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Motor7 04-14-2019 09:55 AM

The daisychains on the Mosko's are real handy. I hang stuff off the back and on top every big trip. I use carabiners & small Rok straps to attach and hold it all close so no flopping around. The Rok's have loops that attached at each end, then a buckle in the middle, so they stay in place all the time, just have to buckle them and tuck the tails.

Hanging off back is my hammock in a small waterproof roll top bag on one side, and on the other is my small folding backpack chair. On top on one side is a rolled up roll top cooler that gets filled with ice and beverage before making camp for the night.

chicago 04-14-2019 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by PerazziMx14 (Post 5376903)
This is why ever since I have been gainfully employed I have chosen hotels. My idea of roughing it is when the lounge/restaurant is not connected to the hotel and I have to walk a few hundred yards to get a drink and a nice hot meal and then more drinks followed my after dinner drinks and then a night cap.

Call me crazy but after a day of riding I like a nice shower, soft bed, room with heating /cooling. A toilet and running water are also nice.

Camping to me is the 9th level of Hell.

I've done that a time or two myself but I really enjoy the fire in the evening and the different bird sounds plus the odd animal that wanders through. One morning several pronghorns came by, another a lone skunk. Shinning a flashlight into the darkness can sometimes see eyes reflecting back at you. Coyotes, raccoons. When car camping outside of campgrounds I carry a charcoal barbecue for the evening fire. Keeps things safe and doesn't leave a trace plus easy to snuff at bedtime just put the cover on.

notacop 04-14-2019 01:16 PM

The Varios I got are really stiff to operate and don't have the handle to make the adjustment. So I leave them fully expanded all the time.
There is a write up on the 650 BMW forum about using your foot in the box while working the outer portion and wiggling/lifting it. PITA.
Nice bags generally though.

PerazziMx14 04-14-2019 02:08 PM

My Vario's operate as quickly and smoothly as the video. I'm not familiar with eh bar-less designed Varios.

p38arover 04-15-2019 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by notacop (Post 5378151)
P38, Do you always bring your dogs with you on your camping trips? Funny looking breed.

Yep, one has to have guard 'roos to protect one's campsite.

RCinNC 04-15-2019 08:20 AM

I thought the kangaroos were there to keep the drop bears at bay.

notacop 04-15-2019 09:04 AM

"My Vario's operate as quickly and smoothly as the video. I'm not familiar with eh bar-less designed Varios."

Original design, no mechanical assist. the gaskets get tired and dry and stiff. Set I got doesn't have the metal skin on it either. Just black, like the coffee.
Even a shot of the silicone spray didn't seem to help.

p38arover 04-15-2019 09:06 AM

Well, there is that but 6ft long goannas also help. These beggers walked past my campsite on a regular basis (within a metre or two).

Motor7 04-15-2019 11:15 AM

Ripshod 04-15-2019 11:49 AM

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