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Offline Generaal Gert

Riding with or without poop scoop
« on: October 24, 2020, 04:37:41 pm »
Hi Guys,

I've see many people recommending that you remove the poop scoop when doing lots of gravel roads?

If you removed it do you just leave the holes open? Do you put the existing screws back? (which looks shit) Or do you buy shorter screws to plug the holes?

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 04:51:28 pm »
Fill the holes with copperslip and leave like that but do take the scoop off or else you will loose it.Shorter screws could also work to make it look nicer.
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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 04:53:51 pm »
Fill the holes with copperslip and leave like that but do take the scoop off or else you will loose it.Shorter screws could also work to make it look nicer.

The scoop only gives compliance to some German Regulations, serves no purpose here.  :sip:
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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 04:55:47 pm »
Okay so we are leaving on our Ben 10 trip tomorrow morning so for now I will just use the old screws and make another plan we we are back.

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 07:47:59 am »

The scoop only gives compliance to some German Regulations, serves no purpose here.  :sip:

I beg to differ.  Ride a bike without the poopscoop in mud, or even just wet gravel, and then see what the tail light and the back of your top box looks like.
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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 07:49:50 am »
Okay so we are leaving on our Ben 10 trip tomorrow morning so for now I will just use the old screws and make another plan we we are back.

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 09:32:31 am »
Okay so we are leaving on our Ben 10 trip tomorrow morning so for now I will just use the old screws and make another plan we we are back.

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 09:39:21 am »
Bmw dink ook aan als.

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 11:34:25 am »
Bmw dink ook maar aan als.

That isn't going to cut it with my Great Danes, or maybe yes it will cut it.  ::) 
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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2020, 05:37:05 pm »
Okay so we are leaving on our Ben 10 trip tomorrow morning so for now I will just use the old screws and make another plan we we are back.

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2020, 02:46:47 pm »
I beg to differ.  Ride a bike without the poopscoop in mud, or even just wet gravel, and then see what the tail light and the back of your top box looks like.

Yip - put mine back on, but then I also don't very technical stuff (run out of skill)  :imaposer:
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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2020, 08:44:24 am »
Bmw dink ook maar aan als.

That isn't going to cut it with my Great Danes, or maybe yes it will cut it.  ::)

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My Dane is a nervous pooper... He can't stand still...

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2020, 08:52:22 am »
I beg to differ.  Ride a bike without the poopscoop in mud, or even just wet gravel, and then see what the tail light and the back of your top box looks like.

Yip - put mine back on, but then I also don't very technical stuff (run out of skill)  :imaposer:

Your rear tire will eat that scoop, even on gravel highways in the Karoo. Best remove it before you venture off the tarmac, and leave it at home, otherwise you will leave it behind next to a dirt road somewhere, guarenteed.
 

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2020, 09:07:14 am »

The scoop only gives compliance to some German Regulations, serves no purpose here.  :sip:

I beg to differ.  Ride a bike without the poopscoop in mud, or even just wet gravel, and then see what the tail light and the back of your top box looks like.

Correct, and travel on a wet highway at speed and see the difference in spray it makes. So it is in fact a safety item on the bike, not just totally useless.

 

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2020, 01:31:55 pm »

The scoop only gives compliance to some German Regulations, serves no purpose here.  :sip:

I beg to differ.  Ride a bike without the poopscoop in mud, or even just wet gravel, and then see what the tail light and the back of your top box looks like.

Correct, and travel on a wet highway at speed and see the difference in spray it makes. So it is in fact a safety item on the bike, not just totally useless.

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2020, 02:22:47 pm »
So this is what everything's looks like after we got some rain coming down Lundin's

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2020, 03:54:06 pm »

The scoop only gives compliance to some German Regulations, serves no purpose here.  :sip:

I beg to differ.  Ride a bike without the poopscoop in mud, or even just wet gravel, and then see what the tail light and the back of your top box looks like.
I tested with and without, the mud still goes all over the bike. The scoop just prevents that same mud (or stones) being thrown towards the guy behind you.
 

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2020, 09:08:57 am »
Took mine off a few months back, and after the (very) muddy/sandy rear I put it back on again. Big difference. While I lost the scoop on my previous GS (air/oil cooled) I have never had an issue on the LC's scoop. It's sturdier than the previous ones, so I keep mine on now. 5 years so far, no problem.
 

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2020, 11:25:11 am »
Agree with OOmD
 

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Re: Riding with or without poop scoop
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2020, 06:35:58 am »
Took mine off a few months back, and after the (very) muddy/sandy rear I put it back on again. Big difference. While I lost the scoop on my previous GS (air/oil cooled) I have never had an issue on the LC's scoop. It's sturdier than the previous ones, so I keep mine on now. 5 years so far, no problem.
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