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. Ua the Destroyer

    Ua the Destroyer Been here awhile

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    First solo trip and first week long trip on the moto (went to Laguna Seca last year)

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    Been camping once on the new to me bike R1150gs, but no pictures.
  2. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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  3. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    could you re-upload that? where are you heading to? is there a RR?
  4. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    Great website BigDog!

    Any pics of your campsite setups you could post?
  5. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Well not specific-------but bunches of them throughout ride reports on my website.

    I've got 2 main tents I use----never a one man tent---got to have room for some gear.

    My favorite is the REI quarter dome plus---2 man---but is extra big for big tall guys----and my
    favorite part is that the walls go almost straight up so if it's raining you not apt to touch the walls and
    bring in moisture. Only downside---the poles are a little longish.
    I took it to Alaska as it's so roomy and it rains so much up there I thought I might be spending
    extended periods of time in it-----turns out we didn't have to---we were lucky with the rain---and skeeters.

    Here it is up in British Columbia---it has 2 large vestibules.

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    Here it is without the fly.

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    My other tent packs smaller---it's a 2 man Eureka BackCountry II.

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    BigDog
  6. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. great vid .. like your camping rig and packing ideas .. I learned a few new tricks there .. I'm still in the "BigPig 650" category and pack heavy .. you'll end up saving me a few pounds at least ..

    .. I am also seriously looking at a smaller bike for the mountains and back country camping .. with the way I pack it was pretty doubtful I could make that work .. your setup makes that possible for me to seriously consider now .. so a BIG THANK YOU ..

    .. though my wallet/bank account may be unhappy with you in a little while .. lol ..
  7. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Just a shot of the new StealthCamping tent I received. Great kit with fast set up/pack up and light travel....

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    Created by our ADV friend Boer of South Africa. Fine quality and materials and made to move quickly. Really love'n it :clap
  8. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    Looks good. How about a bit of a review? :evil
  9. MotoBoss

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    I'm working on a review and will post up soon.
  10. NJ-GS

    NJ-GS Been here awhile

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    I think I'd attach the tent to the RIGHT side of the bike. Call me paranoid, but I'd be afraid of the bike tipping over in the middle of the night and squishing my pumpkin.
  11. Wlfman

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    3 night weekend camping trip.

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  12. steve_k

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    I don't think I would want to tow a trailer, but I really dig some of the trailer setups I have seen on here. You defenitally could bring some extra comfort with you!
  13. FirstLight

    FirstLight Been here awhile

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    Wlfman, is that a Hammock Bliss No See Um No More hammock? I have one of those...haven't seen many others using it, even on hammock forums. How do you like it? I have yet to use mine overnight, just napping and relaxing.
  14. MOzarkRider

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    This is the setup I use, it might be a little overkill but it actually fits on my bike quite nicely and I have plenty of space for extras if I wanted some:
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    The Gear:
    Givi T479 saddlebags
    Givi T470 Magnetic Tankbag
    Walmart tent fairly lightweight
    Some kind of tail bag I got for Christmas (the sleeping bag fits good in it)
    Blue sleep pad (cheap)
    Tripod camp chair

    This is a picture of the campsite, there were 6 of us the orange tent is the one on the bike in the previous pic. and you can see the little red camp chair.
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    I dont have any small camp stuff yet like personal cookware and such so for me the bags fill up quick but if I start to do more camping which I probably will I will have to invest in more compact cookware.
  15. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    One more question for you BigDog. In you packing video you said you have the small Wolfman Exoidition dry bag which is listed on the Wolfman web site as being 20inches wide. How well does your REI tent poles fit in it since the quarter dome tent is listed a pack size of 20 inches wide? I saw that you pack your tent and poles separately, but I'm guessing the poles are 20 inches long folded. My Marmot Limelight poles are 20 inches long and want to make sure I get the right bag on the first shot.

    Thanks again




  16. BigDogAdventures

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    Steve_k,

    I just went out and measured things again to make sure----the bag is 20" long---so I think I was right in saying it was a small.
    However my REI QuarterDome plus poles are a full 21" long---as is the tent-----and that is the tent I packed to Alaska for a month. It was tight---but they went in with no damage to the bag.
    So you should be good to go.

    In my video-----I had taken my Eureka Backcountry II----it's poles are only 15" long---that whole tent packs
    in there so much better.

    I do think the medium or large dry bag would overwhelm a small bike.
    If I didn't say---I use the same exact packing on my 950--same bags---same duffel.
    I wouldn't even want the medium on that bike.

    Mark
    BigDog



  17. FirstLight

    FirstLight Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hijack, but it would be longer than 20" across the diagonal if you could pack them that way.
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    Funny you should say that, at first I had it set up on the other issde and did almost pull the bike over on me. Either way, a tent peg and strap to the bars on the opposite side of set up covers the problem.
  19. pfarrell

    pfarrell Been here awhile

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    packed
    unpacked
    coffee time

    full camping kit in one box, tools in pillion area on top of 2 gal rotopax, clothes in other box, camera kit in tank bag, food and lighter items in dry bag on rear, no time limit on ride.

    next trip, i'd get the lower tank bag or ditch all together and get a small top box to handle the camera gear.
    no issues with the tank bag...it just annoys me a bit...but it's not in the way while standing and it kept everything
    dry for 3 straight days of rain...also consider getting the kreiga soft bags instead of hard cases to further drop weight.
  20. turboICE

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    With that style tent many had shown them on the right side - and the primary objection was pulling the bike over and attach it to the left side instead....

    I think it is less likely to pull over from the left side than the right - and as you said just stake it on the opposing side solves it all.