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Any1 w/Tbars tied a tent and sleeping bag to the bars?

Thinking of a short camp trip with a friend, and i have no sissy bar or any type of rack. I do have some small throw over bags for clothes and all that, but nothing to put a tent and bag on. I need to get a new bag if i go anyways, so i can get one of those small compact ones. but i'm wondering if i can tied them to the bars. text is possibly a bit big for that tho. I''ll have to get into my storage to see. but has anyone done this and got any pics?
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Probably not what you want to hear , but even though you see it and some think it looks cool , , my advice is buy a rack or a sissy bar preferebly both , , once you've bought them you can take enough luggage for a month .

Bags strapped to handlebars equate to one thing . ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN .
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I do worry about the wind playing havok with steering. But i don't generally do overnighters on a bike so buying the $400+ triumph sissy bar/rack to use once ain't gonna happen.
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What about the single rack would'nt that be the go .
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Thinking of a short camp trip with a friend, and i have no sissy bar or any type of rack. I do have some small throw over bags for clothes and all that, but nothing to put a tent and bag on. I need to get a new bag if i go anyways, so i can get one of those small compact ones. but i'm wondering if i can tied them to the bars. text is possibly a bit big for that tho. I''ll have to get into my storage to see. but has anyone done this and got any pics?
Hi Dazco

Buy a tarpulin with eyelits and all you need is to tie a cord onto the handlebar of your bike and across to a mates handlebar drape the tarpulin over the cord and have 6 or so wee tent pins tieing the tarpulin hard down to the ground in direction the wind is coming and on an angle on the opposite side, lay out you and your mates sleeping bags on a small self inflating air bed then pull out the dozen beers and bobs your uncle. We used to do this all the time in the army and we call it a hoochie.

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is there a problem with just bungeeing the stuff into the passenger part of the seat (or is a passenger going there?)


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Too much stuff for that, too much weight and volume. I've done a lot of crazy bungee tying to bikes where you'd never think it could be done, but this would be beyond that.
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Too much stuff for that, too much weight and volume. I've done a lot of crazy bungee tying to bikes where you'd never think it could be done, but this would be beyond that.
Doesn't take much between two bikes to transport a light weight tarpulin some tent pegs, light weight sleeping bag and a single self infalting airbag. A dozen beers might be a bit more problem matic.

Your choices are now simple
1:\ shell out for proper gear on your bike to transport your items
2:\ if possible get someone to transport it for you
3:\ harden up and sleep on the grass in a your jacket
4:\ buy a Harley and stay in a motel :-)

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