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. redviffer

    redviffer Adventurer

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    Oh I see what you're saying my apologies. Well as far as price you could probably spend more on a tent if you wanted to and yes it is giant but is still a motorbike tent and packs up small enough to carry on a bike. This trip was never intended to be back country, only on road and using caravan parks because they were cheaper than motels. As I said its too big for off road use and I wouldn't take it on one of those rides, in fact I'd only take a third of that off road. I saw another posters pictures of a bare bones setup with only a bivi bag, sleeping bag and lean to. As a former infantry soldier that's all I used to carry on my back when I had to live and fight in the bush uncomfortably for a living. I don't plan on roughing it outside of work to, its not fun anymore once you've done it for a living.
  2. wbedient

    wbedient MoTard

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    I think you're describing my setup a few posts back.

    I too am former infantry and I think the lean to makes it pretty comfy (for me). I use the same set up for road trips.

    Nice to know there are some other grunts on here!
  3. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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  4. Innocent Criminal

    Innocent Criminal Adventurer

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  5. empeg9000

    empeg9000 Been here awhile

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    Awesome!
  6. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Loaded for a five day road trip to the HUBB Rally at IronHorse Campground in North Carolina, near Deals Gap. Tent in yellow bag, sleeping bag in red bag. Cooking gear and bike supplies in left bag. Clothes in right bag. Top box almost empty except for computer. Tank bag camera, tire Gage, etc. Had over packed as for a month long trip to test for a Mexico trip in the future. Wanted to see how the bike handled the load. All went really well. DR's are a great multi purpose bike for travel.

    TravelGuy

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  7. stiggs13

    stiggs13 Been here awhile

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    Overnighter to DV

    Cooking: GSI soloist, MSR pocket Rocket a bare burrito for dinner
    Sleeping: Thermarest blow up mattress crappy coleman 20 bag and even crappier big 5 backpacking tent i forgot to stake down, and yes the wind howled that night.

    Spare clothes I didn't utilize and some other stuff in the wolfman E12's, favorite Pendleton in the tail bag with flip flops and sanucks, chain lube and other odds and ends. flash light, head lamp, sunblock, snacks, maps, bug spray, lip balm, pen, earplugs in tank bag.

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  8. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Totally in accordance to the thread. :thumb

    I'm prospecting for front bags. They should be 10" wide and not over 15" high. Yours look real good. Care to give their specifications?
  9. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    I love the revpack, soft sided saddlebags, the ones without the internal plastic stiffener. You can roll them up and throw em in your tankbag and deploy them only when needed.
  10. Innocent Criminal

    Innocent Criminal Adventurer

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    Those were some cheap bags that were on sale for like 8 bucks from an equestrian supply place. After a couple of miles of dirt I concluded that tank panniers won't work for me offroad, they won't let you get up on the tank. I'm probably just going to get a wolfman enduro tank bag and call it good.
  11. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Same story for me! Bought a similar set made by Tusk, on sale at Rocky Mtn ATV a couple of years ago. Figured they wouldnt work on my 640, then saw them in my garage last year and said to my self, what if......
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    they do fit just below/behind my legs. Just had to modify them a bit to be held by the seat and added some straps at the bottom! They hold 4 days of basic clothes(shirt/boxers/socks) and a few misc items! Pretty helpful for $10!
  12. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover Anything Can Happen

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  13. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Good tip.
    I've found these
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    The measurement is close to requirements: 10"*13"*4"
    And cheap as chips.
    Horses and bikes, closer than one might think. :wink:
  14. Beemermcr

    Beemermcr Big, Dumb, Happy!

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    Link??
  15. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    Tired of tents and cold hard, or muddy ground! Now I enjoy a warm, or cool,
    nights sleep, hot shower and TV/DVD rather then reading by "Petzl headlamp".

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  16. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Congratulations. You just took the "adventure" out of "adventure riding", and turned your motorcycle into a car, removing the "riding" part. I guess we should change this to a "driving" forum.
  17. max384

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    Meh. To each their own. That doesn't look appealing to me at all... But who knows how long the OP's been riding, how old he now is, or if he has any medical conditions that don't allow him to 'adventure ride.' Or maybe that's just how he prefers to do things.
  18. kubiak

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    nice sidecar, i love the color!
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    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    buy a Smart Car then......................
  20. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    Sprinter is appealing!



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