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Old 03-08-2003, 10:19 AM   #1
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KTM Adventure Hard Luggage

Hi all,

I'm considering a set of hard luggage for my '02 KTM Adventure. Does anyone have any comments on the KTM/Touratech gear or is anyone using any other types?

Also, what is the overall width of the KTM/Touratech setup?
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Old 03-08-2003, 11:05 AM   #2
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The touratech quality is very good. The only thing i do not like is they are not lockable.

I will measure and take some pics for you this afternoon.
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Old 03-08-2003, 11:11 AM   #3
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Locks

Thanks Loadedagain. I see that Touratech offer locks that can be retro fitted, have you considered these?
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Old 03-08-2003, 01:01 PM   #4
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Look up the Happy Trails Aluminum Luggage at:

http://www.happy-trail.com/
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I've got a set on my 02 Adventure, very study on the bike, I dumpped the bike off-road a few times and the side cases held up, granted that I did not go down at speed.
They do have options to the side cases to have Canion cut at the bottom of the side cases, also metal racks on the lids to strap more items if need to..
Oh and the latch mechanism are lockable with regular padlock.
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Old 03-08-2003, 01:17 PM   #5
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Thanks Cat, got a picture from the back? Whats the overall width? - I'm concerned about filtering through traffic.
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Old 03-08-2003, 03:18 PM   #6
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I think Happy Trails offer few different sies for teh width of the sidecases.. they manufacture them on order when I ordered mine so I had the Canion Cut base with my cases.
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Old 03-08-2003, 09:12 PM   #7
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Was too busy working on other shit (read: house shit too keep the wife happy) today to mount those bags.

I have had them on for a total of about 50 km. They are freakin wide. Change the way i feel about the bikes handling in a wierd way. They are light and don't do any harm... its just the thought. Keep in mind i have only had this ride for a few months so my word is not the gospel. They are the best hard bags available. Period. I havent had the seat time to get used to them thats all.

I'll try to measure tomorrow... How's that?
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Old 03-08-2003, 09:48 PM   #8
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Here's a shot of Happy Trails from the back on my Dadar. They're hell for stout. I can't say enough good about Tim Bernard, just a great person.



Hope it helps.
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Dual exhaust

Hutchman,
Are your Happy Trail panniers made with cut-outs on both sides because you requested it that way to clear the exhaust, or do they all come that way? Is the "default" system just cut out on the left?

BTW, I don't want to turn this into a tire thread, but which tire is that on your bike. I need a better road tire than the Sahara.

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Old 03-09-2003, 04:44 AM   #10
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I'll try to measure tomorrow... How's that?
Thanks, I'll be interested to see just how wide they are.
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Old 03-09-2003, 10:00 AM   #11
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Also check these out

http://www.moto-sportpanniers.com/

I saw these at Paonia last year and they looked pretty well made. Both soft and hard cases fit the same mounts.
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Re: Dual exhaust

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Hutchman,
Are your Happy Trail panniers made with cut-outs on both sides because you requested it that way to clear the exhaust, or do they all come that way? Is the "default" system just cut out on the left?

BTW, I don't want to turn this into a tire thread, but which tire is that on your bike. I need a better road tire than the Sahara.

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They are stock for the F650 GS because of the design of the stock exhast system. I'm sure Tim can build you what you need if you have eliminated the cat and only have the exhaust on one side.

The tires are Mich. Sirac's. I don't have a lot of street miles on them, but they have been ridden through rain, sleet, slush, and snow and seem to be OK. They really suck in soft dirt/sand however. When these are gone, I'm going to something more aggressive. I really enjoy the off-road stuff (my LT is perfect for the highway) and need a better tire for that.
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Old 03-09-2003, 12:12 PM   #13
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Here you go.... The million dollar shot.
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