Kriega USA Luggage Q&A

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

  1. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Hmmmmm... Yeeaaaah... That's not right! :eek1

    Hopefully, the instructions helped. But regardless; don't worry, mate. We'll get you fixed up! :1drink
  2. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Michael;

    I have the subframe loops that came with my US Alloy hook straps and did try them in all kinds of different locations on the lattice work. That is how I determined the location of the Rack Loops.

    The pivoting mount I am referring to is where the over the seat strap joins the bag and also where the lower ladder loop joins the bag. Both of those mounts swivel. I was not sure if they are supposed to or not??
    If I am still not describing the parts correctly, I can get photo's tomorrow.

    Thanks again.
  3. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    If any of you guys also do the 4x4 type of exploring...

    The US10 and US20 make a fantastic addition to your roof rack when you need a bit of extra space.
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  4. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Nice! :clap

    Got any full-length shots of that there big ol' 4-wheeled beastie?
  5. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    It's not big... just heavy.
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  6. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Ah-hah! I had a feeling it might be a Disco'.

    Another impeccable choice, sir! :clap
  7. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Placed an order this morning...

    Within 5 minutes I received an E-mail letting me know the items had been pulled....

    At the 15 minute mark a message that the items will be shipped by the afternoon...:eek1:clap


    I only have 6 or so Kriega items but they are quickly becoming my favorites. The "Harness" on the hydration pack for example is perfect for riding...it tucks in under my Leatt and the pack stays put....

    Great gear...incredible service....
  8. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    I just bought an R-35 and a US-20, so I qualified for a free US-5 through their special offer. But to get it, you have to mail them in a proof of purchase and a rebate form. So I figured it was going to be 6 to 8 weeks before I actually saw the bag. Nope, less than a week after I mailed the stuff, my free bag was on its way. Very nice!
  9. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I just received the back protector for my R25.... it is also fantastic and highly recommended.
  10. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Seems kinda silly. did you order direct from Kriega? If so, wouldn't the purchase be your proof of purchase?
  11. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    I ordered it from Revzilla. If you order from Kriega, yes, it's much easier. I didn't know about the special offer when I ordered. And I like Revzilla a lot.
  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Great feature of Michael Gaynor on the blog, Mike! :clap:freaky
  13. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Just shipped. :D

    Tracking number to follow via email in a couple of hours. :thumb
  14. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Fanks, mate. Short but hopefully sweet.

    He's a good lad is Mike.

    Hope all is well with you!


    Michael
  15. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Correct. At www.kriega.us, the bonus pack deal was automatically applied and shipped with the main order. However, our dealers didn't necessarily have the same capacity and so we set up a link to downloadable PDF mail-in rebate form for their customers.

    Think we got 99% of them out the same day the form landed in our mailbox.

    Fair's fair! :D



    Cheers,



    Michael
  16. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    I got my US-5 in the mail today. Thanks! Works perfectly attached to my R-35.
  17. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Mike,
    it may seem ridiculous, but could you give a quick tutorial on properly adjusting a R20 backpack? Just got a craigslist score, and I want to make sure I'm using it optimally. It says on your site that it's preset at level 2, but where? I mean, those dots should line up where to be considered "Level 2".
  18. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    No worries at all, levain!

    With the R20, R15 and R30 (the R25 and R35 are slightly different), the loose ends of the upper harness straps slide in and out of an area behind the main compartment. So, primary adjustment is just a case of pushing the upper straps into the bag, at the point where they join the pack body (Point 1 on the image below). This gap is also where the drinking tube for our Hydrapak systems can be routed.

    This creates enough slack for you to adjust the sliders (Point 2 on the image) to whichever setting you wish. The 1, 2 or 3 dots should line up in the center of the slider. Obviously you can go sometimes, to setting 2.5 (in-between 2 and 3) for example, but there is one point at which the slider will hit the horizontal elastic 'strap guide', and obviously the slider really needs to be either above or below that.

    Alternatively, you can pull the loose ends of the straps clean out of the pack body, follow the same procedure as above, then stuff 'em back in again once you've made the adjustments. In my opinion, this is the easiest way.

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    This upper harness adjustment allows for differing chest sizes, alternative height settings of the pack and also the ability to accommodate varying thickness of riding gear, neck braces etc.

    Back the side straps all the way off, then put the pack on and cinch them both down at once. None of the straps (particularly the upper ones) need to be too tight and you should pretty much always be able to get a finger under the harness on your shoulders (so there's no pressure on the nerves and muscle there).

    Once you get your optimal base setting, from there on-in you simply click in and out of the pack using the central clip, which can be operated without removing your gloves. To make it even easier to get on and off, you can always lift the slides on the chest piece, at the top of the side straps, to back them off, so the harness opens super-wide.

    You should have also got a removable waist strap with the pack. This is only really necessary for rough off-road riding - under general usage, the pack will stay put without it.

    The fit you are looking for is one that is secure, but not suffocating, with the load balanced between your sternum and lower back.

    Abridged versions of the above instructions can be found on the website (click on the 'Fitting' thumbnail on the relevant page) and in the catalog, but I'm glad you asked.

    Congrats on your Craigslist score, too! That said, these type of sales always make me sad because the only reason people ever tend to part with a Kriega pack is if they no longer ride. :cry

    Cheers,



    Michael
  19. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    thanks Mike. It's a great pack, and a better score(for me):lol3.
    I was also wondering how the hydration tube is routed so thanks for that tidbit. I figured there had to be a better option than out the zippered closure:clap
  20. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    No sweat. While we're on the subject, I might as well add this:

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    Hopefully, it's self-explanatory, but please let me know if you'd like me to elaborate.

    Since that photo was taken, we've upgraded the drinking system to these beauties:
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    Tougher, with a new, big-bore tubing system (actual tube is made of insulating material, rather than just being wrapped in it), vertical dry-break valve and a snazzy 45-degree, lockable bite valve with dust cap, among other things. And, like all Hydrapaks (and unlike cheaper reservoirs), featuring an upper edge that can be fully opened for easy filling and turning inside-out for cleaning / drying to avoid bacterial build-up. Full spec here: http://www.kriega.us/hydrapak-3l-reservoir-motorcycle-hydration/


    Cheers,


    Michael