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post #1 of 13 Old Dec 29th, 2011, 9:46 pm Thread Starter
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Hiking Poles and LT?

I enjoy riding to places and hiking and like to using trekking poles on some of the steeper hikes. Has anyone found a good set of poles that collapse small enough to fit nicely into the side cases, or top case? Or does anyone else do the ride and hike thing?

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Collapsable walking sticks can be found in any good outdoors store.
All the rage now a days.

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Re: Hiking Poles and LT?

I love hiking and I love motorcycling, but I can't say I've combined the two.

That being said a pair of collapsable poles (REI, Amazon, etc) should fit fine in a LT side case.

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I enjoy riding to places and hiking and like to using trekking poles on some of the steeper hikes. Has anyone found a good set of poles that collapse small enough to fit nicely into the side cases, or top case? Or does anyone else do the ride and hike thing?

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I bungie cord them to the topcase rack.
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Re: Hiking Poles and LT?

x2 ........If they don't come with the carry bag, wrap them in a towel to save the chrome on the rack..........$00.02



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x2 ........If they don't come with the carry bag, wrap them in a towel to save the chrome on the rack..........$00.02

Thanks guys. I lost one pole this week, and broke the other, so I'm looking for some new ones. The last ones did not fit into the bags, and I simply tucked them under the flap on the Kathy's top case bag I have. It worked, but since I have to buy a couple of new sets, wondered if there were any that collapsed really small.

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Re: Hiking Poles and LT?

Dale,

Walking poles, golf brollies, etc., will fit nicely slid in under the top case and along the top of a side case and can be secured to the side case handle with a small bungee cord or a velcro cable tidy (or even more securely with a cable tie if you want to sacrifice a tie each time).
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Re: Hiking Poles and LT?

Leki and Komperdell make some decent poles that might collapse small enough to fit diagonally in the top case, but that pretty much fouls up getting other gear to fit inside. I lash mine to the rear rack just forward of the top case. No problems. I use the nylon lashing straps used to attach sleeping bags to packs, or some 5mm cord.

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Re: Hiking Poles and LT?

I love riding to the parks and taking a good hike, My problem is getting all my crap in the cases with the hiking boots, the riding boots don't do good on the trails.
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I prefer to carry spare parts & tools so I don't ever have to do any hiking when I'm on my LT .

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I love riding to the parks and taking a good hike, My problem is getting all my crap in the cases with the hiking boots, the riding boots don't do good on the trails.
I've found that carrying two sets of boots when you're already loaded with camping gear does take up too much space.

If hiking, I now leave the riding boots at home; a good pair of hiking boots don't make bad riding boots.
Add tall, heavy gaiters for wind and rain protection above the ankle.
I like the front opening gaiters for easy on/off.

http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gaiters.html
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I've found that carrying two sets of boots when you're already loaded with camping gear does take up too much space.

If hiking, I now leave the riding boots at home; a good pair of hiking boots don't make bad riding boots.
Add tall, heavy gaiters for wind and rain protection above the ankle.
I like the front opening gaiters for easy on/off.
Wearing the gaiters is an excellent suggestion. You do not want the boot laces to get caught on a foot peg should you put the bike down. We have a club member with third degree burns on his ankle and calf because his boot laces were caught and he couldn't get his foot free. Pretty lousy to lay there trapped waiting for help while smelling your flesh turn into steak.

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Re: Hiking Poles and LT?

http://www.amazon.com/Folding-Collap...5623813&sr=8-1

Folds to 12 inches, but perhaps not as sturdy as full length or telescoping poles.
There are others on the market of similar design.

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