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1Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Heading To The Mountains Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:21 am

yamaguzzi

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Today I put together a pack and tomorrow I head out on an 8 hour ride up to my camp in the Adirondacks in northern New York State.This is the first long ride of the season for me and the first long ride on the K100 since I did all the work needed to bring her back to life.It all started with a fuel pump fuse blowing . After leaving the bike sit over the winter I got into it replacing the fuel pump , fuel filter,the 4 pin connector ,front and rear brakes ,spark plugs,cleaned all the plug wire connections of corrosion , changed the oil in engine ,trans , and rear drive ,fixed the burned out bulb in the instrument light ,and last night replaced the bolt for the side stand. After a flawless 120 mile test ride yesterday the side stand came lose in my driveway as I was putting it down to park the bike.The bolt had fallen out Heading To The Mountains Dsc03013 and it fell off the bike as I tried to put it down! Well,I decided that I wanted a new bolt so I bought a couple and turned down the ends on my lathe  to make that little pin at the end that sticks out. Got longer ones (I made a spare ) so I could ad lock washers to keep it tight and end up with the right length ,I also put some medium strength thread locker on the threads .So,now the bike seems ready for the trip. It's been two years since I took this bike on a road trip so it should be fun. I hope to return next week with a good road trip report .


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2Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:55 am

RicK G

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I should have such luck, enjoy the ride and stay safe Ed


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3Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:50 am

Laitch

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cheers


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4Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:43 pm

brickrider2

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I hope you find fair weather for your ride.
Can you post a video of you mounting the bike while your gear is piled on the back?   Wink


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5Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:51 pm

Shep

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Happy trails to you!
I am not sure at 5' 7" (1.7 m) I could even manage to get on the seat let alone balance a load that is taller than me.
You should hire your bike out as a packmule.
Take Care
Shep


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Model        Production Date/Serial Number
K100RS      1984 July/ (F0040448)
K100RS      1986 Dec/ (H0142581)
    

6Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:55 pm

Two Wheels Better

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I hope your ride is a good'un. I recall some great riding roads snaking through Upstate New York from when I lived in New England (VT then MA) years ago. That rear shock must be set to max preload to handle your load. Never mind the naysayers, I reckon the Mighty 8V K can handle a fair bit, tractor-like in its torque delivery, and steady as she goes.


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7Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty My Ride Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:27 pm

yamaguzzi

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It was a GREAT trip ! The bike ran great and I had decent weather. I put on around 1400 miles in the 6 days I was out with a 400 mile day going up and again coming home . I don't get it,what's the big deal about loading up your bike with the gear you need. All totaled my gear weighs under 180 lbs and half of that is down low in the boxes. It's like having a passenger on the back only better because it behaves the way I want it to.I don't do hotels I camp . Camping takes gear and the time and place I come from this is how it was done. For what it would cost to eat out rather than cook for myself and sleep in my tent rather than a hotel or motel I can almost triple the amount of time and the distance I can cover . At age 72 my pockets aren't deep enough to do that middle class thing with hotels and what not ,besides , I meet way more interesting people being out in the world at campsites rather than in some room.Motorcycles were made for this !Heading To The Mountains Img_5310


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8Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:34 pm

Shep

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"I don't get it,what's the big deal"
A few of us are just not as adventurous as you are.
Pleased to read your trip went well.
Shep


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Model        Production Date/Serial Number
K100RS      1984 July/ (F0040448)
K100RS      1986 Dec/ (H0142581)
    

9Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:18 pm

brickrider2

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The issue that occurred to me was the challenge of getting on the motorcycle with such a high load on the rear.  With a 180 lbs. passenger, you simple ask that he/she wait to mount until you get in position on the seat.  Can't very well do that with camping gear.
I completely understand your love of camping, young man.  Really, I do!  Very Happy


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10Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:33 pm

yamaguzzi

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See,I'm a tall guy and I can get my leg over the seat with my other leg on the ground so mounting and dis mounting isn't a problem.I've adapted to carrying gear . As you can see here I've been doing this a long long time.The red ?white YDS3 was in the 60's the red one was the late 70's ,the orange/white R5 was in the the 90's.Old School !  Heading To The Mountains My-yds10
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11Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:46 pm

