Kriega USA Luggage Q&A

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

  1. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Might be able to punch a few wholes (like a belt) to give a few choices. It wouldn't be quite as quick and easy to adjust... but would keep some of the adjustability.

    Another idea... What about taking something like a Rok Strap and using that for the over the seat piece?

    BTW... I sometimes sit way back on the seat and I do'nt find the cam to cause nearly as much pain as the seat itself...
  2. chief_lee_visceral

    chief_lee_visceral Been here awhile

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    Nice and that's my bike as well. So it looks like you do not have the auxillary 70 degree tank correct? Sno Ho as in Snohomish? I have a GL setup now but I like this and could see me changing.
  3. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    The 'belt' ideas not bad either. However, I'm going to have to step back from the product development discussion until I've spoke with Dom. I know and understand the gear very well, but I didn't design it, so can't speak with complete authority and don't want to be giving bad advice.

    Dom is currently curled up nursing a set of crushed nuts after a surprise bike / bollock interface, so I'm not going to hassle him too much. :eek1


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    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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  6. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    That would be very insightful to see how critical the over the seat strap is in the system. I understand the adjustable seat strap need for different bikes but I'm willing to do without the buckle if the system mounts can work just as well without it, if Overlander 30 is only utilized on one bike model. Thank you Droptarotter. A round of beers on me if you ever get to the LA area while I'm there (Mar - May)
  7. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Tomorrow I will set the OL30 up on my 520......remove and reinstall................then I will try and mount it on my 640 without moving the overseat strap and see how it works.

    One nice thing...........it doesn't take long for the experiments...........takes longer to stuff the bags full of towels than to mount them.

    Beer sounds good.......come up to BC if you like ftb!!

    Cheers
  8. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    The point about adjusting the pack at different load levels is key. If it can't be done, then going down this path is a waste of time.

    Thanks for the offer of webbing. I was just going to remove the over the seat cam buckle and then use bar tack stitching (used for climbing gear) to simply sew the 3 inch wide (either webbing or Velcro) to the one inch wide standard Kriega webbing. Curious to see what the experiments produce when you get your bike next week. I'm sure you've been rubbing your hands together in eager anticipation.
  9. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Actually no need to transfer it from the 520 to 640 as they are different bikes. How about just getting them set-up on the 520 then removing them and reinstalling them on the 520 without touching the over the seat buckle? Maybe then pull few towels out and try it again on the 520 with less of a load to verify if the adjustment with the seat buckle is required for a tightly fastened system. and while you;re at it i have a house that needs cleaning and some tires changed on my bike:lol3.

    Hell mate I second the idea of commission checks to ya:clap, haha.
  10. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    What have I got myself into????

    Yeah, I'll only play on the 520 and let you know how that works out.

    I don't mind changing tires on your bike as I have a nice No Mar machine at home........bring beer.......lots......

    As for cleaning your house.........forget it...........but you have reminded me my toilet in the shop needs cleaning!



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  11. staikosn1

    staikosn1 Adventurer

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    someone of you guys that use the drypacks as tankbag with adaptor on a bmw r 1150-1100 gs????
    any picks is possible????
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    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    A more perfect use of that sticker I have yet to see:lol3. I'll email your pic to a a friend of mine thats a HD dealer.
  13. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    FTB;

    Do you know how hard it was to get that sticker to stick there??? I had to preheat the bowl with a heat gun after I drained it and let it dry........I have also been trying to erode that sticker for 10 years!!

    OK.........here is what I did with the OL30's........

    I filled both bags to about 80% full........installed them on my 520 and secured them to how I liked them to sit.

    I then undid the rear straps............unhooked the ladder straps........removed the bags from the bike and chucked them on the floor.

    NOTE...........I did not touch the adjustment of the OVER the seat strap.

    I then picked up the bags.....draped them over the bike....loosely hooked the rear straps on.........threaded the ladder straps and hooked them to where I wanted them.....about 5 rungs.............then tightened the rear straps!

    I did this a couple of different ways and both results were the same.......

    YOU CAN INSTALL THE BAGS WITHOUT TOUCHING THE OVER SEAT STRAP!!

    So ftb...............you could install a strap that eliminates the over seat buckle without having install problems.

    Hope that helps make your decision!

    Cheers
  14. SirJono_777

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    So I finally gave my luggage a run for their money last week here in Aus. It was a 3 dayer through the Snowy Mountains, however being the middle of summer and bush fire season there was no snow, it was just hot and dusty. The OL30's were amazing. Held up up well to a number of crashes on rocky hills. Not a mark on the bags at all.. I even managed to crush a sturdy aluminum water bottle inside the bag from a crash and the bags still look new! Very happy with these bags so far! :clap

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  15. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    No problems with the subframe with that much crap on the back of the bike??

    Cheers
  16. SirJono_777

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    No I haven't found any issues yet. The blue sack only had light stuff in it.. Clothes, bedding stuff.. so when the Jerry can was emptied there wasn't much weight up there. I've only had a total of 6 days riding on this bike in adventure guise so the subframe hasn't really been tested for very long with luggage. Saying that we are riding fairly gnarly trails.. rocky, steep and rough for most of the ride.. plenty of bashing about and jumping around. So far so good. :evil
  17. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    You're awesome thank you. If you had tits I'd kiss ya.

    In general when changing loads in the bags do the straps securing the bags need to be readjusted or is it only the bag compression straps that need to be tightened?
  18. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I think the seat strap would need to be adjusted some between the extremes (empty vs. full). But slight changes should not need an adjustment.
  19. swimmer

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    I guess this is a good place to ask. Is anyone using the US-5 pack in a way similar to the KTM picture shown on the Kreiga website where the bags are placed like small panniers? Sort of like how the GL Mojavi would sit. Just wondering if you have the bags tied to together or just strapped to the side and how firmly everything is held in place.
  20. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I believe they are bolted to the side panels.