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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by lukeinlondon, Jan 18, 2013.
i restarted the kubiaks 1150 build thread with crashbar pics for you. check it out. thanks!
Jesse bags that came with bike and my "Touratech prototype" tailpack that can be found at Wal-Mart for a mere $18! Hey don't laugh, it's waterproof, it's HUGE, it holds ALL of my camping gear with sleeping bag, air mattress/pump, camping chair, fire starter logs and it doesn't move an inch and if it cracks, I'm out another whopping $18!
Don't forget the mount for the top box like I mentioned in your other thread.
Here's a link to the topcase mount: http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=43589
It costs about $138.00
got them in a package 'deal' ..thank-you
Can i see a picture of that setup for the inside of the case to keep things bouncing around?
Here is a photo from last May. I have a small Pelican case mounted on the rear using brackets that I made that attach to the stock rack. On this trip I was going to an archery rendezvous and have a take-down longbow, a box of arrows, a fly rod and all my camping gear.
Since May I have added the Altrider luggage platform in place of the stock rack. I moved the Pelican case back a few inches. I made another bracket attached to the back of the platform. This trip was with my fly rod and wading gear, no archery this time. I spent eight days between San Diego and Crater Lake and fished a different stream every night.
My tent, fly rod and stool are on the Pelican case that holds my penny alcohol stove, cook pot and general camping stuff. My waders and wading boots are on top of the left pannier. On the right pannier is my sleeping bag. I have a cooler and my Ultra Light cot on the platform. The red bag has different riding gear layers, gloves, etc. The left pannier has mostly clothes and the right has food, flys, bourbon, etc. and general camping gear.
I dont roll with all this crap all the time, but when I'm hanging out in the desert, this is what I keep.
I have two Trax panniers adapted to factory GSA racks, a Pelican 1500 mounted using the twisted throttle system, a The North Face Base Camp duffle attached with 1" webbing and a security cable, and a MSR 10L Dromedary bag.
I keep food, fishing gear, clothing, an led lantern, stove, basic camp tools, riding thermals/rain liner, and various other misc things in the panniers. I keep oil, bike tools, and tire tools in the Pelican top box. I keep a tent, hammock, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, stakes, and a couple of other things in the Base Camp. I keep 10 liters of water in the Dromedary bag, which is good for about 2 days.
There is other gear that is just on the bike and myself. Like my jacket has a spot locator, toll tag, and garage door opener in it. I also carry another 3.7 liters of water on my back, plus extra survival tools. The bike has the GPS and a few electrical adapters for charging.
Judging from the straps on the gas cans: www.nomadacases.com.
I've since eliminated the yellow bag by packing smaller and less.
I only carry a few items in my tankbag. Usually a camera on a lanyard, and some other bits and pieces I would take into anywhere I was eating. My iPad for instance.
The top case is relatively empty so I can fit my helmet in there and the evening meal, and sometimes even something for morning. I usually keep my rain gear handy in the top box, but with room for it in the side case if I need it. I also carry a few extra straps and bungi net for my clothes dryer if needed. My kitchen lives in the top box as well.
Bag, foam pad, air pad, chair and tent
Daryl 07GS Socal
Left case: tools, riding gear, rain suit, etc.
Right case: non-motorcycle stiff like clothing, street shoes, computer, toilet kit, books, etc.
Waterproof duffle: full camping kit (tent, sleeping bag, ground pad, stove, water filter, food, etc, etc).
Tank bag: tank bag stuff.
This setup is good for two days or two weeks. I wouldn't hesitate doing a two month trip with nothing more.
Northface RED duffle, 2 gallon RotoPax (never needed),sleeping bag, tent, kermit chair (never needed)
Scorched tent bottom when bag was too close to muffler!
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35L Caribou case, 1-gallon RotoPax (perfect for Fairbanks to Coldfoot...safety), tent, sleeping bag, air mattress...no chair!
All this is ON TOP of the Caribou case. High VIZ yellow strapping around entire Caribou case. Easy access.
RokStraps are a MUST thing to have! Easy to have your street shoes on top...ready for dismount...walk around.
Much better set up! Sleeping bag made great BACK REST!
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I roll with the Jessie Odyssey cases, Wolfman expedition tank bag, and BMW soft tailbag. I would have gotten the Wolfman tailbag as its much cheaper and I like their stuff, but I found a great deal n the BMW one and you can put it where the back seat lives and use it as a backrest.
You had a KLR before this, didn't you. Hey I can relate, for the first 2 years that I had my GS I used one of these for a top case.
And it worked quite well!
I think dry bags are the way to go. Walmart sells them and available on line camping and sporting stores.
Next big trip I'm going to pack early and not take what isn't needed. If you are riding with buddies get together and carry one item when able.
Best gouge: In one dry bag pack what you need each night . (i.e. toothbrush, PJs, teddy bear, underwear etc) This way you stop at the hotel, camp site, take that one bag and it has what you need for the night to relax. You don't want to open every can,bag etc collecting stuff then replacing it the next day.
Those little laundry pods are good for the road too.
BMW cans are 13 pounds a side and 10 pounds for top case. 36 pounds for the set plus maybe another 10# for the
case holder set.
My old GS at the 07 MOA. I was hauling product, so had a lot of extra.
those with BMW top box's can we see pictures of how you keep the inside 'organized' or from bouncing around and denting the inside?
I only carry a few items in mine when traveling. If the weather is iffy, I stash my rain gear there so it is handy. My kitchen fits in one bag so that is in there.
I also have a mashed wide brim hat for shade when I pull the helmet off.
At the end of the day I toss dinner and extra water in there.
A looong time ago when I had my GS...