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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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So as some on here know, I enjoy motocamping and well this past weekend I went to Detroit Bike Week. I took a pick of my gear all packed up, and wanted to share incase some others have wondered about what all they could get on their bike. There were a few things I have taken, but left behind for this trip since they were not really needed. List of gear also included in this post.
  • 3 person dome tent
  • 5'6" x 7'6" all purpose tarp
  • 15'2" x 19'6" reflective tarp
  • self inflating sleeping pad
  • sleep bag
  • pillow
  • hatchet
  • 6 can cooler
  • 100 ft of rope
  • extra battery
  • extra selenoid
  • tire repair Slime
  • air compressor
  • tool
  • 2 12ft extention cords
  • battery charger
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • extra pair of shoes
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 1 hoodie
  • my jacket
  • water jug
  • rain gear
  • bath suppies
  • phone charger
  • flashlight
  • grill stick
  • fire starter
  • I'm sure there are other things I'm missing on the list


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That looks like a pretty complete camping setup you have there. I go a bit more sparten when I camp off the bike.
I haven't been able to get more than an over night in the past few years though. When the kids are older I hope to be able to get out for longer again.
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Nicely done !
Looks to be like another great adventure this weekend
EDIT: I miss my tank bag...(sun & age got to it).


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So as some on here know, I enjoy motocamping and well this past weekend I went to Detroit Bike Week. I took a pick of my gear all packed up, and wanted to share incase some others have wondered about what all they could get on their bike. There were a few things I have taken, but left behind for this trip since they were not really needed. List of gear also included in this post.
  • 3 person dome tent
  • 5'6" x 7'6" all purpose tarp
  • 15'2" x 19'6" reflective tarp
  • self inflating sleeping pad
  • sleep bag
  • pillow
  • hatchet
  • 6 can cooler
  • 100 ft of rope
  • extra battery
  • extra selenoid
  • tool
  • 2 12ft extention cords
  • battery charger
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • extra pair of shoes
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 1 hoodie
  • my jacket
  • water jug
  • rain gear
  • bath suppies
  • phone charger
  • flashlight
  • grill stick
  • fire starter
  • I'm sure there are other things I'm missing on the list


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Girl! Now that is a bag you have on the back!! Hope you had a good time at bike week.
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Doc did almost the same...and even had a spare tire and rim.....





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Pretty snazzy. Not too far off of the setup I had on my Trip last month.

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That looks like a pretty complete camping setup you have there. I go a bit more sparten when I camp off the bike.
Well you know a gal must have her stuff even when we ride

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Nicely done !
Looks to be like another great adventure this weekend
EDIT: I miss my tank bag...(sun & age got to it).
It was a great adventure, the tank bag I have is awesome, it's a T-Bags bag and there is actually a map pouch I just didn't take along the trip this time.

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Girl! Now that is a bag you have on the back!! Hope you had a good time at bike week.
That sissybar back is a Saddlemen bag with duffle roll. It's great cause it has locking buckles and is something like 38 cubic inch not counting the duffle roll.

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Doc did almost the same...and even had a spare tire and rim.....
Wow Spare tire now that's impressive! I don't worry about the spare tire cause I carry a repair kit, forgot to mention them at first, but I added them to the list.

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Pretty snazzy. Not too far off of the setup I had on my Trip last month.
That's awesome, if you were closer we could do some motocamping
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Maybe we need to change the name of your bike to mule. That is an impressive amount of stuff you got on there. When I camp I carry far far less.

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Maybe we need to change the name of your bike to mule. That is an impressive amount of stuff you got on there. When I camp I carry far far less.
You know I've been thinking the same thing. Not too sure if I like mule lol but a name change is becoming more required.
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...Daaaaaayumn...I'm impressed! There is absolutely no way I could fit all that on my bike since I did the seat swap, so I'm going to have to get creative when I go camping! Well done!

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