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Old 03-21-2013, 02:01 PM   #62431
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Just Google it up Charlie, there are lot's available. You can also use lip balm, bar soap or wax etc.
Chain lube ?
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:04 PM   #62432
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Where does one get "zipper lube"? Sounds like something Doc would buy a lot of. Seriously, where do you get it?
I have a bar of parafin wax I will GIVE YOU! I got lots of it!
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #62433
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Chain lube ?
I would think that chain oil or any oil would cause the dirt to stick to the zipper even more. I will give Doc's paraffin a try and see if that cures the problem.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:25 PM   #62434
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The wind must be blowing from the NE because my heat came on (our windows kinda face NE). This is only the fourth time this winter that my furnace has been on. My electric bill last month was only $65. I can live with that.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #62435
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Just Google it up Charlie, there are lot's available. You can also use lip balm, bar soap or wax etc.
Down on the coast on my brother's boats (sail covers, hatch covers, etc.) we've been using THIS Zip Tech product, which seems to be considerably more water-repellent, and keeps the zippers from corroding (green). It is marketed toward scuba divers and their dry/wet suits in salt water environments. I don't know why I didn't think of using it for my DirtBagz, but it would last lots longer in our dirty/wet situations than the wax I've been using....and add a little extra in waterproofing!
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:28 PM   #62436
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The wind must be blowing from the NE because my heat came on (our windows kinda face NE). This is only the fourth time this winter that my furnace has been on. My electric bill last month was only $65. I can live with that.
for $65 a month, I can come live with ya and keep ya warm!
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #62437
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for $65 a month, I can come live with ya and keep ya warm!

Ummmmm....NO
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:37 PM   #62438
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:47 PM   #62439
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Thanks guys for all the ideas with the bags. I like the idea of a tank bag but think i would carry more stuff then would fit in there. I would have a lunch in a plastic bag with a ice pack. the cooler would be in the truck already. But with warmer weather coming it would be nice to have a place to put a sweet shirt or something like that.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:01 PM   #62440
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My opinion about backpacks is that they do what they are intended until you come off the bike. Then all the stuff inside gets to gouge and poke you and potentially injure you. One thing to wear one hiking and another when you come off your bike in the woods or hit a cage turning left in front of you. Granted if you are stretched for expendable income it is a really good alternative.

As for unpacking the tank bag. What would you have in it that would need upacking? I keep a wallet, phone and a hat. They go inside with me anyway.
Had a buddy that broke his back a few years ago in a get off and the doc blamed the back pack full of books he was wearing for the break. Only thing that goes in my backpack is a hydration pack and a couple granola bars.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #62441
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Agreed. The only real problem with Dirt Bagz is that when they get gunked up from mud or dirt the zippers work hard. Nice to see you in type Mike.
I hit the zippers with silicon spray. Those and my jacket zippers also.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #62442
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Sweet bike Mike!


the owner of uncle sams safari outfitters here in Fayetteville told me he has one on order a while back.

I can not imagine 125 hp
LOL, 125 HP on an almost 500 lb bike? Not that big a deal really.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #62443
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Thanks guys for all the ideas with the bags. I like the idea of a tank bag but think i would carry more stuff then would fit in there. I would have a lunch in a plastic bag with a ice pack. the cooler would be in the truck already. But with warmer weather coming it would be nice to have a place to put a sweet shirt or something like that.
I have the tank bag + tail bag on my bike all the time. Neither hinder my riding. In the tank bag I usually have camera, wallet, glasses/sunglasses, first-aid kit, flashlight, tire gauge, keys, maps, registration/insurance and other little stuff.

I keep a lot of different tools, extra gloves, dry socks (don't ask) and wet weather riding gear in the tailbag. The expandable design of the tailbag allows me to shed layers and store them as the day warms up or to carry warm stuff in case I need to add a layer.

I probably carry way too much gear with me whenever I ride, but I often ride by myself and would rather not overnight in the sticks for lack of a simple tool or lack of cell phone coverage ...or to be stuck overnight and suffer hypothermia for lack of preparation.

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:33 PM   #62444
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Thanks guys for all the ideas with the bags. I like the idea of a tank bag but think i would carry more stuff then would fit in there. I would have a lunch in a plastic bag with a ice pack. the cooler would be in the truck already. But with warmer weather coming it would be nice to have a place to put a sweet shirt or something like that.
KLR guys swear by milk crates and bungy cords don't they?
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:39 PM   #62445
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I dunno? JT, Marlin ?
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