Author Oxford Q30R Tank bag - Too big for biffer?  (Read 5184 times)

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    Oxford Q30R Tank bag - Too big for biffer?
    on: 24 November, 2023, 12:29:51 pm
    24 November, 2023, 12:29:51 pm
    Hi.

    Anyone used this on their biffer?

    It is a large bag so unsure if is too big.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Oxford Q30R Tank bag - Too big for biffer?
    Reply #1 on: 24 November, 2023, 01:16:47 pm
    24 November, 2023, 01:16:47 pm
    Knock up a a 12" high, 7" wide and 14" long cardboard box, sit that on your tank and you decide if its too enough or too small based on what you want to carry in it.

    Never been a fan of the fuel cap mounting tank bags, my tank bag of choice is the double decker Gear Gremlin which is both big enough and small enough for my needs. Perfect for a daylight gathering of Brit Butt Tour bonus points or an all day and then some RBLR1000, if that's you?

    The obvious downside being the Gear Gremlin is magnetic and it will over time scratch the petrol tank which doesn't bother me with a 17 year old motorcycle

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    Re: Oxford Q30R Tank bag - Too big for biffer?
    Reply #2 on: 24 November, 2023, 02:04:55 pm
    24 November, 2023, 02:04:55 pm
    To give you an idea of how the Gear Gremlin sits on the CBF1000 this was taken on route home after 2022 RBLR 1000. I don't strap it down, just the one strap around the handle bar enables me to hang the bag over the side of the tank for re-fuelling.

    ...and that's my camp chair and camp bed bungeed on the pannier frame.

    Last Edit: 24 November, 2023, 02:08:39 pm by Art

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    Re: Oxford Q30R Tank bag - Too big for biffer?
    Reply #3 on: 24 November, 2023, 02:10:25 pm
    24 November, 2023, 02:10:25 pm
    *Originally Posted by Art [+]
    To give you an idea of how the Gear Gremlin sits on the CBF1000 this was taken on route home after 2022 RBLR 1000. I don't strap it down, just the one strap around the handle bar enables me to hang the bag over the side of the tank for re-fuelling.

    Thanks for taking the time to post the pic.

    Yes, that is me regarding the RBLR1000  :001:

    I will probably be camping I think.

    Any tips for the RBLR1000? My thinking is a good days rest/sleep the day before, drink plenty of water, avoid sugary drinks to avoid crashing (sugar crash) and keep "pit stops" to as quick as possible.

    Looking forward to it though, a nice challenge.
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    Re: Oxford Q30R Tank bag - Too big for biffer?
    Reply #4 on: 24 November, 2023, 03:30:19 pm
    24 November, 2023, 03:30:19 pm
    You've got the idea, the golden rules are

    No need to speed, it's not a race.
    If you feel tired take a break, even if that means a failed attempt.
    If you expect to be back at Squires after 06:00 hours call the emergency number and let the finish marshals know you're OK.

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    Re: Oxford Q30R Tank bag - Too big for biffer?
    Reply #5 on: 24 November, 2023, 03:46:02 pm
    24 November, 2023, 03:46:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by Art [+]
    You've got the idea, the golden rules are

    No need to speed, it's not a race.
    If you feel tired take a break, even if that means a failed attempt.
    If you expect to be back at Squires after 06:00 hours call the emergency number and let the finish marshals know you're OK.

     :028:

    I am doing it for the experience. If I do not complete within 24 hours, it will still be an experience.

    Do most entrants complete within 24 hours?

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    Re: Oxford Q30R Tank bag - Too big for biffer?
    Reply #6 on: 24 November, 2023, 04:19:49 pm
    24 November, 2023, 04:19:49 pm
    I've rode with 6 first timers in the past 4 years, 2 of them DNF but I think 33% DNF's as a statistic is the damn lies Mark Twain spoke of.

    You'll be fine.

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    Re: Oxford Q30R Tank bag - Too big for biffer?
    Reply #7 on: 24 November, 2023, 05:08:10 pm
    24 November, 2023, 05:08:10 pm
     :001:

    Sorry, being nosey, any specific reason for the DNF's?

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    Re: Oxford Q30R Tank bag - Too big for biffer?
    Reply #8 on: 24 November, 2023, 05:13:48 pm
    24 November, 2023, 05:13:48 pm
    fatigue