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Old 02-24-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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Crasbar bags for Adventure Spec engine bars?

I`ve fitted Adventure Spec crash bars to my F800GS and want to get some bags that fit easily onto them. Anyone know who make ones to fit?
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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I`ve fitted Adventure Spec crash bars to my F800GS and want to get some bags that fit easily onto them. Anyone know who make ones to fit?
pretty sure MOD does a version for the AdventureSpec. If you don't see it on the site email dave and he'll tell you about it.

motooverland.com i think.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:10 PM   #3
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Who are MOD and how do i find them mate?
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:12 PM   #4
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Maybe these?

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-24...uard-bags.aspx
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:49 AM   #5
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Who are MOD and how do i find them mate?

My bad. I thought you were looking for a skid plate to work with the Adv Spec for some bizarre reason.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:03 AM   #6
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I have these.

They do not fit the Adventure Spec bars. A bit too small. I split the fabric that is supposed to mount them while trying to force them.

I am going to try to add a wedge of material to the rear to see if that works but have not done that yet.

You may want ot try the Wolfman tank bags. They are made to hang across the "tank" but you may be able to get them to work. They come in two types -

http://www.derbycycles.com/cgi-bin/e...ex.cgi?pid=502

http://www.atomic-moto.com/servlet/t...anniers/Detail







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Old 02-28-2011, 07:25 AM   #7
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I spoke with Adv Spec about this a year or so back. They said they weren't aware of anything specifically for their bars, but that some people had reported using a Kriega US-10 on either side. As it happened, I had a spare US-10, so I tried it out, but it wasn't a great fit. At the time, I had designed some bags to fit the "void" in the hoop created by the bars up by the rad, in order to carry snow chains. Once I found that snow chains fit fine in the TT bashplate toolbox, I forgot all about it.

Now, I am looking at this again. After her sterling work on making an underseat toolbag for me, I am again leaning towards enlisting my mother's help in making a pair of bags for it. This time, to allow me to carry a slime pump for more convenient tyre changes (already carry a plastic bike pump under the rear seat) and a spare 21" tube. Key thing I want with it is to have it securely mounted so it won't shake loose, yet easily removable as I'll only take them on offroad trips. I'll post pics and the plans if I get her to go ahead.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:38 AM   #8
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These would be nice to carry luggage and shift some weight forward...but I can't help but ask: what if you crash?
I'm not being facetious or trolling. Aren't you worried that your crap will be strewn all over the trail or street?

If you have a convincing reply, I may just get some myself.
I just can't get over that worst case scenario......
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #9
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I've just bought some of these to mount on my crash bars

http://www.surplusandadventure.com/s...ch-329376.html

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Old 02-28-2011, 10:09 AM   #10
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These would be nice to carry luggage and shift some weight forward...but I can't help but ask: what if you crash?
I'm not being facetious or trolling. Aren't you worried that your crap will be strewn all over the trail or street?

If you have a convincing reply, I may just get some myself.
I just can't get over that worst case scenario......
No wanting to sound facetious, but I know from experience when I and my motorcycle am skating down the road, luggage can come off the bike from anywhere it is secured. I also know that in those situations, it really is the least of my worries. Post crash, you (or the paramedics/people who stop to help) go, pick up your bike, then pick up the luggage that came off and clear any debris from the road. Trust me, you really shouldn't let this be a factor in your decision to get them or not.

The only concerns I have would be:
1) Are the things in them going to be dangerous in a crash (EG carrying spare fuel or camping gas containers)?
2) Is there something that is particularly fragile/trip ending if it fails in them and if not, could I put that in a more protected place?

In the way I'll be using them that I outlined, the things I'd be carrying were either spare parts, redundant luxuries, or nearly indestructible. The most traditional use for crash bar bags seems to generally be carrying softer, fairly expendable things, such as clothes or food.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:10 AM   #11
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I've just bought some of these to mount on my crash bars

http://www.surplusandadventure.com/s...ch-329376.html

Nice, let us know how you get on with those.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:18 AM   #12
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Need to get some p clips and drill the mounting plates i made so hopefully have them on at the end of the week
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:38 PM   #13
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Would this be good?It could be placed on the horizontal bars on left and right side or the horizontal bar in front of the radiator......

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch



Here's another...seems pretty heavy duty...kinda small though.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...arrel-Bag.aspx

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Old 03-01-2011, 03:53 PM   #14
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How about the Wolfman Rollies? I got a couple of them and mounted them down low on my Holan Pros. They fit there nice and tight (but look awful IMHO). Will probably try them there on longer trips only, as they look like they are going to break some of the wind (and water...assuming rainy conditions) on my lower legs/feet. Will try to take some pics and post them later.

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Old 03-06-2011, 05:33 AM   #15
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Heres mine







And one of the fog lights i fitted at the same time
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