let's see a picture of your camping setup and how it all fits on your bike... please

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. KLRUSERIOUS?

    KLRUSERIOUS? Farkle-whore

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  2. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1 Well on the heart skipping bit at least :lol3

    Love the look of the XR650R and every time I see a real nice one like this I just :baldy that Honda didn't turn this into their DS bike...
  3. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    ...but these folks we came across two years ago on the Blue Ridge Parkway prove that a KLR can carry a serious load! :lol3:

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  4. sagedrifter

    sagedrifter Southern Explorer

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    Wow..... I thought my loaded DR650 was heavy.

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  5. Monroe

    Monroe Been here awhile

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    shady, thanks for post your packing tips. I'm rigging my DR for travel and camping and think I'll need to make some changes from my GS setup

    Steve
  6. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I have Dirt Bagz and and I bought some Nomad Out and Back bags with the idea of using them together. The Nomad Bags carry everything I need for day rides. The Ranger bags would be able to carry everything else with the addition of a dry bag for tent and sleeping bag.

    The day ride set up.
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    The packing this way is easier since items for day rides and camping is packed sperately. The dry bag only weighs 8lbs. I don't like bags on the seat and this set up leaves the seat open to move around on.

    I have a hatchet and a folding shovel mounted to the bottom of the rear rack that stays on all of the time. I have the same set up for Cathy's XT225. We do split the load so that I carry heavier gear and she packs the lighter items.

    Mike
  7. BoerSchoeman

    BoerSchoeman Stealth Camper Tent

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    Jeepers. some guys post pictures of long winding roads and it makes me wanna jump on my bike and ride.

    Somehow, this photo of your setup has the same effect on me. With a semi.... :rofl
  8. daveinoh

    daveinoh Been here awhile

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    Here is my 2002 Super Sherpa on a quick camping trip this weekend.

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    Coleman 4 person tent divided between the two saddlebags along with raingear, ten poles strapped across topcase along with Go-Kot and sleeping bag, mini pillow etc. Clothes and small stuff inside top case. Sometimes i take a sleeping pad to insulate the bottom of my cot, I just strap it across the seat.
  9. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Thanks for the post!

    "inquiring minds want to know..."

    That's a clever little farkle that holds the fuel bottles - did you make it?

    Why does the top of your Pelican box look all waffley, is there something clever going on there? :wink:
  10. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    Did any of the bad weather catchya out there?
  11. TVtommy

    TVtommy Been here awhile

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    Awesome thread...one of my favs.

    I have been slowly building my camping empire, now I'm ready to get it on the road....damn work thing keeps getting in the way.
  12. ÖÖ.

    ÖÖ. Ajaa kuin mummo

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    My tent.

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    Packed. Tent, winter sleeping bag + pad, stool and extra rain gear in that roll bag.
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  13. daveinoh

    daveinoh Been here awhile

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    Actually the PO was a rather gifted metal fabricator, it's something he built. The waffley looking thing is a metal grate mounted to the top of the pelican case that gives you a tie down point while still allowing the lid to be opened, also very slick, though my offroading buddies are calling it "the sawblade" or "widowmaker". :D

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  14. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Ahhhh makes sense now, thanks!
  15. alexk243

    alexk243 Been here awhile

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    Love all the mounts. Especially the MSR fuel bottle mounts. Will have to put some pics up of what I have done.
  16. DinX

    DinX Been here awhile

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    Haven't travelled for some years, going on a new 10-day trip this summer. But here pics from my setup from my Norway trip some years ago

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    Looks like alot of stuff, but most of the space is my air bed (I put that in the luggage sack right behind my back, comfortable). I use a TNF Tadpole 2DL tent (perfect for 1 person + luggage).
  17. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    New update on mine since I don't have the FJR anymore and have setup the FZ6 for touring duty.

    Loaded up
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    All the stuff laid out and closed up.
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    Left Case 25 lbs
    Tent
    Tent Poles
    Kelty Light/Lantern
    3 Days of underwear, socks and shirts One pair of non riding cargo pants and one pair of windbreaker pants
    Katadyn Hiker Water Filter
    Fuel for hiker stove
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    Top Case 16 Lbs
    Top and Bottom rain gear
    Netbook with related cables and travel sized mouse.
    First Aid Kit
    Kerlix Bandage
    CPR Mask
    GLOCK 26 (the first aid stuff and pistol is usually in my tank bag)
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    Right Case 27.5 lbs
    Gerber Folding shovel
    Baby Wipes
    Camelback
    Headphones
    Cooking kit
    Food for a few days
    Tent Stakes
    Shemgah
    Towel
    Sunscreen
    SPOT Tracker (usually velcroed to the fairing)
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    Tank Bag 5.5 lbs
    Phone and SENA chargers
    Ziploc baggies for water proofing
    Silk Glove Liners
    Gerber multi-tool
    spare fuses
    zip ties
    Honda Cleaner and microfiber cloth
    Maps
    MSTA Blue Book
    Cheapie high power led Flashlight
    Insurance and reg. info
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    Bungied to the Pax seat
    Small folding chair 6 lbs
    Sleeping bag with goretex bivy sack and a self inflating pad, in a Wally World Dry Sack 9 lbs.
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    Total extra weight is 89 lbs. That number will go up or down slightly as I drink water, eat food or add in stuff that's not here in the pics like my tire repair kit and air pump.
  18. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

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    Here's mine.....From the 2012 Mayday Melee this weekend in Rio Nido, CA

    That's a Tenere Expedition tent, a "Fat Boy" Kermit chair and a folding table strapped to the seat. The rest of the crap for a 1000 mile 3 day weekend went in the bags. I did have coffee fixins and a Jet Boil but no mess kit as we were camped behind a road-house.

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  19. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    That is one fine looking machine :raabia
  20. Dave2

    Dave2 Long timer

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    Aluminum tent pole cracked at the top of the arch last year at the BMW National. Mountain Hardwear 2 person tent. Anyone know where I can get it replaced? Tried tape, JB weld. No go.

    Sorry for the hijack.