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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Feb 10, 2022 at 6:50 PM
    fatfurious2

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    What about changing the direction of the latch? Could something like this work, if its already for a HD?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078W4NS9L
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2022 at 7:12 PM
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    Jeez that was a bit much for me. I get where he’s coming from for advice for new riders but I’ve done backpacking with a minimalist set up. I’ve camped off the bike with less than I can carry now with my set up.

    he’s got some good points though, find what you need as a bare minimum and build up from there to ensure you’re comfortable. Good sleeping bags, sleeping pads, thermals and layers will pay it forward. Don’t skimp on the things that mean your survival.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2022 at 7:15 PM
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    For me I pack on my bike almost the same as when I backpack. My tent, bag, pad, water filter and cooking gear is less than 10lbs so there's plenty of room and weight left to bring some extra clothes and comfort stuff. I don't want/need to lug around a 15lb tent that has a garage for my bike and room for a dance party inside.
     
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  5. Feb 10, 2022 at 7:25 PM
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    I was watching the setup of this tent, and already decided that it was way too much. I previously found out that i cant sleep while hanging, but im going to try again with a hammock that i got for Christmas.

    I definitely do not need a parking space for my bike though.

    https://youtu.be/Q7lXjuM3P6k


    I never got into backpacking. First it was a generic ground tent, that eventually got washed away. And then i went to RTTs on the truck. Now im spoiled. We will see how moto camping does for me. I like camping in general, but im also not going to do just the bare bones setup. I need a little comfort
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2022 at 7:40 PM
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    I don’t really consider my setup barebones. I got older and more busted up so I started spending money on the good quality and expensive light weight gear. I have a 2 person tent I can sit up comfortably in that weighs 2.5lbs, 15° down bag at 2lbs and so on. I like to be comfortable and warm still but can’t carry all the dumb stuff I used to when I was 20.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2022 at 8:22 PM
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    That dude needs to lock the focus on his camera, the constant twitching had me turn it off before he got to #2.

    My "bare minimum" doesn't fill my hard cases, so I bring lots of extra shit I probably don't need, but have space for and that don't weigh all that much. Especially the comfort items: pillow, sleeping pad, chair, home made pannier cooler, comfort clothes, extra pair of shoes, etc.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2022 at 8:23 PM
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    Those tents are huge when broken down and so freaking expensive. Like, they look awesome on the 'gram, but that's about it. And I can't sleep while hanging either.
     
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    I used to be really into backpacking. I would hike into the GWNF wilderness areas (nothing with wheels allowed) and stay for 5-10 days with minimal gear. I was blown away when I saw all the gear people took camping on wheeling trips. Creature comforts are nice, but for me it took away from the outdoor experience. I guess that's why I never got into wheeling either. I felt more "outdoors" when I was hiking. But, to each their own.

    I really don't have any room to talk shit anymore. Now, I just stay in hotels.

    :anonymous::anonymous::anonymous:
     
  10. Feb 11, 2022 at 6:37 AM
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    FWIW I am running it with a Hero 8 here and it's obviously extremely solid.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33FlzLhmTgk

    Obviously not highway speeds but the amount of bounce you get on rocky terrain can be pretty abusive and it's solid af. And if you are worried, just run the tether through your helmet strap as backup just in case.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2022 at 7:08 AM
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    I’ve got a ton of camping gear to support either full on glamping in the 4Runner or minimalist backpacking. My go to tent right now is a Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 and it packs down pretty small and weighs a little over 2lbs.

    i really like the lone rider tent for its size and the vestibule for either the bike or a seating area outside of the weather and can see using it on long trips.
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  12. Feb 11, 2022 at 7:34 AM
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    I can't wait to do this to my sons quad, He still hasn't got the strength to hold the button down so usually I have just been pulling him around.

    Ha I have been the opposite. I got into camping to have a place to sleep on the cheap for wheeling trips. Now I find myself trying to challenge myself more and more as well as learned to love camping just for camping alone and nothing else. Usually when I camp just to camp though it is winter camping, or like I did a couple weeks ago, camping to go snowboarding the next day.

    [​IMG]Untitled by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    That trip I found the limits of my 3 season tent though, about 8" of snow overnight and 40 mph gusts.

    [​IMG]Untitled by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    Moto camping is my next big thing, and I do want to attempt backpack camping at some point in my life since my wife and I love hiking.

    The lone rider tent I think would give me comfort in knowing my bike is literally right next to me and out of site for potential would be thieves in the middle of the night when doing like a the TAT or something. Like yeah there are likely going to be super remote campsites but there are likely going to be shitty camp sites near civilization too.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2022 at 11:36 AM
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    Size of the Lone Rider tent is pretty decent.
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  15. Feb 11, 2022 at 1:04 PM
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    I have been looking for a winter tent for a bit, this looks like it can suit both my winter trips and eventual moto camping. Appreciate you sharing this.
     
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  17. Feb 11, 2022 at 1:50 PM
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    good afternoon yall :hattip:

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    Testing the go pro. Pastrami with everything.

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  19. Feb 11, 2022 at 2:44 PM
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    hey I said *wheels* not tires :) Took each wheel separately to the shop (had to leave one on at a time for balance) for them to change the tires for me since this was before I owned a Taco I could've hauled it in
     
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    Yup :thumbsup: love the quick setup without the extra pole too.
     
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