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  • Brothers Gibb
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    Thanks. Good info. GL saddle bags? How did you attach fuel?

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  • zzseansmith
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    I just did a two day shake down ride this weekend and tested out my 1 gallon GL bags (2 of them) they worked awesome and were easy to use.

    I was a bit paranoid about the weight of them on my rear fender but had no issues with the weight. Two 1 gallon bags worked out really well as I was able to empty 1 earlier in the day and had the other as a spare. Then on days were I don’t need two gallons I just fill up a single bag.

    I would definitely recommend 2 x 1 gallon.

    Originally posted by Brothers Gibb View Post
    Searching for giant fuel bags. Have the GL saddle bags already. Do folks have a preference of a single 2 gallon bag vs duel 1 gallon bags ?

    4.5g tank on 2018 350 xcf

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  • Brothers Gibb
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    Searching for giant fuel bags. Have the GL saddle bags already. Do folks have a preference of a single 2 gallon bag vs duel 1 gallon bags ?

    4.5g tank on 2018 350 xcf

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  • OregonComrade48
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    Originally posted by zzseansmith View Post
    Has anyone had any experience with the Klim S4 Enduro rain pain you wear over your pants?

    I am riding pretty late in the season and am paranoid about suffering a similar fate to Jeff Jenson last year. Lot's of other things can still screw with an attempt but if the storm outlook is mixed I would like to bring some good rain pants to help with potentially freezing wet conditions and Klims S2 Enduro pants seem really well suited.

    I have a good light mountaineering jacket I have used for a few years and my warm gloves are Ice Climbing gloves that are great to ride with (lot's of previous experience using them riding during the winter).

    The things I most wonder about is how small the S4 Enduro Pants pack and how they size if you wear knee braces?
    No direct experience with those, but I liked Martin's suggestion of just getting some cheap waterproof pants/jackets from a local farm / convenience store as needed as they are cheap, inexpensive and you can purchase and/or dispose of them on the fly. Logistically that is not ideal if it starts raining mid-day though so YMMV.....

    I plan to bring, sim to you, a nice waterproof shell jacket but was going to get a cheap pair of 100% waterproof overpants that pack small if weather was looking questionable as I don't care about breathability on lower half as much as upper. If I had a day that was a lot of rain I could get a more robust set of waterproof gear at a local shop if need be....more than 1 way to skin a cat!

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  • zzseansmith
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    Has anyone had any experience with the Klim S4 Enduro rain pain you wear over your pants?

    I am riding pretty late in the season and am paranoid about suffering a similar fate to Jeff Jenson last year. Lot's of other things can still screw with an attempt but if the storm outlook is mixed I would like to bring some good rain pants to help with potentially freezing wet conditions and Klims S2 Enduro pants seem really well suited.

    I have a good light mountaineering jacket I have used for a few years and my warm gloves are Ice Climbing gloves that are great to ride with (lot's of previous experience using them riding during the winter).

    The things I most wonder about is how small the S4 Enduro Pants pack and how they size if you wear knee braces?

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  • SeanMacNee
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    I’ve had a ton of success and am very happy with the Mosko Moto reckless 10 bags. I will be using them for the tour for sure. One bag would typically have rain coat and pants. The other bag is food, gloves, recovery kit, etc. so not a ton of weight. I like the fact that they are dry bags. I personally haven’t had a lot of problems with their size in regards to getting on and off bike or snagging on trees. I’ll be running a helmet light, most likely moto minded light. Also will be wearing protective gear including leatt neck brace. These are all things I’m already using and riding with. I would suggest not adding a bunch of new stuff before the tour. Lastly, on the subject of helmets I have a white helmet and have always had white helmets, they are significantly cooler. The one I’m currently using is Airoh Aviator.

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  • David Powell
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    4 gallon would be fine. Last year my bike had a 3.1 gallon tank, this year a 2.8 gallon tank is the largest available for my bike and will be what I am running. You have to haul gas on D7 and D8 anyway, so I just utilized my gas bags on the other days I needed them. I will need 2 gallons for D7 and D8, but I will haul 3 gallons to be safe. Just dump the gas in as soon as you can, so your only hauling that weight for a couple hours.

  • David Powell
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    I did not wear any protection except my knee pads. You already should be wearing a Klim Vest and really should not be riding at any speed to be crashing much. Your bike and body are already loaded and protection will make you too hot on most days in my opinion.

  • David Powell
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    We ran the Mosko Moto Reckless 10 last year, this year we decided to switch to the Giant Loop Mojave. They are lighter, they don't stick out as far, and we are going to try to haul nothing on the rear fender except the fuel bag on the days we need it. Light and tight is what you want and the Giant Loop bags fit that need better than the Mosko Moto Bags in my opinion. Also, Giant Loop supports the Tour.

  • Martin
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    Yes: no and no

  • jrlastofthebreed89
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    Does anyone know if Les Schwab in Salmon sells and will install Mouse Bibs?

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  • jrlastofthebreed89
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    How have you been liking the IMS? Im setting up the same bike. Does it clear the fan?

  • schall
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    I had always strapped my extra fuel bags onto my bike but recently carried my Giant Loop bag (1 gal) in the in-between location (where the tool bag is usually stored) on my Klim Nak Pak. About 50 miles into my ride i started to get a fuel taste in my hydration pack. The bag wasn't leaking, that I could tell, so it must have been out gassing through the liner. Anyone carry these in/on/or near their pack and experience their hydration bag tasting like gas? I really liked getting the weigh off the bike but I am not fond of gas tainted water.

  • jrlastofthebreed89
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    what gas gas can did you find thats 5.3 for a 350? All I can find is 4.

  • Julie Jones
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    I got tired of taking off my vest and digging out my saw. So many times there is a branch in the trail, or a bent tree that you can duck under so you do. Okay, maybe I'm just lazy. Anyway, now I carry my saw so I can get to it easily. Sometimes I clear trail without even getting off the bike. Voille straps (or Pronghorn) are very secure.

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