Fatty on back holds my gear

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by 02NoBtr, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. 02NoBtr

    02NoBtr n00b

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    Just took a short up and back through a section of the Idaho BDR. Some folks at Burdgorf thought my riding companion was interesting so I thought I'd throw this out here. I call him Berne because that's what his name is. Sewed the legs closed, put a zipper across the torso, took the loops off the back and sewed them to the front so they wrap under and hook, some D rings, Scotch guard - you get the idea. Tool bags and heavy gear in the legs, stuff the sleeping bag across both, thermarest and bivvy in the top with food, water, chain lube and attach with cam-lok straps through rear seat tugger strap and piece of paracord through the rear fender. D rigns on the bottom of the legs to nylon strap wherever it attaches. Right side is back a bit so I can kick the bike. It's been working for me for a couple years.

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  2. nvklr

    nvklr Been here awhile

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    Genius!
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  3. Chaos-in-ID

    Chaos-in-ID Who knows Thats the fun of it

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    You need a KLR (:
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  4. Glenn247

    Glenn247 Been here awhile

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    Respect. May want to mass produce and sell in the Vendor thread here. I'm sure it'd be a low cost alternative to giant loop options..
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  5. Cav47

    Cav47 Look, Lean, and Pray!

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    I have also thought of this concept before. Just never pulled it off like you have. I concur, you should market it. Giant Loop makes good stuff, but for the price they charge, there should be good in the bottom.


    I thought of a cargo type pant for some outside storage.
    Go for it!
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  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    So fucking legit.
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  7. Spyrious

    Spyrious Want to go offroad

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    That's very funny and very clever! Great job!
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  8. YJake

    YJake PAR Nation Supporter

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    Fucking brilliant.

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  9. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    I like it.
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  10. 02NoBtr

    02NoBtr n00b

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    I thought of cargo pants but then it occurred to me that big torso, short leg bib overalls might be better. Super simple. Talked to a guy who sews at a local canvas shop and this turned out. It's got so much space I pack a travel pillow, fuel bottles, camp stove, etc. I found an 8" crescent wrench on the trail and just tucked it in an open leg pocket. A pair of coveralls would allow even more options and probly be a simpler project and a shorter zipper. A guy could wax it like old school oilcloth but the scotchguard is working pretty well. I unload it and hose it off when I get back to the house. If it's packed right it's pretty easy to access whatever you need. Hell a guy could probly get some decent coveralls at a thrift store for a few bucks. It's a $50 project.
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  11. 02NoBtr

    02NoBtr n00b

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    The Big Red Pig man - XR650R. That bike'll be in my stable until they haul me out in a bag. Ran across a guy on a new F650GS in the dirt (582) north of Lowman - dude must've been 70+ years, geared up and taking his time God love him. My Kawasaki is a C-14. Love that bike too.
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  12. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    Just use a one piece riding suit and wrap the arms around your waist!
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  13. Johnny Kilo

    Johnny Kilo Sumbeotch

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    That is funny right there.

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  14. Chaos-in-ID

    Chaos-in-ID Who knows Thats the fun of it

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    Im in my 60s still getting out all is good. No more iron buts, now its more about what I am riding through and the adventure on the way. I realy dont care if I get were I started out for more often than not I gust needed a derection to head out. I used to ride past everything just to get someware as a young man, now I stop and enjoy what ever comes along.
    The wife likes to tell people that he went to CA but that dont mean he is not in Montana. He is easly side tracked.
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