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Old 02-15-2013, 01:23 AM   #3451
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I use a smaller tank bag since this pic was taken. I have been known to lash this one to the seat on occasion though.

That sure is a nice Volvo....















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Old 02-15-2013, 06:49 AM   #3452
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You still use paper porno mags?

Well I guess you are on a Concours,
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:35 PM   #3453
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Cool thread. Here's my evolving dual sport travel setup on the TE630.

Camping off the Husky in Moab (White Rim Trail) w/ Dad last Sept. For day trips I run Wolfman bags but for this trip ran the Pelicans for extra capacity.



Most of my camp fits in one case. Tent, cot, shelter and chair each weight 2-3lbs.





Tools/first aid/rainsuit/heated jacket in other case. Food/jetboil/light stuff in top box and sleeping bag on back seat.









Dad don't pack light...



After this trip I decided I wanted a two man tent and found a good deal on a Eureka Mountain Pass 2XTE. I like that the drip line of the vestibule is proud of the tent floor and have room to spread out. It's poles fold to 16" length also!



For future off-road trips I'm planning to carry tent, chair, cot, shelter, and cooking stuff in a GL Coyote and keep the Wolfmans on the bike. The Pelicans together weigh 18lbs empty and could clip you in a get-off. The Wolfmans + Coyote weigh 8lbs and are lower/more forward. Might use the pelicans if I headed for Alaska though. New 6.6 Safari helps balance weight forward too.



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Old 02-20-2013, 05:06 AM   #3454
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Aaaagh, too much stuff too high up and too far back, but here goes anyway!

Tent, kermit chair, sleeping bag, mat and clothes in roll bag on rack (tent in separate bag strapped to seat), everything else (tools, spares, tubes, stove, food, water etc) in soft bags. Am in the process of changing to Jesse Panniers (aim get everything off the rear rack) and will fit a tool box to the BDCW bash plate.

Too much stuff, am now rationalizing significantly.

On the bike . . .






On the ground . . .



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Old 02-20-2013, 06:23 AM   #3455
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Cool thread. Here's my evolving dual sport travel setup on the TE630....
How do you like the LuxuryLite?
Do you find it worth the money?
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:55 AM   #3456
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How do you like the LuxuryLite?
Do you find it worth the money?
I like it because it packs very compact and light. I do find it comfortable and sleep well on it but I'm 145lbs, I don't think they would be the best option for someone much over 200lbs. For me the only downside is it's a little fussy to put together/take apart. Doesn't take a lot of time (5min), just a lot of parts (26?) to put together (1st world problems...). You can't believe how light they are though, it's like holding a kite in your hand.


I may look at a Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core pad someday.


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Old 02-20-2013, 11:37 AM   #3457
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Thanks Dyno...

I have the BA pad ... um whatever came before the Q-Core...
It's not bad ...
It's even better when paired with a sleeping bag with the "pocket" for the air mattress so you don't slide off ...
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #3458
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Sleeping pads...

FWIW, I camp a good bit - at least 40 nights a year, all seasons. I've used a number of types of sleeping pads and by far my favorite is the Exped Downmat... packs small, very comfortable, toasty warm and easy to inflate with their new built-in pumps. I can stay warm in my hammock into the low 20s with my Downmat 9 and down sleeping bag (NorthFace Superlight). The sleeping bag in a compression sack packs to the size of a volleyball and the Downmat is slightly smaller. Highly recommended.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #3459
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FWIW, I camp a good bit - at least 40 nights a year, all seasons. I've used a number of types of sleeping pads and by far my favorite is the Exped Downmat... packs small, very comfortable, toasty warm and easy to inflate with their new built-in pumps. I can stay warm in my hammock into the low 20s with my Downmat 9 and down sleeping bag (NorthFace Superlight). The sleeping bag in a compression sack packs to the size of a volleyball and the Downmat is slightly smaller. Highly recommended.

