Appreciate the details! I have an REI 2 person tent that came in a package deal with a air pad and a 35 degree bag. I will need to get a liner like you mentioned as that will get me to the perfect temp if needed. How do you pack your tent on the bike? I am thinking of rok strapping it on one of my panniers.
The Salida 2 has shorter than average poles, 14” so I remove the pole bag and open the pannier, I place the poles down in the bottom of the outer cover, then the rest above it tucked in that space with the ground cloth under them. I place the bag, liner, pad, pillow on the inside of the case with my tire pump and tire patch kit in the corners. Everything fits perfect in one case. I keep an enduristan duffel for all my clothes and heated gear, I use packing cubes to keep it all organized. My other pannier has a tool roll in the bottom, spare gloves, and any food i bring with stove. I usually keep my down jacket in there because it’s on and off often. (Use that a LOT for temp shifts, it’s not a thick one, packs tiny), also my bike cover is in there and I always keep a pack of baby wipes and lens cleaning clothes for my glasses and visor.
When I get to camp I pop the pannier and grab all the stuff for setup, then my helmet goes in there bug free for the night and I grab a packing cube with spare clothes for the next day. As the cubes empty the stuff is transferred to a laundry bag until I need to do laundry on the long trips. But i wear everything multiple days and don’t do laundry much if it’s cool and I’m not sweating. If it’s hot then more often.
I just did 27 days with that setup and could go indefinitely with it. I’ll probably swap the endurostan out for a Mosko Moto 40L which will fit the bike a bit better since I bought that when I had the Stelvio. Rok straps (4 for redundancy) go through the webbing on it to hold it very securely.
I use 3m protective film (clear) on the hand grab rails and tank to keep the paint from getting worn off on trips and just peal it off at the end.