cheap cases for ktm adventure

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by jimjib, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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    Here is a shot of cheap and easy bags. I just bolted togeather 3 pelican cases and then attached the whole thing to the stock rack. I upgraded from these small bags to the next size and I think the extra stress might have contributed to my subframe problem. The ones pictured I dont think would have been a problem.

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  2. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    that looks awesome...

    I have the big Zegas... but I bet yours are much lighter!
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    Cat0020 El cheapo

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  4. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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    The problem with the bigger bags (not the ones shown) is that they stick out more and in a crash and there is a lot of twisting leverage. It did took a bunch of chashes and a really hard final one... to finally break one side of the subframe...but I think the small ones in the picture would not be a problem.

    The bags are light and strong and I fill them to the brim with tools food water..ect... and then add a tent, foam matt and sleeping bag on top attached with a cargo net. The are pleanty big enough to haul all you need for a two day ride.
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  5. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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    I think I spent about $200 for the whole set up. There are cheaper bags like this...but these suckers are pretty tough. I just used pipe clamps to attach the top bag to the rack
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  6. Shazam*

    Shazam* Been here awhile

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    Looks sharp!
    Do you have any pics of how you attach the cases to the frame?
    I might be interested in replicating the setup for my bike, but I don't know how best to attach.
    I have an F650, so I will probably order the Touratech Frame and try mounting to that.
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    jimjib Long timer

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    I just used pipe clamps. The ones that are rubber lined and wrap around the tube..then come togeather on one side. I had one clamp break and was planing on going to ubolts.
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