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Old 10-30-2013, 07:00 PM   #1006
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Back from my long weekend and still trying to think of how to use the Tank ADapter on my WRR.

Here's the tank/seat. I sit pretty far back. The big thing is I'd rather not have to remove to get gas for a variety of reasons.



And, here's the tank adapter laid out. It's pretty damn big on this bike, and looks like it'd take up too much seat space, but I think it'll work fine.




Biggest problem is there isn't anywhere to run the rear straps since they cover part of the seat. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:09 PM   #1007
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Let's see a pic of the side of the bike.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:20 PM   #1008
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Let's see a pic of the side of the bike.
I could stick the velcro patches on the white panel, but that's just hokey. There's not really anywhere to put the straps. It might not work.

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Old 10-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #1009
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I received my US 20/10 bags tonight. Too dark to try 'em out tonight but I'll be on it tomorrow.

Thanks for the fast service, Michael.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:13 PM   #1010
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I could stick the velcro patches on the white panel, but that's just hokey. There's not really anywhere to put the straps. It might not work.

Any way you could mount the adaptor farther forward and closer to the steer stem, then the rear straps could possibly attach around the frame rails near the shock resevoir??
Then just use the quick release buckles for fueling.

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Old 10-31-2013, 06:24 AM   #1011
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Think im on to something but i gotta get to work. Quit screwing around! Still needs some velcro surgery on the top straps. Rather not use the velcro on top but it might be only choice.

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Old 10-31-2013, 09:31 AM   #1012
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Just for the hell of it... move it forward, over the fuel filler, just to see...
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:07 AM   #1013
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Jim, ditch the tank adapter. Get some longer straps, run the rearward one under the seat. For the front, cut a strap in half. Run each end between the tank and the plastic and find a bolt under there you can attach it to. Burn a hole in it and run a bolt through it.

Done, cleaner, tidier, no need for the tank adapter.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:41 AM   #1014
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Hi Michael,

I've waded through this thread and the googles but can't find an answer to probably an easy question. I have the US20 and used it this summer for several months, trips and daily commuting. I mount the bag on the rear of a GSA rack, on my oil-1200 GS. The bag is a really excellent piece of kit.

The only thing I'm not sure about is how to attach the bag to the GSA rack securely. I don't have a rear seat on the bike so I have to rely on the rack to attach luggage.

To mount the US20, I wrap and buckle the loop straps around the rack several times and then cinch the bag down using the other straps that have alloy hooks. This method does not fill me with much confidence - as sometimes the alloy hook(s) will easily slide off the loop. I was searching this thread for ideas on how to make the connection a bit more secure, but didn't see anything.

I'm thinking of getting another US20 to mount on one of my OEM BMW/Touratech panniers (two US20s side by side), but I'm not sure if I'll run into the same mounting issue.

Any insight?
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:50 PM   #1015
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To mount the US20, I wrap and buckle the loop straps around the rack several times and then cinch the bag down using the other straps that have alloy hooks. This method does not fill me with much confidence - as sometimes the alloy hook(s) will easily slide off the loop. I was searching this thread for ideas on how to make the connection a bit more secure, but didn't see anything.
If it is one of the newer US20 bags (that came with the Alloy Hooks), you should be able to skip the loop straps.

The under side of the bag has a loop attached:


Find a place to hook it through your rack:


And secure with the Alloy Hook:
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:01 PM   #1016
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I always hated those alloy hooks. They are large, clumsy and if they get loose they will bang into your plastic and scratch it. Plus, there is no closure, so they can potentially come unhooked if loose.

also, all 4 have their open side in the same direction. IE on one side of the bike they will be open towards the rear, the other side they will be open towards the front.

If they get loose, that's the side that may come unhooked from a burst of wind in just the right place.

Happened to me once.

These are a much better design. Michael, how about switching to something like this?



another brand, same design pretty much.

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Old 10-31-2013, 02:12 PM   #1017
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Thanks for the quick reply. I tried that approach when I first bought the US20 but found that idea more fiddly than using the alloys with loop straps permanently buckled to the rack.

I guess I'm just not a fan of the open alloy hooks, especially when the bag needs to be removed and mounted more than once a day.BTW I use zip ties for long trips when the bag stays on the bike for longer periods.

Still a great product tho. .
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:38 PM   #1018
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I always hated those alloy hooks. They are large, clumsy and if they get loose they will bang into your plastic and scratch it. Plus, there is no closure, so they can potentially come unhooked if loose.

also, all 4 have their open side in the same direction. IE on one side of the bike they will be open towards the rear, the other side they will be open towards the front.

If they get loose, that's the side that may come unhooked from a burst of wind in just the right place.

Happened to me once.

These are a much better design. Michael, how about switching to something like this?



another brand, same design pretty much.

Who are they by?
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:57 PM   #1019
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:40 AM   #1020
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Who are they by?
First one is by Tom Bihn, second one is by mindshift.

The gated clips are usually called gatekeeper clips.
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