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Author Topic: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.  (Read 10647 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #150 on: May 01, 2019, 16:17:37 »
Sir Longhorn hooked me up with these soft bags. Should be a perfect addition to the rig for this trip. Thanks dude!

The bags came with rain covers, which I assume aren’t for riding but more for parking overnight to keep things dry?

When it rains on the ride, pull over and put the rain covers on when you put your rain gear on.  It'll keep the whole bag dry.  They are not just for parking.  If you ride without them in the rain, the water will find all kinds of ways into your bags, especially at speed.  I also put certain things in ziplock bags as well.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #151 on: May 01, 2019, 16:23:06 »
When it rains on the ride, pull over and put the rain covers on when you put your rain gear on.  It'll keep the whole bag dry.  They are not just for parking.  If you ride without them in the rain, the water will find all kinds of ways into your bags, especially at speed.  I also put certain things in ziplock bags as well.

Cool, that makes much more sense. I will probably grab a dry bag to put my clothes in, that way I don't have to worry too much about it.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #152 on: May 01, 2019, 16:25:29 »
Cool, that makes much more sense. I will probably grab a dry bag to put my clothes in, that way I don't have to worry too much about it.

Yeah, I use contractor grade trash bags on the insides sometimes and carry at least two extras.  Way cheaper than dry bags and multi-use.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #153 on: May 01, 2019, 16:25:42 »
Get you some dry bags, like for kayaking.  You can get sets of 3 or 4 in various sizes for like $15 at most sporting stores.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #154 on: May 01, 2019, 16:26:47 »
I use the thick garbage bags and then good ziplocks for small stuff I want to stay dry. rain covers just add hassle.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #155 on: May 01, 2019, 18:31:02 »
I always carried my clothes in a dry sack stuffed in those bags. I would also do like Kelly said and put the rain covers on while I was getting my Frog Toggs on.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #156 on: May 01, 2019, 20:28:23 »
Sir Longhorn hooked me up with these soft bags. Should be a perfect addition to the rig for this trip. Thanks dude!

The bags came with rain covers, which I assume aren’t for riding but more for parking overnight to keep things dry?
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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #157 on: May 01, 2019, 21:21:34 »
Careful with the flip flops, been there done that!

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #158 on: May 02, 2019, 13:46:08 »
I always carried my clothes in a dry sack stuffed in those bags. I would also do like Kelly said and put the rain covers on while I was getting my Frog Toggs on.

Two thumbs up for Frog Toggs.  It's what I use for my rain gear too.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 ST Bluebird - Repair, maintain, ride.
« Reply #159 on: May 02, 2019, 14:08:50 »
Frogg Toggs got me through the microburst storm at Mid-O all dry two years ago.