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Old 10-29-2012, 02:08 PM   #271
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Thats really nice of you, Mike. Thanks a lot.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:30 PM   #272
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Sounds like you certainly got plenty of use out of yours, Jason (I just finished reading your brilliant RR / Diary of an Airhead Abroad from the Australasian Safari)!

Honest, funny, inspiring, entertaining and very well written. Definitely worthy of publication.

Bravo!

Where can I read it?? Couldn't find it (link??)
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:36 PM   #273
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Where can I read it?? Couldn't find it (link??)
Think Stagey is still workin on it. he sent it to me as a Word doc, but I'm sure as soon as he feels it's fit for human consumption, Inmates will be the first to know. In the meantime, I believe there are edited highlights over in the Airheads thread though...

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #274
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Awesome thread! Aside from the last 3 or 4 pages of people requesting to be entered into the contest (you can enter me too!), I have enjoyed reading through this entire thread. Bc_seattle Ďs stolen review was great and had the best photos yet (Page 13, post #185).

Iím still in the break-in phase of my new R1200GS. I am intrigued by the Overland 60 Adventure system. From the photos Iíve seen, I can kind of figure out how the 15L pannier bags attach to the Adventure Platforms. Although I havenít seen a good close-up of how the platforms attach to the racks.

How secure are the platforms attached to the racks? Is there a proven method to secure (lock) the platforms to the rack? Just to keep the honest honest. Iím thinking more about the times Iím not using the bags at all, but perhaps still have a RotoPax of water and fuel attached, with their own lockable hardware.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #275
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Does anyone have a recommendation for the exact mounting points of the overlander 30 on a KTM XC-W 500 2012? I just received my kit and am looking to see if anyone has already gone through the process.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:01 AM   #276
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Awesome thread! Aside from the last 3 or 4 pages of people requesting to be entered into the contest (you can enter me too!), I have enjoyed reading through this entire thread. Bc_seattle Ďs stolen review was great and had the best photos yet (Page 13, post #185).

Iím still in the break-in phase of my new R1200GS. I am intrigued by the Overland 60 Adventure system. From the photos Iíve seen, I can kind of figure out how the 15L pannier bags attach to the Adventure Platforms. Although I havenít seen a good close-up of how the platforms attach to the racks.

How secure are the platforms attached to the racks? Is there a proven method to secure (lock) the platforms to the rack? Just to keep the honest honest. Iím thinking more about the times Iím not using the bags at all, but perhaps still have a RotoPax of water and fuel attached, with their own lockable hardware.

Hi Jay,

Glad you liked most of the thread (consider yourself entered for the draw too! )

To answer your questions about the Overlander 60:

The platforms attach super-securely to the racks via the cam lever mounts. However, the Overlander 60 was designed as a hardcore, off-road, wild camping type system, where weight-saving and the ability to quickly and easily remove and reattach the panniers, along with reduced chances of damaging the bike (in the event of an off) and rider (also in the event of an off, or when paddling / pushing through or over an obstacle) prove more important than security.
That's the trade-off for not having to haul massive 'tins' through the wilderness.

That said, it is simple to unclip and remove the entire platform, complete with bags or RotopaX, from the rack, to keep it safe at prolonged stops etc. And I am sure some kind of cable lock could be used to secure them against the entire units being stolen.

We have a few photos of the Overlander 60 mounted to Touratech racks on a GSA here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5&l=561da0193c. Hopefully, they will help clarify how the platforms attach, but let me know if you'd like any more detail.


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Old 11-06-2012, 12:24 AM   #277
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I'm waiting for my rack to come in for my first DS bike. When it does, I'll have to make the short trip to NO and check out your stuff.a
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:19 AM   #278
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I'm waiting for my rack to come in for my first DS bike. When it does, I'll have to make the short trip to NO and check out your stuff.a
Sure, thing!

Just hit me up with an email to michael@britkit.us when you're planning on stopping by. We don't have a Kriega showroom down here, but our most excellent dealer The Transportation Revolution New Orleans does, so I can run you through the gear there.


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Old 11-07-2012, 08:00 PM   #279
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Hey Michael,

Looking at the overlander 60 along with 1 roto pax water and 1 fuel. Do you have a deal working on this set-up? Going on KTM racks. Thanks!
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:12 PM   #280
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Looking at the overlander 60 along with 1 roto pax water and 1 fuel. Do you have a deal working on this set-up? Going on KTM racks. Thanks!

Unfortunately there are no deals available on this set-up, mate. But we've spoken since you posted this and I'm pretty sure everyone's happy.


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Old 11-09-2012, 08:42 AM   #281
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The Speed Triple is a real hassle to load up due to the dual high-mount pipes that limit storage options. Here mine's fit with two US-20s, one on a US-Tank adapter and the other one wearing a US-10 for a little more storage. This is after a couple hundred miles with the last few on gravel, hence the mess - the Kriega setup stayed secure and stable with zero issues. I put the soft stuff in the tankbag as a nice pillow for the long highway runs.

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:23 PM   #282
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...The Overlander gear was designed primarily for hardcore off-road use and the 30 is aimed squarely at Enduro / dirt bikes, which all have pretty much the same basic design, enabling bags to be mounted without frames. Adventure Touring type bikes generally require racks to mount side bags because these machines vary quite dramatically in layout...
Not sure where my te630 fits into this spectrum you describe to another user above. Would the Overlander 30 work for me and my dear husky? I would also like to keep away from a rack, I have been investigating the Kriega bags and the GL coyote (the white and black is awful tempting ;]). Do you have a third bag to fit on top between the two? Maybe the US-20 is a good match?
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #283
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The US10 makes a great day bag!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:55 AM   #284
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Plenty of room for some snacks, some spares and a sweater. All in a streamline package that compresses to almost nothing as it empties.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:00 AM   #285
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The Speed Triple is a real hassle to load up due to the dual high-mount pipes that limit storage options. Here mine's fit with two US-20s, one on a US-Tank adapter and the other one wearing a US-10 for a little more storage. This is after a couple hundred miles with the last few on gravel, hence the mess - the Kriega setup stayed secure and stable with zero issues. I put the soft stuff in the tankbag as a nice pillow for the long highway runs.

Very nice Dankarnov!

The Speedy can be a bit awkward, so Kriega does tend to be pretty popular with owners. And that looks like a great set-up. you got there.

Thanks for sharing.


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