What to Pack for a Long Motorcycle Road Trip (2018)

  • Опубликовано: 10 авг 2018
  • What to pack for a long motorcycle trip. This is what I pack on most trips whether it be a weekend camp out, a week long adventure or a month journey. I'm currently out roaming around the Sierra Nevada Mountains for a week, and this is everything packed on my motorcycle.
    Hopefully this gives you some ideas on what to pack and how to pack it, this is just the items I pack, I will be creating a video soon about weight distribution and securing/strapping luggage to a motorcycle.
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Комментарии • 242

  • Vena Chhangte
    Vena Chhangte День назад

    Wow.Great..Like ur bike. Name of the bike??

  • bible basher
    bible basher 2 дня назад

    Heated vest? Yeah thanks for reminding me Tim, I want heated pants. I ride a bit over 500 km a week and much of that is at night and altho' Australian winter is nothing like Nth America it is chilly and I am a bit of a cry baby. I haven't noticed a heated vest review here have you done one ?

  • Yogi's Cycle Service
    Yogi's Cycle Service 7 дней назад

    Awesome review thanks. I do a fair amount of distance riding and its interesting to see how your packing compares to mine. I like it and those packing cubes are a great idea

  • RexDexPL
    RexDexPL 8 дней назад

    Geez, way to much stuff, especially for US. And those overweight Touratech cases that somehow people feel compeled to buy - you will break your bones with those sharp edges if you leg ends up underneath one during a fall. They are ONLY good if you need to lock your stuff away while not being there, otherwise soft luggage is always a better option.

  • RexDexPL
    RexDexPL 8 дней назад +1

    The most important thing to pack for long trip is something else than BMW GS.

    • RexDexPL
      RexDexPL 6 дней назад

      +Wally Diab It really depends where are you going, for how long and what do you expect to do there. There's no one bike that can be ideal for all conditions. For my trips Honda AT or KTM 690 or even GS 800 was a better choice since they are more dirt oriented than GS 1200. The wise thing to do is to choose your bike for the hardest part of the trip because its easier to handle wind on a highway on a 690 than to handle GSA (or even GS) in the mud or or a serious rocky terrain. Unfortunately, people more often than not buy big bikes, mostly GS 1200 because they believe that their experiences will be magically transformed just from the fact of owning that particular motorcycle. I think the common denominator is that a lot of people have paved road only background in riding and for them the fact that GS can deal with a gravel road feels awesome. If you went the other path and had dual sport bike or light enduro and actually traveled on it you will have a different opinion on buying any kind of overweight "adventure" bike. I sometimes see those guys on trails with those big bikes with metal panniers - fighting for every inch, careful not to drop their 20k+ USD, 600 lbs+ bike. I try to be open minded but where I live the BMW GS has a mark of a "old guy with mid-life crisis" for a reason.

    • Wally Diab
      Wally Diab 6 дней назад

      So what do you think about the best Motor for Adventure & Long Trip...It is personal appreciation...Simply you can't choose the same shoe as anyone else..ain't It?

  • b w
    b w 8 дней назад

    Dont fold your clothes, roll them instead! Saves lots of space and keeps things from getting wrinkled!

  • Lex Macdougal
    Lex Macdougal 8 дней назад

    Omg i saw bigfoot in this video

  • Dalai Panda
    Dalai Panda 9 дней назад

    What is the total weight you are carrying usually. It’s a great comprehensive range of gear you have. Great video, thank you.

  • Yes Sure
    Yes Sure 13 дней назад

    My thought is = tools, flat tire provisions, credit card, then everything / anything else. Take more cash and less stuff :))

    • Yes Sure
      Yes Sure 9 дней назад

      I guess you can figure out I have been riding motorcycles for a long time :)

  • Pedro Carvalho
    Pedro Carvalho 14 дней назад

    oh wow, really useful tips in this video! thanks!

  • Hell Razor
    Hell Razor 14 дней назад

    Holy organized! You certainly love your bags lol... not knocking your organization/packing skills as you fit an awful lot of shit on that bike and I give you credit for it... but I have to say that the cost of your bags alone must approach the $300+ mark. Plastic, zip-lock, or garbage bags cut to the size you need them will do the same trick in most all cases for those of you on the cheap like myself. Also... as far as the things I will never leave without are duct tape, a length of wire (3'), zip ties, crazy glue (also great in cases where stitches may be needed), a rag, knife, gun (just be sure to have your CWP and know the laws of the states you're going through as not all states are reciprocal to another. The states that are not you may need to carry the firearm in one locked bag and ammo in another... but if out in the middle of nowhere and you come across a crazy in the end it's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

  • Peter Baumgart
    Peter Baumgart 17 дней назад

    Do you find the solar charger useful? I charge from my main bike battery, the load to charge a phone seems negligible compared to its capacity...

