New Baja Farkles and Luggage ?'s

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Thechipsta, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Thechipsta

    Thechipsta Adventurer

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    Hello to everyone. Just picked up a 2013 990 Baja. First adventure bike to go with my 5 other bikes. Put the Black Dog skid plate on,tomorrow the sidestand relocator, fork springs and valve job, rekluse clutch, and saddlemen adventure seat go on. What other pieces/parts should I be looking at? I am also thinking of putting on the Caribou top loaders for side luggage. Looking to do a 50/50 mix of dirt roads and asphalt here in Colorado. Any info from you guys/gals would be greatly appreciated. Hit me up if you want to ride in Carbondale.

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  2. wheeler23

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    I put on these KTM made by SW Mototec and really like them. You can quick attach/detach the luggage and brackets in just a few mins. Very good quality and seem to be very durable.
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  3. Thechipsta

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    Thanks wheeler23. Those cases look great, I'll have to do some research on them.
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  4. CaRefugee

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    Just received my Baja this past Sunday. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting on paperwork to get her registered so she sits in the garage. Meanwhile, I'm wondering the same things - what to spend any extra money on to dress her up?

    Those SW Mototec cases are really nice looking! I have the GOBI side cases on their way. Not sexy looking like those, but I found a great deal. People seem to really love them or hate them. We'll see...

    Only other thing I'm doing for now is to put on a headlight modulator for riding on the road and staying off of the grill of the cages.

    We'll have to hook up for some rides!
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  5. wheeler23

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    Thanks! Twistedthrottle.com is the US company that carries them. They also have several accessories that go with them as well. Liners, soft top bags if you need more storage, water/gas bottles and mounts, back rest for top case, ect..... http://www.twistedthrottle.com/
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  7. DeepInIt

    DeepInIt Long timer

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    The SW Motech racks will not hold up for offroad use. If you are going to do some real offroad, get a solid rack. That rack is the only equipment mistake I made for my SA trip.
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  8. dirtdiver

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    I would think you would want to look into the lighting situation. Better headlight or some aftermarket LED's.

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  9. Thechipsta

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    Thanks for the heads up fellas. Really appreciate it.
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  10. dirtdiver

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    I like the looks of your luggage. I also like the looks of those tie down points on the upper lid.:evil

    For myself I run the hard cans unless I think I may crash then I run a coyote giant loop.

    The trouble with crashing and the hard cans is that your leg tends to get swept up under the cans and broken. With the soft bags your leg gets swept back too but not twisted and crushed.

    :wink:

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  11. twisted-hog

    twisted-hog Been here awhile

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    I've been debating about bags for my Baja trip next April, I think you just sold me on soft bags. I've looking at the Giant Loop, not sure if I only need a coyote or the giant basin would be a better choice for more packing options in the future on a longer trip.
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  12. Redcloudisalive

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    Nice post, great luggage! The only things I have done on mine are heavier springs, a Scott's steering damper, a set of FMF Q4 slip ons, and new pegs. Haven't decided about luggage yet.
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  13. KTMbageera

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    Go with the GL Great Basin instead of the Coyote. You can always squeeze down the GB with the cool cinch straps, but you cannot expand a Coyote.
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