|02-21-2013, 02:25 PM||#46|
Made For Adventure
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Any time you start extending a rear rack backwards like that, you should pay special attention to the mounting since it will put much more leverage on the subframe and mounting rack. Especially with a pretty heavy tent on the top of the topbox and a passenger leaning on it, there will be a lot of stress being put on the mounting system.
We suggest you talk to Touratech Nordic and ask their advice since they are your closest distributor, and a very good one at that: http://www.touratech.se/main/
Touratech USA - Made For Adventure
|10-17-2013, 01:55 PM||#47|
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Western NC
Any chance Touratech will start producing products for the DR650? Specifically pannier mounts. I have a set of Zega 2's on my F800. It would be nice to be able to swap bags back and forth. Figured it was worth a shot since they ventured into the KLR scene.
|10-19-2013, 11:08 AM||#48|
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Very Low Earth Orbit
I mounted the full set of Zega Pro's on my new-to-me KTM 990 Adventure R.
The bike is used way too much for commuting, (my primary transport). On my old 1150 Adventure I used a set of Jesse's and a BMW Adventure top box.
I have to carry a laptop once in a while for work, and sometimes operate my office from my bike. The three bags work.
I have not trusted a bag to be perfectly waterproof since the old Krauser bags of the 70's so I pack accordingly. No problems so far. I have not used the Zega's yet in a full downpour but expect some water creep. I could have done without the latch quick release of the top box, but I do like it since it's there.
Touratech were great to deal with between the two of us we only missed one lock and that wasn't really a big issue as I wasn't in a crush for time. Planning ahead when buying is a good idea. Even the grocery store are out of things at times.
Fit and finish are very nice. Everything mated up pretty simply. There are a lot of joints to make so it takes a little fiddling and careful alignment and work but no grinding or drilling. No melted turnsignals either!
I think they look great on the bike.
Once I get my bash plate mounted and a free weekend I can see how it all works in the desert camping.
"...the road goes on forever and the party never ends..." - Robert Earl Keen
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