MartinW

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YG you don't go camping you go up market glamping. I've reduced my camping to a compact artform. If needed I can get all my camping gear into one pannier. Piccie of bike set up for camping is the same as everyday setup. Lately I've changed a couple of things, I've upgraded the one man tent to a two man tent and dropped the Hootchee poles and bought a new mallet with a built in peg remover. The larger tent requires the poles being moved to the other pannier. 
Regards Martin.
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12Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:46 am

caveman

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When younger we camped all the time, mostly boat camping on the barrier islands of the eastern shore.

I have reduced my camping gear to a small stack of paper and little plastic card.

I think I would do the camping thing if I stayed more than one night at any place but that never happens; Or if it didn't rain, snow, or get freezing cold at night but that seems to happen all the time. Plus my main riding partner (wife) has a strict no camping policy.

I did camp at a rally a few years ago but I just stopped at walmart and got some cheap stuff and left it at the camp grounds.

    

13Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:15 am

MartinW

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My wife loves camping under the stars as long as it's at least 3.5 stars but preferably 4.5. A long time ago at the start of our marriage she spent one night in a tent.
Regards Martin.


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14Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:01 am

Point-Seven-five

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@MartinW wrote:My wife loves camping under the stars as long as it's at least 3.5 stars but preferably 4.5. A long time ago at the start of our marriage she spent one night in a tent.
Regards Martin.

Camping gear? If you have good armored riding gear all you need is a one of those blue commie plastic tarps from Harbor Freight to keep the snow off. Park the bike, lay out the tarp, flop on the ground and fold the tarp over you. The gear will keep you warm and dry and cushion you from the rocks you're laying on. Saves a lot of set up and tear down time at the campsite.


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1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

15Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:10 am

yamaguzzi

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"YG you don't go camping you go up market glamping. I've reduced my camping to a compact artform. If needed I can get all my camping gear into one pannier. Piccie of bike set up for camping is the same as everyday setup. Lately I've changed a couple of things, I've upgraded the one man tent to a two man tent and dropped the Hootchee poles and bought a new mallet with a built in peg remover. The larger tent requires the poles being moved to the other pannier. 
Regards Martin."

Sometimes I go out for weeks or even months at a time on trips that allow me to stay places for a few days or longer.Everything I carry is necessary .When I went up to the Canadian Maritimes I was on the road for 5 weeks just wandering about enjoying my freedom. When I went out west  I was on the road 3 months and covered 14,000 miles .It's a little different when you live off your bike than going on a weekend or so long camping motorcycle trip.On those short rides you don't really need much But unless you are really wealthy on the long trips you need to be self sufficient and that requires gear,food,clothing,tools,and some spare parts so you can deal with anything that you have to out in the middle of nowhere. It's a whole different ballgame when you live off your bike for an extended period of time . So, sometimes when I go out on these shorter rides like last week I carry it all just as practice for when I go on the long ones.I do this to see what I can do without and what I need that I don't have. With any luck I'll be going on one of those 3 month rides out to the Western US and Canada i 2022. Looking for a riding partner right now but will go it alone more than likely.


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1988 K 100RS ,1975 Moto Guzzi 850-T , 1971 BMW R60/5 , 1971 Yamaha R5B,1969 Yamaha DS6C ,1966 Yamaha YM1 , 1965 Yamaha YDS3
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16Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:43 am

Shep

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If you get as far as Central B.C. you are more than welcome to camp in our backyard, winter, summer or in between.
Shep


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K100RS      1984 July/ (F0040448)
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17Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:34 pm

yamaguzzi

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@Shep wrote:If you get as far as Central B.C. you are more than welcome to camp in our backyard, winter, summer or in between.
Shep
Thanks,I'll be up that way,I have a good friend in Salmon Arm that I will be visiting and going riding with


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18Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:39 pm

MartinW

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:
@MartinW wrote:My wife loves camping under the stars as long as it's at least 3.5 stars but preferably 4.5. A long time ago at the start of our marriage she spent one night in a tent.
Regards Martin.

