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  • #31
    Originally posted by Julie Jones View Post
    Is there any reason to choose the F5 over the F3 carbon? From the information I found the F3 carbon is now the lightest at less than 2.5 pounds.
    There are a couple of reasons beyond weight to consider the F5. Both are great helmets and you can't go too wrong with either. However, the F3 carbon is currently only available in Black and Black with Flow Yellow trim. The F5 is available in a variety of color options and although many of them are still highly dark colors, there are a couple lighter options. The other bigger thing in my opinion is that the F5 has more venting. So if you're worried about heat, it will vent better than even the new F3. The F5 also comes with a Gore Windstopper liner in the event you run into colder temperatures. So you may look at what dates you're doing your attempt. If it's during peak heat, light and vented would be better. If you're going late and colder temps are more likely, that might not be as big of an issue. Both have Fidlock and both are very comfortable. I'm very happy with my white and light gray F5 and am super happy I picked it for the Tour.

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    • #32
      Seat Concepts XL super wide double plus extra comfort seat for '17-'19 Husky.
      I am pretty set on the XL version for my tender backside.
      Pros, Cons, does it come in pink?

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Chadzu View Post
        Seat Concepts XL super wide double plus extra comfort seat for '17-'19 Husky.
        I am pretty set on the XL version for my tender backside.
        Pros, Cons, does it come in pink?
        For you I'm sure they will make a pink one ;-)

        I got the non-super wide version. I am surprised at how narrow it is. I would go wider next time.

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        • #34
          How about some help from you night riders out there.

          I bought the oxbow voyager helmet light. I've never used a helmet light before so I am looking for info about the best place to mount it. (Top of helmet, under visor, side of helmet, chin mount) What works and what doesn't.

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          • Jefff Jensen
            Jefff Jensen commented
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            I mounted mine on top of the helmet and the visor prevents reflection back at you.

        • #35
          Originally posted by Julie Jones View Post
          How about some help from you night riders out there.

          I bought the oxbow voyager helmet light. I've never used a helmet light before so I am looking for info about the best place to mount it. (Top of helmet, under visor, side of helmet, chin mount) What works and what doesn't.
          Julie, if you have a Klim helmet, they make a GoPro chin mount for your chinbar vent. The Oxbow is GoPro mount compatible, so that may be the perfect spot for it.

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          • #36
            Originally posted by Pundy View Post

            Julie, if you have a Klim helmet, they make a GoPro chin mount for your chinbar vent. The Oxbow is GoPro mount compatible, so that may be the perfect spot for it.
            I really like the chin mount for a camera. It gives the most realistic view and doesn't get caught on low hanging branches. I took off the camera (old helmet) when I put a gps on the bike because it was in the way of seeing the gps. I do plan to try the chin mount again, with the GPS off to the side instead of center mount on the bars. I haven't decided if I want to try and capture video in the dark or not, so that will dictate if I can just replace the gopro with the light.

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            • #37
              Got me a Klim F5 for the tour. Love this helmet. Light and so much airflow I can't believe it. I took the liner out to install my communications equipment and was disappointed to see it was Made in China. I guess even Klim outsources to China.

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              • #38
                So last night I found myself lying next to my dirt bike again. This time my right hip had the displeasure to land on a rock. The standard foam hip pad wasn't quite up to this blow and I have a sore hip bone today. It got me thinking about a D3o hip pad.
                Has any one used them with success?

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                • Martin
                  Martin commented
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                  I use D30 in the elbows of my jersey and knees of my Dakar pants. As I mentioned in PBR #12 that's all I use anymore for trail riding

              • #39
                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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                • #40
                  Does anyone know if Les Schwab in Salmon sells and will install Mouse Bibs?

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                  • Martin
                    Martin commented
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                    Yes: no and no

                • #41
                  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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                  • #42
                    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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                    • #43
                      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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                      • #44
                        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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                        • #45
                          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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