Bike packed for a trip

Discussion in 'Photos' started by elkgrichard, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    It’s funny how trip packing is a constant evolution. But like many I’d bring the same stuff for 2 days or 2 weeks once camping is involved.
  2. NZRalphy

    NZRalphy Been here awhile

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    Agreed.

    And some folks just take wayyyyyy too much shit.
  3. Dorsland

    Dorsland Long timer

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    Looking at some pix here I can't help thinking some guys would be better off taking a truck. Those overloaded bikes must handle like a barge. Unpacking and repacking must take hours.
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  4. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Depends what you pack and the weight of it. I can personally look inside my bags and know that most of it couldn’t be any lighter. Size is one thing , as long as it’s not making the bike wider than it already is the only thing holding you back is skill and or fear.

    I remember a guy in another thread talking about how light he packs , less tools , no tent etc , not leaving the pavement and stays in hotels and I remember thinking to each is own. I hate riding on the pavement , and I will take this bike where no truck will venture and in doing so I’ll be bringing tools and spare parts you won’t cause walking out of the middle of nowhere is not an option.

    Sorry for the rant but when I hear people make statements like that I have no idea of where you ride , your ability or how far off the beaten path you want to go to get there. It’s not a pissing contest either just an observation that everyone’s idea of adventure is as different as their ability. There’s no problem with this either.

    Enjoy the ride
  5. chrisnack

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    My R1200GS handles the same loaded or unloaded... one of the reasons I love it and the electronic suspension... with the exception of picking it up :)

    I’d rather bring a little extra and be prepared and comfortable.. trying to take off wet gear in a little tent sucks... I always bring the Redverz now and don’t mind the extra size... Along with my Helinox Cot Max...


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  6. Dirtleg

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    While I find this statement amusing, I'll wait till I see bikes with firewood packed on them to agree with you.

    Anybody pack firewood on their bike?
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    All included for a two week trip in Europe. I brought 13kg's (28lbs) of stuff including the weight of the panniers!
  8. orrj

    orrj It's about the ride!

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    Headed for an overnight at birch creek. On Skiatook lake.
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    orrj It's about the ride!

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    After 40 backroad miles and about twenty gravel miles.
    Never packed this bike for an overnight before so overall I was very happy with the balance and how nothing moved around.
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  11. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb...

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    Hope you're planning on being outta there by tomorrow night...the forecast is NOT good...

  12. orrj

    orrj It's about the ride!

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    Yes. I saw that. Be out of here around noon. Hope that's early enough.
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    Three week trip to Deadhorse AK, everything needed for dry camping packed on the bike.

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    Overnight camping trip to CA Lost Coast

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    Packed for 2 nights of camping in the NV desert

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    Atlanta to Alaska with dad in 2011-he was 70 at the time, and he told everybody. LOL "I am seventy years old, you know...and have had 3 heart attacks...let's ride!" 321302_10150271024660780_8323871_n.jpg 377754_10150337374115780_485141536_n.jpg
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    Has anyone hauled a smaller dirt bike (250cc/under 300 lbs) behind a big moto, like a liter plus sized street bike? Is that a reasonable idea for a long haul, or just a nutty idea? There must be some sort of rule of thumb, towing moto weight/towed payload. Wondering mind wants to know.
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