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Old 03-09-2014, 08:18 PM   #1231
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I've been considering a US30 drypack for my 2005 BMW 650GS thumper, but was hoping to get feedback on whether anyone has successfully fit the US30 directly to the rear rack of this bike. I'd appreciate any feedback or input.
Not sure if this will of any help, but I use one on my F650GS.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:39 AM   #1232
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Post of picture of the rack and those of us that have the bag should be able to give you a good idea as to how it would work.
I should have time this evening to snap a few pics.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:40 AM   #1233
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Not sure if this will of any help, but I use one on my F650GS.
Thanks for the input. Are you happy with the fit?
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:11 PM   #1234
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Touratech KTM 690 tail rack + KUS10?

Hello,

Anyone have either pics or anecdotes as to how this would/would not work?

Here's the current rack my wife bought me for Christmas ...




... with the Acerbis bag she added included as a stocking stuffer ....





looks ok from the side, but the rear is held on by zip-ties, which is pretty ghetto as a long-term solution ...




I find this bag barely able to hold the tools I'd need, would like to add a tube, the bike air pump, and a some space to stash the fleece layer which invariably has to come off when the slab ends and the trail begins. Some extra maps, a bit of lunch, etc. Application is long single-day rides, often solo.

Yes, I'm an admitted minimalist when it comes to packing stuff on my bike - AND I hate carrying stuff on me - other than a hydration pack and a couple of energy bars, I'd rather have tools and such on the bike rather than me. The funky vests with all the pouches business doesn't work for me. Wore army webbing for a decade, been there, done that.

So the balance I'm looking for between "enduro bag" and "tail pack" leads me to think the US10 is the way to go - wondering if the gurus here have any thoughts on this - the tapering tail rack geometry didn't work that great with the smaller Acerbis pack - wondering if that would be better on a K US10?

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Old 03-10-2014, 02:15 PM   #1235
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Thanks for the input. Are you happy with the fit?
Yes, I have taken it out on a multi-day >1K mile trip worked without any issues. An fyi, I have a tail rack that I used to attach it to. I could have used it without the rack as well without any issues.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:54 AM   #1236
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Post of picture of the rack and those of us that have the bag should be able to give you a good idea as to how it would work.
Here are a few rear rack pictures of the F650GS.






Feedback from an inmate suggests that there should be no issues, but thought I'd post these in case others might have additional suggestions.
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:24 PM   #1237
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:30 PM   #1238
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Has there been any thoughts on making the overlander kit bigger? I feel like an option for 20 or 25 liters per side would be really ideal and give people more options
Hi mate,

Sorry for the delayed response. Between the business, the bird (missus) and the bloody bike (which has been undergoing 'modification' for far too long now), I've hardly had chance to catch my breath this year. Hopefully, I'm back in the groove now and can spend more time helping out here and goofing off in other threads this month though!

Anyways... From what I know, there are no immediate plans to make bigger bags for the Overlander 30, but a little bird (not the missus, this time!) told me that Dom is currently working on some new Overlander tackle... Sadly, that's all the info I have right now and no clue on when it could make it to production. I'll post anything I do discover as soon as I unearth it.


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Old 03-11-2014, 02:31 PM   #1239
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:36 PM   #1240
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Michael,

I'm pretty sure I was one of the first to buy Kreiga stuff here in the US. Have 2 or 3 backpacks and a number of US-20's.

I use my Enduro 3 more than anything but have one issue with it I hope you can solve. As my screen name suggests, I'm not a little guy. Add armor and/or a riding jacket and I'm a big dude. Big enough that closing the sternum strap (circled in red below) is pretty much impossible. Do you all sell, or would you please sell, a sternum strap extender? I've tried to make one myself but can't seem to be able to find the buckles you all use.

Much thanks!! Scott


Het Scott,

Soz for the delay in getting back to you. If you want to PM me your address or email me it via the website (this usually gets a same-day response), I'll send you a length of webbing and clips, so you can knock up a harness extension.

With the harness maxed out to the three-dot setting, most folks can get a fit over body armor, but I have had a few requests like this, I'm also going to see if the lads in the UK can have some extension straps made up in the not too distant future.


Thanks for choosing Kriega!



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Old 03-11-2014, 02:37 PM   #1241
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Is there a advrider discount I could use for my order placed on Kreiga site?
Inmates' gear ships for free. If that works, just PM me for a code.


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Old 03-11-2014, 02:40 PM   #1242
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A 5 Liter on the tank, a 10 on the 20 and the 20 on the tail, and an Overlander on the frame. That's a lot of storage on Scram now. Add in the Hydra I'd be wearing on my back, and I think I might be biased towards a certain company...

Now if only this snow would melt....
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That's pretty much the exact set-up I was planning for my Scram' if I'd been able to bring it with me to the US when the Overlander 60 was released.

Great to see it looks as solid as I thought it would.


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Old 03-11-2014, 02:44 PM   #1243
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Hello,

Anyone have either pics or anecdotes as to how this would/would not work?

Here's the current rack my wife bought me for Christmas ...




... with the Acerbis bag she added included as a stocking stuffer ....





looks ok from the side, but the rear is held on by zip-ties, which is pretty ghetto as a long-term solution ...




I find this bag barely able to hold the tools I'd need, would like to add a tube, the bike air pump, and a some space to stash the fleece layer which invariably has to come off when the slab ends and the trail begins. Some extra maps, a bit of lunch, etc. Application is long single-day rides, often solo.

Yes, I'm an admitted minimalist when it comes to packing stuff on my bike - AND I hate carrying stuff on me - other than a hydration pack and a couple of energy bars, I'd rather have tools and such on the bike rather than me. The funky vests with all the pouches business doesn't work for me. Wore army webbing for a decade, been there, done that.

So the balance I'm looking for between "enduro bag" and "tail pack" leads me to think the US10 is the way to go - wondering if the gurus here have any thoughts on this - the tapering tail rack geometry didn't work that great with the smaller Acerbis pack - wondering if that would be better on a K US10?

cheers,

CM
That'll work just fine with the subframe loops attached the rack and the US Pack hooking into them. Technically, with a set of these here Rack Loops, you could do away with the rack entirely...



... But that would probably result in your very thoughtful wife doing away with you, so forget I ever said anything.


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Old 03-11-2014, 02:50 PM   #1244
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Het Scott,

Soz for the delay in getting back to you. If you want to PM me your address or email me it via the website (this usually gets a same-day response), I'll send you a length of webbing and clips, so you can knock up a harness extension.

With the harness maxed out to the three-dot setting, most folks can get a fit over body armor, but I have had a few requests like this, I'm also going to see if the lads in the UK can have some extension straps made up in the not too distant future.


Thanks for choosing Kriega!



Michael
Thanks Michael, I'll send you an email via the site right away!
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Here are a few rear rack pictures of the F650GS.






Feedback from an inmate suggests that there should be no issues, but thought I'd post these in case others might have additional suggestions.
Yep - no worries there. There are a few ways you could use the subframe loops there. My initial approach would be to attach them to the tubing in the cavity there and thread the loop ends out through the 'grill', two at the tail light end and two and the seat end, the mount the bag across the bike, like so:



YMMV and there's always more than one way to skin a cat, so lemme know if you go for it and need any more specific guidance.


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