2014 ALTRIDER Luggage

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by wachs, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Mr Dual Sport

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    On day 11 of a 30 day trip. Very, very happy with the saddlebags, huge improvement over my Giant Loop Coyote.

    I'll give my full opinion of the bag when I'm done with my trip.
  2. RAZR

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  4. Mr Dual Sport

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  5. wachs

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  6. DrPepperz

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    how much for the single side bag shipped to Canada?
  7. mfaoro

    mfaoro Been here awhile

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    Hi Wachs,

    Is there an easy (or designed) way to run a charging cord into the tank bag?

    I assume since it snaps shut (instead of zipper) that running the cord would probably be easy but wanted to ask if this has been considered as part of the design.

    Also, have you tried this on an KTM 1190? How is access to the fuel cap.

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  8. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Put some time on my new Altrider hemisphere bag awhile back and forgot to post some pics.

    Took the bag to Laos and it being monsoon season over here now it was wet the whole time. Got to put the seam sealing to the test as it was five hours of soaking hard rain to get to the border.

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    First off apologies for the pics. They are all blurry and horrid.


    I also experimented with round compression sacks and rectangular compression sacks and the rectangular ones fit the space better allowing more efficient packing than my round compression bags.

    Loaded the bike onto an over-glorified canoe to cross the Mekong.

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    Four Laotion dudes just dead lifted the bike over the side of the boat into it.

    Loaded onto the boat for the crossing and you can see the Heavens doing their best to test Wachs waterproofed design.



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    Packed the bag with camping gear, clothes, food, tools, spares etc and luckily it all fit in the side pods and not above seat height. I'm guessing Wachs redesign of the shape has allowed more gear to be stuffed into the pods than the older Coyote design I had used for years.

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    This was my goal of keeping the weight low on the bike and I was able to aschieve it with the Hemisphere. Granted I pack pretty light but it's achievable and I'm comfortable down to 40F. The bottom of the sidepods still have not a flat bottom so i pack my down vest into the bottom of the bag to fill the space efficiently.

    Over the moon happy with everything below the seat. The Hemisphere bag sits lower than my Kriega Overlander bags did.

    Hemisphere:

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    Kriega Overlander:

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    I really like the easy access slots on the backside of the bags. Perfect spot for tools and tire stuff (left bag) and my shoes and Kukuri blade (right side). This is what having riders design the gear leads to are useful additions such as these.


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    Crappy pics but you get the idea.

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    Looking forward to more trips with the bags.

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    Ill get some pics of how I mount the bags for my usage. I find it easier to remove the whole bag with my system rather than dealing with removing and inserting the bag into the holster.


    So far so good and it never leaked a drop despite the 10 inches of rain dropped on the ride. Good stuff:clap.
  9. wachs

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    10-4 TeamFTB ! :clap:clap:clap - glad you're stoked on the kit. :wink:

    Just returned from 12 days on the trail with 2 different groups and we all had the same experience with the Saddlebag. Go here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990488

    Colin packed similarly for a day ride:

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    I chose to use a couple dry bags in the holster for this one day (my XRR in the background) but both set ups worked great.
  10. wachs

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    Hello DR - we're working on that right now as there has been a lot of interest in the HOLSTER as a stand alone product. You can use your own dry bags in the side pockets and the included cam lock straps for a third bag on top or chose to not use the top stowage area and keep the kit saddle height.


    Thanks for the questions. Yes a power cord can be threaded into the tank bag compartment under the lid without poking any holes or modifying the tank bag in any way. Of course, you'll want to carefully deploy the waterproof liner when riding in the rain but the cord will easily roll with the closure.

    Access to the fuel cap on the 1190 is no problem, just unzip the main compartment 3/4 of the way off and you're in - (shown here on a VEE Strom but you get the idea)

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  12. brad21

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  13. wachs

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    More details. I don't usually take the entire atlas but this time it was easy to pack as it fits perfectly in this old back pack. The Ti wrenches weigh nothing and are easy to get at. Same with the spare spokes and they won't get all dinged up or bent in my pack (not like you're going to hurry if there's a wheel problem like that though).


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  14. mortalsphere

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    Has anyone gotten their hands on and tested the Hemisphere Panniers yet? Looking at that system as luggage for my Tenere. 120 liters is a LOT of storage, probably more than I'll ever need, but I do tend to carry a bunch of gear around for my job.
  15. oldgrayghost

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    Hemisphere saddle bag is on the way!:D
  16. mortalsphere

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    Could anyone (Wachs?) help me out and answer a few questions about the Panniers:

    What are the capacities of each of the compartments- the two lower, two upper, and top bag?

    Is there any designated place to put fuel/water?

    What do the bags act like when they are empty?


    Thank you! I'm just about "sold" on them.
  17. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    The factory is shipping them next week.

    You're gonna love it!

    Capacities depend on which bike you're putting it on for example the Center Exhaust version is symmetrical and 6" wide on both sides so it doesn't hold quite the same as the Right Side Exhaust or the Left Side Exhaust which are 6" and 8" wide.

    I use the lower dry bag compartment to carry fuel or water as it keeps the load as low as possible and is very secure, but there is no specific holster for a bottle.

    The bags ride like they are not there when empty, plus the top kit is removable if you don't want to take it along.
  18. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    Kinda late here but add me to the "interested in holster" crowd. I have a pair of drybags I use on my GS and have been looking for a way to carry them on the DR350 so I can take some extended trips on that. The holster looks just the ticket!
  19. motorcyclekarma

    motorcyclekarma Been here awhile

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    Hi guys I totally love this saddle bag but because of the position of the fuel cap on the 690 I'm wondering how the bag sits/fits and wether the bag needs to be moved every time one refuels, and if that is much of a hassle or not.
  20. oldgrayghost

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    Wachs you were right!!! I love it! Sierra bound this week.:ricky