08 KTM 450 EXC-R Bag/Luggage options

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tifosi, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Tifosi

    Tifosi Been here awhile

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    HEy guys I did a couple of searches and maybe I am not the brightest when it comes to searching the forums but I did look first. I want to get a good set of saddle bags or luggage racks (maybe someone has fabbed some?) for my 450. I am looking for high quality and good design. So far I have not seen anthing that has really jumped out at me what do the majority of you guys use?
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  2. Tifosi

    Tifosi Been here awhile

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    On a side note I talked to Baja designs and they told me they have an HID kit that fits in the stock housing, anyone here have any experiences with it chime in?
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  3. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    if you look in the vendors section, there's a guy selling racks for the 2004-2007 EXCs that you can mount dirtbagz on. Not sure if that will work on an 08. Be careful about that subframe and a lot of weight. You can also use those bags that drape over the tank.
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  4. pitbull doug

    pitbull doug Been here awhile

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    I would talk to dirtbagz they would be the best bags for a 450 exc-r soft and light,you might have to modify bag frame though.I have them on my 640 adv really great bagz.Hows the 08 450 exc treating you?Ijust picked one up last week sold my 03 525 mxc.The 450 is a unreal machine really like the handling.Ive got 70 miles on it or 3 hrs ready for 1st valve check and oil change. Heres a photo of my 640 with dirtbagz only way to go!

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  5. Durden

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    Ortleib Dry Bags - I LOVE EM - they kept my gear dry in every downpour, and didnt rip or tear in any of my gravel road spills and held heavy loads for 8,000 mile trip flawlessly! (Just the saddle bags, the tail bag is a kawa bag)

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  7. slip

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    I ordered these for my DRZ400S. I'll let you know how they work out when I get them. Hey, for the price they seem pretty good. Less than $20 from RockyMountainAtv.com. Click on the picture to bring you to the link.


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  8. paochow

    paochow Bye bye desert

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    I put a Wolfman Expedition small tank bag on my 530EXC and it fits well and still leaves enough space for your delicates. Carries enough tools, tire repair, camera, etc for day rides.
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  9. Tifosi

    Tifosi Been here awhile

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    I will have to check those dirt bagz out that is about what I was looking for. In response to your question I haven' even had the time to fire my bike up yet :(..... I originally put a deposit down in June because the dealer told me a September release date so that came and went and here we are. Then my bike came in but I was sick with bronchitis so I told the dealer to give mine to the guy waiting for a 450 behind me in line and I would get the next one (one week later) because I was too sick to go in and how could I deny someone else the pleasure on a holiday weekend. Then I am ready to head down and pick up my bike and my gran (92) goes in the hospital so hopefully I will be able to fire it up finally next week when everything slows down. I just wish we had a lockable option for our bike, I just want to carry a small sleeping bag and tent as well as a few other tools and such. Thanks for the help guys!
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  10. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey 99% bullshitter...the other 1% is just lies

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    You mean to lock up your stuff on the bike? How about this stuff?
    http://www.pacsafe.com/www/index.php?_room=3&_action=detail&id=48
    Seems like the shiz if you just wanna keep your stuff where you left it while you grab a burger.....

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  11. Tifosi

    Tifosi Been here awhile

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    I was thinking of replacing the seat with a slightly lower (I have a 31 inseam) seat that is also slightly wider from renazco will this get me into trouble if I want to run a larger tank? Does anyone know if I am dimmensionally limited?
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    I have bags very similar to these, I bought mine from the local PepBoys for $16, nice and cheap. Thay are actually supposed to go over the gas cap hole and lay down the side of the tank, I didn't like that because they covered the radiator holes. What I then did worked pretty well for a while, I slid it under the rear of the seat and front of the tool kit, it held very well and didn't move althought heat from the exhaust transfered thru the bag (it didn't hit the pipe it layed on the #plate). These probibly don't have a heat shield material because they designed to go on the tank not the seat... be carefull :eek1
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  13. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    James will most likely replace the seat on your original seatpan so as long as your seat fits with the oversize tank, the seat James will make for you will fit. They rock BTW. Buy a spare seat and send him that one so you won't have to be seatless for 4 months.
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  14. Sheep Shagger

    Sheep Shagger Show me your fleece

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    I run wolfman tank bag and rear expedition, all waterproof and no need to worry about covers.

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  15. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    Bump for a tank bag recommendation?

    I'll be riding my '08 EXC-R from NJ to FL on the TET. I've ordered a Giant Loop MoJavi and a Moose fender bag. I'd like to get a small tank bag but I don't want anything that will be in the way while standing.

    Looking at the Wolfman bags but not sure which to get.

    TIA.

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  16. windyhill

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    I picked up these Rapid Transit bags, and really like them so far.



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  17. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    Quoting myself but I'm thinking about the Giant Loop Fandango.

    Thoughts?

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  18. darkstarmoto

    darkstarmoto Am I evil? Yes I am

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    ^^ I use a Wolfman Enduro bag on my 530...good fit and doesn't get in the way. Sorry no pics...
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  19. SRG

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    Another vote for Wolfman, but I like these ones:

    Wolfman E-12 enduro saddle bags seen here :

    http://compare.ebay.com/like/221185956109?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

    They work/fit well on my '10 Husaberg - the fit on an EXC would be similar.
    Water resistant not water proof. When installed, there is a nice level spot across the top of the bags and seat that makes a good spot to strap on more stuff (and there are built in rings for you to do this).
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  20. woodzrider

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    I have the E-12 saddle bags on my XC-W. Love'em!
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