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. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Adventurer

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    My size helps keep the front end down, though it's still a lil wheelie happy. The teddy bear is from my daughter, she gives me a different animal to take with on all my bigger trips. [​IMG] On the Kentucky trip I set up a base camp and went out for day trips stopping on the way back to camp each night for firewood and ice for drinks:evil. [​IMG]
  2. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Adventurer

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    Here's "The Adventure Bike" all loaded up for a father daughter camping trip.
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    And my friends KLR all loaded up for him and his daughter.
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    Men an Maddie.
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    My friend Ken an Jamie.
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  3. tacojoe

    tacojoe Adventurer

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    Hey Bad Dad, what kind of side bags are you and your friend using. Thanks
  4. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Adventurer

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    Some older Chase Harpers on the KLR and Ortlieb's on the V-Strom.
  5. 1poser

    1poser n00b

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    My 2012 R1200GS with a Rev Pack Bag had my sleeping bag, matt, 1 man tent, tire air pump, and tools in it. Top case had my stove, utensils and food.

    http://revpack.com/motorcycle/main.html

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    stopped in Mammoth on my way up to Yosemite

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    I'll be getting Happy-Trails panniers for longer trips:clap
  6. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    Take a look at the Jesse panniers too.
  7. dirt between my toes

    dirt between my toes Adventurer

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    I like it !!! That is using the nogin !! :clap
  8. nruntsch

    nruntsch Adventurer

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    Here is my setup from a camping trip this weekend on the Utah Pony Express Trail and Great Basin National Park. This was my first motorcycle camping trip and I think I did pretty well with a lot of help from this thread.

    Parking lot before leaving work
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    Veiw from the back at the entrance to Great Basin
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    The right Pelican case (1550 I believe) has clothes, a gallon of water, and a tire inflator. The left has my tent, sleeping pad, and Camelbak. My big +20 degree sleeping bag and ThermaRest are strapped to the seat. In the top case I have a cooler with beer, bag of food, toothbrush, Keen sandals, and Nalgene bottle. The left tool tube has a fork and spoon and flashlight; the left has a bottle of Gatorade. The larger one in place of a left exhaust has a tire repair kit, first aid kit, can opener, and other various things. Under the seat I have extra glasses and gloves.

    Set up at Wheeler Peak Campground at Great Basin National Park
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    It began hailing when I started putting up the tent, which is why it's wet in that picture. Luckily the tent sets up pretty quickly.

    The tent is a Sierra Designs Lightning HT2, which is very light and packs to a length of 18 inches. I could fit my Big Agnes sleeping pad in the tent bag and put it neatly in the bottom of one of the Pelican cases. The tent is waterproof and windproof, which I learned the first night at Simpson Springs campground.

    I don't think I'll bring the Camelbak next time as wearing it was uncomfortable and I did not need the water where I was. The Nalgene + gallon was plenty between stops. I plan on also getting a smaller sleeping bag and being able to carry everything inside the cases. I'd like to get a small JetBoil style stove as well.
  9. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Adventurer

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    Nice set up, Wheeler peak and Great Basin rock!!
  10. Kaanan

    Kaanan Knee deep in snow.

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    Packed for a rough few nights at Road America.
  11. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    I'm stopping or running out for ice if it can be had within 30-60 mins of camp.

    I carry one of those grocery keep it cold / hot plastic bags (surprisingly durable and weighs / folds to nothing.) You've seen them in the store, costs 3 or 4 bucks. Keeps the wind off on the way to camp, slowing thaw. Makes great beer bag and at least some ice lasts overnight if breakfast is too include slab of bacon.
  12. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Adventurer

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    The wood an ice stop was a mile from camp so not to much melting, if I'm not sure where I'm stopping for supplies I take a nice fold down soft side cooler. I can fit a twelve pack easy in the Marsee tank bag when I extend it too.
  13. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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  14. dec181966

    dec181966 Dude on a motorcycle

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    Nice looking rig!! :freaky
  15. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    Thank you! :D
  16. Ramseybella

    Ramseybella Been here awhile

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    Last ride was last week of July 2012 from Santa Fe, NM to Idaho Falls, West entrance of Yellowstone down to Grand Tetons NP then Jackson hole.
    Then to Rock Springs, WY, Grand Junction, CO to Ouray, CO, Telluride, CO then home.

    No Bears some rain..

    Grand Tetons back drop.

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  17. Northwest Cajun

    Northwest Cajun Been here awhile

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    The left pannier has an extra motorcycle battery and C-PAP machine, so the weight actually balances out
    All 735lbs of beast….:eek1
  18. super8mm

    super8mm Been here awhile

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    how long does that motrocycle battery run your C-PAP??? I have been thinking of a Shorai lithium iron.
  19. CafeRacer99

    CafeRacer99 Been here awhile

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    65 lbs all together.

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  20. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    what tent is that cafe racer?