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07-15-2015 01:06 PM
masterlink FWIW my Camelbak says LOBO on it...model??
More importantly, as a real live HEALTH CARE Professional, get some of Camelbak's "Elixir" tablets. Put one in the bag with each fill up. Gives you electrolytes and flavor.
What more could you ask for!!
07-14-2015 07:21 PM
cedarider I use the Ogio Atlas.



Made more for motorcycle duty but works well for hiking also. It does not have a lot of extra storage but it is very narrow and compact for a 3 liter unit. The straps don't flap in the breeze.
I actually bought it to use on long trips on my FJR. A real lifesaver when crossing Nevada in July. When I get rolling on a long trip I don't like to make frequent stops and this allows me to stay Hydrated on 200 mile runs between gas stops.
In the summer I fill it with ice first and then top up with water.
07-10-2015 06:49 PM
planalp
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Originally Posted by 650Stew View Post
I've never ran a tank bag on any of my bikes though... I really should scoop one someday
Legend has it that either Ben or Jerry was inspired by their tank bag to produce a flavor of ice cream called "Schweddy Balls."



07-10-2015 01:03 PM
650Stew
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Every other pic of the KLR that I found is either 1) without tankbag, 2) in camp with hydration bag out for cooking, or 3) the right side of the bike. (Surprising how few pics I have of the left side.)

I suppose I could take the camera and tank bag out and set it up. But every tank bag or hydration bladder will be a little different. With this other tank bag the hose exits at the rear and clips farther forward. Bite valve is hidden behind the mirror so I STILL don't show detail.

Love this pic!
Keeping the bladder in the tank bag is an excellent idea. I've never ran a tank bag on any of my bikes though... I really should scoop one someday
07-10-2015 06:38 AM
Grinnin Every other pic of the KLR that I found is either 1) without tankbag, 2) in camp with hydration bag out for cooking, or 3) the right side of the bike. (Surprising how few pics I have of the left side.)

I suppose I could take the camera and tank bag out and set it up. But every tank bag or hydration bladder will be a little different. With this other tank bag the hose exits at the rear and clips farther forward. Bite valve is hidden behind the mirror so I STILL don't show detail.

07-08-2015 09:41 AM
Damocles Cool, but could use a little "close-up," some frame-filling detail in your image, Grinnin!



Otherwise, great scenery, magnificent mountain!
07-08-2015 06:57 AM
Grinnin I leave a Platypus brand "hoser" bag in my tank bag. The tank bag goes only for longish days or when I want a map window.

I'd rather let the MC carry the weight. Plus there's less stuff to deal with at stops.

You can see the blue bite valve at the back of the tank bag. My KLR tank bag has no zip, so the tube goes up under the "cap" that's held on with velcro straps.

07-06-2015 09:29 AM
Damocles My bite valve on my KLR-thrifty bladder hose (wish more pleasant-sounding words were available for nomenclature!) from Target failed after a few seasons' service. Thus, I made my way to REI (a member, although not consonant with REI's politics) to purchase a replacement. Sure enough, they've got 'em. Don't know whether they're CamelBack (we diverge, politically, also!) or not, but . . . quite ergonomic and effective.



Minimum amount of gnawing required to start water flowing; no shut-off valve; doesn't leak.
07-05-2015 11:54 PM
650Stew I think I like the CamelBak style of bite valve better than the one I have on my Teton pack. I think the CamelBak has a valve with a 90 degree angle on it and then a larger rounded portion that you bite on?
Mine has a straight rubber bite valve with the whole thing being pretty much the same diameter. You have to bite on it in pretty much one spot to open it and allow water through, a little more clumsy than Camel's design, but I guess it's just something you have to get used to. Lol, plus mine has a pull out valve feature on the bite thingy. If you forget to pull it out before trying to drink out of it you don't get any water! I leave it open when I'm riding and it hasn't leaked so I'm not even sure why they included that feature.
07-05-2015 10:52 PM
650Stew
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Thanks ML
I like when others appreciate quality work, you should see what I did for a
clock.

BTW to stay on topic I dont use a hydratation pack while riding my KLR because its not the kind of motorcycle one would use to race or not need to stop for a drink from a bottle stashed in a tank bag or top case. But I suppose its fun to pretend one is riding a more nimble,lighter,more extreme motorcycle once in a while.
Yup, when I'm on the KLR and I know I'm going to be out for a bit I just throw a bottle of water in the trunk. I bought my pack for the WR250R though, it's got nothing for cargo, no rack, or tank bag, nothing... Kinda handy as well, the pack has a mesh pocket that I can stash a snack or two in to keep my fat levels up.
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