Camping gear?  If you have good armored riding gear all you need is a one of those blue commie plastic tarps from Harbor Freight to keep the snow off.  Park the bike, lay out the tarp, flop on the ground and fold the tarp over you.  The gear will keep you warm and dry and cushion you from the rocks you're laying on.  Saves a lot of set up and tear down time at the campsite.
Before I required comfort,  it was a OZ army Hootchee and a ground sheet and sleep by the bike or car. I zig zagged from Melbourne to Cairns and back to Townsville with just a groundsheet  and a army mess kit and hexie stove. Had a couple of very wet nights. It took three weeks but one week of that was on Daydeam Island in staff accommodation. Beach camping was even simpler bury yourself in the sand.
Regards Martin.



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19Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:30 pm

yamaguzzi

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"Before I required comfort,  it was a OZ army Hotchee and a ground sheet and sleep by the bike or car. I zig zagged from Melbourne to Cairns and back to Townsville with just a groundsheet  and a army mess kit and hexie stove. Had a couple of very wet nights. It took three weeks but one week of that was on Daydeam Island in staff accommodation. Beach camping was even simpler bury yourself in the sand.
Regards Martin."

When I was 20 Martin I did my first cross country ride on a Yamaha 250cc twin (YDS3) with my friend on the back .We had a plastic tarp we'd tie to the bike and stake in the ground with whatever we could scroung up.We had a frying pan to kook with ,our sleeping bags and one change of cloths each that got rolled up in the sleeping bag. The trip back east a year later was the same drill but with this girl I met in LA. When you're young you don't need what you need when you are old. With the age also comes the awareness of what can go wrong,what you may need to fix it,the need to get out of the weather and stay

dry,and so on.  Then & Now
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20Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:50 pm

Shep

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"Before I required comfort,  it was a OZ army Hotchee
Asked the internet to define "Hotchee" but it couldn't do it!
Please explain.
Shep


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Model        Production Date/Serial Number
K100RS      1984 July/ (F0040448)
K100RS      1986 Dec/ (H0142581)
    

21Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:08 pm

MartinW

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Different times, these days you'd either get hassled by the cops or mugged.  I never seemed to worry about sleeping on the side of the road, beach or railway station. I also had the advantage of Army gear and the occasional 24 Hr ration pack. Although I did do  Hootchee camping with the 75 a few years ago. Shep a Hootchee is the OZ Armies idea of a shelter a rectangular waterproof sheet in camo with tabs, eyelets and press stud that can be used in multiple ways. They can form an "A" tent or shade or be joined together. It's up the the individual and their imagination.
Regards Martin. 
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22Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:16 pm

Shep

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Thanks.
Not so sure that it would keep the mosquitos at bay in Northern B.C.!
Shep


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23Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:30 pm

MartinW

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The army issued mosquito repellent kept everything away, and could melt some types of plastic. Heading To The Mountains 652573 Read the instructions/warnings.  affraid
Regards Martin.
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24Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:55 pm

RicK G

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Until I built my camper trailer in 2009 my wife and I used to park the bikes side by side with the side stand inwards then put a fly over the lot and sleep between the bikes. We did that for the best part of 35 years of travelling all around Australia.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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25Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:48 am

poddy

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Yep still got my hootchie best tarp I've ever had has out lasted a lot of my other tarps.looks like you still got room for a  tank bag.
PS; If I remember correctly they stopped us using that mossie repellant cause it was castugenic (sorry can't even spell it, (cancer causing)

    

26Back to top Go down   Heading To The Mountains Empty Re: Heading To The Mountains Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:49 am

MartinW

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Ah Haa that's why I grew the extra head. I had it cut off when we couldn't agree about anything. After applying as per instructions at sunset I also had a habit of howling at the moon. And it also melted a pair of my sunglasses lenses.
Regards Martin.


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