SMALL bike camping thread

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by RAZR, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,704
    Location:
    Somewhere East of Omaha....
    ^^^Nice read on the blog. I was all over that area about two weeks ahead of you. Can't wait to go back...just beautiful country.
  2. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,331
    Location:
    Lost in the jungles of Thailand
    As I stated I've taken a few trips with my Altrider Hemisphere bg and pretty much pleased with the set-up. However on my last trip I had my tire tools and air pump stashed in the exterior pocket in my usual plastic bag, seen in this pic.

    [​IMG]


    It stayed there all through my last trip and a few days into this one. However on the third day the compression strap on the side pod of the bag loosened enough to let the tools go flying. Not sure if the loosening was the Camlok letting loose a bit or luggage shifting a bit and introducing slack.

    Bottom line I needed a better method for holding my tire tools. After I ordered my replacement tools and got them delivered from the states i fashioned up a bag that could be fastened to the compression strap to keep from loosing the tools again should any slippage happen again.

    [​IMG]



    Something simple that I can thread the compression strap through to keep the tools all together and clasped onto the bag strap.

    [​IMG]

    It holds the Motion Pro 27mm tire spoon, two other tire levers and my air pumo.

    Ready to go for the next trip.

    [​IMG]


    Actually I should have also mounted my Chaco sandals to make sure it all fits Kosher in the pocket. I'll have to do that tomorrow.

    There are probably more efficient ways of keeping yer tire tools safe in the exterior pocket but this is what I'll try next. I'll also tighten up the webbing location and put more stitches on the webbing to secure it better now that the trial fit has been done.
  3. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,240
    Location:
    Sandia Mountains New Mexico
  4. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,405
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Yep, Brady makes good stuff! I've not had him make anything special for me, but I have two of his normal-stock bags for carrying tools and spares, and they are great bags and have held up for 3.5-4 years now. Got mine in bright orange, and never loose them when working on the side of the trail.
  5. dec181966

    dec181966 Dude on a motorcycle

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    165
    Location:
    Princeton Texas
    Love this thread but been away from the site for a few months while moving from CA to TX. Sad to see it die so thought I would give it a bump. Moving into the new house in June and then will be prepping the XT250 for a camping trip to the TX hill country. Let's give this thread some life!!

    A couple old pics from a weekend camping trip I took on the northern CA coast right after I got the XT (Thumpy). Just a rear rack and everything ROK strapped on.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Peace :freaky
    Bikerboy likes this.
  6. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Oddometer:
    11,783
    Location:
    L.A.
    love ROK Straps!!! :claps
  7. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,598
    Location:
    SE Missouri
    Sweet set up! I feel the same way. There is something very cozy sitting between that stuff. Your bike is between my XR650R and my CR250R. I really like the look of your setup, from the back tire to the tank bag. [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Honda90

    Honda90 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Oddometer:
    88

    That was my rig, right there.
  9. Flash94

    Flash94 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2014
    Oddometer:
    27
    Man, I wish I had an old CT-90..

    Full leathers riding one of those.. can you imagine the looks! LOL
  10. facundonu

    facundonu Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2014
    Oddometer:
    104
    Location:
    Patagonia Argentina
    this is my camping setup for 4 days of cold and wet weather in the forest region, on my 125cc street bike.

    [​IMG]

    and some more pics fromn this trip (4 people, 3 small honda bikes)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  11. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,611
    Location:
    Bloomington, IN USA
    Awesome set up facundonu. All you need and nothing you don't.
  12. dec181966

    dec181966 Dude on a motorcycle

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    165
    Location:
    Princeton Texas
  13. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    9,681
    Location:
    NorCal
    [​IMG]


    :thumb You can have a lot of fun on little bikes!:D
  14. facundonu

    facundonu Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2014
    Oddometer:
    104
    Location:
    Patagonia Argentina
    yes, mainlly when bigger bikes are as expensive as they are around here!! haha.
  15. BDRichmond

    BDRichmond Adv'er

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    146
    Location:
    Central VA
    I have a MSR Pocket Rocket that i plan to use to boil water primarily (for coffee, ramen, etc.). What cup would you use to hold the water? I see pricey titanium cups but is there something else out there that works well. Would be for single camping most of the time so doesn't need to be huge. Thanks for the help...

    BD
  16. MotoDaveL

    MotoDaveL Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Oddometer:
    505
    Location:
    Barrie ONT Canada
    GSI Minimalist. All you need for a cup of coffee or to rehydrate a meal.

    [​IMG]
  17. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,331
    Location:
    Lost in the jungles of Thailand
    Only issue I see with the above cup is the silicone finger gloves are great for picking the cup up off the stove but not sure how good they are for holding the cup when full of boiled noodles, scoffing down a meal, or drinking a cup of hot coffee.
  18. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,405
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    The fingers pull it off the stove, but it comes with a sleeve to make handling the cup easier once off flame. The sleeve is on the cup in the pic, just kind of hard to tell.
  19. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,331
    Location:
    Lost in the jungles of Thailand
    gotcha, thanks.
  20. jackrabbit56

    jackrabbit56 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2007
    Oddometer:
    196
    Location:
    Nelson BC
    A1 on the Gsi minalimist. I have used it exclusively for a few years now on all my camping trips. Brew up a cup of coffee and the sleeve acts as an insulated mug. Easily heats up a can of stew or beans or boil water for freeze dried foods. When packing up, it will hold a isopropane can or store your stove inside.