Originally Posted by LukasM
Nice setup Pinevalley!
How does the rear Safari tank work together with luggage strapped on the rear fender? And how did you route the fuel line connection to the front? There were several people at the Tuareg Rally this year that had problems with fuel lines getting ripped out as they were not able to secure them safely out of the way.
Lukas, Hope this answers some of your questions (and hopefully I’m not adding too much fluff):
First attachment of the Kriega Overlander 30:
The front strap is wrapped around the front of the rear tank (I copied this from Lost Rider who wraps his around the rear plastic).
For the rear of the bike I used the standard Kriega mounting loops. Due to the increased girth I needed to add some length to the strap. I ended up utilizing a quickdraw - length ended up being spot on (dumb luck).
The added girth of the tank has afforded some restate to tuck my tarp poles in this nook:
In addition, I found these cool little bags from Ortlieb (http://www.ortliebusa.com/prodInfo.asp?pid=76&cid=2):
I was able to bolt them onto the frame of the RMK.
I’m using these to store what would normally be stashed in a tank bag.
One other nifty pouch I found very useful is a mountain bike feed bag (available from cyclosource, http://www.adventurecycling.org/cycl...in-feed-bag/):
I stuff all my “day” food in there and munch as often as I can.
Before I got the mega tanks I was trying to find a solution to carry extra fuel. I got these MSR bottle holders from Storm Industries (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=487221
). Now I’m stuffing my spare tube and tire irons in there.
Using the straps and loops like this to hold the Kriega US-5:
Hoping to shove a tool tube here:
And of course...I’m slow to put on the best addition to the bike...
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