A World Of Dirt...On A 500exc

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    I showed your packing video to my wife and she wants to know exactly what clothes fit in those little bags! :scratch
    I told her they were probably just a few pairs of dry socks. :jkam
  2. stiernan

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    If you need a link to the video!
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  3. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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  4. Neil_The_Wheel

    Neil_The_Wheel Long timer

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    This chap might seem more familiar:

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  5. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    Tshirts x3
    Underwear x3
    Socks x3
    Winter socks x1
    Jeans x1
    Shorts x1
    Mid layer sweater x 1
    Beanie x1

    **edit, for those not recognizing the packing cube, it's an Eagle Creek Medium, they come in a pack of 3 for about $30 and literally weigh nothing, < 1oz.
    Dimensions 14 x 10 x 3 in

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  6. stiernan

    stiernan Adventurer

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    Sorry! Don't read and respond to threads after the Ambien administration!
  7. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    No harm done, TT ideas for packing are more suited to the masses anyhow
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  8. BLucare

    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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    ^ Can confirm, packing cubes are an absolute game changer (especially for moto travel, but also just for travel in general).

    I used them for the first time a few years ago, and I have never looked back. There are many brands and tons of different sizes out there. If you're a neat freak like me (and, I suspect many of you also), the ability to organize and compress items is key to space savings and sanity on the road.
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  9. wilso122

    wilso122 Been here awhile

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    Wow just burned through this and now back to the build thread, not reached the part where the mask left and the tower appeared.

    when all this sh*t clears up and you are on the road let me know if you do en up in Italy. Happy to help if you need anything, tools, beer etc. Maybe join you for a day or 2 across the alps / Slovenia.

    promise I won’t quiz you on anything :jack

    anyway offer is there, am about 30mins from Venice.
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  10. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    beer, I like beer...2022, fill the fridge
  11. wilso122

    wilso122 Been here awhile

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    done..

    Co-incidentally, building a 500exc for similar purposes and hadn’t read any of this. Great choice of bike, now seeing if any of the decisions we’re right... COVID and living in eu means more building than riding...
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  12. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Thanks for this! Have tried multiple ways of packing clothes in the Mosko drybags and when I leave they're good, not so much after the first few days on the trail. A couple of these will make it far more organized.
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  13. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    I recommend you get lite colored bags or even color coded bags for different items. It is hard to find the correct item, when you look into a dark main bag, on a dark night, if all your bags are black.
  14. BLucare

    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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    That's a good point. Another solution I've discovered is to use bags with mesh on top, as opposed to solid fabric. Even if they're all the same color, you can see the contents easily.
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  15. bomose

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    I use the plastic clear bags that sheets come in. Free with the sheets.
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  16. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    old backpacking habit..

    Use ex-large, large or medium size zip lock freezer bags.. see the contents and you can roll clothing tight inside the bag forcing all air out and zip lock it shut, simulating a vacuum pack. Plus they are waterproof and minimal if any weight.
  17. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    its good, it works, i've done it, but not good over the long term because they don't last, for a week trip 100%, for a RTW nope. The problem is freezer type bags aren't available everywhere to replace the ones that failed
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  18. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    For adventures requiring more durability and longevity, I use similar bags to these which come in a variety of sizes and have an air-purge valve system. Just a bit more cost, but provides an ease of air purge in comparison to zip lock freezer bags. It also provides me opportunities to use them for non-moto activities that require maximum waterproofing and durability with the method of closure.

    Nice to have so many options where if one doesn't work for you there are an assortment of alternatives.

    Those Eagle Creek bags sure are pretty though and inexpensive. Hopefully that ultra-light zipper will last a long time with daily use for around the world travel.


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  19. rtwpaul

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    They look good, i wish more companies would use a purge valve

    the EC one i use has about 6 years on it, but I’m gentle on stuff. The thing i like is they pack almost rectangular which makes packing easy and smaller for me
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    radmann10 Old fart Supporter

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    Great photos, as usual, that feche feche is bad stuff. We were riding the UT BDR and the county guy just graded the road, we were the first vehicles and just behind him. All the grader did was make the road look as smooth as glass on top with all the rocks, ruts, etc underneath.
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