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go2cnavy 01-06-2013 03:44 PM

Preps for the 2013 Roaming Rally
 
The event is in June and I am trying spread out the costs of prepping over the next 6 months.
Link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829554

First, this will be my first multi-day off road trip on this machine. I am going with a few local inmates, one of which went last year. The bike is a 2007 990A in great mechanical condition tested over the last 30K miles. Bike is only missing a durable skid plate and I'm leaning towards a TT.

This week, I purchased the following items:
- New rubber front and rear: Kenda K784 Big Blocks
- Wolfman Expedition dry saddle bags and medium dry duffel bag
- Coleman Hooligan 2 tent
- 35* ultralight sleeping bag

This is going to be a great trip! IS IT JUNE YET?

go2cnavy 01-06-2013 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by go2cnavy (Post 20412809)
The event is in June and I am trying spread out the costs of prepping over the next 6 months.
Link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829554

First, this will be my first multi-day off road trip on this machine. I am going with a few local inmates, one of which went last year. The bike is a 2007 990A in great mechanical condition tested over the last 30K miles. Bike is only missing a durable skid plate and I'm leaning towards a TT.

This week, I purchased the following items:
- New rubber front and rear: Kenda K784 Big Blocks
- Wolfman Expedition dry saddle bags and medium dry duffel bag
- Coleman Hooligan 2 tent
- 35* ultralight sleeping bag

This is going to be a great trip! IS IT JUNE YET?

I guess my post got cut off...
One of my biggest concerns is packing for the trip.
I want to take a minimalist approach when it comes to food and cooking related items. I also want to minimize the amount of clothing I have to pack. Any suggestions for a four day trip?

vonotto 01-07-2013 06:47 AM

Freeze dry food from EMS {or similar store} is lite but bulky. Whisper lite multi fuel stove is good {had mine for 30 yrs}. Stainless bottle for fuel. Small pots and pan set. Foam sleeping pad. Two Poly pro or the like long sleeve under shirts. Under Armor underwear. Small folding stool/chair. Ground cover for tent. Lots of socks, {going to get wet.} Camp shoes. Bug head net.

PS-RagE 01-07-2013 08:10 AM

You're going to be disappointed with that Big Block rear. I put a fresh one on for the 2011 EOAR and it was gone before the end of the trip (the front was OK though).

All my camping gear is of the backpacking variety. Very light and packs down small. I also pack a "LuxuryLite" cot in with the sleeping bag. It takes little room and my back thanks me every night I don't sleep on the ground.

Coordinate with your riding partners to minimize duplicate items (i.e. tools, tubes, pump, cook stove, etc).

I always pack a pair of Klim GoreTex socks in case my boots get soaked (which seems to happen every trip)

go2cnavy 01-07-2013 09:57 AM

Thanks for the inputs...keep em' coming.

Dissapointed to hear about the Kenda Rear. I only need it to last me throught his four day trip which is mostly dirt.

As for the extra fuel, I broke down and bought two 1 gal Rotopax canisters (1 fuel and 1 water). I like the idea of a cot!

PS-RagE 01-07-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by go2cnavy (Post 20418394)
Thanks for the inputs...keep em' coming.

Dissapointed to hear about the Kenda Rear. I only need it to last me throught his four day trip which is mostly dirt.

As for the extra fuel, I broke down and bought two 1 gal Rotopax canisters (1 fuel and 1 water). I like the idea of a cot!

Yeah, but I assume you are going to ride to and from the rally? That is what ate mine.

I have the Safari tanks on my 950 and bolt a 2gal Rotopax to the luggage rack if I think I'll need it

go2cnavy 01-07-2013 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by PS-RagE (Post 20419316)
Yeah, but I assume you are going to ride to and from the rally? That is what ate mine.

I have the Safari tanks on my 950 and bolt a 2gal Rotopax to the luggage rack if I think I'll need it

Nope, we are trailering to the event.

georgedaman 01-07-2013 01:05 PM

[QUOTE=PS-RagE;20417538]You're going to be disappointed with that Big Block rear. QUOTE]

+1 on the Big disappoitment...

go2cnavy 01-07-2013 01:47 PM

[QUOTE=georgedaman;20419990]
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Originally Posted by PS-RagE (Post 20417538)
You're going to be disappointed with that Big Block rear. QUOTE]

+1 on the Big disappoitment...

Is this disappointment from lack of overall mileage or capability? I really don't care if I have to replace it when the ride is over. At $110 for the rear, it's nearly a disposable item.

UngaWunga 01-07-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by go2cnavy (Post 20419334)
Nope, we are trailering to the event.


Meh, ride. It isn't that far, and there's some nice dirt between here and there.

Boatman 01-07-2013 08:06 PM

I've used the rear Big Block for both RR's so far and although the mileage is a disappointment, I found the tire to work incredibly well for the varying conditions encountered.

Like Unga said,,,, ride the bike up there,,,,You have the perfect adventure bike for the whole trip.

Xmoto 01-08-2013 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by go2cnavy (Post 20419334)
Nope, we are trailering to the event.

:ricky No trailer. Its an adventure right :freaky. This will be my first RR also. I am going to pack super lite. I don't think I am going to bring my stove or food, I have been told there are places to stop to eat (lots of energy bars). I have a Thermarest ProLite Sleeping Pad, but I might get more of a inflatable type so it packs smaller. I have a few compression sacks for clothes and the tent, I zip tie the tent poles to my rear racks. I wouldn't think you are going to need either rotopaxs, keep the best as lite as you can. I think am going to give the Kenda a try also. This is just stuff I am going to do, and I am no expert :lol3.

go2cnavy 01-08-2013 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Xmoto (Post 20424907)
:ricky No trailer. Its an adventure right :freaky. This will be my first RR also. I am going to pack super lite. I don't think I am going to bring my stove or food, I have been told there are places to stop to eat (lots of energy bars). I have a Thermarest ProLite Sleeping Pad, but I might get more of a inflatable type so it packs smaller. I have a few compression sacks for clothes and the tent, I zip tie the tent poles to my rear racks. I wouldn't think you are going to need either rotopaxs, keep the best as lite as you can. I think am going to give the Kenda a try also. This is just stuff I am going to do, and I am no expert :lol3.

Do yourself a favor and stuff both your tent and sleeping bag in a large waterproof compression sack instead of rolling them. Just make sure to stuff the sleeping bag in its own waterproof sack first. I was surprised at how much room this saves.

bighoss550 01-08-2013 05:45 AM

Do not trailer a 990 to a rally.. I dont care if it is in Egypt. Use the bike as it was intended (Assuming you can't find miles of dunes).

Tent, sleeping bag, tools, riding gear, and fire side/sleep gear.. oh and water proof balls...This is all that was needed in 2012.

go2cnavy 01-08-2013 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by bighoss550 (Post 20425574)
Do not trailer a 990 to a rally.. I dont care if it is in Egypt. Use the bike as it was intended (Assuming you can't find miles of dunes).

Tent, sleeping bag, tools, riding gear, and fire side/sleep gear.. oh and water proof balls...This is all that was needed in 2012.

The peer pressure is overwhelming. Maybe I should ride. I just don't like the idea of seven hours of slab time to get there.


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