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Old 08-14-2002, 05:38 PM   #1
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cheap cases for ktm adventure

Here is a shot of cheap and easy bags. I just bolted togeather 3 pelican cases and then attached the whole thing to the stock rack. I upgraded from these small bags to the next size and I think the extra stress might have contributed to my subframe problem. The ones pictured I dont think would have been a problem.

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Old 08-15-2002, 10:55 AM   #2
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that looks awesome...

I have the big Zegas... but I bet yours are much lighter!
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Old 08-15-2002, 02:01 PM   #3
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Re: cheap cases for ktm adventure

[QUOTE]Originally posted by jimjib
Here is a shot of cheap and easy bags. I just bolted togeather 3 pelican cases and then attached the whole thing to the stock rack. I upgraded from these small bags to the next size and I think the extra stress might have contributed to my subframe problem. The ones pictured I dont think would have been a problem.

What exactly is your subframe problem? is your frame bent after carrying heavy load with those Pelican cases?

How much load were you carrying?

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Old 08-15-2002, 06:21 PM   #4
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The problem with the bigger bags (not the ones shown) is that they stick out more and in a crash and there is a lot of twisting leverage. It did took a bunch of chashes and a really hard final one... to finally break one side of the subframe...but I think the small ones in the picture would not be a problem.

The bags are light and strong and I fill them to the brim with tools food water..ect... and then add a tent, foam matt and sleeping bag on top attached with a cargo net. The are pleanty big enough to haul all you need for a two day ride.
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Old 08-15-2002, 06:25 PM   #5
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I think I spent about $200 for the whole set up. There are cheaper bags like this...but these suckers are pretty tough. I just used pipe clamps to attach the top bag to the rack
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Old 08-16-2002, 09:32 AM   #6
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Question attachment?

Looks sharp!
Do you have any pics of how you attach the cases to the frame?
I might be interested in replicating the setup for my bike, but I don't know how best to attach.
I have an F650, so I will probably order the Touratech Frame and try mounting to that.
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Old 08-17-2002, 12:01 AM   #7
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I just used pipe clamps. The ones that are rubber lined and wrap around the tube..then come togeather on one side. I had one clamp break and was planing on going to ubolts.
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