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. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    That is a Gears Navigator Tail Bag. It didn't work well on that trip because I have a Pelican Top Box Mounted and it took up all the parts of the seat I needed and wanted to sit on.

    As far as construction goes...the shock cord tie-downs are poor and the speed clips are sub par. I plan on using it on my KLX next season - so we'll see how it works out there.
  2. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Cold drinks in camp - I'm a fan :thumb

    I carry a <$5 Keep Hot or Cold bag on the bike - light and low volume. Buy a bag of ice at the last fuel stop of the day and stick it in the bag then fix to bike or stuff in back pack for balance of miles. :freaky

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  3. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Pack more beer for less bouncing. :freaky
  4. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I usually stuff 26+ ice into the 24 can polar bear.
    this was a short trip, 12 was plenty.

    :1drink
  5. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    You want to use a sewing machine case as a cooler or pack the cooler in one?

    Does your cooler not have the D rings on it? I spoke with Polar Bear, now ALL of the colors have D-Rings on them.
  6. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    You should consider picking up a 12 pack. They didn't have any silver ones when I first ordered mine so I got a black one, as soon as silver was available I ordered two more.

    24 is too big for the bike I thinks.

    If you can use a single 12 pack lemme know. :freaky
  7. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    the red one basically functions as my 12 pack cooler.

    But yeah the 24 is a BIT large, although it fits perfectly on that rack, I worry when its full though.
    Even with my welded up reinforcement rack, thats a lot of weight on on that lever arm
  8. BigEasy

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  10. bearforce1

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  11. bearforce1

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    I have a question for sizing of duffle dry bags sitting on the pillion seat and over the panniers.

    On an F800 GSA how wide across the panniers is it roughly. Also if a top box was fitted how deep or what is the space between the top box and the riders back.

    I am thinking the ortlieb Xtremer 130 or 109 http://www.ortlieb.de/_prod.php?lang=en&produkt=xtremer_xxl or http://www.ortlieb.de/_pdf_en/xtremer_xl.pdf. They are waterproof of course and have anchor points and also a bonus back pack straps.

    The other option is the ortlieb rack pack 89 litre. The advantage of this one is a huge opening lengthwise. No back pack straps or anchor points. http://www.ortlieb.de/_prod.php?lang=en&produkt=moto_rackpack

    I am trying to work out the largest dimensions for a duffle/dry bag.

    The largest is 32.3in X 19.7in and 11.8 in high. Will this fit across the panniers and the pillion seat and the rider?

    Any advice is always welcome.

    bearforce1
  12. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    I've gone through a fairly large selection of bags in the last 40 years of riding, and yet all I still have to offer is an opinion:D I have 2 different back pack design bags, and while in the eventuality of having to walk out of somewhere they would be a great thing to have.....they are a serious pain to get things in and out of. The extremer bags you linked are even taller and would make it even tougher to get to the bottom of. Also, they would have to be stood on their side and tied down as I seriously doubt you'll have 20" between you and the top case. I just picked up the Nelson-Rigg 71 Liter Adventure Dri-Bag last week. It has d-rings and compression straps included. The 89 liter Ortlieb looks like it would carry a bunch of stuff! If it fits in the space available, you'll figure out how to tie it down. My plan is that all the camping, sleeping and cooking gear will go in the big bag, so when I arrive all the gear comes out of the bag in the order that camp gets set up in. The saddlebags stay on the bike with things that only get used if they're needed, not every day. Then again...I'm not going RTW! Lucky you! :freaky
  13. globalt38

    globalt38 Swimmin W/Waterwings

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    Since we're discussing bags - thought I'd give a shout out for Brady Storm - a vendor here on ADV. He has some standard stuff he offers for quick order on his first page but does a tremendous amount of custom stuff. Basically - if you dream it, can describe it, and can provide measurements or desired dimensions - he can build it! If you go through his thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=487221) you can see the variety of stuff he's done all with extremely satisfied customers.:deal Generally a fairly quick turn around, relatively speaking, and reasonably priced for the work and quality. He works primarily in standard water resistant codora material so if you're looking for a "water-proof" bag you'll have to utilize secondary stuff sacks or bags etc. or go with one of the commercial companies that makes a "water-proof" product.
  14. 5 speed

    5 speed Been here awhile

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    All depends. We are talking about camping out in the wilderness. Doesnt have to be roughing it. I have had lobster and steak while camping and didnt mind a bit:D. Not off the bike but have had a sink and running hot water as well. Off the bike, lightweight but good gear. And food, easiest for me is a steak over a fire.
  15. CHAOSHUMOUR

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    Greetings 2 wheeled Wanderers!

    Having had a recent change in Dual vs Solo touring, I thought I would send some updated photos of camp from the last trip.
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    Right Pannier
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    Right Pannier packed
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    Left Pannier
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    Left Pannier Packed
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    Packing up

    It worked well, having the lockable box on top was great (Prevously had the Twisted Throttle Dry bags. Still an awesome product, but lockable is peace of mind).

    This set up could do me indefinately - Pending food.

    The full write up is here: http://ramblingsfromthemouthofnorma...2013/11/new-roads-new-adventure-and-vibe.html

    CHAOS OUT!
  16. max384

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    Two adventure riders in the making!

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    At camp with my two boys, age 9 and 10 on some local dirt trails. We got a late start, so I don't have any good pictures of the camp set up. I'll take some better pictures in the morning.

    We're packed pretty heavy... But they're calling for a low of 28 tonight, so we've gotta keep warm!!
  17. bearforce1

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    Here in Sydney we are also getting a call for a low or 28. 28C though. Lol


    We're packed pretty heavy... But they're calling for a low of 28 tonight, so we've gotta keep warm!![/QUOTE]
  18. max384

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    Packed on the bikes:
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  19. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    Which one does the dog ride?

    Answer: Which ever one he wants.
  20. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    Tent, sleeping bag, and air pad are usually in one pannier. Food, hiking boots, stove and misc clothes are in the other. Hunting clothes are in my back pack. Spent several nights this summer scouting for bighorn sheep with this setup. The pack allowed me to leave the bike at the trailhead and pack back into the wilderness.

    The bike provided adventure AND cheap transportation back and forth into sheep country. I want to get a fly rod next summer and do more of this!!