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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.
Yeah! The 'adventure' police!
Ride your own ride...
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The topic here is "lets see your camping gear and how it fits on your bike". While I admire the MH, it doesn't fit on his bike and there would be an argument if he's camping. I've owned 5 rvs in the last 4 yrs including a 30ft motorhome. They don't have a place in this thread.
There are several other threads for him to show his rig.... just sayin..
.. wow picky picky ..
.. oh yeah .. it's not a MH nor an RV .. fyi ..
.. and with no idea what he's packing in that side car (like a tent, cot, and sunshower maybe) you don't know what he's got ..
.. though my money is on the Sprinter .. lol ..
Fyi sir, it's both a recreational vehicle and class B+ motorhome, and probably in the 80-95k range.
This is a perfect example when one douche shows up and derails a thread by going way off topic. And it'll take several posts to bring it back. I enjoyed this thread until that motorhome/rv got here.. Nice rig though
I'll bugger off now, and let this thread get back on topic.
Although if the RV is his "camping setup" I'd LOOOOVE to see "how it all fits on his bike"
Similar on Amazon! Thanks for the tip!
Yeah, to each their own...
I showed this to the wife and she said that is the only way she would even consider motorbike touring... Or camping of any description, for that matter.
I've done a ton of one-up touring and frankly for me sharing is more fun and better...
I'm quite sure the terrible sacrifice of having to tour in absolute comfort is a sacrifice I could force myself to live with ... :Lol
As to topic- the motorbike & sidecar is definitely on thread topic... No probs there...
I'm really glad they took the trouble to share their version of motorbike camping...
Sheesh, can the thread police take a deep breath please....
Who was [were] the one who actually derailed the thread again? Oh, that's right...
Agreed...Let's get back to the topic at hand, packed-up bikes.
Though I own several DS bikes, a friend and I are looking at a 5 to 7 day DS ride on small bore bikes. I'm using a little CRF230L Honda. I'd be interested in seeing one packed. The rear subframe does not look strong enough for a lot of weight (only rated at 20 lbs) so Im most likely going to have to use seat mounted bags like Wolfman E-12's or Great Basin loop bags. Any one got a pic of a loaded CRF230L?
Well I'll tell you:
Sidecar holds all the gear you need. You see - kinda like climbing Mt Everest - the base camp is the Sprinter - from there you ride out for the back country. Nice to return to the comforts of "home". Although I see by a couple of the posts some live on the street and do indeed need a shower :huh
Oh, and I ride all over the country; slabbing from one place to the other just
does not do it anymore. So when I pass you in that rain/snow storm or the
105 degree heat; while I sit in dry or AC comfort, I'll wave
OBTW now approching 400,000 miles (ON THE BIKE) - How long have you been in the saddle? Huh?
I always thought camping was getting away from it, not bring it all with you like so many of the entries in this thread. Therefore I aplaud your setup. Bike looks neat and well ordered and minimalist IMO. And your camp set up for the evening looks great - all together excellent and not spread out like you brought like you brought the entire contents of your home - congratulations.
I second your comments.
I know we shouldn't be flaming other entries but I just can't warm up to Winnibego type rigs and KOA campsites. Give me a 200cc to 250cc off'roader, basic gear and supplies (and a little refreshments) and away I go.
Well, I say to each his own, but I prefer to ride and camp. For the price of a camping outfit like that you could likely stay in four- and five-star hotels every night for a year or more calling in room service for all your meals, if comfort is you ultimate goal. But that's just me.
I had a DRZe model that doesn't have a subframe in the rear. I used throw over saddlebags, which covered right over the side number plates. I also used tank saddle bags for an ATV and they held alot of gear as well. Small fender bag on the front held tools. I had enough room for a couple days worth, I never camped any longer than that.
I think a big loop bag would be ideal and would stay on the back part of the seat and not stress the rear fender.
This is a snap of my 2006 FZ6 loaded up on a 5 night solo camping trip last year. This was the first time camping on my bike and really wasn't sure how the bike would handle or how everything would pack, but thought I had a good system.
Dry bag has a huge WalMart tent that leaked like crazy, sleeping pad, large tarp, stool and sleeping bag. Saddle bag 1 had clothes, saddle bag 2 had food and accessories. Trunk has tools, rain gear, stove, extra gas, air compressor. Tank bag had my phone, wallet, glasses, extra gloves, hat, random stuff.
I pretty much used everything I had except the stool. I have upgraded my tent and sleeping mat for this year. Spending 3 days in the bush with pouring rain and a 1 hour ride on a dirt road in northern Ontario wasn't as fun as it could have been.
Still working on my loading technique. I need to give myself some more room in the saddle.
The 2 dry bags are 2 sleeping bags with liners and pillows.
Good idea, but will transition to Jesse Panniers (on order from Sunshine Coast based MDT Tours) from Andy Strapz soft bags. I found the inconvenience of soft bags (don't carry much or fit well) a hassle and will get some heavier panniers (unfortunately) but keep things low and centered and off the rear rack.
But that's the idea, less is more
As the saying goes "pack smaller, take less, travel lighter" includes being able to safely ride as well in many conditions.......
Don't get me wrong, on the GS I have the stock hard bags and a small top box but I try not to add anything I cant carry in those boxes. If it has to go on the passenger seat it's only a small (shoe box size) soft bag. I always have the fear, with hard bags, that a tip over will crush my leg or foot (again).
I use small bags (Wolfman) on the DRZ and much prefer to travel as light as I can.
Big cases are helpful however when the pig falls over and you have to pick it up