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. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    I have and R12 GSA with a top box and have removed the pillion seat. I have a Wolfman dry bag that will be place laterally across the pillion area and house my Synmat, tent, Kermit and a few sundries. Anyone that uses dry bags placed in that manner with pics and "ride reports"? I looked through a bunch of pages but didn't see what I am describing.
  2. Klasjm

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  3. frogy

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  4. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    Cool set-up! Mine is a Triple Black with panniers and a top box. The plan is to carry a similar size dry bag but it will be hanging over the panniers laterally (side to side). Love it you taking the dog along.
  5. MadtownMaxx

    MadtownMaxx more ride than post

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    (:fpalm still not figured out the new photo sharing requirements...flickr problem? A setting?)

    I often use my Nemo Losi 2p w/o the fly in warmer weather preferring the Kelty Noah (12') for weather protection and yet great ventilation. I like that this setup makes a large/tall 'front porch' in addition to the usual back vestibule. It's handy in inclement weather to sit under or even roll the bike under. Nice views in two directions although a corresponding lack of privacy.

    The 'set up' picture was taken after last night during which we got blasted by very high winds, incredible lighting/thunder and very heavy rains. It was quite a show and there was about a half hour during which I wished I'd deployed the fly as I felt some cool mist blown in. In general my gear and myself were adequately protected through it all and morning tea was had in dry comfort despite the ongoing rain.

    Otherwise the usual stuff is present except I use a wool blanket in place of a sleeping bag. It's all stuffed into the large MotoFizz bag (unexpanded) and the hard cases. The orange duffel on the top case rack has a few clothes and wouldn't have been needed if I'd not been in such a hurry to get going (late getting off work and connecting with others). Often a soft-sided cooler is there instead for meal supplies. I also have a tank bag I occasionally add in.
  6. marchyman

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    Those are not links to pictures, they are links to web pages that contain a picture. Click on the "more ways to share" icon. Click on "Grab the HTML/BBCode". Click on the "BBCode" button. Select your image size. Copy and paste the code into your post.

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  7. seniorasi

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    Nice!
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    Pretty much everything packed in the luggage during our NZ trip on a rented bike. The overflow (tent, ground pad, wet stuff) went in a duffle we strapped to the top of the top box. For security we wrapped that in a PacSafe.


    Believe it or not, that was what all this stuff looked like packed for the airport:
    <a href="http://lovinitstrom.smugmug.com/Vacation/New-Zealand/20747943_vH4QSR#!i=1759888997&k=d372dVW&lb=1&s=A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img src="http://lovinitstrom.smugmug.com/Vacation/New-Zealand/i-d372dVW/0/L/DSCF0279-L.jpg" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug" alt="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"></a>

    -Complete riding gear for two (pants, jackets, liners, heated gear, helmets, gloves, boots)
    -Tent - Nemo 3p tent, including ground pad and interior paw print
    -Sleeping bags - Golite
    -Sleeping pads - Exped Synmat X2
    -Space blankets
    -Two full size camp towels
    -clothes for two for four days
    -2 sandals (chacos)
    -2 cameras (small H2O proof, larger for zoom)
    -maps, passports, paperwork
    -personal hygene stuff and makeup for her
    -swimsuits

    We put everything into stuff sacks organized by size and color and crammed them into the cases.
  9. cug

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    I can only imagine how hard it was to get that sofa into a compression bag and cinching it down ... :lol3
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    Did I forget to mention I also had this on the bike with me?

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  12. Bad Wolf

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    Actually it wasn't hard once all the wood was burnt down. :D
  13. cug

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    That might make it a bit harder to set up but at least there are no hard pressure points anymore ...

    Back to topic:

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    There's a tent under the sleeping bag (grey/black/yellow compression bag), the stakes and poles are in the lid, as are two camp towels and a first aid kit. The small bags to the left have tent lamp, headlamps, tent footprint, small axe, and the like.

    The other pannier carried the second sleeping bag, sandals, all tools (including tire patch kit and pump), camp kitchen, ...

    Wife's bike carried clothes and food.
  14. birdie_xx

    birdie_xx Been here awhile

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    Saw this guy a week ago, heading East on I-90 , east of Chicago... and I was envious I had to work. Anyone here ?
    The bike had WI plate.

    Don't know how his camp may be set up but he was packed nice :)

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  15. seniorasi

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    That set-up is what I'm talking about! Just wondering how much pressure the grab bars put on the dry bag. Also can't tell if he removed the pillion seat. It is my plan to do so and get a TT luggage rack to replace it.:clap
  16. MadtownMaxx

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    Seriously, thanks for the instruction.

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    Set up:
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  17. seniorasi

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    I'd be inclined to let her pack what she wants...:D
  18. hoadie72

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    This is me on the last day of a recent 22 day trip

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    The tent

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    How I secure my riding gear when I go hiking

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    I like the SS mesh dealio. This is often a conundrum of mine. Where'd ya get it?
  20. marchyman

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