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Old 07-23-2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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Show us your Road Ready Steed

Packing my steed is half the fun. Sometimes I pack over and over again.
Getting the perfect mix of look, weight, profile.

Each time I pack. Do I have to much? Not enough. Trepidation, anticipation.
Calling my riding partner, What do you have? You carry this. I'll carry that.
Tools. First Aid kit. Water. Spare this, spare that.

I've tried it all. No tank bag for a week long trip. Silly if you ask me. But everybody has their own idea of what should be packed.

We all go thru it.

Show me your packed Steed ready for the road. In a couple days, I'll show you mine.

I used to think I had it all figured out. But one time in Silverton Colorado I pulled out a knife. Then another. Somewhere I have a picture of like 12 knives my buddy and I stuck in a table. Right now I have at least 5 flashlights loaded on my GS for next weeks trip.



Show me your road ready steed. I'll show you mine.


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Old 07-23-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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Alright, Alright,,,,,

Just one. That's it,

Just one loaded Steed,



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Old 07-24-2007, 01:21 AM   #3
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Here's mine. Loaded for a week and a half trip. I decided about half way through I had too much stuff.



here's a closer view.

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Old 07-24-2007, 01:30 AM   #4
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Here's mine for 4 days down to California.

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Old 07-24-2007, 02:17 AM   #5
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:17 AM   #6
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Hopefully, this is what it WILL look like when it is packed, plus a tank bag.

I am guessing that is not ice tea in that water bottle?
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:31 AM   #7
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Here's a road ready steed for a 3 day ride.





Here's a nice one for a 3 day ride.





This one is way overpacked.

Way,,,,,





Overpacking can lead to trouble.


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Old 07-24-2007, 06:31 AM   #8
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:58 AM   #9
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From last weekend. Just a two-day trip, and probably a little overloaded. Like you said in the OP, I think leaving the tank bag behind is silly - it's just handy for so many things. I'm still figuring this all out, though.

I hoteled, so no camping gear.


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Old 07-24-2007, 07:47 AM   #10
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:07 AM   #11
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or may be it was too heavy
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:51 PM   #12
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Bandit 1200s loaded 'cept for the Givi




I used the Givi about half the time I went on trips. Otherwise I just used the rack to tie stuff down on.
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:22 PM   #13
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dirt road ready

- 6 days offroad



last year - 7 days offroad

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Old 07-24-2007, 06:26 PM   #14
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great thread.....

take a look here as well

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237723
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