|03-13-2009, 08:15 PM||#1|
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Central NJ
i'm planning a trip and have suffered (in the past) from bring too much (or at least have been accused of such things!)...
and am currently prepping for a ~2week trip (NM->CA->NV->UT->CO-NM)
i plan to camp as much as possible (have basic cooking gear with me) and am curious (in general) how much all of your gear weighs upon departure?
i mean, if you were to unload your bike just before you were about to leave and toss it all on the scale, what might it weigh?
from stem to stern? camp gear, clothes, misc, tools, repair items, etc.., etc...
for the life of me, i really cannot seem to trim much more off my list of items without thinking i'm going to be leaving an important item behind and am starting to wornder if i should even bother trying....
so, i'm just curious if anyone out their has a rough idea of how much their stuff weighs...???
|03-13-2009, 09:04 PM||#2|
nerd with knobbies
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Sillycon Valley
I just weighed my gear...
Right side case 25 lb
Left side case 35 lb
Top case 20 lb
Dry bag 20 lb
I'm gonna have to do a little balancing... or bring some more stuff on the Right.
'10 G450X, '09 R1200GS-Adv, '61 R60/2
cages: '11 ActiveE, '08 Z4 M Coupe, '01 Tundra, '00 m5, and the wife's Model S
I own no garage queens. If it is in my driveway, it's been ridden hard and put away wet.
|03-14-2009, 09:56 AM||#5|
I haven't weighed my stuff. I once weighed my bicycle just before I left on a cross-country ride at 70 lbs with a couple liters of water. I was pretty happy with that.
On my motorcycle, I'm more concerned with volume. I make sure that everything fits inside my hard cases. I can pretty easily get all my stuff inside two Pelican 1550s plus a Givi E45 with enough room left over to put my tank bag in the top case when I leave the bike.
I'd be interested in weighing my things.
|03-16-2009, 06:58 AM||#6|
Dixie!? I know a Dixie...
Joined: May 2008
Location: BRP early morning with no traffic
on my last trip I weighed out both side cases at 35 #'s each and about 38 #'s in the top box, plus I had a pile on the pillion seat that was another 20 #'s or so... I too had meant to get the whole kit and me weighed, but never made it to the weight station.
Because *I* tip the scales at over 240, additional weight is a concern to me in terms on wear and tear on the bike and gas mileage.... if I was a wee lad of 160 or so I don;t think it would enter my mind...
for my upcoming trip I am focusing on weight and space. I have tank panniers to move weight forward, and I think I will have reduced my overall weight by me loosing 20 #'s over the last year and by managing the kit better. My sleep gear takes up maybe 20% of the space the old sleep kit did. This is making a HUGE volume difference on the bike. This trip I will have 1(one) pair of long pants and those will be convertible lightweights that have their own little stuff sack. These are tiny compared to even one pair of jeans, let alone two! I 'd bet these two area have decreased my volume by a good 1/3...
I have more camera gear this time... but it weighs little... any weight savings is also, however small, a fuel savings.... although I could prolly go all extreme and say that riding flat ont he tank would also dave $$ but we ain;t a'goin there!!
what was the question? yeah right.. .how much does it all weigh??
I am trying hard to NOT take what may be useless or of very little use. An item that is going, that may just be so much baggage, is the add-on vestibule for the TimbeLine4 tent I use. It could make weathering over somewhere tolerable, by creating usable outside space. It packs small enough.
Packing is an art form unique to everyone's own travel style.
Have fun and give us some feedback on how it went and how your decisions panned out.
......... and Larry said, "Wow, you really need to run out of gas more often!"
by Northwoods Yeti - "Rubber mallet and Crisco here I come...."
Read My 2005 Trip Report
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|03-16-2009, 07:24 AM||#7|
Paint it black.
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Über Alles,Ca
With a spare tire on board me and the TE610 came in at 660 on one long trip. Bike is 360, I'm 220 in gear, tire is what? 20 pounds? 60 pounds in gear, food for a week, air mattress and all the trimmings. I'm always a little heavy on tools and spares since I go it alone.
|03-16-2009, 07:43 AM||#8|
Joined: Jul 2005
I haven't weighed my stuff, but for my 6-week trip last summer I think I had around 75lbs. I typically travel much lighter, but I don't usually camp.
'09 Buell XB12XT, TL1000S, H1F, M620, CR250R, DR250SE, XR650R, Cota 315R
Summer 2009 Ride Report http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...1509c&t=507038
Summer 2008 RR. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367703
|03-16-2009, 10:09 PM||#9|
Joined: Aug 2008
168lbs on a little GS single.
Winter load-up though (gotta get thru canada before I can feel my toes again...), so lets start splitting stuff up.
Camping gear 15lbs
Sleeping bag/line and outerbag 6lbs
Air pad 1lbs
Cooking gear 15lbs
Stove and fuel 3lbs
regular pots 3lbs
backcountry oven 2lbs but oh so worth it, brownies anyone?
spice and staples bag 3 lbs (again, sugar, chili, spices, cleaning stuff)
MSR water filter 2lbs (screens out the goat crap...)
