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. hoadie72

    hoadie72 Adventurer

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    Correct. That's the 55l model. I had my books, jacket and pants in there. It was nice to be able to go walking for a few hours and know the gear was safe
  2. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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  3. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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  4. MrBob

    MrBob Certified Geezer

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    This thread got me thinking about some of my own packing setups over the years. Nothing very special about any of these photos, just evidence of a love of riding long distance.
    This photo is from about 1972 or 1973 and I'm on my first long tour on my 1966 Honda 305 Superhawk. I was headed to Ontario where I worked on archaeology crews and lived off the bike for almost 4 months. Not much was available for motorcycle touring gear and the panniers are Bellwether bicycle panniers.
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    This was taken in February of 1976 and I'm riding from Minnesota to Mexico on my new Norton. I was gone for 4 months on this ride, too.
    Tank bags were kind of a new phenomena and mine was made by Eclipse.
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    My two week old 2006 Wee Strom and I getting ready for a ride around Lake Superior. I had so much fun that I turned around and rode the lake in the other direction.
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    October of 2012 and touring from Colorado to the northern California coast. This is Crater Lake where, I'm told, there's a lake in a crater.
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  5. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    I like your evolution of packing. It reminds me of years of learning to pack bikes and all the different ways of doing it. :clap
  6. MrBob

    MrBob Certified Geezer

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    The underlying message is just get out there with whatever you have and enjoy yourself.
  7. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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    I travel light, I guess.

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  8. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Overloaded DR650 ready for 5 days camping at HUBB Rally in North
    Carolina last August. Road and handled well. Tent in yellow bag across seat. Sleeping bag in red bag on top of box. Side bags cooking store, cookware and clothes. Tank panniers for snacks and water during ride. Extremely comfortable ride.

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  9. THE BONE SHAKER

    THE BONE SHAKER Adventure Tourer

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    that depends on how much those panniers weigh!!!!!
  10. t_parsons

    t_parsons n00b

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    KLR is mine DR is my buddies.

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  11. superhobie

    superhobie Soil Sampler

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    Here is all loaded up on the BRP.

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    Here is some Giant Loop product testing.

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    Can do mid ride trail maintenance with luggage in place with some Polish encouragement :gerg

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    Desert camp life :freaky

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  12. stickman1432

    stickman1432 Crusty Adventurer

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    Great picture of the little loop just south of Ejido Erendira and all the new farming fields. Been there a ton of times and wish I was there right now, going south for sure. :wink:

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  13. fractalsource

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    All loaded.

    Helmet in bag on top.

    Tent and sleeping bag on seat.

    Pad, food, flashlights, first-aid kit, water, tools, shovel, hatchet, saw, warm clothes, extra gloves, rain gear, etc., in panniers.

    Cold refreshments, - on ice - in tail bag.

    Cell phone, camera, cigs, lighters, extra riding glasses, micro fiber cleaning cloth, lest I forget - even a Tesla Purple Plate - within the clear window of the map reader, etc. - in tank bag.



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    Setting up for the night.
    Smelly socks hanging from windscreen.

    Ahhhh. Out in the middle of nowhere.

    Just where I like it.


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    This is the life! Gotta go and do it some more! See ya!

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  14. DomEOD

    DomEOD 'murica

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    A gallon of water, food for a few days ( Bumblebee chicken salads), a sleeping bag, ibuprofen, glock, tourniquet, 3 pairs of socks & oem tool roll under seat. Everything else in the tank bag and backpack strapped down.

    No luggage = pack REALLY light.

    I learned humping my ass around Afghanland that the less i have, the better. Also, the only thing I need to survive is Water, and fresh socks! :p


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  15. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    DomEod- There's something extra nice about traveling light. The words "Live Simply" was on our Rangers trucker hat.

    We just came back from Philmont and I did the ultra light thing this time. It worked like a champ.

    Ultra light packing met all of our crews needs for 10 days on the trail. My base weight was 13 lbs which included socks, water capacity, tent, sleep pad/bag, drawers, rain gear, toiletries camp shoes and a small personal first aid kit. The only thing I'll add to the moto version of travel is a tool kit, pump, spoons, and a tube-likely another 10 lbs of stuff.

    Thanks for your service:clap

    Dirty
  16. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Do you have a packing list? curious what shelter and sleeping bag you are using.
  17. bdolnik

    bdolnik Been here awhile

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    Here's mine, got so many great ideas from this thread...

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    This was my first camping trip, and except for a couple things it all worked out really well. I have a Thermarest Basecamp Sleeping pad rolled up with a Big Agnes Summit Park Sleeping Bag in the dark blue sack. A REI Half Dome 2 tent, ground pad and Kelty Noah's Tarp in the orange sack. My chair is in the black sack, and everything else is in the Light Blue sack, clothes, cooking, food, etc.
  18. staplebox

    staplebox Adventurer

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    This was a quick overnighter - I had some new gear I wanted to try out.

    Prior to packing -
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    There is a bridge hammock/tarp and a 1 person tent in there. Missing from the pic are some bike tools and a tire tube that were in the garage.

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    Bought that REI chair on the way and strapped it to the top. It fit in the bag on the way home.

    Camp set up -
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  19. globalt38

    globalt38 Swimmin W/Waterwings

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    Wouldn't it be better to reduce the load on back by putting helmet on head instead of in a bag on top? :confused
  20. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Wouldn't it be better to have a full case of beer strapped on ....
    instead of one bent empty bear can wedged in there? :evil