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Old 12-07-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Hauling a few essentials on a KTM 525

Hi guys: My kid has a KTM 525 and he is looking for a clean setup for hauling just a few things while out trail riding. Water, mebbe a sweatshirt, etc. There's the backpacks, the tank bags, and the tail bags.

Hey, I ride a R1200GS Adv with the mondo panniers, but I can see where a guy would want something compact and simple for a dedicated dirt machine.

So all you guys who have been there, done that; what works?

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Old 12-07-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
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A Camelbak Mule. Tell him to ride harder and he won't need the sweatshirt.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
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Giant Loop Mojavi's the ticket if you've got the bucks!

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/collect...vitm-saddlebag
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:43 PM   #4
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Take your pick, depends on what he wants to carry...I am generally out from sun up to sundown, and lotsa miles, riding with other guys that may not be as "prepared"....

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Old 12-07-2011, 08:38 PM   #5
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Giant Loop Mojavi's the ticket if you've got the bucks!

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/collect...vitm-saddlebag



Thats what I use on my 450. Generally I dont want much more on my back then the water I drink: a back pack does do the job, but its that much more weight I carry hitting the ground when the bike takes a nap unexpectedly.
all though I do see a lot of guys with back packs, so that is a good option, and pretty cheap.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:46 AM   #6
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We do 50-100M on the average session. Water pack for your stuff and tool pack like above post. Want more fuel than the stock tank -- add a bigger one... That's all you need. Otherwise, ride hard and have some fun.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:59 AM   #7
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For just "water and a sweatshirt", I'd just carry a camelbak with some storage. Lets you bring water, an extra layer, some food/snacks, maybe a tube, etc.

I don't ride off-road without tools, so I would add a fanny pack with a basic toolkit to that.

I don't carry luggage on the bike until I'm doing overnight trips. For that, I have used Wolfman tailbags and dirt bags panniers with great suggess. I will definitely consider a giant loop for my next big trip, it looks like a very sound design.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:30 PM   #8
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Thanks for the words, guys!

OK, here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna get him the HoJavi bag for that machine. I'll either order it and have it shipped, or mebbe just ride over to CycoActive and buy the thing.

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Old 12-09-2011, 01:37 AM   #9
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I'd say a MoJavi for basic tools, tubes and a bite to eat, plus a thin and slender Camelbag type backpack for water is the ideal combination for a days worth of harder off road riding.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:25 AM   #10
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Gian Loop all the way

I have used a variety of bags with my KTM 530 EXC and I think the Giant Loop Cyotee is the best solution. I have caried 3 riders gear and never even noticed it was there.

The Mojave is a little on the small side for the price. With the sinch strapps the Cyotee can compress down or expand up.

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Old 12-09-2011, 07:59 AM   #11
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Granite Gear dog packs

For day trips I use the medium size doggie packs by granite gear:

/http://www.sierratradingpost.com/granite-gear-ruff-rider-dog-pack-large~p~3647u/

I cut off the spine padding and place the 3 webbing straps under the seat. They're cheap and indestructible, I have 20K offroad miles on one set. I also have a giant loop coyote bag for extended trips.
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