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. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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  2. AlfromNH

    AlfromNH Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm sure they are, and I'm sure they cost more than $5 too. :norton
    If I stick with this method I'll probably look into better quality dry bags.

    The heat shields look interesting, out of stock tho.
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  3. Mordster

    Mordster Wish I was riding, doesn't matter where to

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    Works for me. I like the double ended wolfman Renegade drybags. Weight rests on p pegs.
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  4. Siorc

    Siorc Tiger Shark Supporter

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    I've got tarp bungees on the four corners of mine (the loop and ball type of bungee). The tarp is also great for shade, naps, and keeping tools out of the dirt.
  5. Meritlane

    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    Have you traveled with that setup for any length of time? Is there enough room for between the massive arm rests?
  6. Mordster

    Mordster Wish I was riding, doesn't matter where to

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    It's like a cockpit including some backrest and side boosters for lateral g"s support. . My black gloves are on the seat, I think gives impression of less butt space. Worked great for a 400 mile rt. Can still stand on pegs, wiggle butt while standing and stretch some. I could have sworn though, lower mpg, maybe more wind drag....

    Btw there's a Nemo wagontop 4p, cot, mattress, sleeping bag, wool blanket, tinytable (as pictured in previous thread above) and gobs of unneeded and wanted other stuffs packed unseen :rofl
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  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    That setup looks pretty unwieldy! I'd be working hard to consolidate those 2 bags on the back first!
  8. GoneToPlaid

    GoneToPlaid Ludicrous Speed

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    8gv - 5x7 seems small. If the bars are about 3' wide, that leaves 1 foot to hang down each side. Or are you using it a different way?
    Siorc, what size tarp do you use? Multi-use, like you say, is what I'm looking for. Better than a fitted cover.
    Thanks to you both!
  9. Mordster

    Mordster Wish I was riding, doesn't matter where to

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    For hwy/day it was fine. I agree with you for any kind of off pavement. I still like my heaviest items resting on the pillion pegs and have recently started packing those bags only half high.

    Got some Tusk pilots to move some weight there. Conveniently i can mount the rotopax inboard of the pannier.
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  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Personally I would never bother with rotopax, to me they just take up too much space. I carry a water bag and a fuel bag that strap on top of either my duffel or top box depending what bike I'm on.

    water bag, I think 4 or 5 litres
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    I made this bag to carry it in
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    my gas bag straps on top of it
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    Works well, when they're empty they roll up to tuck away.

    all good
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  11. sibyrnes

    sibyrnes Been here awhile Supporter

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    Here's my latest set up from last week. Sierra Designs tent, Kelty Noah's Tarp, Kelty bag, Thermo Rest pillow and a really big Thermo Rest pad.

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    And here's how I get it all there:

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    That’s a Sargents cargo carrier replacing the rear seat under that red dry bag. Really nice option for solo touring.
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  13. Siorc

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    Same as @8gv
    Plenty to cover top of bike.
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-Products-Backpacker-s-Tarp-Blue/36547567
  14. BLucare

    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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    Alright, let's talk about weight for a minute. I think most people are generally looking for lighter and smaller gear, for a variety of reasons. Considering this is the packing and "gear"/luggage thread, I thought it would be interesting to see how much gear weight people are bringing with them, how you've made your gear lighter as you've gotten more into travel, and whatever else y'all think would be relevant.

    So, how much does your luggage weigh, in total, when packed for an extensive (i.e. indefinite) trip? That would include a tool roll, spare tubes, spare parts, oil, etc.; the whole nine yards.

    I'll go first. All packed, my luggage is right around 55 lbs. total.

    EDIT: This is a 1-up camping-prepped setup, not a hotel stay setup. This would include some food and water for a couple days.
  15. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    I'm voting for at least two categories: campers vs. hotel-stayers :y0!

    Maybe one-up vs. two-up
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  16. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Set up camp on the continent divide in the middle of a 4,000 mile trip. It’s all warbonnet set up. Packed pic would be boring since it all fits in the pannier.
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  17. BLucare

    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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    Good point!

    In the interest of accuracy, let's have folks specify as to which of those categories their gear fits into, and provide weights for each (if they have more than one).
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  18. CopaMundial

    CopaMundial Wow, that broke easy

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    This is going to be a pretty complicated matrix:
    One-up vs two-up
    Camping vs Hotel
    Camp kitchen vs coffee only
    Boondocking vs sites with water & services
    Weekend vs extended trip
    Hot vs Cold weather
    Big bike vs small bike
    Big wife vs small wife
    ...
  19. skibum69

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    Gonna be awhile before I'm home and packing again.
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    Booghotfoot Been here awhile

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    Does her size matter if she ain't along?
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