What did you do to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Technical & Maintenance' started by fortech, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Thanks Mike, from that angle it looks like the lobes might not hold enough extra gas to warrant a second petcock.
     
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  2. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Thanks Stephanie, not a perfect system for sure. But it might have to do because I'm looking for something that don't need mounting brackets and don't see much else out there. I just used two rubber dry bags last trip. They worked really well as I travel pretty light, but I needed to put the bike on the centre stand to lash them on properly. So, looking for soft luggage that's a bit more symmetrical and balanced with no mounting frame.

    Edit: Had a closer look at the Wolfman setups and I'm impressed with the B-Base system. Plus fully waterproof and multiple strapping options:)
     
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  3. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Yes, from what I see on line they seem to have some pretty bomber gear for sure, but I'm just trying to avoid pannier racks if I can. A local rider offered to let me try out his Giant Loop GB so maybe I'll take him up on that and see how it works for me.
     
  4. dresda

    dresda Active Member

    I replaced it with something from Wolfman that was similar in concept. I’ll see if I can find a link.
     
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  5. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

  6. townieglenn

    townieglenn Active Member

    The tank on my R80 holds 32 l ( 8.4 gal US)..and if I bring the little red Flatpack then my range is probably about 500 kms . Plus there's always a rolled up "box o' wine" bladder in the tank bag that will hold a few litres if I happen upon an unlucky soul with a smaller fuel supply..or I can pop the whole tank off in about 20 seconds and open the petcocks to transfer fuel from one bike to another .
     
  7. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Thanks for the tip. I'll check out Wolfman too.
     
  8. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I have a Giant Loop 1 gallon gas bag. Great piece of kit but pricey.
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  9. Bob

    Bob Active Member

  10. skibum69

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  11. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Thanks for the link, I've logged in to 'watch' that thread. I've been occasionally following their ride reports (and interview) on that forum since before their Ethiopian ride.
     
  12. EmmBeeDee

    EmmBeeDee Active Member

    Got the tank on today. Supposed to be up to +4C on Friday. Must always be ready to go. B7D6A7E3-48F3-4176-B452-1EF2935C19D0.jpeg
     
  13. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    I have Ortlieb soft luggage with panniers and a duffle. See profile pic from Trans-Lab. Very high quality waterproof material. No racks required for the GS but no outer pockets either. I see Ortlieb has separated out their bicycle luggage from the motorcycle stuff. The motorcycle gear is now distributed by Touratech but with Ortlieb written on the back. You used to be able to buy their Rack Pack duffles at MEC but no longer.
     
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  14. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Same for me, I used to be the rep for the Canadian distributor of Ortlieb. Top shelf gear. My panniers and Rack Pack duffel have been going strong for over 10 years. Great gear 100% waterproof but they will not send up to a big setoff sliding down the road which the Mosko stuff will. I remember a shot of someone's pannier filled with water in Mongolia, if you don't have it closed properly then it won't be waterproof. My opinion still the best bicycle gear out there.
    Part of what I love about these is the totally clean lines without any outside pockets or bells and whistles. The new Rack Pack duffels have built in slots for straps which is nice, the old ones did not.
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  15. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    Looks like they have a new set of panniers called an "Extreme Edition" that they claim will stand up in a slide:

    https://shop.touratech-canada.com/saddle-bags-extreme-edition-by-touratech-waterproof.html
     
  16. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Looks nice but nothing near as durable as the Mosko gear.
     
  17. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    That 640 do look like the gear for sure. Is that pic at the Eagle Claw Campground?
    Edit: Just to spread the word for future riders... they have great places to work on you bike, out of the weather, a variety of free second hand tires, tools, lubricants etc. Riders really believe in paying it forward. Good karma;)
     
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  18. EmmBeeDee

    EmmBeeDee Active Member

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  19. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    That is BS. They charge 7% for duties and customs clearance now on Canadian orders. There is no duty on motorcycle parts and accessories upon import to Canada.

    edit: looks like they have rewrote their earlier statement about duties on their website after I had a little rant on ADVrider. The luggage duties is still incorrect though. I ordered my hard luggage from Italy and there were no duties.
     
  20. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    That shot was at a small engine shop there but I did stay at Eagle Claw.
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