To follow on from GSBS

Here is a report on the Exped Downmat. Older model, but they have just got better!!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=64

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:51 PM   #3460
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[QUOTE=syzygy9;20767611]Aaaagh, too much stuff too high up and too far back, but here goes anyway!

Tent, kermit chair, sleeping bag, mat and clothes in roll bag on rack (tent in separate bag strapped to seat), everything else (tools, spares, tubes, stove, food, water etc) in soft bags. Am in the process of changing to Jesse Panniers (aim get everything off the rear rack) and will fit a tool box to the BDCW bash plate.

Too much stuff, am now rationalizing significantly.

On the bike . . .




Hey syzygy.

Mate, do you have the option to spin the bag lengthwise along the seat behind you and strap the tent on top? I have a mate with the same BC bag on his Tiger 1050, and he straps it on rack (with his multipurpose plank under it). It seems to put alot of stress on the SW Rack and actually shattered the spacers.

I use D76 Dry Bags, and tend to use a slimmer profile lengthways.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...72&postcount=4

Just a thought.

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #3461
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Dont like sleeping on the ground.



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Old 02-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #3462
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Cool. Next time don't make the pictures so large though. I'm having a hard time scrolling through them on my monitor.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #3463
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Here is my setup for excess. Yes I packed too much and will half it next time but I had to cover a few different bases with my setup so went with more instead of less.

This was for a road run, no gravel, halfway across Australia from Canberra to Adelaide, then flew to Perth, had Christmas holidays with family then flew back then rode Adelaide to Canberra.

I stayed at caravan parks to keep it cheap and ate dehydrated foods or quick and easy pasta packs mixed with Tuna and so on. I also had Baileys, Port and occasional bottles of Jack Daniels and coke thrown in there.

The items of luggage were: 2 x Metal Mule 38L panniers, two 30L vinyl compression sacks strapped to panniers, tank bag, Bags Connect 60L dry bag. I had a Rotopax 2 Gallon water carrier on my tail rack that would stay empty until I started hitting area where it got hotter or water was scarce or not as readily available at service stations. I wasn't sure when I set out if I would go all the pay to Perth on the bike crossing the Nullarbor plain or not so I wanted to be able to take lots of water.

For comms and navigation I had a SPOT tracker for emergencies, UHF radio to communicate with my girlfriend in her car when she followed my for part of the journey and a Zumo 550 for the route. I was covering about 800km a day.

In the panniers I had food, tools, tubes, compressor, bead breaker kit, tape, cable ties, torch, tent pegs, small mullet, mosquito repellent, MSR cooking pots, cups and cutlery, Kovea butane gas burner, a couple of cans of gas, long life milk and a few other bits an pieces I can't remember.

In the compression sacks I had bush shower, thongs, MSR hubba bubba, REI flex lite chair, sleeping bag, Exped inflatable mattress, exped inflatable pillow. I also had a Redverz Series II Expedition tent on the back seat. If I was in a caravan park I would use the Redverz. If I camped in the bush or on the side of the road or in an area where I needed a smaller footprint I would use the Hubba Bubba. I actually ended up combining the two using the outer from the Redverz and the inner from the Hubba to give myself more of a vestible inside the Redverz. In future I will take the hubba or another tent I have and use a tarp and polls to achieve what the Redverz was doing with its footprint.

In the Bags Connect dry bag I had all clothes, a few books and a laptop.

In the tank bag I had a camera, all cables, chargers etc and a jumper and rainproof liner for the jacket. Also had an Ipod, pocket knife, wallet, house keys, spare batteries for the SPOT and a bottle of water.

In future I will not bring a laptop, cut down on half the clothes, half the food, half the camping gear and will try and limit it all to more than panniers, one dry bag and a tank bag.











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Old 02-23-2013, 11:34 PM   #3464
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Nice setup. You could/SHOULD probably lose the "thongs" too!
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:01 AM   #3465
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Nice setup. You could/SHOULD probably lose the "thongs" too!
Here in Aus, thongs are something we wear on our feet, something people in other parts of the world may call flip flops. I certainly hope the OP wasn't referring to the thongs you were thinking of
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