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Old 01-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #46
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Had system cases on my '04 and didn't care for them. Sold them and found a really good deal on a set of Touratech Zegas. The racks were from a klr so I had to remake them for the GS. Pretty close to a break even deal. Then my dad gave me an old Pelican box that had cracked from having something too big in it for decades. Pelican replaced it with a new one so I built a rack and mounted it as a top box.
BTW, I know the Kolpin gas can is overkill, but it was already mounted on the Zegas when I got the so why not?
With a pin hole and a bick lighter you could leave some cool flames at night.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:17 PM   #47
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Exhaust

Where does the exhaust exit in relation to the gas can?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #48
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Full camping gear and everything I need for weeks on the road. Nice and compact. Ortlieb medium dry bag on top along with a Wolfman Explorer tank bag powered to charge phones etc. 10" Odyssey Jessie Panniers complete the package.

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #49
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With a pin hole and a bick lighter you could leave some cool flames at night.
I'm betting he has no muffler and a turn down pipe!

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:29 AM   #50
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Where does the exhaust exit in relation to the gas can?


I know there is issues with the kolpin can, just undecided about shitcanning it or not. Leaning towards going with smaller bottle setups for stove fuel and drinking water.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:16 PM   #51
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Jesse bags that came with bike and my "Touratech prototype" tailpack that can be found at Wal-Mart for a mere $18! Hey don't laugh, it's waterproof, it's HUGE, it holds ALL of my camping gear with sleeping bag, air mattress/pump, camping chair, fire starter logs and it doesn't move an inch and if it cracks, I'm out another whopping $18!

Sir, if it cracks, you are out another whopping $18.00........plus tax.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #52
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Wouldn't be a luggage thread without Vern:



Mountain Sun tank panniers:

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:53 PM   #53
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Jeexus you guys carry a pit load of stuff.

In this configuration I can stay out indefinately. I have clothing for 4 or 5 days then I have to do the washing.




In the dry bag are cold weather liners, my tent, sleeping bag, mattress, pillow, and a small bag with flashlight, mess kit, tent stakes, clothes line, etc.

Unless the weather changes or I'm camping, that bag never has to be unpacked.

I use the same panniers and same packing method on the little GS.




Here's the bike at Manic 5.



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Old 01-29-2013, 05:18 PM   #54
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To the OP that requested the pics of the strap retainers in the box...

This is the way I did it:



I got a length of 1" x 1/16" (i think thats the right thickness...just pick one that seems rigid enough) aluminum bar, a pack of 1/4" stainless fender washers, and longer bolts. The bolts go through the existing mounts. The straps are the bungee type with the clasp on one end and loop on the other. I don't remember the brand, but they were at the dealer when I walked in to get the bolts and ended up walking out with the straps too.

Edit: After looking at the posted pic, they are ROK straps

I also highly recommend the handlebar bag from Wunderlich that other people have posted on this thread. I had the BMW small tank bag and hated it. If you ride off road and are standing up you'll constantly hit it with your legs. That bag is perfect for my cell, wallet and backup head set module.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:43 PM   #55
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Mine, waiting on powder coating.





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Jim - When do you start production? Seriously good looking job there!!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:45 PM   #56
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Jim - When do you start production? Seriously good looking job there!!!
Not me, I have almost no real welding skills. Check out the Rookie Welder in the Garage section. He is making them for me.

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:27 AM   #57
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Not me, I have almost no real welding skills. Check out the Rookie Welder in the Garage section. He is making them for me.

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Looks like the rookie welder and Vern have a lot in common. Nice bags!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:39 AM   #58
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Full set of Odyssey II's and a BMW tank bag.

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:12 AM   #59
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Looks like the rookie welder and Vern have a lot in common. Nice bags!
More like Vern copied Jesse almost exactly!

I designed the bags Kirk is making for me. And, while there are a few cues from Jesse, there are several of minor and major differences that should make them more appropriate for my uses.

Let's face it, bag design is function over form, so there are only a few basic layouts that are truely functional. Rectangle boxes with flat sides and lids hold stuff nicely, but do not hold up in a crash as well, do not give angled ground clearance without sacrificing volume, and lid designs are limited if you want them to seal and stay closed.

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PS I did the overall design, Kirk completed the actual design and mounts himself.
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Wouldn't be a luggage thread without Vern:



Mountain Sun tank panniers:

How do you like the tank panniers? They look really good. Waterproof at all?
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