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Old 01-01-2011, 11:10 AM   #376
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thanks for the detailed reply!!!
Happy New Year and i will be pimping out your products!!!

(i'm buying one of Javier's "shop" Coyote Bags)
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:23 PM   #377
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the strap is exactly the correct length to secure to the rear fender
I'll have another look & post up a pic...
Maybe Im doing it wrong
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:35 PM   #378
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Dave, how much is the heat shield all by itself?
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:43 PM   #379
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the strap is exactly the correct length to secure to the rear fender
Maybe Im doing it wrong

Here are the pics

The strap is long enough that the buckle interferes with the metal clip.


The strap on the other side is not in a position to pull the metal clip in.


Am I doing it wrong?
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:45 AM   #380
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Should be routed like this:

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Old 01-02-2011, 04:37 PM   #381
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Can that storm flap be retrofitted?
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:45 PM   #382
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Should be routed like this:

Thats what I thought.
525 fender seems a bit narrow for that to work though...

There are obviously loads of RFS bikes out there with the Coyote on - Im wondering what the trick is that Im missing.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:31 PM   #383
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Just bought a GL coyote

Just pulled the trigger on a coyote.

I have never done the multi day self supported trip thing, so this is my first.

What I would like to know is how do I stay relaxed on the bike in terms of not worrying about stuff like tents etc falling off?

Is there a super strap system that complements the GL coyote ?

What is the best packing system when you have to pack:

stove + stove fuel + kitchen equipment
sleeping bag
tent
thermarest
tools and tube
small amount of food and clothing

I'd be very keen to hear the best most a appropriate way to pack this stuff and if there are any extra straps or ties downs I need to buy
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:24 PM   #384
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I have never needed extra straps. For either the Mo'Jave or the Coyote.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:42 PM   #385
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Just pulled the trigger on a coyote.

I have never done the multi day self supported trip thing, so this is my first.

What I would like to know is how do I stay relaxed on the bike in terms of not worrying about stuff like tents etc falling off?

Is there a super strap system that complements the GL coyote ?

What is the best packing system when you have to pack:

stove + stove fuel + kitchen equipment
sleeping bag
tent
thermarest
tools and tube
small amount of food and clothing

I'd be very keen to hear the best most a appropriate way to pack this stuff and if there are any extra straps or ties downs I need to buy
you might strap the themarest and maybe your tent poles to the outside of the Coyote bag with ROK Straps.http://www.aerostich.com/rok-straps-classic.html
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:59 PM   #386
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You won't need extra straps...the supplied straps are plenty long to accommodate a tent/thermarest strapped to the back of the Coyote.

You can see in this pic, I have my tent and sleeping back strapped to the Coyote using the straps that are on the bag itself. Inside the bag is my stove/fuel/food, clothes, flask of scotch, and tools. There might be a Cuban cigar in there also.




Ignore the bungee net, that's just for stowing the jacket if it happened to get real hot. It's not holding anything down.

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:57 AM   #387
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Hey Mook - yeah, the strap is at it's limit as it was designed to go just short enough for the Husky, KTM, Beta (all those cool EU bikes). The buckle should sit right up against the hook. Not likely, but it is possible yours is sewn 1/2" longer . . . there is certainly enough strap to simply make an over hand loop or knot in the webbing on the buckle side which will shorten it up at least an inch.
Cheers Dave.
Just wanted to make sure I wasnt going about it arse-backwards.

I have a cunning plan to use a single cable tie loop to effectively narrow the attachment points on the coyote & take up a bit of the seemingly-excess strap length. I'll take a pic.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:24 AM   #388
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Just pulled the trigger on a coyote.

I have never done the multi day self supported trip thing, so this is my first.

What I would like to know is how do I stay relaxed on the bike in terms of not worrying about stuff like tents etc falling off?

Is there a super strap system that complements the GL coyote ?

