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Old 07-11-2011, 07:20 AM   #1801
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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 the here trouble free.
Thanks Shibby,

I ended up going to a carabeaner (sp?) on the right side, that was hooked into the guard holding the brake lines in place. Worked great. On the left side, I just went to the frame. That worked great too.

I had the back hooks pop off twice, until I figured out how to anchor them properly, then they stayed fixed. I may end up notching a place for them in my fender, just so I don't have to worry about it.

Bag worked great. My trips almost never go more than 5 days, so I think the Coyote will work well for me. But, we often grab stuff at the gas stations when we're fueling-up, so we don't have to carry all 5 days worth of food for 3 meals a day. We usually have to gas up once a day at some point, so we don't carry lunches. Just breakfast and dinner.

I found that I could catch a lot of air time, and the bags stayed right in place, on contrast to my old bags that would pop up and smack the back of my legs.

I felt a lot better knowing the weight was distributed properly, when I came down and bottomed-out my suspension.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:20 PM   #1802
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A close buddy has the GiantLoop on my 690 and his really likes it.


I really flipped flop back and forth...wondering what to do for luggage for my BRP....but eventually went with the rack system from TurboCity. I didn't like the 'low design' of the Denali Rack, so I opted for the Sequoia Rack.....




I already have these bags....and they should fit perfectly.....




Then I have a water-proof rafting bag that I can throw on the top rack. Should be a good set-up as long as I don't drop her hard on a side.

The racks should arrive next week and I will post pics of the install and final set-up.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:19 AM   #1803
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Here's some little mods to my 2nd BRP.
Fitted rear top tail light that comes with a base so that the bulb wont keep on busted.It has brake lights too.

Mod a plate to mount the GPS/utilities box.



Windscreen on a single round headlite.



And here she is...


Cheers,have a great weekend guys...
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:22 AM   #1804
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Got the rack mounted. I really like it and the Fieldsheer bags fit perfectly.



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Old 07-27-2011, 08:27 AM   #1805
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Nice "rack" there Big John.....
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:16 PM   #1806
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i used a GL coyote the same way. i'm down to just the dr but have had a xr400 i also used it on as well as a 650 strom. very versatile in that sense plus nothing left on the bike (ie racks) when not using. my setup is to have a rear rack and strap the GL to the front of the rear rack (with the center round the bag loop & not use the fender straps at all). i then have the GL sit on the rear of the seat and use the rear foot peg mounts as starp points. the bag is rock solid this way. then in the rear rack i use a dry duffel strapped down with rox straps. the GL and the rear bag as butted again each other and that gives me a top shelf area to strap more if i want but most of the time i just put a quality bunjee net up there to quickly throw things or clothes to dry off. camping gear goes in the rear duffel and clothes etc. goes in the GL. at camp i can unload with these still in place or remove it all if we spend additional time at this spot and do day rides.

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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 07-27-2011, 12:21 PM   #1807
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john,
that setup does nicely move all your stuff rearwards and you can throw a nice big dry duffel on the rear rack. you could even utilize a Giant Loop like i described on the rear of the seat by creating a strap loop in the area where the subframe meets the main frame. of course this might end up being too much stuff/weight and since you're a tall guy would effect you move rearward on the seat some (but not much because i find if i move rearwards my ass also goes upwards and thus above the GL)


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Got the rack mounted. I really like it and the Fieldsheer bags fit perfectly.



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Old 07-27-2011, 12:26 PM   #1808
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looks like you are using the fender strap to hold the rear in place vrs the 2 center straps that i utilize on the front part of a rear rack. you then could have room for a rear bag. when mounted my GL tend to go more downwards looped over the seat vrs outwards like yours does.
either way, the bag is very versatile.
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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 07-27-2011, 12:36 PM   #1809
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not if you mount it the way i do, overtop of the rear of the seat w/ a rear dry bag.

the side parts of the GL are effective side bags plus you have to portion of the bag that sits on the seat too which is not utilized with side bags. volume of the GL 30+ L vrs a sidebag is probably close, however GL bags are VERY narrow in width compared to going the traditional side bags. for the same carrying capacity (as a rear bag works for either setup and is big or small as you like) i prefer the narrower profile.




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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.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:53 PM   #1810
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:39 PM   #1811
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:00 AM   #1812
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Nice pics DW, looks like a great ride.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:37 PM   #1813
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not if you mount it the way i do, overtop of the rear of the seat w/ a rear dry bag.

the side parts of the GL are effective side bags plus you have to portion of the bag that sits on the seat too which is not utilized with side bags. volume of the GL 30+ L vrs a sidebag is probably close, however GL bags are VERY narrow in width compared to going the traditional side bags. for the same carrying capacity (as a rear bag works for either setup and is big or small as you like) i prefer the narrower profile.

Would you have a pic?

I bumped into Hontri this weekend and he had his mounted similar to what you explained I think.

I normally ride with it BEHIND the seat without a rack because it plays poorly with steep decents (pushes you forward which makes decents scary when you come into them hot). I don't want to sound pompous, but I don't normally ride my bike on easy trails. I take it wherever it needs to go and it can often get gnarly. The travels I intend to do may reduce the decents I have and therefore might be able able to get away with the added space. This will allow a rack behind the bag which might just be enough. I hope to take the bike as far south as I can go, possibly to South America. Riding solo I'll have to tone down the riding somewhat.

Otherwise, has anybody fitted Wolfman bags to the Dirtbagz supports? Even if they were modified? (I see a common modifier is shown above where the supports are altereted to mount to the rack instead of the rear subframe)

I hope to buy a Promoto Rack to compliment this set-up as well.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #1814
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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.

You make a good point.

Thinking about it, I simply restrict my gear to the bare minimum and yet be somewhat comfortable with my Coyote. For a longer trip I'd be bringing more clothes, extra layers, a computer, and more spares (chain, sprockets, oil filters, etc). Also extra room to pack food for those excursions away from civilization AND not wear a backpack. I currently carry a small backpack (15l) with water bladder. Raptor 15 by Osprey. Great backpack.

At the moment I bring MOST things, however because of how tightly packed it is, I'd really appreciate easier access. It's great to have tools to work on stuff, but if you stress about the work at getting to, and packing back up those tools, it would be nice. I know it's a minor detail but most items I carry are difficult to gain access to and use. The biggest benefit of more room would be the ease of accessibility. It would also be nice to have the ability to strap a set of tires to the back, but that shouldn't be an issue.

I think using the information above, if I can use the Coyote combined with the tank "wrap" like your last ride report and a drybag (seal line or wolfman) on the rear rack it might do me well. I would only have to be careful of steep descents.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:37 PM   #1815
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This setup performed in amazing fashion!!!! I even dropped the bike 4 times, on the racks, and they didn't even bend.







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