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. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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    Me, too. :becca
  2. Rusky

    Rusky Been here awhile

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  3. Edge

    Edge Been here awhile

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    Couple of guys wanted to know how I set my straps up on my panniers

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    the loops are stainless fittings from the local marine shop

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    two stainless bolts with washers (screws wont do)

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    straps have loops on each end to thread back through themselves ,quick release buckles with tighteners,and are 1 metre long (trim to suit)

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Ill let you know how I get on
  4. Edge

    Edge Been here awhile

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    Go for an andy strapz good fit quick release love mine
  5. Yaktrain

    Yaktrain Been here awhile

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    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.
  6. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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    Edge,

    What are you using for tank panniers? Is it only on that one side and does it happen to be a hydration bag? :ear

    Thank you very much for the pics!
  7. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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  8. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    Texans like everything big.....

    That is a sweet rig though....
  9. Mr. Gopher

    Mr. Gopher Shackamaxon

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    Set-up when two-up camping:

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  10. Edge

    Edge Been here awhile

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    Thats my hydration pack ,left it hanging there while I took the pic:1drink
  11. Troppo

    Troppo Waiting for the rain

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    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.
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1230/1328580977_0696074734.jpg?v=0
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1280/1328574403_b22325abbf.jpg?v=0
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1110/1329477192_3f119ed2fa.jpg?v=0

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  12. Slappy McGee

    Slappy McGee Fatty Fat

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    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."

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    Here's camp. This was for a 2 week ride carrying food/cooking supplies.

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    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.
  13. brad21

    brad21 Gunga galunga.

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    Three day, two night trip to the Steens in Oregon.

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    Eureka 2 man tent
    Jetboil
    3 footed cheap ass stool
    Big Agnes pad and bag
    Petzl headlamp
    beer
    more beer
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  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    What tent is that ?

    Love the size of the vestibule :thumb
  15. xdbx

    xdbx Motorcycle Connoisseur

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    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?

    http://www.summits.co.uk/acatalog/Coleman_Quartz_3_.html

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  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Great detective work :thumb

    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:

    http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colemancom/detail.asp?product_id=9830-392&categoryid=70035

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    Seems the Quartz has been replaced by this.

    Anybody have one of these - how was the original Quartz ?
  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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  18. michaeln

    michaeln Old And In The Way

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    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!
  19. fatpony

    fatpony Dixiecrat

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    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
  20. xdbx

    xdbx Motorcycle Connoisseur

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    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... :lol3

    And voila!

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