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  14 дней назад +1

      I use it as a power bank, I just charge it from my bike (skip the solar part) and then I have power when off the bike, Mostly for the hemet bluetooth because it's a pain to charge while riding. The solar aspect is not practical, takes too long, but as a power bank it is great.

  • Shasha
    Shasha 23 дня назад

    Certainly a virgo guy.

  • Hildton McConnell
    Hildton McConnell 25 дней назад

    you for got the kitchen sink, I did a lot of bike tours but only 2 to 4 weeks , could fit every thing in a back pack on the back seat of my bike, and the fishing rod on the side. All ways used a 3 man tent for lots of room for pillow just closes under my sleeping bag. Would get up early and drive for about 2 hr. and stop for breakfast as they were a low cost meal and lube the chain be for going in to eat. Other meals were over camp fire or cold. Never had saddle bags or top boxes until I got my KLR. then from there on always wanted them. That was in my mid to late 40's. it was nice to have a stove for quick coffee. The one thing I would make sure of on a touring bike is a large gas tank, when we got up north every thing closed at 5 in those days, and we would ride until just before sun set around 9 or so in mid summer.

  • Gmanndogdeguy
    Gmanndogdeguy 25 дней назад

    Just bought an Adventure bike! Thanks for putting out the vid! Cant wait for summer

    BUNDYS BLADE 25 дней назад

    The most important thing i take on my trips around Europe on my GSA, is empty space!. I try to keep my topbox as empty as possible because you never know what you might want to bring home. I also take Tyre plugs and a compressor.

    CLAYGRIZZLY Месяц назад

    Awesome video, thanks a bunch!
    Quick question: do you carry any spare tubes, even though you're tubeless?
    I'm planning a 5 day trip to Zion's N.P. this spring and was thinking I might need a tube just in case I get a flat that a plug kit wouldn't fix.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  27 дней назад

      I don't carry tubes, my Schrader valve has a tire pressure sensor on it so it's better for me to just call a tow truck if I can't plug the tire. If that wasn't the case I would probably carry tubes even for a tubeless tire because of the off road stuff. Great question! If you are staying on pavement it is somewhat unlikely (although not impossible, it has happened to me) to cut a tire rather than the much more common nail.

  • Brad Vander Plas
    Brad Vander Plas Месяц назад

    Great info, thanks! Have you ever dove into/up to Alaska? I'm from Fairbanks and plan on driving down to the Lower 48 this summer. If so, any tips?

    • Brad Vander Plas
      Brad Vander Plas 28 дней назад

      Thanks Tim! I have a Road King, so my motorcycle travels aren't too bad. Straight up camping can be challenging. I've learned a lot from your videos, and am basing my packing list off yours!

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  Месяц назад

      I have not been up to Alaska yet, hoping in the next year or two I will get up there. Plan on a lot of time down here, lots to explore. I imagine most of your Moto travels in the lower 48 will be much easier and simpler that up in Alaska. Hard to find anything as remote as it can get up there. Good luck!

  • Remko v.d. Wielen
    Remko v.d. Wielen Месяц назад

    A solid piece of plywood to put beneath my sidestand in muddy terrain.

  • Ben O
    Ben O Месяц назад

    hey Tim, Dandanthefireman suggested I visit this page! awesome advice, never thought packing cubes would make it so easy! makes me want to travel more even though I'm starting out riding

    • Ben O
      Ben O Месяц назад

      Forty Times Around will do! the traveling "miles" is always funny to try calculate, we use Kilometres here, but still enjoying the videos! especially fuel efficiency and traveling tips in general!

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  Месяц назад

      Thanks Ben! Glad you are enjoying my videos. Say hi to Dan for me. Those packing cubes are great, really helpful.

  • mikez104
    mikez104 Месяц назад

    lol @ 7:40. Frito's be ready to pop.

  • Arthur McHugh
    Arthur McHugh Месяц назад

    It would be funny if I hadn't seen it so many times!!! I have a shirt that I wear when I ride my Ducati multistrada that reads " IF YOU REALLY LIVE TO RIDE YOUR HARLEY SHOULD NEVER BE ON A TRAILER "

  • Mauricio Lepe
    Mauricio Lepe Месяц назад

    honestly probably the best video to prep for a long trip. I'm in so cal and getting ready for a solo trip up to norcal and I can say this video got me very pumped and excited about the possibilities.

