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Sep 20th, 2006 10:03 am
UncleRock
Quote:
Originally Posted by meese
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.
Thats down right disgusting
(from a man that cut a pair of drawers off in a porta potty, after a straight thru run to Daytona)
Rock
Sep 20th, 2006 2:52 am
meese 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
UncleRock
off course?

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
Rock
Sep 19th, 2006 9:14 pm
hschisler
Quote:
Originally Posted by murray
Remember to turn the underwear and socks inside out every other day and you will be fine.
For even more time between laundry stops you can turn the underwear front-to-back. The fit is a little funny but it allows more time on the road.
Sep 19th, 2006 7:30 pm
murray
Quote:
Originally Posted by bibleman
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?
Remember to turn the underwear and socks inside out every other day and you will be fine.
Sep 19th, 2006 6:45 pm
tobiwan
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
pozo_izquierdo
Quote:
Originally Posted by myk_edwards
Hi,

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.
I haven't ridden the bike solo with the luggage rack and the load but with two up I did not really notice much difference. At least I was not pulling wheelies on the traffic lights...
The extra load (total 24 kg) sits very low, maybe that helps.

Regards
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
danbrown
more luggage

be careful about blocking the license plate. most states require it to be visible at all times.
Sep 18th, 2006 3:42 pm
myk_edwards
Quote:
Originally Posted by pozo_izquierdo
Have you checked the "trailers, sidecars, hitches" -section?
I had this built on a modified Dauntless receiver.
Hi,

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
CharlieVT
Outrigger saddlebags

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:


http://www.bmwlt.net/ubbthreads/show...ts&Main=140495
Sep 18th, 2006 3:19 pm
tbarstow
Packing

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
pozo_izquierdo Have you checked the "trailers, sidecars, hitches" -section?
I had this built on a modified Dauntless receiver.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...69927#poststop

I have an AutoCAd 3D drawing of the rack if anyone is interested.

Regards
Sep 18th, 2006 11:08 am
Bluebayou2
Hitch Rack

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
garry_kramer
More room

Quote:
Originally Posted by bibleman
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?
On the top box, take out the liner. It will give you a few extra cubic inches. SO and I did 12,000 km last year without a trailer. This year bought a trailer and did 9700 km with no problems. Nice thing about a trailer you can pack a cooler and stop anywhere for a break, cheese and crakers, drink (non-alchol) It was great to be able to stop in the 110f days we had around Pheniox.

Garry
Sep 18th, 2006 8:55 am
Tat_n_Telle 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
DanDiver
link to it

Haven't used it, but here is a link to it:

http://www.dixonymachine.com/Pakit%20Rak%20GL1800.htm
Sep 18th, 2006 7:33 am
bibleman
Additional Storage

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?

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