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Offline Chitza

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Re: Loaded and Ready to Ride (Pictures)
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2016, 06:26:06 AM »
Loaded for a shakedown ride before an 11,000 mile adventure. Good thing, too. Need to lose about 50# of unnecessary crap. Oh, and the saddlebags. Very poor planning on my part. Gas tank is UNDER the seat. DOH!
It's accessible but a PITA.
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Re: Loaded and Ready to Ride (Pictures)
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2016, 11:51:22 AM »
Gas caps under the seat are a real PITA.  I've had to deal with that on a couple of my scooters.

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Re: Loaded and Ready to Ride (Pictures)
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2016, 01:18:22 PM »
I picked up a set of OEM bags that are waterproof. $50 on the f650 forum. Woohoo!  A rear seat, rear rack and tank bag. I'll only need to add a tool roll and a small dry bag to fit everything that made the cut! Pics soon!!
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Re: Loaded and Ready to Ride (Pictures)
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2016, 05:49:43 PM »
SeatoSummit makes a combination compression and dry bag.  Mine have been in some real gully washers and never leaked a drop.  I believe Academy carries them.  They come in various sizes. 

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Re: Loaded and Ready to Ride (Pictures)
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2016, 05:42:22 PM »
Thank you, Yankee! Just ordered 2 of the Sea to Summit eVent bags. I think they are gonna solve my luggage concerns! I'll post pics when I get it all set up.
Loud pipes make me hungry for Valium biscuits and scotch gravy. - kdtrull

Yeah....ham it up, crackers.   ;D -kdtrull
The politically correct term is "Saltine American". -KevinB

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Re: Loaded and Ready to Ride (Pictures)
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2016, 08:32:23 PM »
Thank you, Yankee! Just ordered 2 of the Sea to Summit eVent bags. I think they are gonna solve my luggage concerns! I'll post pics when I get it all set up.

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Loaded and Ready to Ride (Pictures)
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2016, 09:59:05 PM »
The Sea To Summit eVent bags came in today.
Remember this?


I put my sleeping bag and camp pillow in the medium.



Saved about 2 liters of space when compressed.



My clothes were stuffed to the max in this 26 liter saddlebag.



I put my clothes in the large. I even added extra clothes because I had room.



I put the sleeping bag/pillow in the rear seat bag with all my other camping gear and tools. My extra riding gear in the rear rack bag and strapped my clothes to the D-rings on top of the rear seat bag.



I still have empty space in both bags AND I still have the tank bag.

Where's that happy dance emoji?

BONUS: all the bags, the BMW OEM bags and the STS bags are waterproof. And they are the same color scheme :)

I paid twenty something bucks for the medium bag and about $32(?) for the large on eBay.
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Re: Loaded and Ready to Ride (Pictures)
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2016, 02:07:09 PM »
Here it is on the bike:

Loud pipes make me hungry for Valium biscuits and scotch gravy. - kdtrull

Yeah....ham it up, crackers.   ;D -kdtrull
The politically correct term is "Saltine American". -KevinB

Offline griff

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Re: Loaded and Ready to Ride (Pictures)
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2016, 08:02:17 AM »
Those sea to summit bags are tougher than they look. I've had one I use for my bike sleeping bag for years. It's held up well. Lots of dual sport camping. When it's on the bike, it's up high in the center. It's gotten smacked by lots of branches that I thought would have torn it up. Keep sharp stuff away and you're good to go.
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