  • Vetter
    Vetter Месяц назад

    This is a fantastic channel. I’m new to both motorcycles and camping and I’m binge watching these videos. 👍🏼

  • Wooley689
    Wooley689 Месяц назад

    Thanks for the tips, I like my saddle bag liner cases. Those package meals actually taste pretty good, have had a few MREs and mountain house are great.
    I see a little bit of shake in your hands, do you have early symptoms of Parkinson? Or are you just tired?

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  Месяц назад +1

      Still nervous on camera, plus I drink a ton of coffee lol. A few people have mentioned that, I tend to be on the shaky side so maybe that is something I should get checked out. Thanks!

  • hodaka1000
    hodaka1000 Месяц назад

    3 pairs of socks 2 pairs of gloves.

  • Arthur McHugh
    Arthur McHugh Месяц назад +1

    Ooooooo so this is real info ! I thought it would be have a friend help you push your Harley on the trailer and chuck your stuff in the truck next to the beer cooler! 😎😎😎🏍🏍🏍🏍🍺

  • Liberty Tree
    Liberty Tree Месяц назад

    I came across this site on Adventure Rider and thought I'd post it here. They make Cordura nylon bags, tool rolls and pannier liners. They make custom sizes also. I am NOT associated with the business or receive compensation. I am considering checking them out to have some liners made.

  • Biker Bytes
    Biker Bytes Месяц назад

    Always interesting to see how others pack, it’s quite an art and gets better every time until you’ve done enough trips to have it down like a boss. Thanks for sharing.

  • Bill Smith
    Bill Smith Месяц назад

    Dude, you are so organized! Great video, but where is the duct tape and bailing wire?.....;-]

  • WFO Dave
    WFO Dave Месяц назад

    Very nice video. I've been an off-road racer for 50 year and just getting into this adventure stuff. Bought a KTM 500 and been having a blast. Now my wife bought be a 1290 for xmas. I'm leaning away from hard bags because of what i've read about them if you fall. What is your take?

  • Ricky Andrade the FAM
    Ricky Andrade the FAM 2 месяца назад +1

    Bro where do you keep your tampons 😂 JK.

  • strange lee
    strange lee 2 месяца назад

    Why am i watching this?
    I've never even been on a motorcycle.
    I'll still watch though.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  2 месяца назад +1

      LOL thanks, glad you enjoyed it. You should try motorcycles, they're great fun!

  • JamesAllmond
    JamesAllmond 2 месяца назад

    In 50 years of doing this, first aide kit, tools and all weather riding gear where you can get to it, then half the other crap you think you need and twice the money...

  • ahmod ahmed
    ahmod ahmed 2 месяца назад

    well done and thanks for the tips on bike packing for trip.

  • Robert Hedrick
    Robert Hedrick 2 месяца назад

    P.S. Hats and sun screen - skin cancer sucks. I've had it.

    • Jim Piquette
      Jim Piquette Месяц назад

      Robert Hedrick Recommend hat with large brim . Had skin cancer on ear and had small section removed.

  • Robert Hedrick
    Robert Hedrick 2 месяца назад

    Once again, I almost lost some teeth with a flashlight in my mouth - headlights are the way to go.

  • Thomas Christoff
    Thomas Christoff 2 месяца назад

    You got a lot of stuff g. Nice

  • Konstantinos Τ
    Konstantinos Τ 2 месяца назад

    Hi Tim, thank you for this amazing video

  • Marc Richardson
    Marc Richardson 2 месяца назад

    What waterproof compression sack are you using for your bag?

    • SooperKewl
      SooperKewl Месяц назад

      +Forty Times Around Thanks! What size is your camping dry sack duffel? Would a 24"/40L size be large enough for a setup similar to yours or do you need something larger?

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  2 месяца назад +1

      This one here: amzn.to/2M56w69

  • Rick Pappas
    Rick Pappas 2 месяца назад

    Another informative video Tim. Thanks. The packing cubes are a great idea. I tour two-up and having them in his/her colors will make loading/reloading gear into our bag liners in the morning much easier. Like you, I try to put things where I can easily get to what I need and my sidecases mostly carry the stuff that I would only need overnight . But, because of weight, my tool kit goes low into a sidecase. I prioritize my right sidecase over my left so that in the event that I need to get into it, I'm not standing on the traffic side of the bike if I need to pull off roadside.

  • Kermit
    Kermit 2 месяца назад

    That rig just looks sooo big lol What % of your miles would you say are gravel?

