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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.
Yes I think that this will be the next addition to the kit think they are around $200 Au. A few of my riding companions have these
Although I do like my swag, roll out and sleep
Hey, everyone says you cant take that bike off road!!!! good for you for proving them wrong, looks awesome!!!!
Ummm I don't have a wife. :huh
But I have a better packing system now.
First post! I have really been enjoying this thread. There are so many great ideas in here and it is so nice to see so many people that are afflicted by the same sickness as me.
I took a trip this summer from New Orleans to Victoria BC with a quick stop in Moab to ride the White Rim Trail and then on to Yellowstone (video in signature). Here is the set up I used for the trip. I tried to pair down gear as much as I could but I still took too much (mainly way more tools than I needed). Next trip I am going to lose the top case.
Here it is all set up
Until my tent poles broke and then I found this little guy which will be my new tent for biking as it packs down to about a third the size of the other one.
Dont let the perspective fool you on that picture though. It is only slightly larger than a bivvy.
It has proven to be not entirely horrible to wrangle around off the beaten path so far, even with the stock street tires on. She's a little porky, a little lacking in suspension travel maybe, but then again so am I, so no complaints from me, lol.
I have nothing but good to say about this bike. After 21 other motorcycles and over 40 years of riding, I am absolutely loving this machine. Getting over 72 mpg while doing so, is just too freaking cool!
Don't worry, I won't tell her you said that.
thats only 39$ a year, and he says its doing fine so it will actually be much less than that.
in a lot of parts of the northern hemisphere camping season is becoming short and I hope that there will be many other posts here of pictures of your bike with all of his gear for camping loaded with maybe description on how you fit it all on the bike in the first place. Let us know about how you balanced it if it changes the way the bike rides at all. Tell us something else you think you wish you had but don't or something you've added to your camping gear you wish you hadn't.
As always thank you in advance
Loaded up for a multi-day trip. Camping stuff in topcase (tent, sleeping bag and pad, pillow, and misc. small stuff), tools/cook supplies in right pannier, and clothes in left pannier. Back seat carried my Kermit chair and a pair of shoes.
And here's everything all set up.
This is my bike packed for a 10 day camping trip through Europa. Tent, sleeping bag/pad and chair in the duffle, clothes in my topcase and electronic stuff and cooking gear in my tankbag.
p.s. new to this forum, hope my upload goes well!
I appreciate very much the two posts above. And to my friend just above me welcome to the forum and I appreciate that you took time to share with us here
Which tent is yours in this picture?
Both look nice, and I'm curious who makes each one.
It's the Coleman Bedrock 2. Costs about 50. Just enough room for 1 person including your riding gear. Weight is about 2.5 kg.
At a rally couple years ago and guy nearby had a red tent, foot print two or three person, and tall enough in the middle to stand up. Kinda like a four pole teepee. Only thing I can remember was the brand name started with a "S".
Anyone with any idea of brand?
Tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag in the backpack. Camera gear in the tank bag, clothes and cookgear in the sidebags. Took this setup 4k miles across the country.
Which tank bag is that?
.Topbox holds laptop, camera, smokes, hat ... bla bla bla
.LEFT pack holds wet weather gear, cold gloves etc. in lower section ... clothes, crocks, food, toiletries bag in upper section ... tools in front pouch ... water in rear w/bottle.
.RIGHT pack has sleep'n bag & self inflating pillow in lower section ... tent, fly, huge camo shade, HD tent pegs, food, gas in upper section ... cooker, pans, KFS, chord etc in front pouch ... water in rear w/bottle.
Spare tubes in bum bag on windshield ... takedown centerstand, front wheel prop in tool tube on left of rear frame ... now have mini compressor w/hose attached and hard wired/switched under rear rack.
REAR tray carries fold-up chair with tent poles in chair-bag ... can remove chair and topbox to have shelf space if required for cooking, repair tools ... etc.
panniers and racks are attached/removed in less than a minute with no tools required, topbox can be re-fitted to bike without pannier racks ... no tools required.
I LOVE IT !!!!
Thought I chuck in a pic with topbox fitted without panniers .... good for local shopping trips.
How do the army bags attach to your racks ?
G'day chromemonkey, I removed the memory-foam back-protection from its zipped sleeve .... [sizes are approx only] inserted a sheet of 6mm nylon cut to size and pre-drilled .... using 4 cup-head bolts and nylock nuts about 1/2" dia x 1" length and washers (all stuff I had in the shed), I attached a full-length "hook" made from 2mm 3/4"x2" RHS (rectangular steel tube).
This "hook" fits over the custom rack I built.
The rack is rather complex, I didn't take pix of the build, only a few during assembly... sorry.
The packs have now done more than 3000 klms without ripping, I reckon they'll go a looong way.
I hope this helps