Kriega USA Luggage Q&A

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

  1. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hi there Isaeve,

    I am pleased to confirm that the QUADLOC harness system is just as comfortable for women as it is for men. The chest pad actually sits centrally on the sternum, which avoids the more delicate areas of the female upper torso. The pre-formed shape of the straps also prevents them cutting into the sensitive tissue in or around the outer pectoral / underarm area, where traditional backpacks generally cause discomfort for lady riders.

    Added to this, the Hydro-3 feels almost weightless when it is on and puts very little pressure on the harness, regardless of body shape.


    All the best,



    Michael
  2. Isaeve

    Isaeve n00b

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    Great :clap and... Can we move the «Hydrofusion insulated big bore drink tube» to the left side (I am left-handed) ?

    Thanks!
  3. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Yes you can move the drink tube!

    Cheers
  4. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Yes, the tube can be set up on either side and (per my wife) the Kriega packs are comfortable.
  5. Isaeve

    Isaeve n00b

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    Ok, ok, guys, I will buy a Kriega hydro 3. :chace
  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Speaking of the Hydro 3, and apologies if you think this sounds really, uhh, frugal, but, I already have the bladder that I bought for my R20. Is it possible to purchase the Hydro 3, WITHOUT, the bladder to save a few pennies?

    Looks like my adopted homeland (frugal New England) is rubbing off:lol3
  7. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I believe they are the same hydration system.
  8. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hi levain!

    Great to hear from you again.The hydration system in the Hydro-3 is the same as the ones we offer separately for the backpacks. The Hydro-3 comes ready assembled, with the hydration system in, but happy to strip one out for you and send just the pack and Velcro, so you can minus $49 from the price.

    Shoot me a PM with your email address, shipping address and any other requests and I'll get it on the way to you.


    Cheers,



    Michael

    P.S. I'm not only an Englishman, but a Yorkshireman too, which leads to being the butt of jokes such as this:

    A Yorkshireman comes in from work, has his dinner, and declares,

    "Reet Gladys, put thee coyt [coat] on."

    "Oooh where's tha' tekkin us?", asks Gladys.

    "I'm not tekkin thee anywhere, lass! I'm off to t'pub and turnin' t'heating off!" :rofl
  9. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Micheal;

    Quite taking credit for my Scottish heritage jokes!

    And if this truly was the case, you would be charging levian EXTRA to remove the Hydro 3 bladder!

    Cheers
  10. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Fair point. But allegedly a Yorkshireman is a Scot with all the generosity removed. :evil
  11. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    :clap Welcome to the Krewe! :freaky
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    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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  13. byways

    byways byways

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    So you got KTM to make the perfect bike for the perfect gear!
  14. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Haha - yeah. They bleedin' should, the amount of money me and the lads back in the UK have thrown at their bikes over the years. :rofl
  15. rc51owner

    rc51owner Been here awhile

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    Hey Kriega,

    has any thought been given to how to secure an overlander to the rack? I am thinking of using this system on a KTM 1190 Adventure R. However I want to make sure that my stuff is still on the bike after I get back to it after lunch/coffee breaks while I am travelling. At the end of the day for the hotel, I can dismount the system and carry it into the room. However what about those times when the bike is in the open and it isn't feasible for one to take the units with one?

    Being soft bags, securing the contents is also an issue, but that is an issue with all soft bags.

    Cheers,

    M
  16. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hi mate,

    Thanks for chipping in. The Overlander gear was designed primarily for serious off-road riding out in the wilderness, where security isn't a major concern. And, as you quite rightly say, any and all soft bags (even those which claim to be 'knife-proof') can all be disemboweled in seconds with a box cutter.

    Technically, the Overlander 60 platforms could be removed in tact by a thief, but your casual scumbag would probably struggle to work it out. Even if they did, without the 'knack' the process could make them somewhat conspicuous. And most decent citizens know that screwing with someone's bike is a dangerous activity and also when it's not the owner doin' the screwin'.

    So, unless you're in a sketchy part of town, you'll more than likely be OK, as I have been. That said, I carry one of these under the seat for just those times. It'll secure both sides and also keeps riding jackets / pants / helmets safe for when I don't want to cart them around in certain situations.

