Kriega USA Luggage Q&A

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

  1. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I will be in the Ramona area a bit next weekend if you want to see a US20.

    With a US20 I can easily fit: few pairs of skivvies, few pairs of socks, pair of pants, couple shirts, sweatshirt, toiletries. If I pack my insulated Klim jacket in there it gets tight (but still fits).
  2. gadogad

    gadogad Adventurer

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    I need to carry my laptop to and from work. I was thinking of putting the laptop in a Kube 4 and the Kube 4 in a US-20. Are the dimensions for the Kube 4 internal or external? Will the US-20 stay flat even off the bike? My laptop measures
    Width: 15.12" / 384.00mm
    Height: 1.35"/34.20mm
    Depth: 11" / 249.40mm

    Any thoughts?
  3. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Well I had ordered some goodies from Kriega: Overlander 30 bags, R3 Fanny pack and an R15 backpack. During my time in the states I was hoping to get a chance to put these through their paces on the bike and report back. Sadly the broken arm is still a bunch of weeks from knitting together well enough and time has run out. It's back to Thailand with the bike and gear in tow (the OL 30 bags on the back wheel and the R3 fanny-pack under the skid plate) and the gear testing will have to wait for a bit until the bones are healed enough to hang on. Test results soon to come from hopefully sunny...and soon monsoon rain soaked Thailand.


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    A heartfelt thanks to Michael for working with me in selecting the products I have chosen. He has been a valued and helpful member in representing Kriega and his assistance is appreciated. I've got some views/opinions of the gear developing already but want to put some miles on them first to get a proper perspective.

    All the best.
  4. bdolnik

    bdolnik Been here awhile

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    Ratthing, I'd love to see pictures of your setup as I'm looking at how to do my CRF250L also. Came close to purchasing one of the Giant Loop products a couple times, but now looking at the Kriega.
  5. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Hi mate,

    We got this one sorted over 'civilian' email, I believe.


    All the best,


    Michael
  6. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    On the plus, side; that's one nice looking box you get to open at the other end! :freaky

    I'm confident the gear will do what you need it to - looking forward to feedback and [hopefully] photos, once you're back on the gas.

    Happy healing, mate.



    Michael
  7. staikosn1

    staikosn1 Adventurer

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    The 30lt drybag can be attached to the tankpad??
  8. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Well I got my Overlander 60 and the 30L a little while ago- and just had the chance to pack it all up and go to Canada with it.

    I have to say I was slightly dubious at first as to the ability to carry all the crap an airhead normally requires- but rest assured, it packs everything one could need, especially with those Cubes. I used four of them, one for toiletries, one for gadgets and cords, one for tire patch stuff and one for coffee and breakfast stuff. Used the Stash for the passport and documents, and the R15 for survival stuff :D

    I didnt quite get a pic of hte whole gear thing together, but here is the best I could find.

    It Rolls really well! And Waterproof as hell!


    Here's the only rolling shot of me, going away :D

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    One thing- I did finally lose the plastic bit that holds the water bladder closed- really do need another one, now, and will figure a way to tether it better.
  9. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    There aren't many bikes with a tank long enough to accommodate that. Maybe the Ducati SC or the Moto Guzzi Griso.

    My concours was able to accommodate it just fine when I had the tall bars on it.

    But you probably would want to stick to using a 5 or 10 or even a 20 is fine, but a 30 is pushing it on most bikes.
  10. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Well, I've just begun experimenting with different packing configurations for the ride across the US next month. I used a Motofizz bag previously and had a pretty good system. I haven't figured out the best way to pack my US 30 and US 20 combo, but already can tell that it's going to be better than the old way!

    I'll probably repack fifty times before the trip, but heck, it's part of the adventure!

    Pete
  11. staikosn1

    staikosn1 Adventurer

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    I just bought for my bmw 1100 gs us20 and us30 drybags actually for tankbags for 2up roadtrips and after I realised that maybe the us30 is too large!!
    I think would be great. The bagster I had is large too, and harder material to manage!
  12. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Oh boy that looks like a whole big box of fun. :D

  13. satur9

    satur9 angry black guy

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    53 pages and I couldnt find (see) the answer to my question.how does a us (30) attach to overlander 30.does 1 set of rackloops handle the side bags and half of the top.do two sets of alloy buckles fit in one rackloop. And could the "daisy. Chain" lower mount be shone a. Little better.i understand it wraps around frame or I footpeg or I so but the buckle part. (Is this alloy) and ladder is what im curious about.
  14. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Hi staikosn1,

    Technically: yes. BUT... we don't recommend it because the 30 is a sizeable bag and could well interfere with your controls / steering lock etc. 20 is as large as you really want / need / should have on the tank.


    Cheers,



    Michael
  15. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    OK - I know I sell this stuff for a living... but I honestly can't image a pannier system that would look as good and serve its purpose as well on that bike.

    Nice! :clap

    Lemme know if you still can't find the reservoir slide closure - I've got a few spares kicking around.


    Cheers,



    Michael
  16. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Hi mate,

    Basically; yeah. On a bike without a passenger seat or rear rack, any US pack can be attached by hooking the Alloy Hooks into the 4 x Rack Loops that are supplied with the Overlander 30 (or available to purchase separately if you don't have / need the OV30). Two of the Rack Loops which support the Overlander 30 are used, along with the other two, which can be placed as desired. the US packs attach to the bike, as opposed to the Overlander 30. Same principal as shown here:

    Rack Loops in a configuration that could accept the Overlander 30 and / or US tail packs:

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    US pack attached to those Rack Loops:

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    Same arrangement with the Overlander 30 hooked up:

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    I don't have any more detailed close-ups of the lower daisy-chain strap than this right now:

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    ... But it is a double-layer of heavy duty 1" webbing with loops spaced evenly down it, and an alloy hook, which bolts to the lower corner of the pack. The webbing is then passed around any suitable mounting point and hooked on at the loop which provides the ideal tension.

    I hope that makes sense, but please feel free to let me know if you need any more detail.


    All the best,



    Michael
  17. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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  18. pinevalley

    pinevalley Been here awhile

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    Kriega rash - well ok...it is not really a rash.

    I’m getting some rubbing from the aluminum buttons that hold the straps onto the Overlander 30. I got the same rash from the GL, but these seem to be much deeper as there is focal pressure. I was not really worried about this as is it dirty most of the time and rear fenders are disposable and cheap, but I just installed a rear Safari tank and was not too keen on the aluminum button rubbing on the tank (photos here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21727546&postcount=857)

    So...my intent in bringing this up is not to whine, but to present a potential solution to share:

    My rash:

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    My button:

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    My solution:

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    I had some left over rubber laying around. Punched two holes and scored the center with a razor blade - essentially making a dog bone shaped cut out.

    I have not tested this solution yet so there might be flaws, but I though I would pass this information around to others who might me concerned about the rubbing caused by the aluminum buttons.

    pinevalley
  19. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Nice solution pinevalley!
  20. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    I wanted to pass along a big thanks to Michael and Kriega USA for their generous support of the Westfest ADVrider Rally in Buena Vista, CO in Auguest.

    Michael sent a bunch of Kriega products to be given away at the raffle and I just got the stuff in, and all of it blew me away with the quality and how well thought out it was. But I really like the Hydro Pack!! I have been using camelback stuff for years, but it seems it is always been much more focused for Bicycle or Hiking and some of the features do not work when you are using it for Moto stuff. In addition, it is great to see drinking systems that are made by motorcycle riders and profits are not going towards shutting down riding areas:deal (sorry small rant, but over now:lol3)

    Anyway thanks Michael for the support!!!

    Ben