What is the best packing system when you have to pack:

stove + stove fuel + kitchen equipment
sleeping bag
tent
thermarest
tools and tube
small amount of food and clothing

I'd be very keen to hear the best most a appropriate way to pack this stuff and if there are any extra straps or ties downs I need to buy
Part of the trick for packing light is to take things that can serve multiple purposes. For instance, I have a pair of Nike off-width tights that I can a) sleep in b) wear under my riding pants if it's cold c) wear around casually and not look too awfully dorky (although that is subjective). Same goes for shorts, take a pair that you can go to the hot spring in or wear around camp when it's warm. Shoes? I like Teva style sandals as you can hike in them if needed and they pack pretty flat.

As far as sleeping bags/pads go most of us opt for the Big Agnes combo. The down bags pack small and the pads roll up to next to nothing. I have a reversible stuff sack (fleece inside) that I stuff with a fleece vest and other clothes for a pillow. got it at REI.

Cooking? Jet Boil packs really small and has a french press option if you like coffee in the a.m. As far as food I generally go with Mountain House, although somehow I always come back with unused packages... Tortillas, Tapatio, Bagels, Jerky, Clif Bars are always in my bag somewhere.

Small 2-man tent that weighs 5 lbs. or less. I like the extra room for bringing gear inside overnight. I have a Eureka Lite-N-Up which I got for $99. I also have a collapsible three leg stool that packs light. I hate sitting on the ground. Get some Tyvek building material for ground cover under the tent and run it thru the washer to make it soft and more easily packable.

Baby wipes. Always have them.

Hope this helps a little...
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:44 AM   #389
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yep the 2 center straps on the coyote are extra long to acomodate items straped outside. ofcourse rox straps can provide more versatility. i don't even use the fender strap on mine as i'm using the center straps looped through rear rack. much faster than messing w/ fender straps but you must have a rear rack.

with that said i use a dry duffel for the items that would normally be straped to the outside. my tent, pad and sleeping bag are in the dry duffel on the rear rack and the coyote sits on the rear of the seat just against the rear rack. with this method i'm still all contained in 2 bags but can carry more (a few more creature comforts) in the coyote than some of the mimimalist do. i also have a bunjee net straped to the top to quickly stash items if need be.

i also use a small 2 man tent but have a mtn. hardware down bag (which is kinda funny as big agnes headquaters are steamboat, but so is mtn hardware's PR dept, who i do some work for) and a thermarest pad. for extra shoes i'm a fan a keen newports as they pack small yet fit like regular shoes on your feet. they can get wet or be used w/ wool socks for warmth. i've even riden short distances in them.
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Just pulled the trigger on a coyote.

I have never done the multi day self supported trip thing, so this is my first.

What I would like to know is how do I stay relaxed on the bike in terms of not worrying about stuff like tents etc falling off?

Is there a super strap system that complements the GL coyote ?

What is the best packing system when you have to pack:

stove + stove fuel + kitchen equipment
sleeping bag
tent
thermarest
tools and tube
small amount of food and clothing

I'd be very keen to hear the best most a appropriate way to pack this stuff and if there are any extra straps or ties downs I need to buy
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:58 PM   #390
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You won't need extra straps...the supplied straps are plenty long to accommodate a tent/thermarest strapped to the back of the Coyote.

You can see in this pic, I have my tent and sleeping back strapped to the Coyote using the straps that are on the bag itself. Inside the bag is my stove/fuel/food, clothes, flask of scotch, and tools. There might be a Cuban cigar in there also.




Ignore the bungee net, that's just for stowing the jacket if it happened to get real hot. It's not holding anything down.

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I got you guys all beat, I have figured out the secret of how to lighten the load on this bike camping thing

Got the bike all loaded up for a couple day camping/fishing trip.


At the first gas I discovered I lost my tent


I should say too it's not the Giant Loop Bags fault. It was a crappy packing job on my part.

I had been riding a solid hour, on a lot of well-traveled roads and then also some cross country with major whoopage and jumps into washes and whatnot. Thing could have been anywhere.

I went back, but couldn't find it. I'm PISSED, it was a new Nemo 2p that I've used like 3 nights. However, I was not super thrilled with the packed size, so now the quest continues. I think I'd like the Nemo 1 on the bike, but not actually using it.

this is why i mentioned the ROK straps.

ROK straps are half webbing, half tough elastic, so you can crank down on your extra gear and it will move WITH the gear, not let it slip out like it did with Xymotic.
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