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Old 06-28-2011, 10:03 PM   #1786
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Can someone please direct me to a pick of where/how the Dirtbagz bolt to the XRR? I've seen them in pics, but never in person. I need to see if my Turbo City rear rack is compatible with the Dirtbagz racks.

I'd love to see a set of racks, without the bags on them??
Here's yer pic. The looped tang on the back slips into a pocket on the back of the bag, and the there is another small looped tang by the bottom frame bracket that you clip the forward strap to.

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Old 06-29-2011, 04:22 AM   #1787
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:48 AM   #1788
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Can someone please direct me to a pick of where/how the Dirtbagz bolt to the XRR? I've seen them in pics, but never in person. I need to see if my Turbo City rear rack is compatible with the Dirtbagz racks.

I'd love to see a set of racks, without the bags on them??

RWC, why do you want racks when you could do this?





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Old 06-29-2011, 01:28 PM   #1789
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Thanks! where's that back bolt into? Does it go into the subframe back there? I'm trying to decide if it mounts to the same place as my Turbo City, which mounts into the end of the subframe, and if I can run it with the turn signals, or if I'll have to ditch the turn signals.

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Here's yer pic. The looped tang on the back slips into a pocket on the back of the bag, and the there is another small looped tang by the bottom frame bracket that you clip the forward strap to.

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Old 06-29-2011, 01:39 PM   #1790
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I know the Giant Loop bags are super-nice, but the Dirtbagz offer the same 30 liter capacity, for $80 less, and I'm broke. :)


I've already got a rear rack (Turbo City, which is a very well built, rack for anyone who's contemplating it) to handle the light, but bulky stuff (Kelty tarp, down bag, Luxerylite cot and travel pillow), but I'd like to get some racks to put the heavier items (food for a multi day ride, fuel for the stove, etc) down low but keep them off the side panel. More than a few pounds of pressure puts the side panel into the exhaust.

I'm running a set of 15L bags right now, but would like to get the 30L bags for a little more capacity for those week-long rides when we have to take serveral days of food and clothing.



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Old 06-29-2011, 03:06 PM   #1791
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I know the Giant Loop bags are super-nice, but the Dirtbagz offer the same 30 liter capacity, for $80 less, and I'm broke. :)


I've already got a rear rack (Turbo City, which is a very well built, rack for anyone who's contemplating it) to handle the light, but bulky stuff (Kelty tarp, down bag, Luxerylite cot and travel pillow), but I'd like to get some racks to put the heavier items (food for a multi day ride, fuel for the stove, etc) down low but keep them off the side panel. More than a few pounds of pressure puts the side panel into the exhaust.

I'm running a set of 15L bags right now, but would like to get the 30L bags for a little more capacity for those week-long rides when we have to take serveral days of food and clothing.
I have a Dirtbagz fender support.

When your rack breaks in the middle of nowhere it'll probably cost you $50 to get it fixed + the time involved to track somebody down.

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Old 06-29-2011, 03:27 PM   #1792
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I have a Dirtbagz fender support.

When your rack breaks in the middle of nowhere it'll probably cost you $50 to get it fixed + the time involved to track somebody down.

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I've got the Turbo City subframe, coupled with the TC rear rack. 12,000 miles on it so far, and I've found it to be an excellent tail rack. As recommended, the mounts were tapped out to 8's and lots of blue locktite used upon install. Lots of great use out of it, with 15 lbs of gear loaded on it.

Have guys been busting their Dirtbagz racks on the XRR? I've not seen but a few on the ADV site, and never one in person.

Phil has them on his Z, and has about 20k on them. Despite his best efforts, he's on his side multiple times a season and hasn't knocked anything loose... but then the Z may mount very differently than the R.

Thanks for all the info, and the pm. That's why I love ADV'ers!
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:02 PM   #1793
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it'll probably cost you $50 to get it fixed

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They will fix them in Ouray for 10 bucks..........GL wasn't around when I was setting up my rig and yes it broke.......but after I beefed it up it works great.

This set up went from Tulsa to Portland on the TAT with no problems. Of couse we only had emergency gear.........no camping. If I was camping off my bike the GL system is very sweet.