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  2 месяца назад +1

      A decent amount of off road, some rough stuff but within reason. Looks heavier than it is, plus the low center of gravity helps. I am working on shedding some weight from this list lol.

  • Tony Kart Racer
    Tony Kart Racer 2 месяца назад

    Where's the gun, buddy? I wouldn't be able to sleep soundly without one out in the middle of nowhere.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  2 месяца назад

      I haven't needed one yet, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Don't blame you though, there have been nights it would have helped me sleep.

  • Film it Aerial
    Film it Aerial 2 месяца назад

    framing. cant focus watching you
    but topic is grate

  • GS Adv.
    GS Adv. 2 месяца назад

    You need few years riding to have that set up 80% usable.. you don’t mix tarp and pillows.. you don’t overload top cases area(losses control).. plus plus.. your set up is very unpractical.. keep riding around the entire USA Canada’s and México till you have what we use for on off road long distance travel..

    • GS Adv.
      GS Adv. 21 день назад

      TheChimera 37 contact me directly to chat.. I hate all this gossiping chats that look like a gay party

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  2 месяца назад +1

      Thank you, you as well!

    • TheChimera 37
      TheChimera 37 2 месяца назад +1

      Forty Times Around My travel is sim to yours. Have a great holiday season!

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  2 месяца назад +1

      I think he is referring to a primarily off road setup. In that case he is right, it is too much stuff if all I was planning to do is single track, mud, sand and the like. My road trips are 80-90 pavement riding with the occasional dirt track to get to a campsite, county maintained dirt roads and once in a while a bit more extreme situations where I may have to unload the cases and hike my gear through a certain obstacle. For me and the way I travel this setup is great. Of course there is always room for improvement and each year it gets better. I've never tried to give the impression that my setup is the only way it can work for anyone, this is just what works for me, for the way I travel. If you never touched dirt you could pack much differently, if all you do is dirt track you probably should pack differently. Thank you both for your comments!

    • TheChimera 37
      TheChimera 37 2 месяца назад +1

      GS Adv. can you explain more of what you mean. 40’Times setup seems very practical. What am I missing ?

  • BackRoad Biker Adventures
    BackRoad Biker Adventures 3 месяца назад +15

    Baby wipes... I must have a very large pack of baby wipes!

  • Sheila Simpleton
    Sheila Simpleton 3 месяца назад

    Where’s your chain lube?

    • Sheila Simpleton
      Sheila Simpleton 3 месяца назад

      Forty Times Around Ha! I believe it. I want to go on a cross country trip next year and wondered about chain maintenance on a trip like that. That’s why it was on my mind. Lucky for you though, you don’t have to worry about it!

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  3 месяца назад +1

      I have a drive shaft. Mostly because I am not a fan of chain maintenance. My last bike had a chain, with the amount of miles I tend to ride cleaning and lubing a chain was becoming a full time job lol. Good eye though! Ride safe!

  • ian2958
    ian2958 3 месяца назад

    Very much my setup, except for all the electronics. I like your packing bags. I started going that way but there is space for improvements :-) . You can do a huge space saving by switching to an Exped Airmat or Synmat UL mattress. They pack down extremely small and yet make you sleep high enough in case your tent floor gets wet. If you use one of the Exped Compression drybags for your sleeping bag, you can use that bag as a pump to fill the mattress super fast. I also strap small Enduristan XS bags on top of each pannier cover - one for my rain gear and one for my tent & tarp. That way I don't have to open any of my luggage when it rains and I don't mind to put these items back when they are still humid. I also fixed some straps inside the pannier covers. If your Touratech bags are not too full, you can easily fit the Helinox camping chair and i.e. the Helinox table inside the pannier cover and they are still out of your way when you open the cover. Finally I was happy that I took a booster/power bank on my last trip. Actually it was my riding partner who was very happy because his small bike's battery was empty due to too many restarts in difficult terrain. That terrain also made it impossible to push-start the bike. With the booster we were able to get his engine started again.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  3 месяца назад

      Thank you! Great tips, I appreciate that. Glad you were able to get your friends bike going. Ride safe!

  • Robin Aung
    Robin Aung 3 месяца назад

    good, I like it

  • Kirk Nra
    Kirk Nra 3 месяца назад

    I attached two soft straps to my frame under the seat. Very easy anchor points for attaching a bag or other items.

  • Fan Boy
    Fan Boy 3 месяца назад

    Great video. Where did you get that duffle bag and packing cubes?