    [​IMG]

    Alternatively a simple long-shackle padlock around the rack and through one of the holes on the platform (or you could drill a dedicated hole if necessary) keeps everything present and correct. Unless the shitbird in question brings bolt-cutters, in which case they're probably a pro and could take pretty much anything from any vehicle / bag anyway.

    Or there's always these jobs from Pacsafe if you're venturing off in certain far-flung lands where all kinds of mischief can occur at any moment:

    [​IMG]

    You can also get a device (the name of which escapes me at the moment) and app for your phone that tips you off if someone's rattling your pride and joy. So you can leg it back and rattle them. :pynd :grim

    Hope that works for ya!


    Cheers,


    Michael
  17. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Does Kriega have a solution for soft bags on Jesse racks? I bought Jesse specifically because of how the racks tuck in tight to the body - if I wanted a 6 ft wide arse I would eat less lean beef, but sometimes I would like to use soft bags.
    I wouldnt expect any manufacturer to make such a limited production run of a shape that imitates Jesse hard bags, but I wonder if a smaller bag could fill that lower loop space such that a regular bag would hang over the top?
  18. avc8130

    avc8130 Long timer

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    So I got a US-20 for Christmas and used it for the first time today. What a great setup! I do have one question:

    What the heck am I supposed to do with all the straps when the bag isn't on the bike?

    I have the straps that stay on the bike (are these available separately?) and they have a bunch of extra that just flops if I don't have the bag on.

    Then there are the straps with the buckles and the hooks. I guess these unhook easily enough, but if Kreiga supplied a double-female buckle setup they could be clipped together and used as tie down straps very nicely.

    ac
  19. amanlikemike

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    Hi mate,

    I'm afraid we don't have a soft bag solution for the Jesse racks. The ADV Platform might fit the shifter side, but the exhaust side would be a problem. Added to that, aside from the Overlander 15 packs, our other bags are designed for use as tail packs (at task which they excel at) and therefore have different design / material and functional requirements to pannier bags.

    I'm sure some kind of mounting system for our Overlander 15 Drypack could be MacGyvered up to fit, but it would be a lot of work for anyone attempting it. And, aside from their unusual shape, the Jesse rack hug the exhaust a bit too closely for soft bags to stay safe - especially if the bike in question likes to take a nap :muutt every so often.

    Best slimline alternative I could suggest would be the US tail packs shown in the lower two photos in my post above. But that's assuming the rear rack / passenger seat space isn't already loaded up. Or, if traveling relatively light, the Overlander 30 definitely keeps things in trim without the need for any rack at all:

    [​IMG]


    Cheers,



    Michael
  20. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Hi mate,

    Thanks for choosing Kriega - I'm very glad you like the gear.

    As you quite rightly identify, the smaller inconspicuous subframe loops (which are available separately - just not on the website yet - PM me if you need some) remain on the bike and these are the only straps that should. The subframe loops can be set at pretty much whatever length you prefer and the excess webbing trimmed off if you like. Most folks set them so there's only about 1" / 1.5" poking out from under the seat and stuff the loose ends under the seat too. Make sure to lock off the subframe loops by threading the end back through the buckle one more time that you usually would, while you're at it.

    When removing the bag, back off the tension on the upper straps by lifting the outer edge of the quick-release clips, which attach to the top of the pack (the q/r clips are really only used for quick access to the pack contents when the bag is still on the bike).

    This will give you enough slack to unhook the Alloy Hooks from the subframe loops. Then you just lift the pack - straps clipped in - off the bike in one hit.

    The US-20 and US-30 both have web loops on the base of the pack, which you can use to secure the hooks and stop them flapping about when carried. Just hook 'em in and cinch the strap to keep it all tidy.

    I am aware that the instructions don't make this clear and have asked for them to be revised to include this info.

    Oh yeah and...

    ...Ta-dah! :D:
    [​IMG]

    Not for the precise use suggested (they were for tidying up the old-style compression fitment straps, which remained under the seat), but you can give it a go if you want. However, be aware that unless the straps are pulled taught, you risk them unhooking and getting lost, so I'd still advise removing them with the bag.


    Hope that helps!


    Cheers,



    Michael