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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by wachs, Jan 13, 2014.
Thanks BP - We're really happy with the finished product!
GS photo credit to these guys: RushHourMC
my (soon to be) new 500 will need a new day bag.
The system worked great for me!
Day trip mode
That is the definition of versatility there!!!! SWEET!
Nice bike, cool shots - thanks for sharing and glad you like it!
The problem with this setup, for me, is that one has lost any ability to move back on the seat. The bag is packed really high, which loses the original advantage of the Coyote design, which was dirt bike performance. I guess it comes down to discipline in the packing?? :)
You are exactly correct, he's got it packed weird and way too tall. The Hemisphere has many advantages over my original Coyote design and especially over the current mutation of that. Beyond the obvious (being able to remove the main compartment completely, waterproof, etc.) the shape is significantly improved. Carries the load much lower and is deeper fore to aft, plus the exterior stash pockets.
it is packed to capacity with as much as will go in it and still roll closed well. i knew i would take the main bag off for the trail ride and leave it at camp. of course with better packing discipline you could take less gear and it would pack lower more like a GL. i did have plenty of seat.
in addition, the tent is up high in the back like that because i burnt a hole on the exhaust in my other tent putting it down low on the fender. i put that down to my own error. i will put a rack and another heat shield on the muffler to prevent that in the future.
on another note, i tested the waterproofness quite well. the bag sat in the rain for 4 hours while i was at work and also experienced a 15 minute episode of pouring rain while riding and everything stayed dry of course.
I was heading out to pick up some parts for the bikes to finish getting ready for our month long trip. Had just put my helmet on when Fed Ex pulls up with a package from AltRider!
I didn't waste any time opening up the box and ripping the old worn out Coyote off the bike.
I've only had the saddlebags for a hour so the only assessment I have is for errand running.
A bunch of small parts in one side and a gallon of oil in the other. No zippers to mess with, just throw everything in and cinch it down.
They'll get the full month long Xcountry test starting next week!
The right bag and the right oil.....
Where can I buy one up here in Canada? Will it work on a wr250r?
What is that in the upper right-hand corner.....a dutch oven converted to a hibachi grill??
Any more news on purchasing this without the waterproof liner? I think I would much prefer having another duffel bag strapped on the back of the bike.
wow dude, I didn't read it like that at all. Wachs is saying he's improved on HIS original design.
Wow, I totally agree with RAZR. Cool off dude! Dave is just saying he's made improvements on "HIS" original design. He's not bashing G-Loop. The Coyote/Great Basin system is still good. The Hemisphere is just worlds better IMHO. Nuff said!
Sadly they just retired and shut down the business.
I agree. New company and the original designer moves the product forward. Nothing wrong with pointing that out.
Has anyone tried to mount the hemisphere saddlebags to something like the KTM 690 Duke. I'm having impure thoughts on my next sport touring rig.
There will be a ride report of this and the previous weeks' ride. Just thought I'd throw up a teaser.