|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|Sep 20th, 2006 10:03 am|
Originally Posted by meese
(from a man that cut a pair of drawers off in a porta potty, after a straight thru run to Daytona)
|Sep 20th, 2006 2:52 am|
Or just don't wear any underwear.
Actually, I know guys who save up old underwear for long bike trips. After a coupe of days, just throw them away. That way, the bike get lighter as the miles pile on.
|Sep 19th, 2006 10:33 pm|
What kinda of Bible you reading?
Just asked since the first line in your signature is you stole it. Ain't that a conflick of interests
|Sep 19th, 2006 9:14 pm|
Originally Posted by murray
|Sep 19th, 2006 7:30 pm|
Originally Posted by bibleman
|Sep 19th, 2006 6:45 pm|
More storage needed
I allowed my SO to do most of the packing, ok she did it all. I strongly suggested that we needed to pack lightly. Well, when we arrived in Atlanta on the way to CCR it was hot I mean HOT,104 F in the stop and go rush hour traffic. We had no place to put our jackets. and vests.
Purchased Chicane bags that hold a lot or a little, they have a strap system that compresses the bag and keeps it small. I mounted them above the side bags. Using a double strap system to fasten them on. one set of straps under the rear seat and another set behind the seat.
A lot of extra storage for not a lot of money.
|Sep 19th, 2006 11:50 am|
|usmctpdog||I have contacted the " Pakit Rak " Co. and will be notified when a BMW LT version is ready to be shipped... *Seems it has been in the pipline for some period of time.|
|Sep 19th, 2006 12:53 am|
Originally Posted by myk_edwards
The extra load (total 24 kg) sits very low, maybe that helps.
|Sep 18th, 2006 3:58 pm|
|lenny||spacebags will let you pack more in the same amout of space|
|Sep 18th, 2006 3:55 pm|
be careful about blocking the license plate. most states require it to be visible at all times.
|Sep 18th, 2006 3:42 pm|
Originally Posted by pozo_izquierdo
what's the effect of a bag that size on the bike? does the front end get light on you or is the luggage mounted low enough as to not affect the bike? I've been thinking about something like this myself.
|Sep 18th, 2006 3:22 pm|
When we go 2-up long trips or camping we load the top rack and outrigger softside saddlebags.
Warning: it is easy to overload the bike doing this, but if you're like me and just can't go the trailer route this adds significant volume to luggage. Link to an old post below:
|Sep 18th, 2006 3:19 pm|
Remember that you can always stop and do laundry. We only pack 2 changes of clothes, rain gear, cold gear, tent, sleeping pads & bags, and a soft side cooler.
|Sep 18th, 2006 3:02 pm|
Have you checked the "trailers, sidecars, hitches" -section?
I had this built on a modified Dauntless receiver.
I have an AutoCAd 3D drawing of the rack if anyone is interested.
|Sep 18th, 2006 11:08 am|
I am using the hitch rack from alsmotorcycleaccessories.com on a Dauntless hitch. I called him and he made sure the hitch would bolt up to the Dauntless. I carried 40 lbs one trip and 30 lbs the second trip. I only noticed something "a little twitch" when coming to a stop. Probably had 40 Lbs on passenger seat. I am not yet settled on a box to mount on the rack. I used a large dry-bag that did not look good. Then tried a Rubbermaid box that was a little wide and touched down on tight corners. Overall happy with the $40 rack on the $400 hitch!! hmmm?
|Sep 18th, 2006 9:34 am|
Originally Posted by bibleman
|Sep 18th, 2006 8:55 am|
What type of riding trip are you doing? Camping, or motels? If it's motels, you should have more than enough room on the bike as is. Nothing wrong with stopping at a laundromat along the way to freshen up the wardrobe.
I have a routine I go through when packing for a trip - I lay out everything I want to take, and then look at each one individually and ask myself, "Do I really need to take this?". It usually cuts my packing in half, at least.
Now, if I could only convince Telle to do the same... :-)
|Sep 18th, 2006 7:47 am|
link to it
Haven't used it, but here is a link to it:
|Sep 18th, 2006 7:33 am|
I am planning a 2 week trip, and will need some additional storage. I am not ready to start pulling a trailer yet with my K1200LT, so was wondering...
There is a device call the PakIt Rak that many GoldWing riders use, allowing a large bag to be attached to a receiver hitch.
Does anyone use a similar device on their K12?