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Old 10-11-2011, 06:37 PM   #31
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The GL not being waterproof is a huge negative in my book. I wonder if they have a similar waterproof design in the works?
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:08 PM   #32
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:43 PM   #33
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Hi im riding up to java atm and i choose the giant basin bag cause its easy to put on and off, its actually really good gear. I would reccommend it to anyone, from sydney to darwin it never let me down, i can see ways to improve it but its probably the best luggage i have ever bought. I would never by bmw panniers etc again. I believe top boxes should be illegal as they distabilise bikes and you see countless overloaded idiots riding around the world with overloaded bikes , particuarly bmw gs riders. I ride a hp2 bmw and have owned bmw's all my life , plus a bunch of other bikes. I think it would take about 3 mins to put your giant basinbag on the bike.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:59 AM   #34
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Wolfman Tank Bag

I have the Wolfman Tank bag on the IMS tank on my 08 Husky TE 510. Quality product that looks and works great for a very reasonable price.

Dimensions:
•Length: 9"
•Width: 5 1/2"
•Height: Front-7 3/8"
•Rear- 3 1/2"
Capacity:
6 Liters, 366 cu.in.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:46 AM   #35
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If it helps here is a pic of my bike with my Wolfman setup.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:56 AM   #36
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Do you Kriega owners have any pics of your bags on the bike? Their website is lame in that regard with pics of sportbike riders wearing back packs.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:53 AM   #37
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Do you happen to have any pictures of this on your bike(s) and/or the amount of things you fit in your bags? I'm trying to get a real world idea how much I can stuff into each size bag.
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did an overnighter on the weekend, and had a chance to test out the full rolie bag kit. we were riding fast main roads, rough two track, and some rocky/bumpy obstacles. bags held on great, no shifting at all, and i was bashing the bike around pretty good.

also, i am very glad i opted for the rolie over the gl, as it poured rain on us, and all my stuff was bone dry. very happy about that.

i pack very light, ie no tent, and had enough room for an overnighter, with some to spare. i also had a small backpack on, with just a few light items in it.

they can be slightly tedious with setup/takedown, but overall the pros outweigh the cons imo.

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Old 10-13-2011, 07:43 AM   #38
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The GL not being waterproof is a huge negative in my book. I wonder if they have a similar waterproof design in the works?
You can tell they tried to make it waterproof. It's very heavy, rubber-coated fabric -- no water will get through the fabric itself. I've heard that these days they give the customer a tube of seam sealer and tell them they're on their own; when I bought mine I had to buy my own sealer, too. Serious tent manufacturers long ago learned to apply tape and sealant to seams at the factory.
The zippers on the GL have a sort-of water resistant rubber edge outside the zipper, but in my experience it doesn't withstand wind-driven rain. Perhaps if they added a flap over the zipper it would help, but that undoubtedly would drive up the cost.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:31 PM   #39
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that kreiga stuff looks pretty cool. but like someone else mentioned their web site sucks! i did find this...

http://media.photobucket.com/image/K...a/DSC02163.jpg

I just ordered the wm expedition bags and 2 large rollie bags too. hope it works out!
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:34 PM   #40
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Perhaps if they added a flap over the zipper it would help, but that undoubtedly would drive up the cost.
Current Coyote and Great Basin bags have a flap over the zipper. The cost did go up a little. Works great though.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:10 AM   #41
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my 2c.

I have crashed on my 1200GS years ago, as a noob. I had hard luggage cases/panniers with me and was traveling solo through remote areas of RSA. I had to abandon the bike and I had to walk for 4 days with damn hard luggage before I found help.

Since then, all my soft luggage choices has shoulder straps with which I can carry the bag. I currently (and past 3 years) have a K-way 75L hiking backpack which I find can store all my kit, clothing and food. My tools I carry in a seperate tankbang. i won't be needing 95% of what's in there when I abandon the bike anyway.

Ironically, since I have been using a hiking backpack as my luggage setup, I have never had to walk for help again.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:15 AM   #42
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Hi im riding up to java atm and i choose the giant basin bag cause its easy to put on and off, its actually really good gear. I would reccommend it to anyone, from sydney to darwin it never let me down, i can see ways to improve it but its probably the best luggage i have ever bought. I would never by bmw panniers etc again. I believe top boxes should be illegal as they distabilise bikes and you see countless overloaded idiots riding around the world with overloaded bikes , particuarly bmw gs riders. I ride a hp2 bmw and have owned bmw's all my life , plus a bunch of other bikes. I think it would take about 3 mins to put your giant basinbag on the bike.
I agree with you.

I get really frustrated with guys overloading bike to the max.

Just cause all your sh*t fits into your topbox, doesn't make it a good idea to carry all of it along.

My Moto: I pack everything I think I might need on a trip out on my bed before I pack. Then I only pack half of that stuff. I am a great believer in super lightweight packing and camping. It makes the bike easier to handle. And I have GS and GSA and 650 Dakar. On all of them I load less then 15kg for a trip.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:17 AM   #43
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I agree with you.

I get really frustrated with guys overloading bike to the max.

Just cause all your sh*t fits into your topbox, doesn't make it a good idea to carry all of it along.

My Moto: I pack everything I think I might need on a trip out on my bed before I pack. Then I only pack half of that stuff. I am a great believer in super lightweight packing and camping. It makes the bike easier to handle. And I have GS and GSA and 650 Dakar. On all of them I load less then 15kg for a trip.
And then you pack it on a GSA
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:28 AM   #44
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Yeah, I'm a fool.

I did a namibia trip with heavy sand this weekend, and I assure you, of all the bikes there, the GSA despite the weight disadvantage handled better than some smaller bikes with heavy loads.

I have a heavy bike. I am a heavy bloke. The less stuff I pack, the safer it is for me (note: ME) to take my bike through sand. I know there are more experienced riders who can handle GSA's with heavy loads on any terrain. I can't

See the pic below. This is some of the sand we played in. Serious stuff even for small bikes.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:30 AM   #45
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And then you pack it on a GSA

You missed that I also have a dakar part?

And she is a beauty.
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