let's see a picture of your camping setup and how it all fits on your bike... please

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. 72guy

    72guy Adventurer

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    You're not alone. But I like to keep the fire small so as not to disturb the peacefulness and tranquility of Mother Nature:

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    Ya don't see that at the Marriott:rofl
  2. Sadlsor

    Sadlsor Been here awhile

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    Gosh - do you think you got some interest in this topic?

    Last Fall at Mena for the Jailbreak in the Clouds -
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    With FBRs in Suches - Still looking for a smaller sleep'g bag to replace my 30-yr-old North Face. That's my topper, on the pile.
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    Mountain Hardwear Lightwedge III - they always discontinue the good ones -
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  3. SalvoGirl

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  4. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner Supporter

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    thanks SO much to everyone for all of the wonderful additions to this great thread

    the brotherhood of adventure riding is very much alive
    glad to see all of your setups

    keep them coming.... please
  5. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    You want fires? Ok :D

    On our last camping trip it started out like this when we cooked dinner.
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    Turned into this at the start of the drinking session.
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    Got higher as we got drunker :1drink
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    And finally morphed into this. Gasoline's so much fun to play with :evil
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  6. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here Supporter

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    Heres' mine.

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  7. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here Supporter

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  8. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here Supporter

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    My KTM

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  9. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Nice, I'll be doing the same shortly, I have a dual exhaust and will be switching to a single so I'll have the place for it. Maybe I'll have it open like a side opening pannier (think of a barrel BBQ)

    Eddie
  10. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Been looking around since I saw this, which specific model is it and what are the rough dimensions? Is it lockable?

    Eddie
  11. -Holiday

    -Holiday Adventurer

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    old setup, old bike:

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    new setup:

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    wouldnt go without hard luggage now, although i think i want a smaller top box.

    here's my loaded recumbent on a chicago-philly trip a few years ago:

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    i've got some loaded touring cross country pics of my Vespa, and my old Nighthawk setups too, but I'll have to do some more digging for those
  12. Bster13

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    Holiday- seems as though your old setup had more 'stuff' than the new setup. How did u pair things down? Or are looks deceiving?
  13. -Holiday

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    well, i have scaled things down quite a bit, but its decieving because the bandit actually isnt carrying my tent or sleeping pad in those pics :evil.

    i have to find a pic with that, but its basically the same setup.
  14. Bster13

    Bster13 Adventurer

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    ah, ok, that explains it.
  15. iyeager

    iyeager I lost my avatar...

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    What tent is that???

    Ian
  16. Bster13

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    All these talks about tents is cool...I've converted to a Tarp-Tent (http://www.ray-way.com/tarp-nettent/index.shtml) for a couple of reasons:

    -Better ventilation during storms and less condensation inside.
    -More living space. (106" long by 92" wide when pitched with a roof slope of 30º. U can see the illustraton of two full sleeping pads and loads of room for gear under the tarp.)
    -Cheaper purchase price. (I made my own off the website above)
    -Weighs less than two person tents that I've seen. (A two-person Ray-Way Tarp made of our 1.37 oz/yd2 silicone-nylon weighs 14.86 oz, plus 1.9 oz for the lineset, plus the seam-sealing. )
    -Packs smaller. Here is pic of the two-person I just finished, Love it!

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    There are many manufacturers, but I decided to build my own tarp. Just throwing that out there for those looking to conserve space. I know I am because one day I'd like to do some MC campinng with a passenger where space is at a premium! :) I plan to add their Net-Tent ASAP mainly for bug protection. Wish me luck...seam sealing it in my living room now and will test it in PA on the 22nd and 23rd haha.
  17. GSBS

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  18. 72guy

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  19. Incabiker

    Incabiker Long timer

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    Have you guys looked at the Pinnacle pass xt by eurika yet?? That tent is amazing, 4 lbs. sleeps 2, aluminum poles. I have used it about 7 times now and it is great. I really recommend that tent. Also its pretty cheap.
  20. Maddaddy

    Maddaddy Terradrifting

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    I'm all for a hooch and some bungee’s 90% of the time. Mine consist of an army poncho and some bungee cords. But when I do bust out the tent if found this one.
    http://www.alpsmountaineering.com/ALPSMountaineeringZephyr1.htm

    I'm always surprised by the overkill in what gets put on a bike. I dunno, for me it's about getting away from all the crap I’ve accumulated over the years and keeping it simple.
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