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  3 месяца назад

      The duffle is Ortlieb, 40L. The packing cubes I got on Amazon here: amzn.to/2RbDymT

  • Marc Clarke
    Marc Clarke 3 месяца назад

    The completely unnecessary music track is extremely distracting and annoying.

  • John Sandlin
    John Sandlin 4 месяца назад

    That is the nice thing about hard cases...lots of security and space. Nice set up. I like the channel and am now gonna sub. Peace man and keep the rubber side down.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  4 месяца назад

      Thanks for the sub John, the hard cases are the way to go for how I travel. Glad you are enjoying my videos!

  • 97 EVO
    97 EVO 4 месяца назад

    Keep your rain gear at the top of your bag

  • Jim Crawford
    Jim Crawford 4 месяца назад

    Tim - can you recommend a good two person tent? Thanks!

    • Jim Crawford
      Jim Crawford 4 месяца назад

      +Forty Times Around I am. Thanks for the great recommendation!

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  4 месяца назад

      Not sure if you are still looking but this is the one I am using: amzn.to/2yJxjj8

  • rolf-arne nicolaisen
    rolf-arne nicolaisen 4 месяца назад +1

    Tanks so much. I`ll got a bike now, at last, after thinking about it for - lets just say a loong time. Body works and dosn`t work so I`m planning a trip around europe , whit no time limit - but as now it seems like it will be 3 months. I`m stuck up with a lot of foto gear and that takes most of the space on the bike - so i Have a trailer with me as well- for camping gear food and so on - I - have to say that I reserv my right bak pannier for my helmet - gloves and so.. I just like to have it dry and safe - and that also where i find my rain gear .. I`m a heavy guy and needs a solid chair and bed - that mostly the reasom for the trailer. The plan is to leave the trailer at campingsites and take only fotogear on daytrips/exploring. And even when I have detacable sidecases - now i`m going to by liners for them- its easier- I relize that - good learning from your video. Best regards for the top of Europe- Northcape.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  4 месяца назад

      Congrats on your bike! Great idea with the trailer for all the reasons you explained, that makes perfect sense. The side case liners are a great addition to your gear, I love having mine. They make things so much more convenient. Thanks for your comment and safe travels my friend!

  • Jim Crawford
    Jim Crawford 4 месяца назад

    great ideas, thanks!

  • Ano Meka
    Ano Meka 4 месяца назад

    Title must be : What I pack for a long motorcycle trip. Seems a little bit too much (computer, cables, hamac etc) You'll reduce it with time.

  • tinabeane
    tinabeane 5 месяцев назад

    New to your channel and just subbed after watching a few videos, very helpful. Was looking for tips for car camping and having small kitchen setup. Looking forward to following along on your travels and gear reviews. Love those packing cubes, they really help a lot.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  5 месяцев назад

      Hey Tina, thanks for your comment. Packing cubes are great! Glad you are getting some info from my videos. Safe travels!

  • 1234bmt
    1234bmt 5 месяцев назад

    How was the trip, ham?

  • dmail
    dmail 5 месяцев назад

    Tim I think you have a bag problem :) Seriously, what is the typical loadout weight of your setup? Thanks.

    • Screamin v8
      Screamin v8 Месяц назад

      Hey Tim nice informative video. I went for my first trip last August started the TransAmerican trail from New York to Tennessee. I had similar items with me,not quite that much. I have a Ktm 1190 r and left my hard side cases home and used soft bags and 1hard case on top.i weighed everything I brought before leaving and was surprised it weighed 80 lbs. cases and all. kept the heavy stuff low. The bike still felt and handled weird, especially at low speed's.have you weighed your gear and how does the gs feel with the load?

    • TheChimera 37
      TheChimera 37 2 месяца назад

      Forty Times Around you can handle it Tim. Good to be comfortable and prepped!

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  5 месяцев назад +1

      LOL I know, it's a real problem 😂 My bike fully loaded weighs 852 pounds, I talk a little more about weight in this video and how I know what my bike weighs: ru-clip.com/video/RwzJOPtMb4s/%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BE.html

      Thanks for the comment!

  • Rockbreaker
    Rockbreaker 6 месяцев назад

    Rockbreaker….Not to sure but we may have some mutual friends Bill & Bob? …. thanks for the video.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  6 месяцев назад

      Good eye! 7 and a half for me. I will definitely look you up when I am in the area! Great riding in your area!

    • Rockbreaker
      Rockbreaker 6 месяцев назад

      Little sticker next to the tank bag ;) I've been riding with them two fellers for 33 years... Good to meet you, you ever want to come ride in the East give me a shout, we just got the MABDR opened up, the Dragon is in my back yard, SEAT, KAT, TAT, the list go's on and on...

