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Old 07-31-2011, 04:39 PM   #1816
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:00 AM   #1817
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Nice pics DW, looks like a great ride.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:37 PM   #1818
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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   #1819
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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   #1820
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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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Old 08-16-2011, 10:10 PM   #1821
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i got the same rack there big john , i cut the supports off from the pannier part , the right angle , this allows me to move my bags a lil forward on the seat , i will brace up this same rack ,IMO its a good rack and with a few mods will be superb
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:12 PM   #1822
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How in the heck do you keep levers on that thing without bark busters, John?
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:09 AM   #1823
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How in the heck do you keep levers on that thing without bark busters, John?

First of all.....I have the short levers and when the bike hits the ground, it is always the handle bars that make contact with the ground.

But, this ride killed those crappy hand guards. Acerbis guards will soon be mounted on my Protaper Bar.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:11 AM   #1824
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i got the same rack there big john , i cut the supports off from the pannier part , the right angle , this allows me to move my bags a lil forward on the seat , i will brace up this same rack ,IMO its a good rack and with a few mods will be superb

Honestly, I like it just the way it is.


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Old 08-23-2011, 02:58 AM   #1825
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heres a couple of photos from new zealand - one more week of winter left
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:01 AM   #1826
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oops should have resized them so will only stick two up
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:27 AM   #1827
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Great pics! Lets see more! They aren't that big. Not many people use dial-up these days =)
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:01 PM   #1828
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:49 PM   #1829
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only a few more rides left before i sell my xr so heres a couple of pics from last weekend
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:51 PM   #1830
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is anlyone in nz after an 02 xr650r?
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