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Old 12-20-2012, 04:01 PM   #37
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The front bags. How to keep an overloaded KLRs front on the ground.

The front end was too light and i couldn't steer. I decided to get front bags and move stuff from the back to the front. We bought $50 bicycle saddle bags and first put them over the tank under the tank bag. They were in the way of my legs so we put them over the windshield our curret config.

We used rubber straps behind and in front of the windshield.

Strap in the front

Other side. The rope between the bags stops them from rotating out.

Ropes attached to bag and rubber strap

On the other side

We put the bottom strap of the bag around the crash bar. This holds the weight of the bags to this strong bar. The windshield straps are only to hold the bag in place.

The handle bars just clear the bags and follow them.

There are 3,000 pictures (from north america more to come) and a diary of our trip on our facebook page at the link below.
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