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SimonT

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Going Camping
« on: September 13, 2011, 09:54:20 PM »
Hi Guys,

Im going camping on the weekend with some mates, and am tossing up whether to get a lift with someone (boring) or taking the C5 (exciting).

The camping site is about 3-3.5hrs away so its a decent haul, mostly on the highway at 100kmph.

What would you do?

My main concern is carrying everything like tent, sleeping bag, air mattress, clothes, food, cooking gear etc. I think ill have to strap the tent, sleeping bag etc to my pillion seat. Any tips on doing this, or does anyone have any good ideas for carrying all this stuff?


bob bezin

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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 10:00:34 PM »
magnetic tank bag for clothes, and cargo net for  tent sleeping bag and air mat . saddle bags are nice too.for oil and raingear.
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SimonT

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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 10:04:16 PM »
thanks bob...

will a cargo net hold everything to the pillion seat?

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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 10:13:35 PM »
Can your mates  take some of your stuff for you?  A toothbrush fits in the tool box. 
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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 10:26:49 PM »
there should be enough room behind you to fit it all on there just try to keep the stuff off of the paint if you have a painted fender.as it might rub  a bit on a long trip.
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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2011, 10:30:23 PM »
A good cargo net will probably do OK.  You might want to double-secure things with straps or bungie cords.  Rope works well if you have the skills with knots & hitches.

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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011, 10:34:42 PM »
I've done some highway riding wearing a full camping backpack, trucks passing or other turbulent air will toss you about. Ride carefully if you try that.
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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2011, 10:53:12 PM »
Just keep the heavy stuff as low and as far forward as possible.

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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2011, 05:50:50 AM »
Remove the pad from the pillion and you are left with a nice rear rack.

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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2011, 10:48:58 AM »
Usually all I need for camping fits in a small tank bag (30Euro) for heavy stuff and a 60 liter waterproof luggage roll (40 Euro), strapped across the pillion. It's even big enough to put the tent inside the roll.
If you use strong strapps for securing the bag there will no stability issue with your bike. Have fun!
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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2011, 09:56:50 PM »
Thanks for all the input guys.. unfortunately i have been convinced to get a lift with someone.. The main influence was the wife in my ear hehe.

Hopefully one day ill be able to go this anyway, so all your ideas are greatly appreciated :)

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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2011, 11:01:27 PM »
Have fun! :)

One of the crappiest vacations I ever took was when I left my motorcycle at home.  My wife and I drove to Pismo Beach, Ca.  which is one of my favorite places when I'm on a motorcycle.

Seemed that every day I would think of some new place to ride or to just putt around thru.  Even thought of re-riding roads I had ridden many times before but doing this in a car had no special appeal to it so I just sit on my butt and watched the ocean and wished I had my scooter with me.

I even thought about going into San Luis and renting a bike but they wanted an arm and a leg for it so I grumped a bit and passed on the idea.
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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2011, 02:04:31 AM »
Hi Simon,

Should take the bike, 2 to 3 hour run at 100K/hr is not a problem on our roads.

As I mentioned some time ago I did a weeks riding on a Tassie trip all loaded up apart from beer. ;D

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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2011, 02:16:39 AM »
do your mates have enough room to take your bike with you?
best of both worlds. u can be gunga din and make beer runs on the bike.
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Re: Going Camping
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2011, 10:46:14 PM »
After years of loud bikes, I just can't hear my wife anymore. She calls it selective hearing loss but I just say "what?"