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Offline SchalkL

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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #360 on: May 24, 2012, 11:30:38 pm »
The older i get the more I realize that less is more. Recent weekend trip up Sani.
The drybag contains:
2 person hiking tent
sleeping bag
blowup mattress
good selection of tools
spare tube
warm fleece jacket
1xbogroll
second pair of warm gloves
camping blanket
air pump
sandals
socks
kokoi

Small backpack hydration pack (6 litres) for the other odds and ends. This was for a weekend trip and my luggage capacity was used up about 2/3.
On a longer trip through, i don't see myself using much more than this. Maybe another pair of socks, a t-shirt and a change of underwear.







+1 Looks just right
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #361 on: May 25, 2012, 08:56:00 am »
On the way to the MMC Karoo

Just had another look at this, what is all this stuff you have loaded? Looks like you are loaded for 3  - are you carrying for other people?

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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #362 on: May 25, 2012, 11:23:29 pm »
On the way to the MMC Karoo

Just had another look at this, what is all this stuff you have loaded? Looks like you are loaded for 3  - are you carrying for other people?

TM...

Nope - but I was prepared for the cold!

On top of my Pizzabox i had:

Stretcher (not an air mattress, but a proper army type stretcher)
Tent
4-legged foldable chair
Backpack with a polar fleece blanket inside (Double-bed size, so I can roll myself into a cocoon in it)

Inside the Pizzabox - canned food
Topbox - Clothes for 4 days, as I went to visit family after the MMC
Panniers - "casual" shoes, tools, gas stove, sleeping bag, extra ground sheet, etc.

the extra ground sheet came in handy, I used it to block the wind off my tent completely. It was about -2 degrees the first night, but I was warmer inside the tent than I would've been at home!
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #363 on: May 26, 2012, 08:48:03 am »
Somewhere in Nam...
 

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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #364 on: May 26, 2012, 09:33:38 am »
Tweespoor did you have any fuel shortages between towns on the KLE?
Did you take exstra fuel with you?
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #365 on: May 26, 2012, 04:52:57 pm »
Hi
No, luckaly no fuel issues. I did'nt carry any extra fuel though.   Had to plan the route carefuly to allow for fuel stops.  I think my riding companion took along a bit of extra fuel.  You will get about 220 km doing gravel touring (80 km/h) on the KLE and about 170 km if you give her a spanking.  Range is not a strong point on a KLE.  I've been lusting after a 660 Tenere for a while now.   :drif: :drif:  It has good range.  As mentioned, careful planning and you should be ok.   :thumleft:
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #366 on: May 26, 2012, 08:09:40 pm »
HPN 663 with panniers.  ::)




HPN 663 with Giant Loop soft luggage.  ;)

 

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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #367 on: May 26, 2012, 08:54:36 pm »
Holy moly, the thought of dropping these bikes with all that on...or hitting something at speed.  :eek7:  :o

I'm with BlueBull on this one. Some people doesn't seem to realize the sh*t they drag along completely
ruin the bike's handeling and spoils the ride. Not to mention limiting your ability to ride technical terrain.
These two came through Africa like this!!! Documentary Film makers of sort so maybe they have a camera
and tripod to make up some of the luggage.  :imaposer:

Touratech must have sponsored them because besides the luggage that poor BMW was a rolling showroom
having every imaginable piece of Touratech contraption for a F800GS fitted.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2012, 09:00:26 pm by Michiel »
 

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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #368 on: May 26, 2012, 08:57:36 pm »
How the frame on that 800 did not break is beyond me.
The rider must have been very good to keep that on the road :deal:
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #369 on: May 26, 2012, 09:03:02 pm »
He was very gentle. The part where we saw him, Solitaire in Nam, he was riding about 60km/h
on the wide open dirt highway. That F800GS probably never saw top gear.
 

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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #370 on: May 26, 2012, 09:04:24 pm »
How the frame on that 800 did not break is beyond me.
The rider must have been very good to keep that on the road :deal:

I cannot imagine touring on any bike loaded like that. How did he manage Africa or did he stay on tar  ???
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #371 on: May 26, 2012, 09:11:36 pm »
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #372 on: May 26, 2012, 09:37:49 pm »
Holy moly, the thought of dropping these bikes with all that on...or hitting something at speed.  :eek7:  :o

I'm with BlueBull on this one. Some people doesn't seem to realize the sh*t they drag along completely
ruin the bike's handeling and spoils the ride. Not to mention limiting your ability to ride technical terrain.
These two came through Africa like this!!! Documentary Film makers of sort so maybe they have a camera
and tripod to make up some of the luggage.  :imaposer:

Touratech must have sponsored them because besides the luggage that poor BMW was a rolling showroom
having every imaginable piece of Touratech contraption for a F800GS fitted.

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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #373 on: May 28, 2012, 10:21:39 pm »
All these photos were taken of our loaded bikes and others on our 13,350km tour from JHB to the Equator in Kenia and back. You can read the RR under >Ride Reports>Long Tours>To the equator and back in 40 days.
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #374 on: May 28, 2012, 10:41:05 pm »
All these photos were taken of our loaded bikes and others on our 13,350km tour from JHB to the Equator in Kenia and back. You can read the RR under >Ride Reports>Long Tours>To the equator and back in 40 days.
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2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #375 on: May 28, 2012, 10:49:44 pm »
All these photos were taken of our loaded bikes and others on our 13,350km tour from JHB to the Equator in Kenia and back. You can read the RR under >Ride Reports>Long Tours>To the equator and back in 40 days.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
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4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #376 on: May 28, 2012, 10:54:29 pm »
All these photos were taken of our loaded bikes and others on our 13,350km tour from JHB to the Equator in Kenia and back. You can read the RR under >Ride Reports>Long Tours>To the equator and back in 40 days.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #377 on: May 28, 2012, 11:08:59 pm »
All these photos were taken of our loaded bikes and others on our 13,350km tour from JHB to the Equator in Kenia and back. You can read the RR under >Ride Reports>Long Tours>To the equator and back in 40 days.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #378 on: May 29, 2012, 07:03:06 am »
Schalk - Cool Pics!!  :thumleft:
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Re: Pics of your LOADED bike for the long trip.
« Reply #379 on: May 29, 2012, 08:41:05 am »
Schalk - Cool Pics!!  :thumleft:
Thanks ThinkMike
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