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. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    I did that once, left for a 4 day weekend, came home 6 months later. Didn't need or want for anything, the little I brought with me was just fine.

    It was actually better than when I KNOW I'll be gone for months and constantly scratch my head as to what to take.
  2. apostle2

    apostle2 The road less traveled.

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  3. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Cool. How do you like it? I have the Backcountry 1 as well, but I've only had a chance to use it for one night. It packs down so small, particularly the tent pole length, which is why I bought it. However, it's not a big tent. One night wasn't bad, but I do wonder how I'll like it on an extended trip.

    How happy are you with its size?
  4. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Loaded up for a week on my new to me nighthawk, out exploring in Alaska (on the road back to Anchorage from Girdwood)

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    Clothes and sleeping bag in the duffel, tent on top, rain gear and extra layers in the wolfman tail duffel. Good for a week, or a month.
  5. lord_oblivion

    lord_oblivion Been here awhile

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    Nice bike !
  6. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.

    Install is a piece of piss, really. You get new lower frame rails which increase the ground clearance of the bike. So you pull off the old skid plate, the old engine crash bars, and the reg/rec if your bike has ABS and the reg/rec is on the lower right side of the motor. Pay attention to the kickstand. Put the kickstand in the upright position and remove the kickstand and kickstand switch. Simply make sure it isn't jostled and remains in the kickstand up position and wire-tie it somewhere underneath-- you can't use it with the new kickstand mount because it's too close to hearder and will melt it. Remove the old lower frame rails.

    Bolt the new frame rails using one of the reg/rec holes and the two existing lower frame rail mounts. Install the kickstand sans kickstand switch into the new mount (welded to the lower frame rail).

    The skid plate mounts with one bolt and spacer up front where the old skid plate was and then under the front bolts of the footpeg mounts.

    Reinstall the reg/rec into the holes that are already drilled into the new skid plate. Done.

    Holds about 3 litres. Isn't weather tight. I wrote a short bit about this install in the Dakar thread in Thumpers. It's great to keep all the heavy crap down low-- tools and whatnot.

    By the bye, I heard Touratech Germany isn't making these anymore and Touratech USA has (had?) the last couple in stock. So if they have already sold and you cannot find anymore, mine is available for 800 USD (shipping included) :wink:
  7. panorton

    panorton Charming as F**k

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    What kind of tent is that? how small does it pack?
  8. CHAOSHUMOUR

    CHAOSHUMOUR THE UNSANE

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    Greeting 2 Wheeled Wanderers.

    Just throwing it out there. We seem to get alot of Questions about Tents and packing Size. It is good to see them set up, but often they are tucked away under gear on the bike.

    If people can be arsed, how about some pics of tent set up and then packed down (maybe holding the packed tent in both hands to get an idea of size).

    I know this is about "How it fits on your bike", but tents seem to be a common theme. Not hijacking this in to a tent thread, but just a pic or 2 for comparison.

    CHAOS OUT!
  9. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    I'll get some photos for you.
  10. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    Some of us have done stuff like this. I think I turned it into a thread, too. Too lazy to find the thread.
  11. CHAOSHUMOUR

    CHAOSHUMOUR THE UNSANE

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    Damn Marchy

    That is an insane amount of detail... but I like it!!

    I run the same tent. Big Fan. Great for 2 ppl short term or 1 person long term.

    I bought a second tent for long haul 2 person - The Exped Andromeda II. I liked the larger vestibule to stow 2-3 ppl's gear and get out of the rain if needed. And it packs as small if not smaller than the Venus... That was surprising.

    CHAOS OUT!
  12. cug

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    It's a Hilleberg Keron 3. About as close to an underground bunker you can get with a tent. It's neither very small nor very light. Packs down to about 7.5 lbs, but still bulky. Packed in compression bags (separate inner and outer tent) and it should pack down nicely. We don't do that, just stuff it in my right hand pannier (exhaust side). There is still space for foot print, camping stove/pots/pans, and quite a few other assorted items like sandals, some tools, small axe, water, rain gear, ...

    We use it because it is absolutely solid quality and has enough space for two including motorcycle gear (leave out the boots and helmets, everything else is fine).

    Only two downsides: it's not self supported, you need at least 4 pegs and it is freaking expensive. But it'll outlive my desire for camping in the next 20 years ...

    I totally love the tent, but if I had to buy all over again, I might get a Hilleberg Tarra instead. Sacrifice a little bit of space (8 inches less width), but get a self supported tent where only the vestibules need pegs. The Keron is large and we totally enjoy the space, but the Tarra might (!!) sometimes be easier to set up.
  13. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    There is a tent thread that does just that...
  14. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    R12 loaded up for 7 day camping trip. Both varios in collapsed position, large Cabelas waterproof duffel, small enduro Wolfman tank bag:

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  15. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    Did somebody say tent thread:wings:happay
  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    There is indeed :lol3

    Actually I just bought a new tent so I probably need to do a review...
  17. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    I offer no apologies for traveling heavy. I have problems sleeping on the road, so I use a go-cot, a big agnes air mattress and bag, two thermarest pillows, a Kermit chair and a tarp. The tarp really comes in handy on those nasty, rainy days. I use a smaller tent and tarp if I'm on the move and setting up a different camp each night.

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  18. docwells7

    docwells7 Long timer

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    New bike, pretty much the same set up.
    Loaded...
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    Set up...
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    The clothing etc, ended up under the tarp after I got done setting things up, but this will give an idea of what it looks like.
  19. GSJon

    GSJon Long timer

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    Loaded up for 10 days
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    And all set up
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  20. AngryScot

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    although I have not kept up with mine :hide