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AlexK
12-22-2012, 11:25 PM
I know we have a thread about what people bring with them, but how about some pictures of your bike with your gear or your bike at camp. I've always been a fan of pics of cool bikes at campsites. Let's see them!

CVMALink
12-23-2012, 11:53 AM
First pic: Loaded up to head back to Colorado to spend time with the family while I was stationed in Ohio.

Second pic: A quick run to the package store.

hillakilla
12-23-2012, 12:21 PM
this is from my trip from michigan to oregon. pretty long trip, 3 days to get out there, spent a week there, and 4 days to get back, so had a lot more shit than i'd take for just a weekend trip. https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/267284_638296466667_1915851_n.jpg

i also met this guy in the middle of montana (i think), who was doing a trip from new york to oregon.
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/185535_638296326947_2702076_n.jpg

Fgsacts
12-23-2012, 1:05 PM
Sturgis 2011. Rode out from Illinois.

WrenchTechRacing
12-23-2012, 1:13 PM
This was my setup for a 700 mile round trip. It was a rough one to say the least haha.

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/5931/28550519467713494958028.jpg

deadbeatcustoms
12-23-2012, 1:39 PM
Did Sturgis for the first time, spent 2 1/2 weeks on the bike, 8 days camping in a one man tent at the Buffalo Chip. Shit was wild

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o733/deadbeatcustoms/sturgis1_zpsada63722.jpg

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o733/deadbeatcustoms/sturgis2_zps2054607c.jpg

Soulkitchen
12-23-2012, 2:11 PM
Short trip to WI from MN.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c318/invisiblecouch/camping.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c318/invisiblecouch/Luthmers.jpg

Randeezy868
12-23-2012, 6:48 PM
cool thread. New Jersey this past summer.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a109/Randeezy868/562813_3399022977318_1164268731_n.jpg

section8joe
12-23-2012, 6:56 PM
Here's my setup for a weekend trip. Tent sleeping bag and some extra clothes.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7587088292_3e2844596b_z.jpg

stevebeard
12-24-2012, 12:00 PM
How many of you look for a "camp ground" or just a nice spot on the side of the road

Evidence
12-24-2012, 12:28 PM
Anyone just carry a backpack with their tent strapped to it? How well does it work? Im not gonna have a 9 foot tall sissy bar to strap shit too, so my back is the only option lol.

Pendulum
12-24-2012, 3:28 PM
Anyone just carry a backpack with their tent strapped to it? How well does it work? Im not gonna have a 9 foot tall sissy bar to strap shit too, so my back is the only option lol.

Don't forget about the handlebars. I usually carry a roll of clothes, 1L water bottle, and any of my little crap (chap stick, sun screen, etc) on the handle bars. This is on an XS650, so if I can do it on a small bike like that you shouldn't have any issues.

rustrocket84
12-24-2012, 4:20 PM
How many of you look for a "camp ground" or just a nice spot on the side of the road

I carry a Rand McNally Road Atlas. It has a lot of campgrounds listed for the national forests, and for state parks.

I also carry this book around with me and it is pretty righteous for cheap camping. http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50/rustrocket84/coleman.jpg

rustrocket84
12-24-2012, 4:23 PM
Here's my setup for a weekend trip. Tent sleeping bag and some extra clothes.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7587088292_3e2844596b_z.jpg


Is that a military surplus bag? I've been looking at those just trying to decide on the size.

LivingCanvas
12-25-2012, 10:08 AM
Anyone just carry a backpack with their tent strapped to it? How well does it work? Im not gonna have a 9 foot tall sissy bar to strap shit too, so my back is the only option lol.

Carrying everything on your back gets old real fast. Try to find a way

interstatejoe
12-25-2012, 11:14 AM
Carrying everything on your back gets old real fast. Try to find a way

^Truth^ Strap shit to your bars, tank, rear fender, etc & thank yourself later.

HRK123
12-25-2012, 12:06 PM
A few from a camping trip last fall. Bent up a sissy bar from some round-bar and welded a few bungs to mount it, strapped my shit to that, and the handlebars. Also had a magnetic tank bag for small stuff like toll money, camera,etc.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a394/hotrodkush2/297176_1001143378619_867767280_n1.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a394/hotrodkush2/602350_1001143468439_1317821814_n-1.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a394/hotrodkush2/544947_1001153618099_1101317683_n.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a394/hotrodkush2/65477_1001154441449_1342090083_n.jpg

sweetpotato650
12-25-2012, 12:41 PM
Its easy to strap shit all over your bike even without a sissy bar. Handle bars are good, also if just just make some points on the back end/fender support where you can attach a tie down or bungee you should be good. I have welded on stuff like this: http://i.pgcdn.com/pi/100/89/50/1008950274_260.jpg (just the loop part) so you have something solid to put your tie downs on.
Here is my old xs all ready for a weekend trip:
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/maxritchie/87b8573e.jpg
And I rode a friends bike from San Diego back to British Columbia here was out set ups:
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/maxritchie/IMG_7976.jpg
Sleeping bag/mat on the bars:
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/maxritchie/GOPR0166.jpg

Going to be building my bike up this winter with some improvements for the long haul, like an auxiliary gas tank on a sissy bar for some extra mileage.

section8joe
12-25-2012, 11:05 PM
Is that a military surplus bag? I've been looking at those just trying to decide on the size.

My buddy is an airborne ranger and gave it to me. Its an awesome bag but its not waterproof. I put all my shit into a dry bag and stuff it into that backpack. This bag is way larger then your usual ll bean college kid backpack and its built to last!