Kriega USA Luggage Q&A

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

  1. RestlessRider

    RestlessRider Been here awhile

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    Hi Mike:

    No worries, now get cracking on the other models :-)
    I liked the Overlander-30 but I am not sure if a pillion can fit with this setup though.
    Would 3/4"- 19mm possibly work?

    Cheers,
    Restless


  2. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    We're on it! :D

    19mm *might* fit, depending on the other dimensions of the frame 'hoops'. If you want to post up a photo or link to the racks you're considering, I'll check for you. But, as I said, at this stage only 18mm are guaranteed to work perfectly.


    Cheers,



    Michael
  3. traveltoad

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    Thanks to my Kriega US10 I had nice dry clothes all weekend long... :clap
  4. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Michael;

    I got a nice big box in the post, thank you.
    Everything looks in order and very nice indeed.
    No time yet to install things, but the one thing I did do was try on the backpacks..........and my first impression was.........Where did they go????

    The harness somehow made the backpacks feel like they disappeared! Wow......what a difference to what I have been using!!

    Thanks again
  5. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Yup! Experienced the same epiphany when I got my first Kriega pack all those years ago.

    Glad you're digging the gear. :D


    Cheers,



    Michael
  6. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Now shipping our all-new Forcefield CE Level 2 Back Protector Inserts...

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    Two sizes available to fit all past and current Kriega backpacks. Ideal for day-today use, not to mention this kind of thing:

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    Just thought you might like to know. :D


    More here info, if you want it: http://blog.kriega.us/use-the-force/. And as always, don not hesitate to post up any questions you may have.


    Cheers!



    Michael
  7. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Got my care package today: US30, US10 and US5. Looks like the 30 fit, barely, but they sure are well-made!

    One question: Any chance of buying a couple spare alloy hooks? Losing one far from home would be a PITA...and Barley is a retriever. He has prior offenses in retrieving, then dropping in some out of the way place, critical bits of kit.
  8. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Glad it's all worked out so far.

    We do offer spare sets of Alloy Hook Straps for $35 here: http://www.kriega.us/us-bag-alloy-hook-straps/. But I have a pack I've already split kicking around, so I can send you a couple if you like.

    Let me know whether you'd like to purchase a full set, or whether a couple of freebies will do the job for now.


    Cheers,


    Michael
  9. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Looks like a great product Michael!

    It looks like it could also be used as a makeshift splint if needed... What do you think?
  10. HOSS77

    HOSS77 Adventurer

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    Placed an order on Monday and got my stuff today. It all looks outstanding, Merry Christmas to me! Thanks
  11. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    No. Thank YOU! :clap
  12. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Definitely. :thumb
  13. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Got your PM Mike. Thanks a million! Your customer service is simply outstanding!

    Pete
  14. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Awww... geee... shucks... thanks! :shog

    Let's blame it on Barley. Who can resist a dog in a sidecar!? :rofl


    Cheers,



    Michael
  15. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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  16. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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  17. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Hi levain,

    The Rack Loops are a stand-alone product, so what you see in the photos on the site is what you get i.e. this:

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    Alloy Hook Straps are included with all US packs of 10 liters and above, and are also available to purchase separately. The older US packs without Alloy Hook Straps will still work with the Rack Loops, but they are a little less conveninent (you'll need to remove one of the male quick-release clips on each straps and thread they through the Rack Loops, then reattach it).

    This is no big deal if you're not going to be wanting to ride without the bag attached very often, but the Alloy Hooks are a tidier solution.

    The only exception is the US-5, which need to be attached with a set of our Cam Straps (due to the standard straps being designed to be bolted directly onto the bike and are therefore too short for a Rack Loop application). Like so:

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    That said, you can attach pretty much attach anything you like with any appropriate 25mm straps. Comme ├ža:

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    Hope that helps!


    Cheers,



    Michael
  18. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Hey Michael, are the straps slightly different between the US30 and the US20? And if so... why?

    I am looking at these two photos on your website:

    US30:
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    US20:
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  19. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Hi mate,

    The strapping system on the US-10 and US-20 is now identical that that on the US-30. It's just that Kriega has yet to update the official photos of the smaller packs, which is why the old 'compression strap' system is shown in some photos on the website.

    I got your email about the other things - I'll give you a call in a few.


    Cheers!



    Michael
  20. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    I just got an R35 and a US-20. And I have a US-5 on the way thanks to the Kriega rebate. Wonderful bags so far!

    I do wish there was another mounting option if you're using a rack. Something a bit more permanent looking. The webbing loops are OK, but they ended up being a bit too long for my use. And when the bag is off the bike, the loops hang down pretty far and flop around.

    So I ended up making my own solution, at least for now. Seems to work OK. This is an SW-Motech rack on an F800GS.

    Thanks again for making such a wonderful product. There was no second choice.

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