Let’s talk about gear!

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Buzztail, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. tomcat125

    tomcat125 Lazy Bum

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    Or you could do what I always did.. tiptoe and ride the hell out of it. :photog
    Seriously though, one of the worst injuries I have had was when I shattered my foot from a tip over. Went to crank the bike (kickstart) leaned against a tree and it fell on the opposite side against a tree root. Footpeg into the instep of my right foot. SUCKED!! Purple/black foot for a couple of weeks.
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  2. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    This is the one I have and you get two vestibules, one for gear and one to cook in.. It is a three man tent which means it is big enough for one or two with MC gear..
    http://www.exped.com/usa/en/product-category/tents/orion-iii-usa

    If you want a larger vestibule, than this tunnel tent may be a choice...https://hilleberg.com/eng/tent/black-label-tents/nammatj-3-gt/

    The Exped I have is a modified tunnel tent and totally free standing whereas a tunnel tent like Hilleberg isn't .. I had a Exped tunnel tent and loved it and the not free standing part wasn't really an issue but that depends on where you pitch... YMMV
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  3. Hatch

    Hatch Perpetually lost

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    I can tell ya, out west you definitely want something free standing. Watching my rookie on this fire try to drive stakes into rock has been great fun :rofl
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    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    You could have also tied extra lines (you bring with you right? :D) around a few rocks and the tent stays up too...:augie
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  5. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    For sure what I wind up with will be free standing!
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  6. KimPossible

    KimPossible Proud Patriot

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    Ouch! Sorry to hear that.
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  7. tomcat125

    tomcat125 Lazy Bum

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    Oh, it was a long time ago but thanks. Just one of those bikes that was way too tall for me. :lol3
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  8. KimPossible

    KimPossible Proud Patriot

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    Note to self... Don't follow in Tomcat125's foot steps. :D LOL!

    Kidding aside, definitely, lowering the bike at least 1 1/2 inches and seat change.
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  9. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    I have a 3 person Marmot with two good sized vestibules. It can hold 2 people, and gear, barely.

    It is free standing, and can withstand 70mph winds. Didn't sleep, just ate red dust, but the tent held together.

    It stood up to rough daily use for months, and is still serviceable.
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  10. goosecreek

    goosecreek Ashes ashes all fall down Supporter

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    I have a Nemo Aurora 2p it has enough room on one side for gear and I can cook on the other but, the damn thing only has one zipper on each door which means I can not open it at the point that I want to.
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  11. KimPossible

    KimPossible Proud Patriot

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    Searching for a skid plate for the XT250. Recently, watched a video of an install of a Flatland Racing skid plate for the XT250, and it is easy to install. :D The company has good ratings. Has anyone purchased from Flatland Racing in the past, and how was the transaction? Thanks!
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    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    I’ve gotten a couple from them. Good stuff. Easy peasy:thumb
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    goosecreek Ashes ashes all fall down Supporter

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    Yes I love my flatland skid plate like Bobby Brown loved Whitney Houston, it works.
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  14. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

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    The Flatlands plate on my KLX300R has survived 17 years of abuse.
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  15. radmann10

    radmann10 Derf Supporter

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    Big Agnes air core ultra is my small light weight go to.
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    KimPossible Proud Patriot

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    Did a bit of searching for tents in the, "Camping section," lots of recommendations. Also looked into the tents Oscar suggested. Great tents, but the price point is too high. I've had good experiences with the Big Agnes brand, so considering this tent:

    https://www.backcountry.com/big-agn...OQV9SRUMtQ05fUkVDLUJBR1oyOUJfMl8yMDIwMTEyNQ==

    Anyone use this tent? Good, bad, or indifferent? Any other suggestions? Trying to stay under $500; however, $300 range would be ideal.
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  17. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

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    Are you camping solo or with a partner? That's a big tent for 1 person. Going down to the 2p drops almost a pound and quite a bit of bulk. Still a ton of room for 1 person.

    My buddy runs the 1p bikepacking version and hasn't had any quality issues. I'm 5'10" @195 lbs and I'm considering going back down to a 1p tent in order to cut weight and bulk.
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    KimPossible Proud Patriot

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    2 person tent used for us and then for sole trips as well. I have used a 2 person Marmot and a 3 person Marmot tent. When camping 2 people with gear the Marmot 2 person was too tight; however the 3 person worked out well. The 3 person tent set up allowed the soft cases, jackets, pants, and boots at the foot of the sleeping bags.

    My sleeping bag is Big Agnes. Has served me well.
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  19. Dan D.

    Dan D. Been here awhile

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    Good Lord... $500 for a tent?

    I'd rather get a new one every year, and spend less than $100. That's just me though.

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  20. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Big Agnes is a great brand too. I'm the kind of guy to buy once and cry once.
    I have had my share of tents and some were downright horrendous and were well known name brands I will never touch again, even with a 10 ft pole....
    I'll stick to Exped for now..YMMV
    As to size of a tent, it is personal but a 2 person is about as small as I would go for a solo rider... I have a 3 man tent and love the room it offers for riding gear and other stuff... again YMMV :D