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Old 02-24-2013, 07:45 PM   #13441
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Whatever you do, don't do Class 2 and above stuff packed like this idiot.



I can just imagine how much fun sand would have been.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:51 PM   #13442
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Yo' all fucking nuts for riding routes with a lot of sand, packed liked that, and claimin' its fun...

edit:
excuse me, I got a few PMs from some one on this thread that I didn't exactly know how to to answer. Yes, if you are going to ride lots of difficult terrain and plan to crash a lot, soft bags are softer. Bob has already said he will avoid any difficult road surfaces. Since he will be trying to ride easy pavement, I think he will probably be ok with hard bags. In any case, easy pavement or tough single track, why would loading top heavy be better.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:59 PM   #13443
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Hey. With my big giant ass opaque windshield I have no idea what is in front of me anyway. lol

We just set our "fun" bar lower riding the big pigs in the tougher stuff. Like this:


It's a good day if ya don't die.


Edit: And I still agree . More lower is more better. ;)
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:26 PM   #13444
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To answer JT's question on why loading top heavy is better
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #13445
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To answer JT's question on why loading top heavy is better
Thank you Bob, I needed that!
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:55 PM   #13446
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Like SealLine bags?
I use a 20L SealLine for my sleeping bag. But the newer duffle style dry bags are a lot more practical and have exterior pockets and loops and such for attaching to the bike. With a stainless steel net you can secure it as well.

But that's for the big bike. Giant Loop looks better for something like a WRR.
Gotta get back to shopping for a WRR.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #13447
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Did you pull the trigger already?
On the bike or the bag??

Either way the answer is "no". Gotta get back online and find me a good deal on a used WRR.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:22 PM   #13448
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My only 'unrepairable' was in Panama when I had a softball-sized dent in the rim.

That's also the only time I wished my streetbike used tubes.
What keeps you from using a tube inside your tubeless rim?
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:25 PM   #13449
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He can handle deep sand on the pig if he needs to. (its all technique amigo)

But I still think he should ditch the POS KLR and get a WRR.

I didn't steer you into any deep sand carbon, sin embargo, you should really learn how to ride that stuff, even on the pig. Its not rocket science, its 100% technique and can be done on any bike, with a bit of practice. Until you get into the deep sand, you have not seen Baja California. Just sayin'.

If it works out that I can ride with you guys, I will get you off the beaten path and make sure you get through it. Or I'll just leave you there for dead. When are we going?
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:30 PM   #13450
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He can handle deep sand on the pig if he needs to. (its all technique amigo)

But I still think he should ditch the POS KLR and get a WRR.

I didn't steer you into any deep sand carbon, sin embargo, you should really learn how to ride that stuff, even on the pig. Its not rocket science, its 100% technique and can be done on any bike, with a bit of practice. Until you get into the deep sand, you have not seen Baja California. Just sayin'.

If it works out that I can ride with you guys, I will get you off the beaten path and make sure you get through it. Or I'll just leave you there for dead. When are we going?
Waddya say, Bob?? Pick up a pair of WRR's and meet Vinnie in Baja? I'd just about quit my job for that ride.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:49 PM   #13451
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What keeps you from using a tube inside your tubeless rim?
because I was stuck in BFE Panama in an afternoon monsoon and they don't sell them in the jungle.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:52 PM   #13452
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because I was stuck in BFE Panama in an afternoon monsoon and they don't sell them in the jungle.
Ahhhh, OK. Thought you meant you COULDN'T use tubes. My only concern is the offset valve stem but Helge Pedersen says it's not a problem, so OK. Gonna start packing tubes and spoons when riding to remote areas. SOG carried tubes on our recent Mexico trip.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:54 PM   #13453
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Waddya say, Bob?? Pick up a pair of WRR's and meet Vinnie in Baja?
Schizz, I would love to ride with both of you guys! Its going to happen sometime for sure!
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:56 PM   #13454
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Shizz, I would love to ride with both of you guys! Its going to happen sometime for sure!
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:56 PM   #13455
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Ahhhh, OK. Thought you meant you COULDN'T use tubes. My only concern is the offset valve stem but Helge Pedersen says it's not a problem, so OK. Gonna start packing tubes and spoons when riding to remote areas. SOG carried tubes on our recent Mexico trip.
I'm not a fan of Helge. But I should pack a tube (just a 19, it'll fit a 17 rear okay). And I have the cool Motion Pro axle/spoon already..

OTOH given my experience, I'm better off carrying an extra axle nut and rear wheel bearings than a tube.
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