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Old 04-24-2012, 04:55 PM   #16
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I appreciate all the input, but things have changed. I bought a new 2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar today at a great discount. Instead of buying the created bike, they had a showroom model with black KTM panniers, and I got them to throw them in for an additional $800. Being a cheap Scotsman, I couldn't pass it up.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #17
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I've been using the giantloop when solo. Very niice and carries all i need.For two up I'm going to get the zegas.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:48 PM   #18
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:30 AM   #19
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Did you ever consider what might happen if you lay it down on hard dirt or pavement, and that plastic abrades through? That's a really bad place to mount those, IMO...
If you're talking about the rotopax, mine have proven to be plenty tough as far as abrasion goes, at least as hardy as the aftermarket main tank on my WR250F.. Given the options, I find this to be a fine spot to mount extra gas. 2-1 with an adv tank would be better protected, but that's a bunch of $ that I don't want to spend, and pretty permanent for the majority of days when I ride and don't want to pick up the extra weight. Mine are somewhat protected by the projection of the utility cases behind them, which is weird, but when it's gone down, the larger case and (once) the mount seem to take a bigger hit than the gas container.



If this bothers you, stay away from the "extra fuel" threads, where the leading method of choice seems to be coffee bags...bungeed on...now THOSE give me the heebie jeebies.

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Old 04-25-2012, 06:50 AM   #20
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Say... what model/size Pelican are you sporting on the tail?
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:31 AM   #21
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Say... what model/size Pelican are you sporting on the tail?
That's a huge old "King Pelican" I've had since...the late 70's? Something like that.

It's too big for the dirt but I like it for mostly pavement trips, which this one was:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=730933

I've got kind of a "quiver" of top boxes, given my prior career in commercial photography. My usual top box is a 1450, which is a much better all-around box.



On top of it here is a Kriega US5, which is my "aw, shit" bag--first aid, backcountry spend-the-night stuff, etc. It's gonna move to the front of the the case as a backrest for my 11-year-old who often rides along, which will free the top of the box back up for layer storage, etc.

Found a side view:




I have a couple of the newer "storm"/ hardigg(?) cases waiting to get drilled for mounting but I'm waiting on a new rack plate from CJ before I put any more holes in stuff...
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:54 AM   #22
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If you're talking about the rotopax, mine have proven to be plenty tough as far as abrasion goes, at least as hardy as the aftermarket main tank on my WR250F.. Given the options, I find this to be a fine spot to mount extra gas. 2-1 with an adv tank would be better protected, but that's a bunch of $ that I don't want to spend, and pretty permanent for the majority of days when I ride and don't want to pick up the extra weight. Mine are somewhat protected by the projection of the utility cases behind them, which is weird, but when it's gone down, the larger case and (once) the mount seem to take a bigger hit than the gas container.



If this bothers you, stay away from the "extra fuel" threads, where the leading method of choice seems to be coffee bags...bungeed on...now THOSE give me the heebie jeebies.

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:10 AM   #23
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Yep! and, even more rare, the bike's clean!

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:38 AM   #24
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Yep! and, even more rare, the bike's clean!

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I took a picture of my bike at the same spot, my dad has one of his bike parked there as well. That place is gorgeous, Nice bike too.
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Yep! and, even more rare, the bike's clean!

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Wasn't sure if it was clean or you just used the new "Make My KTM Clean" photo filter from Instagram
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:00 AM   #26
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Wasn't sure if it was clean or you just used the new "Make My KTM Clean" photo filter from Instagram
Likin' that...

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:10 AM   #27
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Wasn't sure if it was clean or you just used the new "Make My KTM Clean" photo filter from Instagram
"enhance"
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:14 AM   #28
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Did you ever consider what might happen if you lay it down on hard dirt or pavement, and that plastic abrades through? That's a really bad place to mount those, IMO...
Yes I have thought about that, in fact that is why I chose the Kolpins vs the Rotopax.. the Kolpins have a much thicker wall and are super tough.. you can stand on one empty with the lid off and it will not even flex
But you do have me re-evaluating it again...(thanks...LOL!) Maybe I will add some sacrificial panels to the sides of them like the fuel tanks up front have...

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"enhance"

I hear Instagram is working on something similar for GSA riders... a "Make My Beemer Look Dirty & Ridden" filter
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I hear Instagram is working on something similar for GSA riders... a "Make My Beemer Look Dirty & Ridden" filter
where's the "like" button?
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