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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone camped with their bike? We are trying to figure out how to pack the bikes. He has a backseat and luggage rack on his bike. We normally put the suitcase on his and then an extra bag on the passenger seat. Then on my luggage rack we put our change out gear (rain, night goggles, differnt weight gloves, etc). In his saddle bags goes our leathers.

What we have never packed before is the tent, sleeping bag, or mats. How have you packed?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 12:13 AM
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Several times my dear.I pack 2 bed rolls,2 mummy bags,tent,2 bag chairs,food and drink in my saddle bags.Tie on a small cooler.The wife carries the clothe bag on her fender rack.I carry LED headlights for the both of us,small LED lantern,Knife,cork screw and bottle opener.If we camp in a primitive camp site I also take along a single burner that screws on top of one those small propane bottles.This is only good for 1 to 2 nights.Can't pack enough food and beer.We kinda look like the Beverly Hill Billies rollin down the road but it's a lot of fun.

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Ok I am impressed. Our leathers pretty much max out the saddle bags. This is for the Run for the Wall ride so we ride rain or shine. I was thinking about doing one sleeping bag in a water proof bag on the front forks of my bike. They hit rain leaving CA last year then 113 degrees in AZ & NM. The northern route in AZ hit snow. We dont need to take any other cooking gear since we eat as a group of 300. How the heck do you fit two sleeping bags and rolls and tent in your side bags. Does that include her sidebags so a total of four?

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I tie all the bags,tent,bed rolls and chairs to my passenger back rest and seat.Yes my wife has saddle bags also.Like I said we look like hill billies rolln down the road.

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Roadhouse slip on exhaust
K&N air filter with lid mod
Cobra Fi2000 powrpro auto tuner
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Corbin low profile solo seat
LED running lights front and rear
21 inch chrome raider front wheel
200 tire on the rear
113 Hd eating tire smoking cubic inches
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Ok I would love to see a picture!

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Sorry I just looked for a pic but it's on my other computer.

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LED running lights front and rear
21 inch chrome raider front wheel
200 tire on the rear
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The pic is not really tongue-in-cheek (although the cooler is a little extreme). Many riders (myself included) strap bulky but lightweight items such as sleeping bags and tents to sissy bars. Some folks install sissybars that are 2-3' high solely for that purpose. And some folks invest in hammock-tents so that their sleeping and shelter needs can be consolidated in a single item:

http://www.backcountry.com/hammock-b...&mr:adType=pla

Remember the bike is not a pickup truck and load your heavy items low. Good luck.


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Ya, and who needs a primary cover anyway..we don't need no stinking primary cover! LOL!



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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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The feed back is great guys. I attached a photo of how we normally load up. Again we have to make sure we are water proof becuase the pack does not stop for stinking rain or snow. We try to keep me pretty light on load since I am a new ride. He keeps saying my next bike WILL have bags.
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I pack more than that for my coffee break snack!



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