KTM 990 bags are JUNK!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by chrisf14, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    I broke my Gobis (950Adv) the first time I used them. :lol3 I hear they make good coolers though. :D

    I am very happy with my Wolfman soft bags, as long as I'm riding offroad I'll never use hard bags again. I do think the wolfman racks are too wide (for the SE) so I had our welder pull them in a bit. Perfect and I lane split all over Latin America in my set up.

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  2. ciedema

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    If you are going to Guatemala - you should get in contact with the Two Moto Kiwi's they are there now - you can look at their Jeese Luggage - your Gobi's will hang on with a strap for as long it takes to get to the US (don't ask me how I know). When you are in the US you could go Phoenix and see the Jeese's in person, their factory is there or if you want to go with the Wolfmans, go and see Dillon at Zen Motosports, he stocks Wolfmans and rides a 950 himself, great guy.

    Anyway that is just a suggestion (sound like a bloody Ad). Safe travels, it is always beautiful to be travelling by bike.

    Oh and it is warm enough to head North - 30ºC in Salem, OR right now and I will be in BC by the weekend.
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  3. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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  4. KTMADV

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    Chris if you ever need a big bag a motorcycle gear bag works great. I had a 30 pack, bbq and tent in my gear bag. I used my motorcycle tie downs to strap her down. Bag helps in riding wheelies :lol3

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  5. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Catch up and stand in our cases? :D

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    If you are doing the big offroad the softies would be great but the Jesses are easier.
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  6. Beelzabob

    Beelzabob Meep Meep

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  7. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Don't fall off!

    I have seen people poke bones out of legs on a stand still drop with no luggage so quiet frankly motorcycle are dangerous which ever way you look at them.

    Softties advantage is their weight, best keep you legs outa them to if you drop ya bike :evil
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  8. chrisf14

    chrisf14 Been here awhile

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    Caesar, That just looks WRONG! That big bag up that high must not handle to good. But man I bet you can wheelie for ever with that setup.

    The crazy kiwis standing in there boxes. What a great photo. That could be a great ad.

    I'm going to order new parts for mine. I will change them out when I get to the states. But I really like the soft bags from Wolfman. The top bag I have has been perfect.
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  9. ciedema

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    LOL - yes I really did, like Muttly. I still am. :lol3
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  10. KTMADV

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    Same here on the top bag . I went on a weekend trip this weekend to Lake Pillsbury and the Wolfman worked great . You can fit allot of stuff in the bags and hook both bags to each other.

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  11. chrisf14

    chrisf14 Been here awhile

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    Cesar, you need to add highway pegs and cruse control. Then you can nap when you ride. Your bike will be a KTM couch.:lol3
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  12. KTMADV

    KTMADV Hammer Down

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    Check out this video with a little practice I can text and ride bike.:eek1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE3XsZaL-zo
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  13. Sporting Wood

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    I need a right side gobi bag if anyone has a spare.:D

    I like them. They break off in a crash and won't break your ankle in a fall. Hold plenty, make handy coolers too. I really don't know why anyone would prefer aluminum bags.
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  14. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    I have a set I am interested selling PM me.
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  15. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    these are the goods. just dont lose the lids:lol3
    very use full as seats and tables too.

    just too add, if you've used these cases for the whole time you've been on these big trips ,then i rekon they've done pretty good. but they are still shit. i have had both gobis and touratechs.
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  16. rossguzzi

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    When people say they break off, should you carry a part to fix them back on? What breaks?
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  17. Sporting Wood

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    The latch that attaches them to the frame snaps off.

    I carry big zip ties but most use short tie down straps to hold them onto the frame.
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  18. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Tnks
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  19. MrSandman818

    MrSandman818 INaVANdownBYtheRIVER

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    Mine have been working great since 05. have almost 30,000 miles on the bags. definitly have 30k on the bike. had a few good spills and there still holding up. until I was rearended 2 weeks ago. only thing that broke was the latches that hold them onto the bike. When I was hit they immediatly broke and the bags flew, like they were supposed to. It freaked the girl out cuz she thought those were my limbs.:rofl. Gonna order new latches and rivet them in and run em another 30+k. And still using the water storage function. love it.
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  20. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    :rofl Ok you sold me a pair
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