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  • David Powell
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    You are correct

  • OregonComrade48
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    Regarding the PLB, in my case Garmin InReach, Martin said we need to make sure we can receive messages was he referring to the:


    "Allow map viewers to send you messages" option?

    I assume once we hook up on D2 and I get his info into my PLB he'll be able to send me messages like any other contact?

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  • Reidy008
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    Going to pick up a recovery kit for the Tour but thought I might see if anyone bought one and wants to sell it before I order one. Let me know please.

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  • Carrie156i
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    The GL protector worked fine for the whole 10 days for everyone on my team in 2019.

    I would suggest packing a small bottle of zipper lube/cleaner for all tour gear, bags included. The amount of grime that will build up on things is incredible and all your zippers will get a bit sticky.

  • Mike
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    Yes, it works. Just be careful with the tails of your straps touching the exhaust and header. Typically not an issue if running a 2 stroke.

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  • zzseansmith
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    Worked great for me on two different five day rides last summer and then again recently on an overnight desert ride to shakedown my gear for this summer.

  • OregonComrade48
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    What is solutions to keep bags off pipe - does the GL muffler protector work as intended?

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  • Chadzu
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    With the Mojave bags you loop the side bag straps though each end of the GL fuel bag. Then using the GL straps loop though the fuel bag in the middle to the top of the Mojave bags, where the top bag mounts. I use the top bag and have carried both 1 and 2 gallon fuel bags this way. The fuel bag sits side saddle behind you, and is held securely and doesn't shift around.

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  • Brothers Gibb
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    I have the GL Mojave saddle bags. I ended up with a single 2 gallon GL fuel bag. Basically because this option was $100 less. Will update how it works.

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  • zzseansmith
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    Originally posted by Brothers Gibb View Post
    Thanks. Good info. GL saddle bags? How did you attach fuel?
    I am using a wolfman e-base system with rollies. It is perfect for the fuel bags as it has attachment points that make it easy to mount.
    https://wolfmanluggage.com/products/the-e-base-wp. I just use titan straps to hold the bags and it worked great through some very varied terrain on this loop. From fast desert whooped out trail to technical ledgey trails and tight technical desert single track.

    I was riding with more stuff than I will for the Tour as we camped off our bikes so I had a sleeping bag, thermarest, Bivy, stove and food that I won't have for the tour.

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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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