Kriega USA Luggage Q&A

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

  1. jlpred

    jlpred Adventurer

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    He posted earlier it would be $299. Now for the "when" part.. :lurk
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  2. Nut Clutch

    Nut Clutch was Steve Lavigne

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    I'll be calling you tomorrow to reserve a set of these. These things are slick!
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  3. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hey Kainic,

    Sorry for the delay in responding - for some reason I didn't get a notification that you'd posted...

    Price on the Overlander 30 is $299. Overlander 60 comes in at $795. I've just had confirmation that my initial shipment of all the new Dual Sport gear should be ready to leave the UK, bound for my warehouse in Georgia, in the next few days. Transit time over the Atlantic is generally around five business days, but this is dependent on how efficient customs are at that time. Once, they make it across the border, it'll take my warehouse around a day to receive, situate and organize it all, ready for outbound shipping. So - all being well - it's looking like we'll be getting it out there towards the back-end of the first week of June.

    My initial shipment should be just enough to meet demand for the first month, with a further, larger shipment following hot on its heels, that should provide availability for the remainder of the year. So, I'm aiming to have our website updated in the next few days, so that folks can pre-order to reserve stock. I'll let you know as soon as that happens.


    Cheers,



    Michael
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  4. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hey Jimmy,

    Check out my post above for probably release dates. And yeah - as you noted - there is a difference in the pack design. Various configurations of bags, cans and platforms are possible.

    But you will need an 18mm frame - the brands I have confirmation that the first batches of ADV platforms will fit are Touratech, KTM, Metal Mule or Power Parts, which all share the same dimensions. The cam lever attachment system is very precise and will only work on racks of a set size and shape. I don't have any news on when the alternative mounting hardware to suit popular brands of 19mm might be available, but I'll let you know as soon as I do.


    Cheers,




    Michael
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  5. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hey Steve,

    Hope you're enjoying your new Hydro-3 and US-10.

    And yeah, seeing as I didn't actually design the things, I can say without any hint of self-satisfaction, that: YUP! Indeed they are! :D

    So simple, but so clever and beautifully made. I'm thinking of fitting a couple to my desk, as well as the bike, just so I can spin 'em around while I work... :rofl
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  6. wcisse

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    Michael,

    Is there anyway retrofit a Hydrapac blader & drink tube into a R35?

    Thanks!

    Wayne
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  7. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hey Wayne,

    Unlike the R15, R20 and - to a degree - the R25; the R35 wasn't designed to be hydration kit compatible, so there is no official way of retrofitting a system in this pack.

    The pack itself is too deep to place the reservoir inside and the zipper arrangement doesn't allow for the tube to be routed effectively. The reservoir will fit in the external mesh pocket, which has the shock cord overlay, to help keep items in place, and the drinking tube can be routed over the shoulder and held in place on the harness using the same Velcro tab as on the R25. However, this is unlikely to keep 3 liters of liquid, fully secure.

    If you want to give it a go, you might be able to 'McGuiver' something that works for you, but, we can't really recommend it.

    Hope that helps,



    Michael
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  8. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    OK, So I took delivery of my Beta.

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    I had so much fun being a street hooligan, that I have not had a chance to install the US 5 bags or pics of my bike as of yet.

    Next week, a full review and and pics with bags installed!
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  9. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    BOOM! Christmas came early!

    Good to speak with you earlier, mate.

    Careful cutting those medians now ya hear! :rofl
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  10. pfarrell

    pfarrell Been here awhile

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    hi michael,

    already have several kreiga bags etc. big fan. great stuff.

    interested in the overland 60. i have metal mule panniers on my 1200GS...will you guys offer a solution for their frames?
    or perhaps what you have up on this thread will work?

    also, what are the dry/empty weights of the system w/ bags? the MM kit is 32.4lbs (2-38L panniers, frames) including their matched exhaust can and mid pipe...
    i'm looking for a lighter solution for when i want to do more off road and don't want a third of my carried weight in boxes alone...
    i would imagine what you guys have come up with here is way lighter....?

    thanks!
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  11. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hi Patrick,

    The Overlander 60 will simply clip onto your Metal Mule frames without any bother at all. And they would certainly help with your quest to shed a few pounds - the total weight of the OV60 (2 x platforms, 4 x bags & all hardware) is just 11.7lbs. I don't think it's possible to make anything lighter, that could withstand a serious beating.

    We're actually just adding the new stuff to the site (http://www.kriega.us/ADV-motorcycle-panniers/) in preparation for the first batch arriving in the next week or so. In the meantime, here's a couple of new photos...

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    Cheers,


    Michael
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  12. pfarrell

    pfarrell Been here awhile

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    thanks michael.

    um. yeah. effing awesome.

    p
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  13. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    So SW-Motech has the pretty popular Quick-Lock EVO side racks. The tubing is more oval than round and I have been told they are 18 inch. Do you think the Overland 60 system will work?
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  14. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hi Mode,

    Unfortunately your spidey senses were bang-on this time - the Overlander mounting gear will only fit round tubing and the Quick-Lock EVO is almost pressed- flat.

    Sorry about that.


    Cheers,


    Michael
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  15. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Drats-I was afraid of that. Thanks for the quick reply.

    Maybe time for new racks. :wink:
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  16. amanlikemike

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    No problem, mate!

    But yeah - those Touratech ones are real nice. I reckon it'd be worth it (but I would say that!). And I'm sure you could off-load the SW ones in the Flea Market without too much hassle... :wink:
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  17. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Hi there Michael and fellow ADV riders, Here are some pics and a first ride review of Kriega products.

    First off let me start out saying the design and build quality is awesome! The bags not only fit securely, They are VERY EASY to access stuff. I already had to pull out my tools today on the trail. Easy off/on and back to riding.

    The 10 liter pack was really surprising! My buddy started getting hot and needed somewhere to put his enduro jacket. It's a huge Joe Rocket with full elbow/shoulder pads. It fit perfect! When the bag is empty, it fits nice and flat against the rack. I'm keeping it permanently mounted. It will be perfect for on the spot stuffing and overnight trips. The US 5 packs mounted to the side panels did not budge!

    With enduro jacket packed:
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    Unpacked:
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    Various views:
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    And lets not forget the pull strap. BOOM! Absolutely Brilliant!
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    After getting me a spare wheel set for my Beta, I will be getting more goodies from you Michael.
    Thanks again!
    Chris
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  18. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Looking good, mate!

    Glad to hear you're enjoying the gear and to see that the Beta's getting dirty! :clap

    Coupla points though... If you roll the tops of the Drypacks down the other way (downwards - top to base), they look neater and work better. And be sure to mount the US-5s with the opening at the top - they'll be fine the other way around, but that's best practice. Also, did you use the included Alloy Hook Straps or the compression straps to attach the US-10 to the rack? I can't tell from the photos, but the Alloys will offer more stability and convenience.

    It's great to see the gear on such a righteous bike. Thanks for sharing!



    Michael
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  19. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    How much rigamarole is involved in re-fueling with the US Tank adaptor? Thinking of turning one of my US-10's into a tankbag, but I'm having a hard time seeing how much of a pain in the ass the adaptor is going to be at fill up time.
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  20. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hi Levain,

    Zero rigmarole (good word that is!)!

    The back two straps have quick-release buckles. Just push the buttons and flip the whole thing out the way. Fill up, clip em back in and check everything is cinched down tight and you're good to go.


    Hope that helps,


    Michael
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