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Old 07-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #91
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Holy Shit!! Those are some serious bags! You should be able to do a real cross country tour with those things. I'm really happy I stumbled upon the Kriega products.

You get a LOT of bang for the buck. I will get some pics posted here in a few days with my Rack Loops installed. Nice WR250X by the way. You have a bulletproof bike that will take you anywhere.

It's nice you got the motard model so you can swap back and forth.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:50 AM   #92
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hey michael,

can you advise on fitment of of the US tank system on an R1200GS? i have a couple of tail packs sitting around...
have you guys tested this on an actual bike? needs to be extra secure for off road....

thanks!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #93
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hey michael,

can you advise on fitment of of the US tank system on an R1200GS? i have a couple of tail packs sitting around...
have you guys tested this on an actual bike? needs to be extra secure for off road....

thanks!
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Hi Patrick,

Yup. Absolutely everything we make has been seriously tested on all kinds of bikes on and off-road.

The US Tank adapter fits to the GS in the same way as it does pretty much any other bike. The front loop straps wrap around any solid fixing point, which doesn't interfere with the controls, cables or steering, such as the frame, headstock or rad mounts. The rear straps attach to a pair of self-adhesive, industrial strength Velcro (which is very strong) pads that can be stuck onto the tank, frame or underside of the seat. Then the adapter can be positioned as preferred. When the seat is put back on, the rear straps are stuck and trapped, so it is very secure. The adapter has a non-slip base, so it stays perfectly in place.

The US packs (the US-30 is a little too large for this application, but the US-5, US-10 or US-20 work very well as a tank bag) are then attached to the web loops on the adapter (there are a number of these, so the bag can be positioned fore or aft), using the compression or Alloy Hook straps (dependent on which model of US pack you own) included with the bag.

Here's a couple of pics of the US Tank (in this case with a US-5 attached) on a GSA. The second shot shows the system lifted out of the way for fueling, using the two quick-release clips on the rear straps.





I hope that helps, but please feel free to post if you need any more info.



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Old 07-06-2012, 10:29 PM   #94
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hey michael,

can you advise on fitment of of the US tank system on an R1200GS? i have a couple of tail packs sitting around...
have you guys tested this on an actual bike? needs to be extra secure for off road....

thanks!
patrick
I have already dropped my bike on both sides HARD in rocks, blazed through branches, between trees and these bags are still working great with nothing other than getting dirty on the outside.

The top US10 bag and side mounted US5 bags have not budged. I can't say the same for my MSR 6 liter fuel bladder which I lost (then found) on the trail LOL

Lost: Notice the bladder missing but the bag did not budge


Found:


Rinsed off and ready for the next ride:



I'm actually pleasantly surprised at the durability of the Kriega products. Very smart and clever engineering to say the least.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:34 PM   #95
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Here are a few pics of the rack loops installed:







You can't see in the pics but I have my US Alloy Loops tucked underneath the rack. I can extend the loops when the bag is fully loaded and or my fuel cell is full.

The coolest thing I REALLY REALLY like is how quickly I can access, stuff, remove, re-secure the contents of these bags. Less than 1 minute. Which gives me more time to ride!
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:57 AM   #96
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Here are a few pics of the rack loops installed:







You can't see in the pics but I have my US Alloy Loops tucked underneath the rack. I can extend the loops when the bag is fully loaded and or my fuel cell is full.

The coolest thing I REALLY REALLY like is how quickly I can access, stuff, remove, re-secure the contents of these bags. Less than 1 minute. Which gives me more time to ride!
Nice one, Chris. However, can you let me know the thinking behind the placement of the Rack Loops? The main benefit of these is that you don't require a rack to mount tail bags and the position of the rear Rack Loops on your machine is a little unconventional...


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Old 07-09-2012, 09:58 AM   #97
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I have already dropped my bike on both sides HARD in rocks, blazed through branches, between trees and these bags are still working great with nothing other than getting dirty on the outside.

The top US10 bag and side mounted US5 bags have not budged. I can't say the same for my MSR 6 liter fuel bladder which I lost (then found) on the trail LOL

Lost: Notice the bladder missing but the bag did not budge


Found:


Rinsed off and ready for the next ride:



I'm actually pleasantly surprised at the durability of the Kriega products. Very smart and clever engineering to say the least.

Maaaaaaan! I do love that bike.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #98
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Nice one, Chris. However, can you let me know the thinking behind the placement of the Rack Loops? The main benefit of these is that you don't require a rack to mount tail bags and the position of the rear Rack Loops on your machine is a little unconventional...


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My thinking is kind of strange! The placement and reason for the Rack Loops is extra tie down points to secure my auxiliary fuel bladder and other stuff (such as tent and sleeping bag). The rear mounting was so I could clear the turn signals. And the mounting point is super strong as its mounted on a "fender gusset" up against the composite subframe.

I'm using this bike as an ultimate ADV weapon!

Can't have too many tie down points I say!

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:13 AM   #99
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My thinking is kind of strange! The placement and reason for the Rack Loops is extra tie down points to secure my auxiliary fuel bladder and other stuff (such as tent and sleeping bag). The rear mounting was so I could clear the turn signals. And the mounting point is super strong as its mounted on a "fender gusset" up against the composite subframe.

I'm using this bike as an ultimate ADV weapon!

Can't have too many tie down points I say!

Chris
Fair play, fella. That'll work. And yeah; 'strange thinking' is often the best!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:05 PM   #100
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Well lookie here....

What has Mr Brown brought me....

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #101
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Well lookie here....

What has Mr Brown brought me....

Nice! I know that feeling - I was pretty darn excited when my production samples rocked up at the office for the first time!

I foresee some quality time in the garage in the not too distant future...
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:58 PM   #102
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #103
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my dealer told me my Overlander 60's are in! Cant wait to pick them up Just in time for next week's Montana Trip

Got a question about the US 5 tailpack that I want to install on my fender instead of on my back. It says use 4 M4 screws- I assume long enough to go through and then add washers and nuts on the back?
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my dealer told me my Overlander 60's are in! Cant wait to pick them up Just in time for next week's Montana Trip

Got a question about the US 5 tailpack that I want to install on my fender instead of on my back. It says use 4 M4 screws- I assume long enough to go through and then add washers and nuts on the back?
Hey Jimmy,

Yup - that'd be Bob at B&E Motorsports KTM up in Easton, MD, who just came on board as an Authorized Kriega Dealer and grabbed some Overlander gear, among other items from the range. Great timing for you.

With regard to the US-5: yes. 2 x M4 bolts just long enough to pass through, with a little threadlock and over-sized washers on the underside will do the job admirably.

Let me know if you need any more detail on anything.

Enjoy your trip - I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the Overlander 60 in action on your bike.


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Old 07-12-2012, 11:00 AM   #105
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Thanks Mike!

And you can thank me for B&E Motorsports, and Bob! He's a friend of mine and I've been ear-banging him all year to buy in He's headed to Montana with us next week. Also got him into Klim as well.

Thanks again- JimmyDean
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