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  6 месяцев назад

      It seems we do have friends in common 😉 what gave it away? Nice to meet you Stephensonsigns!

  • rahulvlogs Rahul Bhattacharya
    rahulvlogs Rahul Bhattacharya 6 месяцев назад

    Great guy with the greatest motorcycle . I loved your knowledge love from indi

  • Hannah Collins
    Hannah Collins 6 месяцев назад

    This was so fun to watch and got some great new ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  • Gordon Schumway
    Gordon Schumway 6 месяцев назад +2

    I do the same idea with the liners. Only I do it economy way. Walmart sells those zipper hot and cold picnic bags for $2 near the cash. I use those to keep my gear in on long trips inside my luggage and saddle bags.

  • Drill Sergeant
    Drill Sergeant 6 месяцев назад

    Unreal, I am impressed and that doesn't happen often.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  6 месяцев назад

      Thank you Drill Sergeant! I really appreciate that! 👍

  • Stephen Miller
    Stephen Miller 7 месяцев назад +1

    😄 I have the same sheepskin seat set up but I have doubled mine . So comfy and so good when I had to ride 12h one day on my tour of Spain. ! 😉

    • Stephen Miller
      Stephen Miller 6 месяцев назад

      +Forty Times Around love your info and knowledge and it's good for new wanna be travellers , my 2 x sheep skin seat method is full sheep skin plus I cut in half another one just fit it under my butt 😉 that way I can ride all day no problem 😄 you should downsize a little , I save a shit load on petrol and control of the bike is way much better . Keep blogging ok 😉

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  6 месяцев назад

      They are great! Good idea to double up, I might try that. I bet Spain was a great adventure. Safe travels!

  • Carl Wehner
    Carl Wehner 7 месяцев назад +1

    Thanks for the great video, I'm still trying to get organized so I can find what I want when I want it. ;-) How a bout a video on camp hygiene? (bathing, shaving, etc.)

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  6 месяцев назад

      Excellent idea for a video, it is on the list! Hopefully will get that out in the next few weeks. Thanks for the comment!

  • Jonathan Zhang
    Jonathan Zhang 7 месяцев назад +1

    Epic setup. Perfect for apocalypse survival lol

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  6 месяцев назад

      Lol thanks that's just what I was going for. 😎

  • Michael Jennings
    Michael Jennings 7 месяцев назад

    where is a good place to get all the different bags??

    • North50
      North50 6 месяцев назад

      Forty Times Around what size is the black Leaders dry bag you use in this video? By the way I enjoyed you going over what you pack with it being on the bike and not laid out on a table or floor.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  7 месяцев назад

      amzn.to/2LfwuWV for packing cubes. The bag liners are from Touratech who makes my side cases. The dufflebag is from Ortlieb, 45 liter.

  • Gregory James Lewis _ Versys 650
    Gregory James Lewis _ Versys 650 7 месяцев назад +1

    great setup looks super easy and condensed

  • Stephen Miller
    Stephen Miller 7 месяцев назад

    Handy tips thanks but I travel well lighter 😉. Hi from Scotland.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  7 месяцев назад

      LOL Thanks Stephen! I know I carry a lot, I like to see how much stuff I can fit with the least amount of space/weight. Thanks for the comment!

  • Stephen Miller
    Stephen Miller 7 месяцев назад

    Overkill 😅😅😅😅😅😅😅

  • Randy Farnes
    Randy Farnes 7 месяцев назад

    Great video and a lot of good recommendations, Tim. I prefer to always keep my wallet on my person and not on the bike. Just my $.02. The logic being, when I get into another accident :) I won't have to contact the tow company or someone else to bring me valuable items like my ID, insurance card, cash for a cab or food, etc.. While riding outside the U.S., I would also strongly recommend keeping your phone on you as well. I rigged up a power splitter from my heated jacket liner cable to a USB adapter in my inside pocket of my riding coat to recharge the phone. The inspiration for this idea came from what Clayton, rest in peace, endured in the hospital after his crash in Mexico. advrider.com/index.php?threads/seattle-to-argentina-on-a-klr650.136505/
    Keep up the good work, Tim. I hope to see you on the road someday.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  7 месяцев назад

      Randy, excellent point about the wallet and phone. I had not considered that aspect and I will rethink my plan and start carrying them in my jacket. Thanks again, ride safe!

