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Old 02-26-2013, 04:44 AM   #106
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Have you checked out DirtBagz? They make a rack for the LC4 for use with soft bags. I have a buddy that used them for several years of off and on road touring with nothing but good things to say.

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I have a complete set of Dirt Bagz and they work really well for off road rides and are really tough. They have light weight brackets that keep them in place and prevents them from contacting chain or tire. All the weight is carried by the rear sub frame and a bit of the seat. They are not waterproof, so I use a light weight waterproof roll top or compression sack inside. Nice system that goes on/off the bike in a quickly.



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Old 02-26-2013, 05:29 AM   #107
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I'm glad this thread was pointed out to me, thanks Lukas!

I'm actually building a very similar bike, but for local adventures, not rtw.

I have an '04 625 SXC that is going to be the basis of my build. So far I've managed to source an Adventure tank, fairing and seat. The fairing arrived yesterday, so hopefully this weekend I can start playing with putting things together... Right now, my garage looks like a 640 Adventure blew up in it!!

This is the bike as it was last weekend:



Please excuse the supermoto front fender, it will be gone shortly...

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:25 AM   #108
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I'm glad this thread was pointed out to me, thanks Lukas!

I'm actually building a very similar bike, but for local adventures, not rtw.

I have an '04 625 SXC that is going to be the basis of my build. So far I've managed to source an Adventure tank, fairing and seat. The fairing arrived yesterday, so hopefully this weekend I can start playing with putting things together... Right now, my garage looks like a 640 Adventure blew up in it!!

This is the bike as it was last weekend:

Please excuse the supermoto front fender, it will be gone shortly...

Are you going to do your own build thread?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:44 AM   #109
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it will be interesting to see a comparison of the two bike when they are both done, when you are send some photos and i can take identical angle ones and i'll post them side by side ....and if you do a build thread for sure post the link on here

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:51 AM   #110
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it will be interesting to see a comparison of the two bike when they are both done, when you are send some photos and i can take identical angle ones and i'll post them side by side ....and if you do a build thread for sure post the link on here
Ya know, I hadn't thought about it. Why not? It'll be kind of fun. I'll start it this weekend and post a link here.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #111
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #112
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Ya know, I hadn't thought about it. Why not? It'll be kind of fun. I'll start it this weekend and post a link here.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #113
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When you choose soft bags be sure to check into Kreiga .. they make awesome stuff!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:48 AM   #114
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as per the FAQ's on their website...

[I]Q; Are the bags waterproof?
A; The bags are constructed of waterproof coated ballistic...
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Wasn't suggesting the bags for the reason you stated. A person can buy the rack separate and mount any bag of choice.

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Old 02-26-2013, 03:14 PM   #115
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Wasn't suggesting the bags for the reason you stated. A person can buy the rack separate and mount any bag of choice.

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That's what I was thinking. $135 for the racks seems pretty damn reasonable compared to what else is out there.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:39 PM   #116
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That's what I was thinking. $135 for the racks seems pretty damn reasonable compared to what else is out there.
Dirt bagz racks are cheap for a reason based on what I've seen. I like the simple concept but they're not made very strong.

One thing I worked out after the first couple of soft bag racks I made is that, for more enthusiastic off road use, the rack should be strong enough to lift the bike with cos sooner or later you are going to be hauling that sucker backwards out of a ditch or something similar & the more handles the better.

I don't get too worried about the waterproofness of my bags as I use drybags inside them but I found the zippers on my old panniers a pain in the dirt & dust so upgraded to the roll top Andy Strapz bags.

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #117
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Andy Strapz

I also use Andy Strapz bags

http://www.andystrapz.com/products-d...yId=22&Level=1





Couldnt find a better photo, will have a look

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #118
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Wasn't suggesting the bags for the reason you stated. A person can buy the rack separate and mount any bag of choice.

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That's what I was thinking. $135 for the racks seems pretty damn reasonable compared to what else is out there.
i see what you are getting at here but i haven't heard so many good reports as i have about Wolfman

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Dirt bagz racks are cheap for a reason based on what I've seen. I like the simple concept but they're not made very strong.
with comments like this...i WILL use wolfman bags as i know the guys and they work with not only with me (partial sponsorship) but the amount of suppliers worldwide is also a big bonus and there racks are very well put together plus i will add additional bracing to the passenger mount, if you remember an earlier comment they don't make a mount for this model so i will make stout enough for the weight and to be able to lift the bike when it takes a nap too
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #119
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I also use Andy Strapz bags
look like a really good product but getting them shipped to the states when they are a comparable price to WM here so the shipping/ import would make them cost prohibitive...but if the bike take too many naps in NZ then i may still end up getting some in OZ
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:11 AM   #120
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Paul,
I just noticed you got a new bike. Sorry I'm late to the party!

Glad to see you on a KTM. I see you are already in good hands getting help from people like Gunnerbuck. The LC4 people here know their shi..stuff.

I'm curious what you are planning on doing for lighting/wind protection. I drool over the highway dirtbikes setup with 2x BD Squadron.

Many of the 690 people have mounted the Britannia Composites Lynx Fairing and are very happy with the results. Especially since the wind screen can be lowered/raised.
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