Monday, June 17, 2019

Packing the Ural

This is actually a pretty easy task as there is plenty of room. It’s more a matter of putting stuff where you can find it again. The tool roll now has all of its tools again plus a few more. I had picked up another set of ball-end metric Allen wrenches at the last “Black Friday” sale at Lowe’s so the older set was added to the tool roll. The battery on the jumper pack was recharged, tire pressure checked and the mix of camping and hotel stuff was packed. I plan on camping in Tok Junction both going to and returning from Dawson City. It’s roughly half way. I’m even bringing a small ice chest to keep drinks cold and even have an 8-pack of sugar-free Gatorade as I tend to get dehydrated when riding. While in Dawson City, I’ll be staying at the Downtown Hotel since TomK made reservations last winter. It’s kind of expensive but I suspect that I’ll appreciate the good nights sleep. Otherwise, I was planning on camping.

Non-ice chest food, tools, spare parts (clutch cable, throttle cable, donut, bulbs, fuses, final drive oil), cooking utensils, and the heated gear (just in case) is in the sidecar trunk. My camping gear: Tent, ground cloth, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, cot, coats, water, drinks and the ice chest are all in the footwell of the sidecar. The under-sidecar ammo box has a quart of oil, funnels, extra fuel line and a spare tube. The small ammo box between the sidecar and bike has my registration, passport, camp stove, and visor cleaning stuff. The top box just has an extra visor, extra gloves, flashlight, and first aid kit. It’s pretty empty so I can easily stick my helmet and gloves in there when stopped. The Roadcrafter will easily fit on the sidecar seat under the tonneau cover. The mini tank bag will just have my phone, some snacks, and earplugs. Water will be on the sidecar seat under the tonneau cover. I think I’m ready to go. BTW, the grease remover actually did a decent job of cleaning the gunk from the engine. I don’t think it’s looked this clean in years. None of the compartments or boxes are “stuffed” so I don’t think I’m bringing too much junk.

I must admit that I can’t wait to be heading out again. I plan on leaving Wednesday morning...

5 comments:

Scott Seidl said...

Nice to be able to easily haul all that stuff. Do you carry an air compressor for tire repair/maintenance?

SonjaM said...

Don't you need a trailer for all this? Sounds like a lot of stuff ;-) Have a wonderful trip.

RichardM said...

Yes, air compressor plus spare tube and tire irons. The Ural comes with a pretty complete tool set and the previous owner added a lot of better quality tools.

RichardM said...

The sidecar seat is still open and the trunk is about 2/3 full. Still space for more junk. This is kind of a shake down trip for the Idaho trip next month.

Bob and Sharon said...

Have a safe trip, I made a short video of the way I packed my outfit when we did the PCT. That degreaser really worked well. We're going to loop thru Dawson and then Skagway this summer.