I'll have to add on. Had a few requests for what's on my bike. And what I use to camp. I'll open with the set up of the bike. I'll add the camping gear later. I'm still working 70 hours a week and working on my garage.
Bike. 2016 RGS.
Seat: P&A low solo with the Airhawk R
Airhawk R-REVB Cruiser R Large... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013RGDGQ8?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
This combo did me very well. Was able to ride all day with minimal discomfort. On the long haul parts of the trip I stop every 100 miles just to move around and stretch. I'm less fatigued at the end of a 600 mile + day. Without the Airhawk I would have had a sore ass. This combo is a very good option for thos with this seat and dont want to buy a comfy touring seat. That said. I do have a Hammock seat and lent that to Rick for this ride. Next year. I will use the Hammock. For me it's a better touring seat. Its wider and offers more support.
Windshield: Klockwerks 14" Sportflare.
Love this windshield. I've had it on the bike since a month old. I wear a Shark Evoline 3 helmet closed 99% of the time. No buffering at all. If I do make a quick run to the strip and no helmet I can wear my ball cap forward with no issues. Up to 70mph. Its probably not as good with rain as a taller more upright touring windshield but it looks a lot better. And does exactly what its intended to do. I'm 5' 10" long torso.
Bars: 12" Factory 47 Signature bars.
Most of you have changed yours out already. And have what's comfortable for you. Thos with stock height looking to improve your ride. This height is great for me. I'm not a fan of the bars over the fairing. (Appearance only) but for the long haul. These height and width bars make a huge difference. They're 36" wide. Tip to tip.
Foot Boards: Defiance.
I list these. Because they're better than stock. More foot room and more area to fidget while you're riding the extra miles. Longer and less vibration than stock. They are more firm under your foot and transfer less vibration. And they look badass.
My suspension is stock in the rear. Premium adjustables and Progressive monotubes up front. Down 1"
Tire repair: Stop and Go 6000
Stop & Go 6000
Just in case. To make us a little less reliant on road side assistance. Didn't need it. Take the time to watch some videos. Has it's own pump too.
Tent Kelty Circuit 2
Great little tent. Takes about 2 minutes to put up. A few more to pack up. It's a 3 season tent. When I bought it it was 179.00. I see it on sale online under 100 now. I'm 5'10" 230 pounds. I fit just fine. I put my boots, helmet, tour bag and coat in it along with me my sleeping bag and mattress. I'm not cramped at all. Have been in a few torrential rain storms in it and ner a drop ever made it in. It's a very will built compact hiking tent. Has one vent on the back side of the rain fly. The rain fly clips right to the straps the tent poles go in. The poles are aluminum and not cheaply made. My BIL bought a 50 dollar tent on Amazon. Night 2 this trip he snapped a pole. My motto. Cry once. Spend the money up front. Rick bought the Kelty Gunnison 2. 2 doors. Bigger rain fly. Beautiful tent. But a little larger to pack.
Matress: Thermarest Self inflating.
This little baby saved my ass, back, neck and trip last year in Alabama. But night 3 I was Fubar. Stopped at Dicks Sporting Goods. 79.00 later I was a shit ton more comfy. It has foam inside. When uh our open it up the foam expands and pulls air in. Just let it sit. I do add about 3 puffs to it and I'm good. I do not touch the ground. Bill thought he only needed a sleeping bag. Well before night 2. We hit a Cabelas so he could buy one. He got the same one. And was all better. You need one of these in your tent. Packs up very small.
Sleeping bag: Field and Stream Wisperlite semi mummy bag 50°
Nice light bag. If the temps dip near the 50s you zip it all the way up and you're good to go. It's not sticky when ya sweat. (Alabama in July) lol. Not a whole lot to say. It does its job. I like it a lot.
Lighting: with ceiling fan
LED Lantern, ODOLAND Bright Portable... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H1B6XWE?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Works great. If you dont leave it on all night. Uses 3 AA batteries. I left it on night one. Needed new batteries next day. When I shut it off at night. It lasted the rest of the trip. Fan is e ough to just move the air.
Camp Chair: Helinox camp chair
This little chair is worth the money. Found it elsewhere for 69 bucks. I paid the 99. No regerts.
Ya they have picnic tables. But they dont have a back to them. And they're hard. This little guy is awesome. Packs up small enough and is comfortable and it rocks back and forth. Dont know if its meant to or not. But it held up for me. A definite add on for when you want to sit back and relax after a long day riding.
Jetboil Flash Cooking System - Matrix https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07939L7Q7?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Best invention ever. 2 minutes and some instant coffee and you're on your way. They do make a coffee press so you can use regular coffee. I didn't bother this trip and was happy with the instant.
If you buy one online dont buy the fuel online. Go to a local Gander Outdoors or Cabellas. They sell it for 4.99. 100g. Online the shipping costs kill you cause its hazmat.
Bug control: Thermacell bug repellent kit.
Thermacell Camper's Kit : Mosquito...
Works 100% Not a bite while wearing it. Sat it next to me Rick and Bill at the outdoor movie. Great investment. I now use it around the yard at dusk when the skeeters are the worst. Packed plenty of refills. Only used 2 of the pads. And 1 fuel.
Fuel can: Reda 1 gallon fits in the saddlebag.
REDA Innovations Fuel Can
Saddleman liner made to fit with the Reda gas can. I kept my jetboil, fuel cans, and a few other things in it. Packed the Helinox chair on top.
Saddlemen 3501-0714 Saddlebag Liner... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005WXMSOG?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
I'll edit this first post. So check in for updates.