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Old 06-29-2011, 06:12 PM   #1794
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I talked with a couple local ADV'ers who have the Dirtbagz and a couple who's got the GL (Giant Loop) bags... one great pont to make is that the GL can transfer from bike to bike without ANY effort (no racks), which makes a big difference to me, as I ride a XT225 for the single track overnighters, but the XR on the multi-day rides of 1000 miles. No buying racks for multiple bikes.

GL it is.

I'll post pics when it gets in.

Thanks for all the info advice.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:57 AM   #1795
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Why not save all the money your gunna spend and make a rack from your turbo city rack , i like the Giant Loop but i Also like to take more than a toothbrush and a change of undie's ,
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:50 AM   #1796
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:28 PM   #1797
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Why not save all the money your gunna spend and make a rack from your turbo city rack , i like the Giant Loop but i Also like to take more than a toothbrush and a change of undie's ,


My welding skills are on par with the Detroit Lion's football skills. They're non-existent.

I'm just looking for a few more liters of storage from my current set up, for the dehydrated food supply and a couple sets of cloths for those hot, multi-day rides. My little 10L bags on the bag are just a tad too small for the longer rides when we're having to pack more stuff.

My goal is to keep my weight down, but the volume, I don't really care about. I'll never be down to 'Heath weight', which is like 15 lbs for a multi-day ride (minus tools and tubes, of course), but I like to stay under 25lbs when I can. I enjoy my ride a lot better when I'm running lighter.

I ordered the Giant Loop Coyote, and am looking forward to running it on our ride next weekend. We'll run about 1k miles in 4 days, lots of which I've not seen before, so I'm looking forward to it. The snow line is still absurdly impeding here in Idaho, so we're having to run our routes around all the passes ~ sucks.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:55 PM   #1798
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Got the Giant Loop, and packed it this evening for my trip tomorrow.

Looks great, and packs well.

I pulled the rear rack off, because I found that not only did I not need it, but if fit far better without it. I've got the Turbo City subframe under there, so it's rock-solid.

Put all the heavy food items and cooking gear down low, and the light stuff (sleeping bag, tarp etc) up top. It's got handy webbing straps to strap a few things on top of the bags if you've got your tent/tarp and some other light things like a Z rest or in my case, my Luxurylite cot. I strapped it, and the tri-leg chair on the top (because they're light, bulky and awkward), and I'm ready to roll.

I'm very impressed by how well it straps on the bike, and with how snug the fit it.

Very well made, and well thought out. I'll post more in a week, after we've put some miles on the system.

All the best.



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Old 07-07-2011, 08:35 AM   #1799
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Got the Giant Loop, and packed it this evening for my trip tomorrow.

Looks great, and packs well.

I pulled the rear rack off, because I found that not only did I not need it, but if fit far better without it. I've got the Turbo City subframe under there, so it's rock-solid.

Put all the heavy food items and cooking gear down low, and the light stuff (sleeping bag, tarp etc) up top. It's got handy webbing straps to strap a few things on top of the bags if you've got your tent/tarp and some other light things like a Z rest or in my case, my Luxurylite cot. I strapped it, and the tri-leg chair on the top (because they're light, bulky and awkward), and I'm ready to roll.

I'm very impressed by how well it straps on the bike, and with how snug the fit it.

Very well made, and well thought out. I'll post more in a week, after we've put some miles on the system.

All the best.



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Hey RWC. Still haven't opened up your package for the spare shifters, but will eventually.... haha.

To help with the bag, try strapping the lower ties around the cross member on the frame. If you go down right above your subframe, under the cross member and back out in the lower kickstart area it might be better. That's where I have mine.

On the other side, feed the strap up under the chain guide and around the same cross member. Holds the bags a little lower and out of the way.

The GL Coyote is great, however for longer halls I think saddlebags/top bag would be better. Just more volume and easiler top bag solutions. The coyote limits what you can bring on top once it's on.

For shorter trips (3-7 days) the Coyote works great. We've done Baja and I've taken it on some pretty serious rides here trouble free.
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The GL Coyote is great, however for longer halls I think saddlebags/top bag would be better. Just more volume and easiler top bag solutions. The coyote limits what you can bring on top once it's on.

For shorter trips (3-7 days) the Coyote works great. We've done Baja and I've taken it on some pretty serious rides here trouble free.
Shibby, question for you. What else would you bring (besides maybe another change of clothes or two and possibly food) that wouldn't already be packed for a 3-7 day journey? And for the sake of argument let's say you're passing through civilization about every 3 days... Just curious.

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