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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.
Wolfman Denali is a perfect tank bag for F650GS.
Couple of guys wanted to know how I set my straps up on my panniers
the loops are stainless fittings from the local marine shop
two stainless bolts with washers (screws wont do)
straps have loops on each end to thread back through themselves ,quick release buckles with tighteners,and are 1 metre long (trim to suit)
I made mine myself but any saddlery or canvas worker can do them
Put a small amount of sealer under each loop and the whole thing is water tight
for loading them I also fitted a front bar out of aluminum
also stops everything falling out when you open them
this was also held by a bolt each end (internally)
using plastic containers to hold gear helps greatly the one pictured is a molasses 5 litre bottle cut down
some of you wont like drilling holes in your panniers , but it does make them a lot more usefull if you intend carring any amount of gear.I only use them because they came with the bike ,otherwise Id have jesse toop loaders.
my next project is to connect one of these to each pannier
Ill let you know how I get on
Go for an andy strapz good fit quick release love mine
Here's my KLR along side the Kettle River in north central Washington last week. The Pelican 1500 top case carries maps/books, misc. crap and gives me somewhere to lock valuables when I am away from the bike. tools, spare tubes, stove fuel (heavy stuff) all goes in the tank panniers. Tank bag holds glasses, cell phone, gloves, etc. (I hate it - looking for a Wolfman!). The Ortlieb duffle on the Pelican holds my clothes and sleeping bag, my camp chair is strapped on top (Rokk Straps). Tent is on the seat behind me. Bicycle panniers (right side) hold clothes I might need through the day - jacket liner, rain gear, snack food,etc. (left side) pot, stove, Big Agnes sleeping mattress, food for a week.
What are you using for tank panniers? Is it only on that one side and does it happen to be a hydration bag?
Thank you very much for the pics!
We are all noobs at some point. I am a proud "noob" at the moment....lol
Texans like everything big.....
That is a sweet rig though....
Set-up when two-up camping:
Thats my hydration pack ,left it hanging there while I took the pic
This is my camping setup on my recent trip up the Gibb. Swag, mozzie dome and most important, camp chair :)
I keep the chair and dome on my custom front rack, and the swag, tools, food, beer and clothes on the rear.
I keep it all in place with ockie straps (bungee cords). Some peole dont like 'em, i think they are great.
I can also keep my camera on the front rack, which enables me to get it out while on the move and take a few action snaps.
I'm currently thinking of a redesign of my rear luggage system, with better support for the soft bags.
Here is the Burgertime loaded for camping with my wife (her rebel doesn't hold much). I arrange the drybags to serve as a bit of a backrest and leave the topbox largely empty: it's for helmets at stops and tools/spares. Yes I know bungees are the spawn of statan and "you could shoot your eye out, etc."
Here's camp. This was for a 2 week ride carrying food/cooking supplies.
Big change I would make would be to store the tent's fly in a separate bag that was ventalated. It's usually wet from condensation in the morning and there's not enough time to air dry when in a hurry. I haven't come up with a perfect solution for the sleeping bags either. We currently have two drybags, each with sleeping bag, groundpad, pillow and bag liner. They stay nice and dry but don't get to air out save when we setup camp. I haven't found a good way to have a bag that's dry when needed and vented when not.
Three day, two night trip to the Steens in Oregon.
Eureka 2 man tent
3 footed cheap ass stool
Big Agnes pad and bag
What tent is that ?
Love the size of the vestibule
pick the name off the side, a little google action, we got lucky since he said soemthing about the UK...
minor research leads us to believe its a coleman Quartz 3 '06 model?
Great detective work
I couldn't quite make out the name on the tent.
This looks pretty much what I am looking for - it's similar to the MSR Velo (IIRC) but without the MSR price. Need to figure out if I can get one over here now.
Edit: After some research I found this:
Seems the Quartz has been replaced by this.
Anybody have one of these - how was the original Quartz ?
Where do you guys find these campsites that have soft grass all over the place?
Every place I have ever camped has had hard dirt and rocks. The most I have been able to get in terms of cushioning is dead pine needles!
Cloudland State Park (GA) on Lookout Mt just south of TN state line. Tent, sleeping bag-pad fit in big-ass Stanley tool box, clothes in one system bag, food and everything else in other. Mike
Step 1: Go on a trip with some friends
Step 2: Make sure each of you has a pillion and cannot use the back seat for any luggage
Step 3: Make sure the other rider has a small bike with enough luggage capacity for a toothbrush
Step 4: Be the "nice guy" and offer to take his stuff... and his friends stuff, and his girlfriends spare shoes... and ALL 4 SLEEPING BAGS... and a 10 man tent... and...and...and...