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Old 04-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #706
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Yeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh.... That'd do it!

The fasteners need to be fully flush, tightened and thread-locked. The abrasion on the inner liner is definitely a side-effect of them not being so, and it looks like just enough of the waterproof coating has been scrubbed off to allow moisture to wick its way in.

The packs need to be fitted as you would a car wheel (i.e. fasteners diagonally inserted across from each other and then tightened), so the corners of the bag can be pulled to fit (it needs to be a very tight tolerance to prevent them shaking off or wearing out over time). As you discovered, attaching them in pretty much any other order will make it all but impossible to line up the final couple of holes per bag. If - for some reason - it still proves tricky, you could always drill out the holes by another 0.5 / 1mm diameter to give a bit more tolerance. But that is a last resort and shouldn't be necessary.

Glad we got there in the end!

PM me your address and I'll stick seven sets of fasteners and a replacement liner in tomorrow's mail, so we can get this show back on the [off-] road.


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PM sent! Just want to say that your level of support is pretty much unheard of in this day and age. I'll definitely be buying more Kriega products in the future
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:14 PM   #707
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I'm looking for a backpack that will hold an Arai XD3, or 4, and a 14" laptop but not much else of any size, and can use as carry on for flying. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:28 AM   #708
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Overlander loops on KTM 500

I got some quick phone shots of my loop locations for reference.



I chose the locations by posing the bags, marking, then tweaking when I saw the plastic structure under the fender.



Per the advice here, I'll try mounting the bags in a higher position.



The trouble with the bags up higher is finding somewhere to anchor the bottom. I'll figure something out.

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That makes sense. I will give it a shot when I get the one loop replaced. And I'll post up some pictures of my loop layout on the KTM 500. Thanks again.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #709
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Inmate inkfx kindly sent us these shots of his new 990 kitted out with the Overlander 60 and RotopaX, from his recent Baja shakedown trip...






... And now back to work!
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #710
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PM sent! Just want to say that your level of support is pretty much unheard of in this day and age. I'll definitely be buying more Kriega products in the future


Got my overlander stuff last week, but havent even had a chance to open the box yet! I will, tonight, hopefully, after the kiddo goes to bed. Reading her stories usually is the kiss of death for me, though 3
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:52 PM   #711
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I'm looking for a backpack that will hold an Arai XD3, or 4, and a 14" laptop but not much else of any size, and can use as carry on for flying. Any suggestions?
Hey Woody,


Apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

To answer you question; Kriega doesn't make a bag specifically designed to accommodate a helmet. the packs are designed to perform when you need it the most i.e. while you are riding (and your helmet is being used). Making the packs bigger, or adding a helmet carrier is likely to compromise this performance. That said, depending on the size of your lid, it might be possible to fit it in an R35. I have a Large XD-4 and can't get it in, but Mrs. Kriega USA's Medium will. But that's with the peak removed.
And it would be quite a squeeze (depth-wise, at least) with a laptop in there.

That said, we do offer a superior helmet cover / carrier in the form of the US Skin:

http://www.kriega.us/us-skin-motocross-helmet-cover/.

This offers excellent protection, compared to standard helmet bags and comes complete with a short carry handle with plastic rings and longer shoulder straps to make toting your helmet around a little easier. It can be attached to a backpack pretty easily using a karabiner or similar. Even if it was carried separately, you could use it as your second piece of carry-on (in the US at least - not sure how many bags you're allowed in Oz). Bu
t this is not an official solution. Regardless, I strongly suspect that a backpack so big that it can handle swallow up an XD-4 and a laptop, would be a funny shape, not to mention a little unwieldy for riding with.


I hope this info helps, but please feel free to drop me a line if you would like any more detail or feel I can be of any further assistance at this stage.


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Old 05-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #712
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I got some quick phone shots of my loop locations for reference.



I chose the locations by posing the bags, marking, then tweaking when I saw the plastic structure under the fender.



Per the advice here, I'll try mounting the bags in a higher position.



The trouble with the bags up higher is finding somewhere to anchor the bottom. I'll figure something out.
Thanks, Jason.

If you want to get behind that forward side panel, you should be able to access a section of the subframe, where the strap can't slide vertically and wrap the daisy chain around that, so it looks a little like this:



Let me know how you get on once you've got that errant Rack Loop locked down.


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Old 05-06-2013, 04:10 PM   #713
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Got my overlander stuff last week, but havent even had a chance to open the box yet! I will, tonight, hopefully, after the kiddo goes to bed. Reading her stories usually is the kiss of death for me, though 3
Putting the nipper to sleep so dad can go play with his new toys. Yup! That's about right!
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #714
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Got my replacement parts today. Probably came in on Saturday, since the mail lady came by after I checked the mail today. Put everything together, and loaded it up a bit too. I can keep all of my rain gear, and other auxiliary gear too, in one of the four bags, with room to spare!


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Love the Overlander system. Lets my Scrambler be the bike I want it to.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:30 AM   #715
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Got my replacement parts today. Probably came in on Saturday, since the mail lady came by after I checked the mail today. Put everything together, and loaded it up a bit too. I can keep all of my rain gear, and other auxiliary gear too, in one of the four bags, with room to spare!


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Loaded up in the bag

Love the Overlander system. Lets my Scrambler be the bike I want it to.
Excellent. Can't wait to see it on the Scram'!

"Lets my Scrambler be the bike I want it to." That is a great quote!

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Old 05-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #716
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Michael,

Do you know if the 60 is compatable with Holan's racks?

Thanks.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:16 PM   #717
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Michael,

Do you know if the 60 is compatable with Holan's racks?

Thanks.
Fairly sure the Holan's are 'precisely the same dimensions' () as the Touratech racks, so shouldn't be an issue. If you can confirm the measurements of the rectangular 'hoop' and tubing diameter of the ones you have I can say for sure.


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Old 05-07-2013, 02:32 PM   #718
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Excellent. Can't wait to see it on the Scram'!

"Lets my Scrambler be the bike I want it to." That is a great quote!

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Haha, thanks.

I wrote up a ride report about a weeks ago on a 1200 mile trip I did with the Scram. Good number of pics during the dry part. I was too cold and wet to stop during the rainy bits.

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Old 05-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #719
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Very well made. I don't know any other manufacturer (in and around motorcycling) that makes stuff of such quality.
This is as big waist-bag as you would want to carry. Short for the camping gear, it will hold everything you need to carry on a motorcycle. A lot of different compartments. It sags a little (with 2kg of stuff in it), but this will need further field testing.


As predicted, it will not go well with an R25, but this combination would be too much gear even for a paratrooper.
Theoretically, it could work with a waist bag facing front.



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Old 05-09-2013, 10:49 AM   #720
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Our typical setup for one week ride in Nicaragua fits into a “US-40″, which is a combination of three bags:
  • Kriega US-20 in center holds all the clothes
  • Kriega US-10 on one side holds a toolkit and other items
  • Kriega US-10 on other side holds rainsuit, shoes, and a camp towel.
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