 USD (shipping included)
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:02 PM   #3608
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Right side (exhaust side) bag:

Tent, poles, pegs, footprint, rain gear, cook set, food



What kind of tent is that? how small does it pack?
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #3609
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Tent Pics

Greeting 2 Wheeled Wanderers.

Just throwing it out there. We seem to get alot of Questions about Tents and packing Size. It is good to see them set up, but often they are tucked away under gear on the bike.

If people can be arsed, how about some pics of tent set up and then packed down (maybe holding the packed tent in both hands to get an idea of size).

I know this is about "How it fits on your bike", but tents seem to be a common theme. Not hijacking this in to a tent thread, but just a pic or 2 for comparison.

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #3610
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I'll get some photos for you.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:56 PM   #3611
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Not hijacking this in to a tent thread, but just a pic or 2 for comparison.]
Some of us have done stuff like this. I think I turned it into a thread, too. Too lazy to find the thread.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:02 PM   #3612
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Some of us have done stuff like this. I think I turned it into a thread, too. Too lazy to find the thread.
Damn Marchy

That is an insane amount of detail... but I like it!!

I run the same tent. Big Fan. Great for 2 ppl short term or 1 person long term.

I bought a second tent for long haul 2 person - The Exped Andromeda II. I liked the larger vestibule to stow 2-3 ppl's gear and get out of the rain if needed. And it packs as small if not smaller than the Venus... That was surprising.

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Old 05-12-2013, 10:40 PM   #3613
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What kind of tent is that? how small does it pack?
It's a Hilleberg Keron 3. About as close to an underground bunker you can get with a tent. It's neither very small nor very light. Packs down to about 7.5 lbs, but still bulky. Packed in compression bags (separate inner and outer tent) and it should pack down nicely. We don't do that, just stuff it in my right hand pannier (exhaust side). There is still space for foot print, camping stove/pots/pans, and quite a few other assorted items like sandals, some tools, small axe, water, rain gear, ...

We use it because it is absolutely solid quality and has enough space for two including motorcycle gear (leave out the boots and helmets, everything else is fine).

Only two downsides: it's not self supported, you need at least 4 pegs and it is freaking expensive. But it'll outlive my desire for camping in the next 20 years ...

I totally love the tent, but if I had to buy all over again, I might get a Hilleberg Tarra instead. Sacrifice a little bit of space (8 inches less width), but get a self supported tent where only the vestibules need pegs. The Keron is large and we totally enjoy the space, but the Tarra might (!!) sometimes be easier to set up.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:37 AM   #3614
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Greeting 2 Wheeled Wanderers.

Just throwing it out there. We seem to get alot of Questions about Tents and packing Size. It is good to see them set up, but often they are tucked away under gear on the bike.

If people can be arsed, how about some pics of tent set up and then packed down (maybe holding the packed tent in both hands to get an idea of size).

I know this is about "How it fits on your bike", but tents seem to be a common theme. Not hijacking this in to a tent thread, but just a pic or 2 for comparison.

CHAOS OUT!
There is a tent thread that does just that...
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:52 AM   #3615
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R12 loaded up for 7 day camping trip. Both varios in collapsed position, large Cabelas waterproof duffel, small enduro Wolfman tank bag:

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