Andy Strapz Thread

Discussion in 'OZ Vendors & Flea Market' started by Andy Strapz, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Andy Strapz

    Andy Strapz Andy

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    G'day Inmates.

    Up to now I thought it best to respect the ADV community and keep my nose out. The vendors thread now allows me to be involved in an appropriate way.

    So, here is my thread. I can offer advice, answer questions and let you know what's new at Strapz HQ. Many of the owners of my gear teach me a lot about ways it can be used that I hadn't thought of, I look forward to more.

    The team is always looking for ways to improve what we do. Many users may not notice but we regularly make fine adjustments, a stitch or two here, a slightly different angle there. Anything wearing the Andy Strapz badge is still made in our Melbourne factory.

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    Here is the new Pannier Trunk, the bloody thing took almost three years (life keeps getting in the way of getting out for a serious ride) of design, trashing and redesign until I got it to sit just right. I wanted something to hold the light gear I need on a regular basis like my compressor, tyre gauge or wet weather pants. It was absolutely critical that it swing away and work independently of the bag.

    Andy
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  2. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıppoɯ Super Moderator

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    Hi Andy and welcome back to the Forum. :thumb



    For any inmate uncertain about the Andy Strapz products. I can fully recommend them for both build quality and durability. Not one item has ever failed or let me down.

    A great product. :clap:clap
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  3. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    ill second that
    top aussie made product
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  4. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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  5. shortybush

    shortybush Adventurer

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    Bought one from you you at wsbk just put my jetboil in and other stuff works great and is water resitent, we are still going around Tassie, great product. :clap
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  6. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

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    Fantastic products!

    Andy's service and attention to detail is excellent.

    Highly recommended.

    JM.
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  7. Andy Strapz

    Andy Strapz Andy

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    Thanks a lot guys, it really does mean a lot.

    Off to the Cold Flame rally this WE...Bring it on!

    Did pannier frames for the new Husky Terra this week and really happy with the result. I'll post images when they are powder coated and ready to go.
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  8. blackness

    blackness more riding

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    Andy's straps and panniers haven't let me down yet.

    They just work.
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  9. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

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    OoooOOoohh..

    I just bought a Terra.

    Hmmm..

    JM.
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  10. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

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    How're those Terra frames coming along, Andy?

    JM.
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  11. Andy Strapz

    Andy Strapz Andy

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    I fitted the prototype just the other day. The first four sets are at the powder coater. I think one is looking for a home.

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  12. Andy Strapz

    Andy Strapz Andy

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  13. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

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    Very nice!

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    :thumb

    I'll be in touch.

    JM.
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  14. mytmav

    mytmav bike & fourby junky

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    even though we all know expedition panniers are a good bit of kit, i would also like to add that when you get road rash on them send them back to Andy and they come back as good as new, EXCELLENT after sales service, couldnt be happier, cheers Andy:clap
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  15. newbold

    newbold n00b

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    In preparation for a long ride across Europe and Russia/Mongolia I decked out with stack of Andy's luggage and purchased a pannier frame 'kit' to make up some frames. Andy was full of advise and hints. His gear is as good as everyone says. Thanks Andy!
    [​IMG]This pic is an early one, before the bike was finished. Its currently on its way to Athens. Shipped by Bikes Abroad out of Melbourne.
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  16. rmarmbruster

    rmarmbruster Roba

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    Another happy customer, I love my Andy Strapz bags.

    Cheers

    Rob A.
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  17. medicmick

    medicmick Spike

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    A great Aussie bit of kit. Tough as. Between the Exp bags & and the Safari tank I don't think I marked the DR when I had it. Have used them on the Wee as well.
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  18. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    I've just ordered another set of Expedition Pannierz. After 6 years, about 80K km of abuse, countless crashes & a few repairs the old set were getting a bit ragged & busted but they are such great gear I didn't hesitate to get them again.

    Looking at a mate's newer set the other day I noticed they were further reinforced in all the points where my old ones had failed, so between that & the fact that my newly redesigned racks should stress them a bit less I reckon the new set will be good for twice as many miles. :clap

    Here's a link to some details of my minimalist rack build.

    Cheers
    Clint
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  19. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    Nice rack Clint I just fitted new HB quick release racks to my new GS for my andy bags.

    Rack on

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    Rack off

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  20. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Hey Andy:
    I just sourced a pair of pannierz with plans to sling them over my SW Motech racks on my KTM 950. But racks are too wide for the bag. I'd love to get my hands on one of those extender thingies, however, it appears that your US distributor is no longer distributing. Suggestions?
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