  • Rrivers411
    Rrivers411 7 месяцев назад +1

    Well done

    • Rrivers411
      Rrivers411 7 месяцев назад

      Forty Times Around na... thank you. Happy trails

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  7 месяцев назад

      Thank you!

  • Dennis Roebuck
    Dennis Roebuck 7 месяцев назад

    what is the dimensions of your pack bag you use for your tent. What is the dimensions of your pack bag for your ebags?

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  7 месяцев назад

      The tent is about 8 by 10 inches and 3 inches deep. Without the poles of course. The liners are fitted to the cases, they are made by the same company that makes the cases. They are from Touratech.

  • Vnixz Shrestha Artist
    Vnixz Shrestha Artist 7 месяцев назад +2

    pretty cool man. super helpful. I also think bungee nets are super helpful.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  7 месяцев назад +1

      I agree, those cargo net bungees are great too. Thanks for the comment, ride safe!

  • Aaron Perkins
    Aaron Perkins 7 месяцев назад

    Thanks for the video, I would like to see more about the cameras and related equipment you carry. I would also like to know about your tool details. I carry tire repair kit, tire irons with bead breaker and mini compressor. I often wonder if too much of the Boy Scout (Be Prepared) is in me when it comes to tools and equipment.

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  7 месяцев назад

      I will be sure to make a video about my camera setup and related items. I am the same way, I tend to be over prepared myself. But, I enjoy the sense of satisfaction that comes when an issue arises and I have exactly what I need to remedy the situation. For me it's part of the fun. Ride safe!

  • Harley wilson
    Harley wilson 7 месяцев назад +1

    Hey, I don't know if you read your comments often. but We used to hang out. And I ended up getting a bike Because of you. You always inspired me so much.

    • Harley wilson
      Harley wilson 7 месяцев назад

      Would like to talk to you sometime for advice. -desirae

  • Robert Hedrick
    Robert Hedrick 7 месяцев назад +1

    I'm trying to go lighter if possible. Might go to Baja in September. I think I might need a light mesh tent for bugs, but maybe just a blanket instead of a sleeping bag, plus no stove. Eat raw/junk/fresh and tacos whenever I come upon them (will miss the coffee). Last trip to Texas I slept on picnic tables alot because the ground was often too rocky and hard for a tent. Nice and easy, no set up and tear down, and most had a roof. Never rolled off!

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  6 месяцев назад

      Thanks for the comment Robert. Sounds like some great ideas to travel lighter. I might try a few of those. Baja should be a great adventure, definitely a place you would want to travel light. Thanks for the comment and good luck!!

  • Chris Dragan
    Chris Dragan 7 месяцев назад +2

    I just got back from my 12 day ride and now I feel I overpacked LOL. We hotel it every night so one of my main carries is a kanteen of libations :-) Always good to see how others do it so I can learn new tricks (like the packing cubes). Don't get teased about the soft bag liners as they make life so much easier. It appears you have the Touratech rack system. Their tool box for the stock BMW rack is a great cubby for the tools and other fix it stuff. Keep us the great work Tim!

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  6 месяцев назад +1

      Thanks for the comment Chris! I appreciate that, and yes those big liners are great. I will have to check out that too box, I've been looking for a new place to keep my tools so that might work out. Ride safe!

  • Robnord1
    Robnord1 7 месяцев назад +2

    I really like the packing cube thing, and have some on the way. Ziplock freezer bags have been my usual, but they all look alike when trying to find a particular bag...plus they hold air and don't compress well. Getting set for a month long adventure and this was helpful. Thank you : )

  • BigSky
    BigSky 7 месяцев назад +4

    Tim thank you for posting another excellent video. I am preparing to ride the continental divide trail in late September and this video is guaranteed to make my trip a success. Thank you very much!

  • Hillbilly Grizzly
    Hillbilly Grizzly 7 месяцев назад

    What is the most comfortable helmet in your opinion ! My head gets hot easy ! I also have a round head shape and most helmets seem to be more of a long oval ! Thank GODBLESS

  • Russell Peterson
    Russell Peterson 7 месяцев назад

    I assume the tool roll had a tire repair kit and air pump in it or maybe that stuff is under the seat. Wait... no duct tape??!!

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  5 месяцев назад

      Thanks for the great question Russell, I am answering that in the Q&A on Tuesday. Great question!

  • Randall Warren
    Randall Warren 7 месяцев назад +2

    Thx for posting... ditto, great informative video!

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  7 месяцев назад

      Thank you Randall; for your comment it is very much appreciated! Safe Travels and enjoy the ride!

