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. wingnut11

    wingnut11 generally strange

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    Seeing that picture reminds me of a guy I saw at a gas station in Grand Marais MN last summer when I was on one of my long weekends. He just had an old canvas army style duffell on his lap. He was riding a Honda Magna or some thing like it. He pulled up to a pump as I was getting ready to leave. I offered him a couple of straps, no charge of course since I usually carry a couple extra just in case. He politely declined, and I told him I had enough to give him two or three if he wanted. But he said no. He seemed totally happy as a clam doing it that way. After confirming for a third time that he didn't want them I wished him well and went on my way. Some people just want to do things a certain way, their way. If doesn't make sense to us that's okay. Being out on the bike is what it's about however you want to do it.
  2. sebnad

    sebnad Adventurer

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    +1
  3. ERD

    ERD Custom Rider

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    Seriously. This guy packed all his gear in a ski bag. Lived off the bike for 4 weeks. He cooked with some metal cups and bowls from an old Russian military mess kit with a old fashion gasoline torch. Slept in some blankets and had a hell of a good time! He gave me the flag that he traveled with for 4 weeks throughout Europe the same way last year.

    One tough MF...
  4. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    The problem comes when it affects other people.

    If this guy lost his bag or the other guy's setup gave way at the wrong time or place, it could hurt other people.

    Riding motorcycles is dangerous. But it should not be dangerous to innocent people.


  5. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    No one is innocent
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  6. willfreely

    willfreely Elderly Beligerant

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    Not an extra helmet, just perched there for the launch photo. Gone for a month, to me comfort = stamina for the next day's ride.
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  7. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    Looks like the foundation is a canvas pack wedged between a backrest and a topbox. I cannot tell from the picture if it's precarious or not. Might be about the weight of riding 2-up.

    The canvas pack makes me think he's using gear he has instead of getting the group-approved luggage and the lightest new gear.

    The caption was a bit cryptic. He doesn't seem to say that I have to do the same. (Good) He doesn't seem to call it lightweight or minimal.

    If I had a choice of 2 camp spots, one next to a sano 1200cc adventure bike with Jesse, TNF, and Kermit or next to him, my guess is that the Magna (?) rider would be the more interesting.

    I like my gear in a few closed bags or boxes. He does it differently.
  8. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    +1

  9. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    From my first camping trip on my KLR last September. Short notice for me I put together what I had and bought a $20 tent at Walmart. There is a soft cooler with 10 bottles of water in it, the bed roll, sleeping bag, small pillow, camp stool, cheap tarp, tools, chest protector, clothes, MRE's, etc on the bike. It worked ok but this year I am slowly acquiring better gear and will pack smarter/lighter for my trips.

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  10. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Been here awhile

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    Love to camp on the NC700x.

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    Before I bought my side cases and different gear

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    and after... can't even tell can ya.

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  11. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Before I bought my side cases and different gear
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    How do you balance the Winnebago on all that? :rofl


    1911fan
  12. sophijo

    sophijo Been here awhile

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    What are those side racks please?
  13. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    Yesterday, en route to campsite:
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    At camp:
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  14. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Been here awhile

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    How do you balance the Winnebago on all that? :rofl


    1911fan[/QUOTE]

    I have to take it slow around corners, but other than that it's like it's not even there. :D
  15. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    They are an old set of Kuryakyn GranThrow-Over bags from my ex wifes HD Dyna. They were sitting the in the garage when I got the house back after my divorce late last Summer so I put them to good use.
  16. mww916

    mww916 Adventurer

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  17. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    They appear to be similar to the PM Racks

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    Available here.
  18. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    I see I totally misread! They were on my bike when I purchased them, I never did figure it out. They are slightly different then any others I have seen.
  19. dionbilt

    dionbilt energetic beginner

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    those are some bad ass case savers..:lol3 got about 3 or 4 things going on there, spare tire, case protector, storage and wind break.. good lord..
  20. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    Where's Mad Max?