Coffee mug/press 2lbs
Bike supplies/ tools 27lbs
2 tubes 7lbs (really? that seems heavy...)
patch kit 1 lbs
chain lube 2lbs (yes I carry the big can)
fuel reserve 8lbs (just about a gallon)
irons (3) 3lbs
tool kit 5lbs
first aid kit 1lbs
sporting goods 28lbs
bike (the kind you have to pedal) 14lbs
johny rack 9 lbs
bike clothes 2lbs (don't smell these on the way home)
casual clothes 10lbs (I make this look good...)
clothes 8 lbs
Winter clothes 16lbs (cuz it gets cold. and wet)
Carhart pants 4lbs (insultated).
4 pairs, wool socks 2lbs
wool sweater 3lbs
heated vest/chaps 5lbs
7 pair "hot hands" 1lbs
water 10lbs (1 gallon, min)
dried foods 7 lbs (things that taste like slugs)
yummy foods 5 lbs (things that don't taste like slugs)
canned stuff 4lbs (sardines, quick soups, etc)
motivational beverage 2lbs (17 y.o. bowmore's)
DIgi camera and tripod 2lbs
sirius radio ?
Blackberry and charger, misc cables 1lbs
fold-up saw 1lbs
gerber multi-tool 1lbs
defender- 10 lbs (won't be taking this across the border...)
bird book 2lbs (laugh and I will kick the shit out of you...)
fishing gear 4lbs
why not just take what you have, keep track of what you don't use and then leave it home next time? The bike still moves forward, yes?
|03-18-2009, 03:01 PM||#11|
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Weight includes Jessie Bags, and top-case, but excludes my 165# ass w/ATGATT. This load provides food, clothing, shelter, and tools for 1 week and beyond. This is all packed on a 07 F650GS Single.
"Roads are just a suggestion, Marge, like pants" H. Jay Simpson.
|03-19-2009, 12:40 AM||#12|
Just passing thru
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Moscow, Idaho
I come in at about 100 lbs of gear, including luggage. for long trips. I probably carry too many tools. In cold weather add another 20 lbs.
The gate guard glares at me. "It's after curfew." He looks me up and down, "What do you think you are, some kind of ****** tourist?" ..Phu Loi 1969
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667893 My Idaho
|03-19-2009, 01:13 AM||#13|
need constant supervision
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Canberra ACT
37 lb for this lot, not counting fuel bladders or water
1 dririder rally pants
1 riding boots
1 Sinsalo jacket
1 Pressure suit
1 pair gloves
1 pair MX socks
1 compression tights
1 drifit t shirt
1 oakley goggles
1 DEET repellent
1 SPF30 TUBE
3 power bars
1 Sunglasses in bag
1 GPS key
3lt hydro pack
1 NEKZ beanie
1 ipood + tp
1 led zipka lamp
4 backpacker meals
6 breakfast bars
FIRST AID/MED KIT +
1 voltarin fast acting
6 Loperamide / Imodium -
old fart medication
1 Prickly heat powder
1 orange tarp 5x8
1 silnylon tarp
1 expeddown7 mat
1 down sleeping bag
1 silk liner
1 camp chair
1 folding saw
10m 8dia rope
2 Metzler tyre irons with duct and electrical tape zip to frame
Spark plug socket
13 open end spanner
2x Ratchet spanner
Axle spanner/tyre iron
25mm vise grip
15 zip ties var sizes
Chainbreakerkit + 2 masterlinks
MSC foot pump
Valve core tool
small can of WD40
spark plugs in protectors
Air filter outer
patch kit (check glue!)
MSR quick inflate
4 co2 canisters
1 tail/head/turn signal Bulb in film canister
spare bolts and nuts
filter oil in ziploks
1 litre oil
1 fleece zip-up sweater
1 lightweight conv pants
1 mx socks
1 Travel towel
1 thermal long top
1 thermal long bottom
1 t shirt
1 Trip diary/notebook
spare goggle lens tint
1 camera Cleaning kit
1 phone charger
aaa & aa batteries for lights & camera
Spare head lamp
1 250g gas canister
1 cook set
1 coffee perculator
1 scrubber sponge
1 Wilderness wash
1 sugarine tablets
250g ground coffee
1 4l water sack
1 matches w/ case
1 triangular bandage
2 space blankets
two 10L fuel bladders
Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out? Will Rogers
|03-19-2009, 07:16 AM||#14|
Joined: Mar 2009
I weighed my stuff after the last trip and not including camping gear it weighed about 20 kg. Perhaps I am too in touch with my inner accountant but I weighed each item and put it all on a spreadsheet. What became readily apparent was for me it makes more sense to use the spreadsheet to set a weight target. I can then put everything on the spreadsheet to look at what effect buying/using a lighter and less bulkier items has on overall weight. I found this let me be a lot more specific about what to take and what might be useful. For example two fleece jumpers I have are very bulky with a combined weight of 1.5 kg. I can get two lightweight hiking fleeces that have a lot less bulk and about half to 2/3 the weight.
So setting a weight target and being analytical about what is actually worth taking works for me.
|03-25-2009, 08:22 AM||#15|
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest - Washington
168 Lbs Way to much shit!
100 Lbs getting there but still to much!
Suffering from PTMS (Packing To Much Shit)
I can go on extended trips, side panniers, rucksack, no top box and keep it in the 40 - 50lbs range. This includes tools, spares, clothing, food and all the creature comforts. Having been a mountaineer most of my life, one learns quickly how to pack light when you have to carry it on your back! Lessons learned transfers well to packing the moto.
168 Lbs - Oh my
As long as it works for you and your happy with the results!
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