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Old 10-27-2011, 04:06 PM   #25381
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rolie bag system

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I went with the homemade plan. Using the Yamaha stock rear rack, I got some aluminum spacers to raise the plate up a bit then used 1/2"PVC sheet and cut out the plate. I drilled it to accept a Rotopax mount (either vertical or horizontal). Inexpensive, light, functional.







If I already posted these I'm sorry. I lose track of this thread sometimes.

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How do you like the Rolie Bag System. Do you have more pictures of your installed bags? This is the first WR250R I have seen with the system. I am in between this system and the E10 Saddlebags with the duffel bag. Thanks
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:27 PM   #25382
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>"I need to do something better then that whimpy little thingamajig."

I use a jacket (or whatever) stuffed in a compression sack.
I use a jacket too, but never even thought to put in one of my compression sacks. Brilliant! Thanks
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:08 PM   #25383
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>"I need to do something better then that whimpy little thingamajig."

I use a jacket (or whatever) stuffed in a compression sack.
Down vest. Packs very small, but quite comfy when combined with a small camp pillow. Doubles as a down vest
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:37 PM   #25384
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Down vest. Packs very small, but quite comfy when combined with a small camp pillow. Doubles as a down vest
I like that!

Being in Boston, I could use a really nice down vest that might fit the big pic.

You guys are awesome.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:53 PM   #25385
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How do you like the Rolie Bag System. Do you have more pictures of your installed bags? This is the first WR250R I have seen with the system. I am in between this system and the E10 Saddlebags with the duffel bag. Thanks
The Rolie system works great. I had the E-10 on before that and although they are good, the Rolie bags are better. The construction is like the Expedition bags and they are tough and waterproof. I use a pair of them and a Kreiga 5 bolted to the front plate. This is enough to carry everything I need on day rides. You could easily use Mediums if you wanted more room. I hate tank bags and I like to keep the rear plate free for my Rotopax or other stuff. I don't use my WR for multi-day, large quantity gear hauling, but I think the Rolie system is outstanding for day use.

The small Rolies and the Kriega bag on the front before I made my new rear plate.



Another shot with the Rotopax on.



If you want a photo of something specific, let me know.

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Old 10-27-2011, 07:05 PM   #25386
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I like that!

Being in Boston, I could use a really nice down vest that might fit the big pic.

You guys are awesome.
Nah, just more than 40 years of travelling light in the backcountry.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:06 PM   #25387
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I like that!

Being in Boston, I could use a really nice down vest that might fit the big pic.

You guys are awesome.
I'm willing to spend a bit of packing space on a decent camp pillow, so I roll with the medium Thermarest. My sleepy time is important, so that + my old Holofil Northface bag all snug inside my Hennessy Hammock = a great night's sleep. The other people in the area may not agree due to my snoring, but hey, as long as I don't wake ME up, it isn't MY problem.

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Old 10-27-2011, 07:52 PM   #25388
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I'm willing to spend a bit of packing space on a decent camp pillow, so I roll with the medium Thermarest. My sleepy time is important, so that + my old Holofil Northface bag all snug inside my Hennessy Hammock = a great night's sleep. The other people in the area may not agree due to my snoring, but hey, as long as I don't wake ME up, it isn't MY problem.

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Till somebody figures out they can slit that Hennessy open on the loud end an drop you on your head.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:06 PM   #25389
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I use a jacket too, but never even thought to put in one of my compression sacks. Brilliant! Thanks
It's what I normally do - put all my clothing loosely in a larger sack, put the sack in my fleece sweater and use that as the pillow. Nicer material than just the compression or dry bag.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #25390
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Keeping the WR but.......

Still happy with the WR as my "go to/long range" Dual-Sport bike.

BUT, I decided I wanted something totally different than the WR250R for shorter/nastier loops........mission accomplished........added a new desert toy/singletrack weapon to the stable.......09 KTM 300 XC-W with Rekluse/GPR/HID/AZ. Street Plate/etc.......I've been lusting after one of these "magic button" equipped two smokers ever since they came out with the electric start models in 08.

Selling my 02 KTM 520 EXC.......Orange in/Orange out .........Blue ain't going anywhere

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Old 10-27-2011, 08:44 PM   #25391
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With nothin to do for 2 days (fricken snow ), I spent the time lookin at the 2012 parts catalog and updated my web site:

WR250R changes from '11 to '12
http://rickramsey.net/WR250R1112.htm <-- linky
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:20 PM   #25392
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09 KTM 300 XC-W with Rekluse/GPR/HID/AZ. Street Plate/etc
Nice toy. When I had my 520EXC I swapped rides with a buddy who had that bike (pre-e-start version) and it RIPPED. It also vibrated my fillings loose, so I was happy to get back on my thumper....

Now how the hell did someone get THAT plated in Kommiefornia?!?!

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Old 10-27-2011, 09:55 PM   #25393
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Now how the hell did someone get THAT plated in Kommiefornia?!?!
AZ. plate......
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:46 AM   #25394
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Nice pick up Crawdaddy. I would live to find one of those around here. Especially since I've been told my WRR is only a play bike. Who knew.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:35 AM   #25395
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AZ. plate......
Ah OK.

You have restored my faith in the stormtrooper-like zombies in the Cali DMV who keep us safe from the evils of dirt bikes with plates....

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