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Old 07-10-2012, 10:38 AM   #66946
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:08 AM   #66947
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www.andystrapz.com

I assume someone in the US sells something similar. I have about 4 different sets and strap the living daylights out of the saddle bags (soft panniers).

They are the shizzle.
Thanks guys, lot of good ideas. I would really like to find some of these around!
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #66948
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I'm off on a little ride this week for a few hundred miles camping. Any ideas or pic's on how and what you use to strap on all your gear to the rack? Ropes? Bungi's?
I used the straps they sell at REI. I think they call them compression straps. Have nice buckle and you can really pull them tight. They come in several diffrent lengths as well. I've had mine a couple of years now and they have held up well.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:19 AM   #66949
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I used the straps they sell at REI. I think they call them compression straps. Have nice buckle and you can really pull them tight. They come in several diffrent lengths as well. I've had mine a couple of years now and they have held up well.
+1 on these. My buddy uses those to cinch down his bags before strapping them to the bike. You can shrink a sleeping bag down to the size of a happy meal if you put enough of those straps on it.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #66950
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Well, there she is. Money pit in the flesh.



The little brother, my dr350, will be on the auction block soon.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:28 AM   #66951
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Can someone verify that the smaller Wolfman Beta bag doesn't hit the stock DR650 silencer when mounted?
I don't know about the smaller one but the larger one does not cause any problem on the DR650. My wife has that on her DR, and it worked so well that I'm getting the same one for my DR. I would imagine the smaller one would be less likely to cause problems.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:28 AM   #66952
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Rock Straps. Won't unhook over a hard bump like bungies. I then back'm up with heavy bungies. I always use two separate systems, e.g.- two Rock Straps and two bungies, one wraped in X pattern, the other in parallel. If one system fails, the other will hold the load securely. Could use four Rock Straps and no bungies. I don't think we have Andystraps state-side
i've tried alot of different straps and found these to be the winner.
as your gear compresses some so do these as part of the strap is a big fat stretch strap. the rest is traditional nylon strap. i lost a bag once of the bike (was noticed by a friend so not lost) with a traditional strap as the bag had weight and soft clothes. it was tight but the clothes compressed even more and it slipped off. seen it happen to others too. bungies are the worst.
http://www.rokstraps.com/moto.html
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #66953
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I don't know about the smaller one but the larger one does not cause any problem on the DR650. My wife has that on her DR, and it worked so well that I'm getting the same one for my DR. I would imagine the smaller one would be less likely to cause problems.
i've seen one on a dr and it cleared. i've talked to wolfman about making that bag waterproof but they are keeping with this design, so you must use their optional rain cover or use a bag inside that will keep things dry. they are dynamite bags none the less.
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tail/beta_bags11.html

another option is giant loop. after you seal the seams they are almost 100% water proof plus they include inner stuff sacks that make it so.
http://www.giantloopmoto.com/

you of course pay for the heavier material used with the GL bags where as the WM bag is 1/2 the price. i'm sure the price point is why WM keeps the beta the way it is.

FYI, WM is all locally made in Colorado. local women come and pick up the cut materials and pieces and bring back a finished product and are paid piece-meal. WM is very strict on construction techniques and such.
GL is produced in a OR with the same high standards.
Both are top shelf companies!
I use both WM & GL products on my DR and i'm 100% satisfied with both!
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #66954
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check you out Chris. congrats!
we'll have to do a DS ride some soon.
hitchcock says he's selling his triumph and buying a 950SE to DS ride from his house.

you've got a skidplate so 1st mod would be a seat concepts or saddleman seat upgrade
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#bodyframe

those 350s are very popular in colo so it will sell fast.


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Old 07-10-2012, 11:47 AM   #66955
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you of course pay for the heavier material used with the GL bags where as the WM bag is 1/2 the price. i'm sure the price point is why WM keeps the beta the way it is.
My wife had the Giant Loop Great Basin last year and hated it - it was much harder for her to use because she has arthritis in her hands and getting the zipper open and closed was really tough for her.

She loves the Wolfman Beta.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:54 AM   #66956
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My wife had the Giant Loop Great Basin last year and hated it - it was much harder for her to use because she has arthritis in her hands and getting the zipper open and closed was really tough for her.

She loves the Wolfman Beta.
sorry to hear about her issues. yes the zipper is very strong and beefy and they designed it to be that way.

... does she take some Bragg's apple cider vinegar every day? ACV has proven to help flush out the calcium deposits in the joints and help alleviate arthritis. ACV is the worlds oldest medicine.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #66957
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sorry to hear about her issues. yes the zipper is very strong and beefy and they designed it to be that way.

... does she take some Bragg's apple cider vinegar every day? ACV has proven to help flush out the calcium deposits in the joints and help alleviate arthritis. ACV is the worlds oldest medicine.
http://www.bragg.com/
Thanks for the ACV tip - she's using liquid glucosamine and it seems to work for her.

I thought laughter was the world's oldest medicine?
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #66958
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Tubiss doesn't make a 17" for the rear and I have aready planned to use sealer inside of the rims. I am just interested in what other DR650 have experienced after doing the conversion to running without tubes.

Thanks for your input.

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My buddy has a Tubliss set up on his KTM. Not good for traveling. You have to refill the tubliss to 100 psi each day, because it leaks down. the tire stays where you put it, but that super high pressure finds it way through.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:22 PM   #66959
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Folks-what size top clamp do I need from HDB? I searched around but the photos are impossible to read the size on the clamp. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #66960
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check you out Chris. congrats!
we'll have to do a DS ride some soon.
hitchcock says he's selling his triumph and buying a 950SE to DS ride from his house.

you've got a skidplate so 1st mod would be a seat concepts or saddleman seat upgrade
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#bodyframe

those 350s are very popular in colo so it will sell fast.
It's funny you say that. I got a gel and Corbin seat from another inmate to try out.
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