Do I need an air mattress?
Joining from Izmir, Turkey. Looks like a great page and I am already enjoying it scrolling through all the posts.
I am quite new to the world of motorcycles, I have started about 7 months ago and only have around 10k kms under my belt. My bike is a 2007 Suzuki Boulevard C50. While I am not new to camping I haven't camped with a tent for more than a decade ( I have owned a motorhome in most of these years). I enjoy riding and want to see how merging riding and camping will work for me.
My first post and first question ;
I am now thinking of trying my first motorcycle camping trip (5-6 days, solo, 2-3k kms). The thought of returning to a tent and traveling with so little space to pack is a bit daunting.
I am open to any advise in general My specific questions are,
-Is it safe to load my tent on the handlebars and the headlight? It is not a very small tent weighing at around 5kg. But it is what I have and I don't want to purchase a new tent just yet.
-Do I need a sleeping bag? (Any cheaper alternative for this first try out trip?
-Do I need an air mattress?
-Finally, is balancing when loading the bike important? Would it be an issue if I loaded all my stuff on the far back of the bike?
Thanks in advance for all the help