  • Will Ashmore
    Will Ashmore 7 месяцев назад +3

    I can't believe you can get your sleeping bag packed so tight. I thought I did well and it's nearly twice that size.

  • Rockin Scotty
    Rockin Scotty 7 месяцев назад +1

    Wow, have you put all of that across a weigh bridge. Be curious to know what it all weighs

  • Backroader
    Backroader 7 месяцев назад +4

    Hi Tim. As a longtime subscriber from Sweden and bikercamper since way back I see we share much of the same thoughts about these subjects. Though your experience top my own by far. Actually just read a piece about you in Rideapart!!! Got to check out that "National Parks reviews series" of yours. Had to postpone my North American trip yet another year unfortunately. But next year......hopefully.

  • M M
    M M 7 месяцев назад +14

    Terrific video.
    A readily available headlamp is one of the most underrated items an ADV rider should carry with them.
    Here are a few item I carry. Maybe you do too:
    JB Weld
    Air compressor
    Plug kit
    A long Titanium spoon to dig out the food in the bottom of the food pouch.
    Collapsible sink
    Thin cutting board
    Piece of 12” sq foam to kneel on
    Hand squeeze siphon pump (fuel transfer)
    Multi tool (wine/bottle opener)
    Lil Lightning Pak RP2
    Happy riding. I enjoy your videos.

    • dsruddell
      dsruddell 23 дня назад +1

      i like the Milwaukee led headlamp. the low setting is great and keeps your night vision intact while not needing a red lamp

    • Liberty Tree
      Liberty Tree 2 месяца назад

      M M Good list. BIG second that on the foam knee pad. I use the same one for cleaning the floor. They make a world of difference crawling in and out of tents. I also use a tire changing mat as my "door mat" for my tent. I am always surprised at the number of comments I receive on that when people visit my camp. Aside from cleanliness, its adds a sense of home to the old campsite.

    • TheChimera 37
      TheChimera 37 4 месяца назад

      Agree on all. Great list. Esp the sink, board and multi tool.

    • Robert Hedrick
      Robert Hedrick 7 месяцев назад

      Ditto on the headlamp. I almost knocked out some teeth holding a little flashlight in my mouth (some still loose a year later). Got a headlamp, way better - hands free.

  • Lee Cox
    Lee Cox 7 месяцев назад

    is you dufflebag the dryspec d38? if so how do you like it?

  • Ken Pinchak
    Ken Pinchak 7 месяцев назад

    Forgot to add this link: ru-clip.com/video/_ezTEwkpbpI/%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BE.html To go with my questions earlier.

  • Captain Sam Wilson
    Captain Sam Wilson 7 месяцев назад +2

    What brand of packing cubes are you using..?? and are they holding up well?? I see you list several on your amazon list but not these..

  • WRW9751
    WRW9751 7 месяцев назад

    Did I notice a AT950 in matte on your bars?

  • LedFingers
    LedFingers 7 месяцев назад

    Be careful, if that bag of Fritos detonates you could lose your hand!

  • Nelio Afonso
    Nelio Afonso 7 месяцев назад +4

    Hi Tim, thank you for carrying those "overkill" cables and chargers. Without them we wouldn`t had the chance to watch your amazing and very instructional videos!! Please keep on carrying them :) - perhaps in future would be interesting to share your ideas about base layers or your heated gear for all those starting on this big adventure that is riding a motorcycle. Keep it up!!

  • Bill Pacheco
    Bill Pacheco 7 месяцев назад

    Surprised no small air pump for fixing flat tires - maybe you store that somewhere else...

    • Robert Hedrick
      Robert Hedrick 7 месяцев назад

      I just used CO2 cartridges (finished off with a bicycle pump) for the first time. Nice and easy. One cartridge for KLR 17 inch rear.

  • sifirid
    sifirid 7 месяцев назад +1

    I checked out your amazon list but you have so many different dry sacks and cubes and small bags. I also dig the duffel bag.

  • sifirid
    sifirid 7 месяцев назад

    Got this recently. Nice kit.
    What Full Windsor THE MUNCHER Titanium Multi Utensil by 10 Function Lightweight Multi Purpose Tool includes Spork, Knife, Fire Starter, Bottle Opener. Multitool for Camping, Travel, Backpacking gear. www.amazon.com/dp/B0755GMPML/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_aJUBBbT9FEQA9

  • Jezza Dman
    Jezza Dman 7 месяцев назад +2

    Great video

    • Forty Times Around
      Forty Times Around  7 месяцев назад

      Thank you Jezza for your comment it is much appreciated and thank you for watching. Safe Travels!