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Old 12-05-2009, 05:18 PM   #2176
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as well as the GL set-ups...

Man, those backpacks look heavy.

Hey, the link in your sig to the mini-loop ride is broken.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:52 PM   #2177
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Man, those backpacks look heavy.

Hey, the link in your sig to the mini-loop ride is broken.
Header: you need handguards to support the elephant ears. Might work with just a bar okay.

Rob: yeah, they were rookie multi-day live-off-the-bike riders and brought waaaay too much. 9 day trip to NV though...

I'll fix that link.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:35 PM   #2178
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:40 PM   #2179
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They'll work with any handguard set-up. I have Enduro Engineering, but they'll work just the same with anything else. There's only one strap that holds them on and they generally go around my handlebar somewhere. I seem to put them on just a little bit differently everytime I do it.

Note elephant ears on the piggy here, as well as the GL set-ups...

brad21: Quick question, what tires are those, and how are they on the street?
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:15 PM   #2180
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They'll work with any handguard set-up. I have Enduro Engineering, but they'll work just the same with anything else. There's only one strap that holds them on and they generally go around my handlebar somewhere. I seem to put them on just a little bit differently everytime I do it.

Note elephant ears on the piggy here, as well as the GL set-ups...

Gday Brad21, Your rear light setup looks great. Is your Tailight, blinkers and plate holder all one piece? What brand is it?

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Old 12-05-2009, 08:33 PM   #2181
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:53 PM   #2182
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Uhhhh, that's not me in the picture by the Pub. This was the guys leaving Bend for Eureka, NV... RR: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480689

I was supposed to go on this trip, but work/budget got in the way. I actually bumped into them west of Wagontire on the way back from another shorter ride. See my sig, Mini-GiantLoop09.

BTW that piggie died in Fandango canyon when it broke its timing chain. Weird, but it did the Baja 1K a few years ago.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:40 PM   #2183
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They'll work with any handguard set-up. I have Enduro Engineering, but they'll work just the same with anything else. There's only one strap that holds them on and they generally go around my handlebar somewhere. I seem to put them on just a little bit differently everytime I do it.

Note elephant ears on the piggy here, as well as the GL set-ups...

Note: all these guy wearing backpacks full of STUFF are hard core, and i'm lazzzzzy... all i've been saying is that everytime i see a pic like this, i want to ride w/ these folks, and hold my gear LOWER than on my back... maybe closer to my swingarm.... Any people sKooled in PHysics wanna chime in? I'd love to improve my system!

Dirt-bagz can crush your wimpy sub frame unless you reinforce it depending on yer bike! (i don't work for DB, i'm just hoping for a GL sponsorship!)

Let the best set up win!!!

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measure the distance between swing arm & lowest part of saddle bag. done & done.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:44 AM   #2184
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I know! hahaha I saw that too. I condensed mine to a smaller loop but still. Badass!
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:03 AM   #2185
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Note: all these guy wearing backpacks full of STUFF are hard core, and i'm lazzzzzy... all i've been saying is that everytime i see a pic like this, i want to ride w/ these folks, and hold my gear LOWER than on my back... maybe closer to my swingarm.... Any people sKooled in PHysics wanna chime in? I'd love to improve my system!

Dirt-bagz can crush your wimpy sub frame unless you reinforce it depending on yer bike! (i don't work for DB, i'm just hoping for a GL sponsorship!)

Let the best set up win!!!

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measure the distance between swing arm & lowest part of saddle bag. done & done.
Kev, if you get the heavy stuff mostly below seat level I don't think it really matters if you measure the inches to the swingarm. Bottom line is more hardware = more failure potential. Panniers can get ripped off your bike by hidden rocks and agressive bushes, and will, in many cases, be damaged by a big get-off. The GL system has taken ALL of this into account and was also designed to be a universal fit for just about any bike out there. Get a new bike? Chances are the GL will work just fine.

As most of you know the XRR has a poor sub-frame for mounting extra stuff on anyway. I personally have a Dirt Bagz subframe extender/fender support. Suffice it to say it was poorly designed. I've broken it once and sheared off two bolts in the subframe twice which I've had to EZ out. Gotta do it again now after my Baja trip last month. Note the mounting points in the pic:





I'm not bashing DB. Lots of people use them and have great success. But the GL system was designed to eliminate variables and allow you to ride your dirt bike like a dirt bike without the worry of stuff breaking, ripping or failing in other ways.

Here's a recent article you might enjoy: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/001...pdf?1257882558

Cool pic of the designer/co-owner of GL (Wachs), he walks the walk:
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:37 AM   #2186
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Kev, if you get the heavy stuff mostly below seat level I don't think it really matters if you measure the inches to the swingarm. Bottom line is more hardware = more failure potential. Panniers can get ripped off your bike by hidden rocks and agressive bushes, and will, in many cases, be damaged by a big get-off. The GL system has taken ALL of this into account and was also designed to be a universal fit for just about any bike out there. Get a new bike? Chances are the GL will work just fine.

As most of you know the XRR has a poor sub-frame for mounting extra stuff on anyway. I personally have a Dirt Bagz subframe extender/fender support. Suffice it to say it was poorly designed. I've broken it once and sheared off two bolts in the subframe twice which I've had to EZ out. Gotta do it again now after my Baja trip last month. Note the mounting points in the pic:





I'm not bashing DB. Lots of people use them and have great success. But the GL system was designed to eliminate variables and allow you to ride your dirt bike like a dirt bike without the worry of stuff breaking, ripping or failing in other ways.

Here's a recent article you might enjoy: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/001...pdf?1257882558

Cool pic of the designer/co-owner of GL (Wachs), he walks the walk:

these 2 pics look great, with the loop swung low allowing the weight to be low. I'm convinced. i tapped those subframe mount bolts to be bigger than stock since i'm running the promoto billet rack and snapped one as well.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:44 AM   #2187
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Cool pic of the designer/co-owner of GL (Wachs), he walks the walk:
I need a business I can promote like that

brad, have you tried the small tankbag GL sells on the XRR? Looks nice & compact. I'd like to add something like that to my setup, it's the right size for what I need.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:00 AM   #2188
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I need a business I can promote like that

brad, have you tried the small tankbag GL sells on the XRR? Looks nice & compact. I'd like to add something like that to my setup, it's the right size for what I need.
I have NOT tried the Fandango tank bag, but I think everyone is happy with it. It won't work on my bike with the big Acerbis tank. The good news is is there is one specifically made for bikes with high filler necks in the works, my bike was originally used for the design concept... stay tuned.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:12 AM   #2190
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Wachs has an XRR now!!
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