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Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.
Lowe's, Walmart, auto parts stores. Should be easy to find. Good luck!
Rema Tip top are the best patches. For motorcycle tubes I generally use the large patch (even if it is just a nail puncture) which only one is supplied per "bicycle" sized kits. In general any "feathered edge" type patch will work. I bought a large pack of generic rectangular (1x0.75") patches many years ago off of ebay and have been using them with good success. I also use a jar of Elmer's rubber cement instead of the small tubes; saving the tubes for my ride kit.
As far as fix-a-flat goes I have never used it in a bike, but always swear that I will next time, every time I am spooning a tire on in the dirt. I have installed maybe 20-30 moto tires, the word EASY is not one that I use to describe the process. 21" front wheels is easier, but an 18 or 17 rear is not.
With a 2nd set of hands it took us just over an hour start to finish to fix this flat the last time I had one. This was with a Shinko 244, which is one of the easier tires to spoon. I just installed a 120/18 TUSK DSport and it was a bear, working on a stand in my garage with full size plastic handled iron.
Try a tractor supplies place for a patch kit.
Yeah bicycle shops. I hat Walmart but if needs must...
Don’t rely on those old little tubes of patch glue. I went to use an unopened one and it had evaporated. Buy a new one for the tool kit each year and leave the old one in the garage.
I went camping with my brother the other day an took some photos to share. We've been talking about this for a while - haven't been motorcycle camping since I was a kid. We both brought enough each for standalone camping but obviously we could pare it down some when camping together.
The first photo is the bike loaded. There's 35 litre per side Givi panniers for the bulk of the gear, and a Hepco rear bag, about 20 litres for all the personals like toiletries and clothes. Not pictured was the firewood I had to bring in, carried from the last town, on the pillion seat:
Behind the left pannier is the camping furniture - footprint and tent, self inflating mattress, down sleeping bag, Helinox chair and table, and a tarp.
The right pannier held all the other stuff. A plastic Decor bowl (for washing up) holds a nesting pot, pan, lid, pop up bowl and cup, JetBoil burner and small stuff. There's a 750ml titanium cup for water and stores the smaller spare gas bottle. There's a larger gas bottle and various packet foods and a bag with all the small miscellanea like cutlery, rope, camp light, coffee etc. Then there's tent poles, water and an IceMule which carries the all important 6 pack, cold foods and ice :)
It's all pretty light except for the IceMule, and that's just what it holds. I think as long as I could restock beer and cold foods reasonably often I can't see why this rig couldn't be ongoing. And it's pretty comfortable.
is that a 40L Mosko duffel? Been thinking about taking my OEM hard topbox off my GSA and buying one of those.
You're saying the Elmers rubber cement works on regular patches?
You want a rubber cement. I buy one of these each year. Already used 3x this year on bicycle tubes. At Princess Auto (like Harbour Freight)or Canadian Tire.
I'll look for it.
YES. Rubber cement is rubber cement. I have been doing this for 15 years. I buy one of these every 5 years or so. It will eventually dry out. Gets a little thick after a few years but fine. When it gets very thick I throw it out and buy a new bottle.
Right. I found some tire focused rubber cement at Canadian Tire today. Thanks.
Yes it is. Never liked the idea of hard top boxes.
candle lantern can reduce condensation depending on how long you burn it
Great tip! Thanks!
I spent the day in the rain, there was some water on the top of my tent this am in the rain, not sure where it came from. Probably the rain and not condensation as I had the vents open. Damn!
Setup from a recent fly and ride to pick up my new-to-me Tiger XC. All camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, inflatable pillow, sleeping bag/liner) packed into the dry bag and strapped down with two quick straps, clothes in the small duffle held on with a cargo net, and misc quick access stuff in the tank bag. Will be nice to eventually set the bike up with some hard cases but this set up will work in the mean time.
Humm my text got dropped. This is my setup for multiday trip. Left Pannier has all camping gear, right is clothes, top box is misc.. However we did not camp on this trip since my riding buddy is camping averse..