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Old 02-26-2013, 06:56 AM   #3481
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I'm 6 foot 2 and I have tried the Touratech touring screen, original screen and Givi touring screen. The Madstad is perfect. ...
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #3482
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My comment was less about the socio-economics of trailer parks around the world, and more about a giant and expensive tent being used so close to 'civilization'.

Is back country not allowed in your part of the world?
Oh I see what you're saying my apologies. Well as far as price you could probably spend more on a tent if you wanted to and yes it is giant but is still a motorbike tent and packs up small enough to carry on a bike. This trip was never intended to be back country, only on road and using caravan parks because they were cheaper than motels. As I said its too big for off road use and I wouldn't take it on one of those rides, in fact I'd only take a third of that off road. I saw another posters pictures of a bare bones setup with only a bivi bag, sleeping bag and lean to. As a former infantry soldier that's all I used to carry on my back when I had to live and fight in the bush uncomfortably for a living. I don't plan on roughing it outside of work to, its not fun anymore once you've done it for a living.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #3483
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I saw another posters pictures of a bare bones setup with only a bivi bag, sleeping bag and lean to. As a former infantry soldier that's all I used to carry on my back when I had to live and fight in the bush uncomfortably for a living. I don't plan on roughing it outside of work to, its not fun anymore once you've done it for a living.
I think you're describing my setup a few posts back.

I too am former infantry and I think the lean to makes it pretty comfy (for me). I use the same set up for road trips.

Nice to know there are some other grunts on here!
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #3484
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In Australia our culture is a little different with trailer parks; they aren't mainly where the people living on hard luck come from. They tend to be a place for wealthy older retired folk with big 4WD's and big caravans doing laps of the country to fill in time. QUOTE]

Yeah it's a shame we over here tend to put our values on other parts of the world. I know the "parks" are great places and waaaaaaayyyyy different than what we consider a 'trailer park' here.

Nice set up,,,,,,,,,,BIG, but nice and comfy...
Guess you haven't been to the trailer parks in Malibu. Costs a minimum of a million bucks to live there....
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #3485
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:17 AM   #3486
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:22 AM   #3487
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Loaded for a five day road trip to the HUBB Rally at IronHorse Campground in North Carolina, near Deals Gap. Tent in yellow bag, sleeping bag in red bag. Cooking gear and bike supplies in left bag. Clothes in right bag. Top box almost empty except for computer. Tank bag camera, tire Gage, etc. Had over packed as for a month long trip to test for a Mexico trip in the future. Wanted to see how the bike handled the load. All went really well. DR's are a great multi purpose bike for travel.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:07 AM   #3488
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Cooking: GSI soloist, MSR pocket Rocket a bare burrito for dinner
Sleeping: Thermarest blow up mattress crappy coleman 20 bag and even crappier big 5 backpacking tent i forgot to stake down, and yes the wind howled that night.

Spare clothes I didn't utilize and some other stuff in the wolfman E12's, favorite Pendleton in the tail bag with flip flops and sanucks, chain lube and other odds and ends. flash light, head lamp, sunblock, snacks, maps, bug spray, lip balm, pen, earplugs in tank bag.


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Old 03-19-2013, 04:33 PM   #3489
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Totally in accordance to the thread.

I'm prospecting for front bags. They should be 10" wide and not over 15" high. Yours look real good. Care to give their specifications?
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #3490
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Totally in accordance to the thread.

I'm prospecting for front bags. They should be 10" wide and not over 15" high. Yours look real good. Care to give their specifications?
I love the revpack, soft sided saddlebags, the ones without the internal plastic stiffener. You can roll them up and throw em in your tankbag and deploy them only when needed.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:26 AM   #3491
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Those were some cheap bags that were on sale for like 8 bucks from an equestrian supply place. After a couple of miles of dirt I concluded that tank panniers won't work for me offroad, they won't let you get up on the tank. I'm probably just going to get a wolfman enduro tank bag and call it good.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #3492
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Those were some cheap bags that were on sale for like 8 bucks from an equestrian supply place. After a couple of miles of dirt I concluded that tank panniers won't work for me offroad, they won't let you get up on the tank. I'm probably just going to get a wolfman enduro tank bag and call it good.
Same story for me! Bought a similar set made by Tusk, on sale at Rocky Mtn ATV a couple of years ago. Figured they wouldnt work on my 640, then saw them in my garage last year and said to my self, what if......

they do fit just below/behind my legs. Just had to modify them a bit to be held by the seat and added some straps at the bottom! They hold 4 days of basic clothes(shirt/boxers/socks) and a few misc items! Pretty helpful for $10!
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:09 PM   #3493
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:11 PM   #3494
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Those were some cheap bags that were on sale for like 8 bucks from an equestrian supply place. After a couple of miles of dirt I concluded that tank panniers won't work for me offroad, they won't let you get up on the tank. I'm probably just going to get a wolfman enduro tank bag and call it good.
Good tip.
I've found these


The measurement is close to requirements: 10"*13"*4"
And cheap as chips.
Horses and bikes, closer than one might think.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #3495
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Good tip.
I've found these


The measurement is close to requirements: 10"*13"*4"
And cheap as chips.
Horses and bikes, closer than one might think.
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