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1Back to top Go down    K Kamping on Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:31 am

sidecar paul

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Last weekend my camping destination was Seamer in North Yorkshire. I normally take either the outfit or the Vincent when camping, but I thought it was about time to see if I could get all my kit on the solo K.



As you can see, I don't do 'lightweight' camping, but I didn't have to use the middle section of the tankbag so next time I could take more stuff.

With the standard RS fairing, you are restricted to packing your luggage along the bike rather than across the back, otherwise you can only see your kit in the mirrors!



I do like to be able to stand up in my tent and have somewhere to sit comfortably with my Kindle and i-pod when it rains (occasionally!!!)

It was very windy up north on Friday and one of my fibreglass tent poles split whilst erecting the tent. A quick repair was made with my blue cable ties, so no great problem. I did have to use all my (blue) guy lines though.

Saturday I rode down to Filey with a friend where we had an obligatory ice cream on the sea front, and then on to Flamborough Head. I couldn't get the bike in the picture, but the coastline here is quite attractive.



Hit a few heavy showers on Saturday; why oh why can't BMW make a waterproof tankbag...my maps just survived turning into papier mache.

So, a dry ride there, good company, pubs and food, a dry tent on Sunday morning and a dry ride home, what more could you want?

This week I'll be off to Devon, so which which bike shall I take on Friday?....decisions, decisions!

Paul.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: K Kamping on Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:16 am

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Now that's colour coordination!
What a hard life you have, mate...shall I take the Vinnie this week? Cool
I was looking at tank bags today at a bikeshop in Tamworth...came home empty handed.
Sean.

    

3Back to top Go down    Re: K Kamping on Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:26 am

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I have a very neat transparent tank bag cover. I have two tank bags, both magnetic, neither works on the K for me for some reason.....But they do have good covers. A good alternative is a shower cap...! Dont say I told you.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: K Kamping on Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:43 am

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Raincover for OEM K-tankbags: part # 71 60 7 677 284.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: K Kamping on Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:45 am

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Inge has the right answer. A much better solution.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: K Kamping on Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:19 pm

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great travellog paul ,,,thanks for sharing


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7Back to top Go down    Re: K Kamping on Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:31 pm

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:I have a very neat transparent tank bag cover. I have two tank bags, both magnetic, neither works on the K for me for some reason.....But they do have good covers. A good alternative is a shower cap...! Dont say I told you.

Magnets no work with aluminium tank.

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: K Kamping on Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:27 pm

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Yes I have the OEM waterproof cover, but who is going to stop during a heavy shower to utilise it.
My point was that if BMW can make a waterproof cover, why can't they make a waterproof bag?
Seems logical to me.
Paul.


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'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015)
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9Back to top Go down    Re: K Kamping on Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:33 pm

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That`s why they made a waterproof cover, cause they can`t make a waterproof bag.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: K Kamping on Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:34 pm

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Still lovin' the two tone blue on that RS Paul. The pointed pintstripe and two tone paint give it a slightly Batbike look to it!

Holy caped crusaders!!!! You havn't been wearing your blue flysheet tied around your neck have you??? Twisted Evil

Great pics - looks like a nice place to tour. Thanks for posting.

Next weekend take the rig with the biggest fairing you have = I've just seen the forecast.. !! Oh and geta tankbag cover .

88KE


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