Now that's carrying too much gear?

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Re: Now that's carrying too much gear?

Post by devon john » Mon May 23, 2016 2:25 pm

may be that all his possessions and he's a road tramp

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Re: Now that's carrying too much gear?

Post by AndyB » Mon May 23, 2016 3:42 pm

No matter what I do I always end up with more than I expected to take but that's madness :pinch:

I've started packing ready for Wednesday's great departure and 2 panniers, a top box and a hold all is going to be more than enough for me and if I really wanted to I could get away without the hold all and just strap my tent on top of one pannier and the tarp on top of the other one but I want to leave room for cheap smokes on the way home plus most important of all is to be able to carry a few cans of beer on days when I plan to camp (thumbs)

KTM 1190 Adventure panniers are bloody useless because of the cut out for the exhaust. I've got everything I need for cooking plus a few ready meals in there and if I was sure I'd be able to buy the right gas canisters I'd have a lot more space because I've got 2 spares in there plus one in my pan set.

If I turn off all the electrical garbage the bike will pull wheelies with even a sniff of throttle once I've finished loading it :laugh:

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Re: Now that's carrying too much gear?

Post by BobH » Mon May 23, 2016 4:02 pm

Different setup from what I use on the DR, seems not too far away from what he has loaded up. I am dropping some things at my brothers tho. Metal cases do not seem to hold as much as my Magadans tho. Expect there is an art to it which I will soon learn......
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Re: Now that's carrying too much gear?

Post by frenchy3 » Mon May 23, 2016 4:08 pm

Hi,on my trips on a Harley Davidson MT350 i carried the bare minimum in the small panniers and two Bergen sidepouches zipped together on the rack. The first few times there were items i didn,t use so i cut them out of the packing list and got really ruthless. I had light weight wild camping gear including Hammock,Basha,groundsheet,petrol stove,cooking gear,sleeping bag,waterproofs,snugpak jacket,bike spares,kettle,Platypus water bladder,head torch,folding saw and a few other bits and pieces. I could do a ten day trip with a very lightly loaded bike.

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Re: Now that's carrying too much gear?

Post by ChasF » Mon May 23, 2016 4:16 pm

I get fed up unpacking and repacking that lot every day.

I don't know what people find to take. I can manage with a 30 litre gl coyote with the tent strapped on top.

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Re: Now that's carrying too much gear?

Post by ChasF » Mon May 23, 2016 4:20 pm

BobH wrote:Different setup from what I use on the DR, seems not too far away from what he has loaded up. I am dropping some things at my brothers tho. Metal cases do not seem to hold as much as my Magadans tho. Expect there is an art to it which I will soon learn......
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Re: Now that's carrying too much gear?

Post by ZX Raziel » Mon May 23, 2016 7:55 pm

Mawsley wrote:Image
Love it :laugh:

Seriously what is he carrying ? enough fuel to get around the world without stopping at petrol station ? :blink:

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Re: Now that's carrying too much gear?

Post by ZX Raziel » Mon May 23, 2016 7:57 pm

BobH wrote:Different setup from what I use on the DR, seems not too far away from what he has loaded up. I am dropping some things at my brothers tho. Metal cases do not seem to hold as much as my Magadans tho. Expect there is an art to it which I will soon learn......
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Well sorted bike (thumbs)

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Re: Now that's carrying too much gear?

Post by chrisjk » Tue May 31, 2016 6:36 am

Might as well use a car! Can anyone really enjoy riding a bike that heavily loaded?

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Re: Now that's carrying too much gear?

Post by robson » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:56 pm

chrisjk wrote:Might as well use a car! Can anyone really enjoy riding a bike that heavily loaded?
a masochist.

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