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Old 01-27-2014, 02:15 PM   #3136
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Dave wachs wasnt part of giant loop he WAS giant loop. As such i'd hold out for his new designs..... but for reference i had a great basin and my camping set was swimming in it. I have a coyote now. its still on the big side for me most of the time. I'm a minimalist i guess.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:16 PM   #3137
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Dave wachs wasnt part of giant loop he WAS giant loop. As such i'd hold out for his new designs..... but for reference i had a great basin and my camping set was swimming in it. I have a coyote now. its still on the big side for me most of the time. I'm a minimalist i guess.
and a pretty good solid dood.

Wachs, not you. You I still have my suspicions.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:14 PM   #3138
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I struggled with justifying paying that much for a non-waterproof bag. My sister and I put together something more suited for our budgets. The materials cost about $12. and the sewing took about 3hrs, not including making the pattern.



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Old 01-27-2014, 04:20 PM   #3139
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I struggled with justifying paying that much for a non-waterproof bag. My sister and I put together something more suited for our budgets. The materials cost about $12. and the sewing took about 3hrs, not including making the pattern.



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Old 01-27-2014, 04:31 PM   #3140
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How about:

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Old 01-27-2014, 05:07 PM   #3141
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They have pretty sturdy 20 and 40 oz drybags at wally world.
It doesn't resolve the 'how do I strap this thing to the bike' problem though.








Can you tell I wasn't a boy scout? Look at that retched hack of a tie down job.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:23 PM   #3142
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You either need better tie downs or wheels on that trailer.




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Old 01-27-2014, 10:16 PM   #3143
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and a pretty good solid dood.

Wachs, not you. You I still have my suspicions.

.throw out yer suspicions i'll tell ya straight up, i'm not solid but i like doods,, especially petite ones
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:42 PM   #3144
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.throw out yer suspicions i'll tell ya straight up, i'm not solid but i like doods,, especially petite ones
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:58 AM   #3145
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They have pretty sturdy 20 and 40 oz drybags at wally world.
It doesn't resolve the 'how do I strap this thing to the bike' problem though.
I rode all over the southwestern US and baja with dry bags. Prolly 50Kmi on a KLR. I just used ratcheting tie downs and never had an incident. Always have to be mindful of moving parts and especially exhaust!

I even brought a folding kayak with sailing rig to Puertocitas on the KLR strapped down with all my gear in dry bags with ratcheting tie downs. I wish I had a picture of that! Sure was a fun trip. Did a lot of sailing from a moto. When I had the barcito all setup next to the moto with my kitchen, everyone kept asking me where my truck was to haul all this stuff down there. They so didn't believe me when I told them I rode it all down on the moto. I even had an audience watch me load up!

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Can you tell I wasn't a boy scout? Look at that retched hack of a tie down job.
I got kicked out of the boy scouts....
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:19 AM   #3146
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:34 AM   #3147
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I rode all over the southwestern US and baja with dry bags. Prolly 50Kmi on a KLR. I just used ratcheting tie downs and never had an incident. Always have to be mindful of moving parts and especially exhaust!

I even brought a folding kayak with sailing rig to Puertocitas on the KLR strapped down with all my gear in dry bags with ratcheting tie downs. I wish I had a picture of that! Sure was a fun trip. Did a lot of sailing from a moto. When I had the barcito all setup next to the moto with my kitchen, everyone kept asking me where my truck was to haul all this stuff down there. They so didn't believe me when I told them I rode it all down on the moto. I even had an audience watch me load up!



I got kicked out of the boy scouts....
It helps if you have a rear rack. I used to have what they call a BBQ Rack on the DR and I could strap a bunch of stuff back there. But the DRZ has nothing. It was an interesting 2 days of camping with my buddies picking up my gear all over the trail.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:26 AM   #3148
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It helps if you have a rear rack. I used to have what they call a BBQ Rack on the DR and I could strap a bunch of stuff back there. But the DRZ has nothing. It was an interesting 2 days of camping with my buddies picking up my gear all over the trail.

Oh yeah... every moto I've owned since '76 had something whether purchased or roll-your-own.... and come to think of it most of the aftermarket ones in the day had "modifications"...i.e. beefed up repairs after finding the weak points....

The 50K on the KLR was after doing 100's of thousands of the same (baja, southwest, some cross-US) on XR's, XT's, DR's, etc. I discovered the dry bags somewhere during all that likely around '90 after doing a bunch of kayak/canoe adventures. Pretty dandy for a smaller DP. For the larger ones I finally discovered hard bags and it's hard to go back...
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:21 PM   #3149
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So the wife just suggested to me that we ride the PCH over Thanksgiving this year...

I better start planning this thing before she changes her mind.

Her only condition was that she flies in to somewhere close to LAX and flies out somewhere up North so that she can avoid the long hauls to and from the PCH. We wouldn't start south of LA because we have seen it before. The only thing that makes me nervous about the whole thing is that as we go north, it should start getting cold given that it will be in November. She said she didn't care as she likes the cold and absolutely hates the heat. Don't ask why we live here. Let's just say the summers are tough at my house.

Any input as to places to stay and see is welcomed.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:37 PM   #3150
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...she likes the cold and absolutely hates the heat.
We are just the opposite... I hate the heat, my wife hates the cold. So we compromised and live in Phoenix.
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