Kriega USA Luggage Q&A

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by amanlikemike, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Dankarnov

    Dankarnov Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Oddometer:
    26
    Location:
    CT, USA
    The Speed Triple is a real hassle to load up due to the dual high-mount pipes that limit storage options. Here mine's fit with two US-20s, one on a US-Tank adapter and the other one wearing a US-10 for a little more storage. This is after a couple hundred miles with the last few on gravel, hence the mess - the Kriega setup stayed secure and stable with zero issues. I put the soft stuff in the tankbag as a nice pillow for the long highway runs.

    [​IMG]
  2. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    638
    Location:
    Philadelphia, and at times Western Maryland
    Not sure where my te630 fits into this spectrum you describe to another user above. Would the Overlander 30 work for me and my dear husky? I would also like to keep away from a rack, I have been investigating the Kriega bags and the GL coyote (the white and black is awful tempting ;]). Do you have a third bag to fit on top between the two? Maybe the US-20 is a good match?
  3. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

    Joined:
    May 8, 2002
    Oddometer:
    6,767
    Location:
    San Fernando Valley
    The US10 makes a great day bag!
    [​IMG]
  4. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

    Joined:
    May 8, 2002
    Oddometer:
    6,767
    Location:
    San Fernando Valley
    Plenty of room for some snacks, some spares and a sweater. All in a streamline package that compresses to almost nothing as it empties.

    [​IMG]
  5. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,063
    Location:
    The Big Easy.
    Very nice Dankarnov! :clap

    The Speedy can be a bit awkward, so Kriega does tend to be pretty popular with owners. And that looks like a great set-up. you got there.

    Thanks for sharing.


    Cheers,



    Michael
  6. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,063
    Location:
    The Big Easy.
    Hey Baron,

    Your machine falls nicely into the proper Dual Sport category, so the Overlander 30 will mount with a standard fitment. As you may have gathered from this thread, time spent experimenting with the positioning of the included Rack Loops before getting out the drill, is time well spent.

    Here's a snap of a UK customer's Husky complete with Overlander 30 and additional US-20 tail pack:

    [​IMG]

    His set-up is a little unusual, with the bags mounted vertically, on account of the rear rack he's got on there. The Overlander 30 was designed to eliminate the need for a rack. So, normally, the bags would be mounted much further back and more diagonally, as you'll have seen on traveltoad's KTM. This provides a lot more seat space than our UK man has chosen for himself there, by fitting a rack and RotopaX.

    After a few dry-runs you'll find your ideal position. As long as the bags aren't contacting with the exhaust (which is pretty exposed on the TE, so you'll probably need an after-market heat shield), you'll be good to go.

    Whichever bag you decide to mount between the Overlander packs, depends on entirely on how much gear you need to haul. Like traveltoad, my preference is to go as light as possible, so I'd suggest the US-10 or 20, which, like the US-30, attaches in seconds via the included Alloy Hook Straps. Photos of the various US tail packs in situ are shown below:

    US-5 (fitted with optional Kriega Cam Straps)
    [​IMG]

    US-10
    [​IMG]

    US-20
    [​IMG]

    US-30
    [​IMG]

    Any other similarly sized item (attached with optional Kriega Cam Straps)
    [​IMG]

    Full spec etc is available here: http://www.kriega.us/overlander-30-motorcycle-pannier-system/

    I hope that helps, but please feel free to PM me a contact number and I'll be happy to call and go through it in more detail if required.



    Cheers,



    Michael
    [​IMG]
  7. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,063
    Location:
    The Big Easy.
    Hi Andy,

    From our email and phone conversations, I'm assuming you're all set now. If not, feel free to drop me another line.

    Looking forward to seeing the system in action!



    Cheers,



    Michael
  8. SirJono_777

    SirJono_777 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Oddometer:
    52
    Location:
    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Hi, I have a question about Kriega products in general.. Why do some of them appear brownish? It's like the black has faded into a browny maroon color, and others are nice a black? I have the R8 Waist Pack and the tool roll that came in it was this faded color.. however the tool roll that I had purchased a few months earlier was a nice black color. I have also noticed this in photos across the intewebs as well. I am going to purchase the awesome Overlander 30 kit real soon and I was really hoping it wasn't faded. I have seen some that are and some that aren't in pics online.

    I was wondering why this is, and if it is indeed fading and if it is intentional? It seems really random for such awesome but expensive gear.. I just don't understand why I guess! Am I missing something?
  9. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,063
    Location:
    The Big Easy.
    Hi SirJono,

    As you say, we did have a few random items that use 1000D Cordura in their construction that faded slightly. However, this has been redressed and is no longer an issue. It is purely cosmetic, does not fade any further over time and in no way affects performance. But if this did happen to be encountered in a newly purchased product, if informed immediately, it is absolutely no problem for it to be returned for an exchange under our standard 10-year warranty, which covers all Kriega products against material or manufacturing defects.


    Kind regards,



    Michael
  10. SirJono_777

    SirJono_777 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Oddometer:
    52
    Location:
    South Coast NSW, Australia

    Good to know. Thanks Michael. I never bothered to return the tool roll because as you said it worked fine. I was just hoping that when I purchase the Overlander30 It would be good. Thanks for your reply. Love my Kriega gear! :freaky

    Jono.
  11. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,063
    Location:
    The Big Easy.
    No worries whatsoever, Jono. Shoot me a PM or mail via the website when you're ready to pull the trigger, so I can ensure whatever you need ships for free.


    Cheers,



    Michael
  12. SirJono_777

    SirJono_777 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Oddometer:
    52
    Location:
    South Coast NSW, Australia

    No worries. I'm guessing that being in Australia tho I will be ordering from the Aussie website?
  13. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,063
    Location:
    The Big Easy.

    Correct. But Greg (your man Down Under) is a top lad and operates to the same exacting tolerances as the rest of the Kriega network, so you'll be taken great care of.


    Cheers,




    Michael
  14. SirJono_777

    SirJono_777 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Oddometer:
    52
    Location:
    South Coast NSW, Australia

    Sweet candy. I will be doing a trip in late Jan next year and I will have the Overlander30 setup on my 525 for that. I'll post some pics up here afterwards.. Thanks again Michael! :clap
  15. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,063
    Location:
    The Big Easy.
    No bother, mate.

    Looking forward to seeing the pics. Enjoy your rides with Kriega!


    Michael
  16. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,063
    Location:
    The Big Easy.
    Jus' sayin'... :deal

    [​IMG]

    Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! :freaky
  17. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,311
    Location:
    Cloverdale
    Well it's not my Thanksgiving........had it last month.......so I'm ready to place a big order!

    Mike, sent you a pm............

    Cheers
  18. justlookin

    justlookin Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    277
    Location:
    Ohio
    Mike,

    I have been vacillating for months and your Black friday special put me over the edge. I have been using the Coyote GL for a couple of years and have had several wet gear issues, so I'll run Kriega 30l panniers and hopefully keep my gear dry. I really wanted no racks and this should fill the bill nicely. After I get comfortable I,ll order the mount kit for my other bikes. Can't wait ! :D
  19. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,063
    Location:
    The Big Easy.
    Got it! Left you a voicemail. Feel free to drop me a line back any time.


    Cheers,


    Michael
  20. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,063
    Location:
    The Big Easy.
    Good stuff, mate! I won't regret it. :clap

    Feel free to drop me a line anytime if you'd like me to talk you through the features or installation in any more detail.


    All the best,



    Michael