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Old 03-27-2013, 03:39 AM   #3526
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But that's the idea, less is more

As the saying goes "pack smaller, take less, travel lighter" includes being able to safely ride as well in many conditions.......

Don't get me wrong, on the GS I have the stock hard bags and a small top box but I try not to add anything I cant carry in those boxes. If it has to go on the passenger seat it's only a small (shoe box size) soft bag. I always have the fear, with hard bags, that a tip over will crush my leg or foot (again).
I use small bags (Wolfman) on the DRZ and much prefer to travel as light as I can.

Big cases are helpful however when the pig falls over and you have to pick it up
*Laughs* MotoB I had that issue just the other day mate.

I dropped the Tiger for the first time... in a F***ing Servo! It was one of those days where I thought "Maybe the U'verse is telling me I should pack it in and go home"

Putting air in the tyres, moved the bike from the wrong side, stand kicked up, held on (Still have a bung elbow), tipped... and let him go. And it was AWESOME!!!! Unlike my previous bikes where I would have worried about fairings and scratches, I just stood there thinking, "Sheesh... I am Dick. But WOW, with panniers on it only tips 45Deg... Nice!"

Some old dude came running over, but by the time he got too me it was back up. Of course he was a rider, and we spent about 20 minutes chatting.

Damage: A scuff on the Plastic base of the Alutrax!!

I applaude the guys who have a single set up no matter the occasion. I applaude the minimalists, and the guys who enjoy the comforts.

For me, the adventuring is "You know what, i am going for a ride",and be packed and gone in under 15 minutes (OR if I need to outrun the CHAOS of the apocalypse!!)

I know with my set up, I wanted versatility.
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Both the Lass and I ride, and what I pack for a joint trip, or solo trip is different. So with a mix of hard/soft, I can pack the bike in about 6 different configurations taking into account duration/people/terrain & security needs (Scumbags have a little harder time getting into hard cases).

Fully kitted, I can still get off the black stuff. Just have to take it a little slower, and probably not go single track... But i am still willing to test the theory.

I have to go with RANGO on this one:

It doesn't matter whether you're soaking wet or reeking a mile in the wind, the ones who live have a story and are welcome to all our amenities.

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Cheers to all stinking buddies with stories

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Old 03-27-2013, 01:35 PM   #3527
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OK where is the kitchen sink?
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:36 PM   #3528
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Here you go Kitchen Sink.

Getting ready for a quick over night...no sense in all of us being uncomfortable.
Nice back rest too.




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Old 04-04-2013, 02:28 PM   #3529
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Is it possible to get the plans you used to make this sweet contraption? I'm getting ready to go camping at the end of the month for a week and I think it would be a good accessory for my BMW


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Here you go Kitchen Sink.

Getting ready for a quick over night...no sense in all of us being uncomfortable.
Nice back rest too.




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Old 04-04-2013, 02:32 PM   #3530
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Is it possible to get the plans you used to make this sweet contraption? I'm getting ready to go camping at the end of the month for a week and I think it would be a good accessory for my BMW
Check the Touratech website. I'm sure I saw one on there.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #3531
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Check the Touratech website. I'm sure I saw one on there.
yeah but you'd have to take out a mortgage AND give them your first born.

They make nice stuff though.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #3532
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This was my setup in '78 in my college days - me and the girlfriend rode from NY to San Francisco - and back. Wow..... 72 Yamaha XS2 650 twin.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #3533
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WOW Tank bags have come a long way


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Old 04-04-2013, 04:10 PM   #3534
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WOW Tank bags have come a long way

I think everything came a long way looking at everything about that pic.. very cool photo though..
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #3535
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nice tank bag and seat cushion. I love seeing old scoots outfitted for the road.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #3536
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This is a weeks worth of stuff plus my "big" rotopax tool kit.

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Old 04-05-2013, 05:17 AM   #3537
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:19 AM   #3538
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My 97 VFR set up for two weeks camping

It all fits in these Kriega bags. I have a thirty Liter on the tail with two 10's strapped on the sides then a 20 liter for the tank. They are totally waterproof and easy to put on and take off. The big one holds tent (3man) and sleeping bag/pad with room to spare. The side bags hold clothes in one and maintenance emergency stuff in the other. The tank nag holds maps, personal stuff and anything I might need during the day.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #3539
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My new setup. Haven't had a chance to test it out yet, but I think it will do nicely.

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #3540
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It all fits in these Kriega bags. I have a thirty Liter on the tail with two 10's strapped on the sides then a 20 liter for the tank. They are totally waterproof and easy to put on and take off. The big one holds tent (3man) and sleeping bag/pad with room to spare. The side bags hold clothes in one and maintenance emergency stuff in the other. The tank nag holds maps, personal stuff and anything I might need during the day.
I just borrowed a US10 for my Death Valley trip, great stuff. I'm a big fan and will be buying more of their stuff!

Word of advice from my experience, carry a couple large garbage bags and put your tent in one. The sleeping bag will wick the moisture from your tent, especially in a sealed bag. Sleeping in a wet bag, sucks!
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