Thanks for the heads up on the Kriegas. Does look like a quality setup. The current GL Coyote bags are presently on clearance (new model coming out next year) for under $250. Might be my deciding factor although I've got time so I suppose I ought to be patient. Hard to do when you've embraced a goal and just want to jump right in.
Good to know about the oil. I was figuring on bringing at least on 1L or 1.5L cannister for fuel; sounds like I ought to plan on a 2nd liter for oil. That's +1 for the Krieger as you can get 30L of capacity in the saddlebags and still fit an additional tailpack. But that *could* lead me to packing too much. ;)