TE610 Dirt Bagz are on

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onebaduce, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. onebaduce

    onebaduce .

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    Super easy install uses 2 rear subframe bolts on each side(replaces the rear most one with slightly longer one) and rack utilizes passenger footpeg mounts. Bolted on and togther in 15 minutes. Nice quality I don't have my passenger pegs on and found the supplied bolt for the right side front way to long so I reused the stock bolt with the spacer and washer they supplied. Kit also comes with a new heat shield over the Exhaust

    If this warm weather holds here in Jersey might be in for camping/fishing with the bike this weekend now that I can pack my Fishing Gear easy!:clap

    Joe

    Heres the pic from their site.

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  2. sethro

    sethro Been here awhile

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    very nice, just put mine on too

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  3. Ted West

    Ted West n00b-ish

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    Sweetness!

    Dear Santa...
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  4. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Looks good, Ive had them on my 400 for a while.
    Surprise myself with how much I can get in them.

    With the side bags and an expandable top bag
    I can cram in a week or 2 worth of grocerys.
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  5. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    I got mine in the mail, yesterday, but have not mounted them, yet.
    Has anyone mounted them without the passenger pegs?
    I don't plan on remounting the passenger pegs, but I do still have them if I need to use some of the mounting hardware.
    I was already thinking of cutting the passenger peg off of the helmet lock and remounting just the lock.
    I will post how it goes, if somebody doesn't beat me to it.

    Looks good, onebaduce. Thanks for the pic!
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  6. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Here ya go Chadley, old boy :wink:

    p.s. It would be nice if you guys could post a pic or two of the install, I always like looking at others' setups, never know what you might learn...
    I ordered the Ranger's that should arrive tomorrow and am wondering if they will interfere with either the PMB rack or the Sweet Cheeks. I will post pics of my install asap...

    Dan
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  7. offroute

    offroute Been here awhile

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    You'll have everything you need to bolt up the brackets without the foot pegs. Just use a combination of the supplied hardware with the hardware you removed when you took off the passenger pegs. The U piece on the right subframe is used to provide the mounting point there. Next post will include some pic of the mounted brackets.
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  8. offroute

    offroute Been here awhile

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    No problem using with PMB top rack. Pics also show the extra exhaust heat shield included with the DBagz .
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  9. Brian y

    Brian y Been here awhile

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    I remember when my bike and bags looked that nice... Glad I got that over with.

    Nice bike, thanks for the pics of the bags.
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  10. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    Whats the damage $$$$$$$$$$$ & is the rack symetrical from the bike centreline, I'm wondering if it'll work on my 510, just have to put the heatshield on the right side.
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  11. offroute

    offroute Been here awhile

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    Freshly washed, new rubber, and only 1 month old with less than 1500 miles. Scratches, gouges, rips, tears and broken pieces coming soon!
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  12. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Brackets are not symetrical in that they allow for a left side exaust and are wider that side...looking at them the ride side mounts higher and is also bent accordingly.

    D
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  13. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    :lol3 LMAO, I miss the fresh look as well, but I know all my scratches were earned...:D

    Offroute are you using the Rangers? I can't wait till tomorrow to see how they hang on the brackets...thx

    D
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  14. offroute

    offroute Been here awhile

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    Is not symmetrical. Doubt it would work on a 510 because of this. Even if the exhaust was not an issue, I'm wondering if you have the same subframe underneath the fender anyway?

    Everyone should be advised that this setup is meant to be light and gives up sturdiness in that pursuit. Frame members are pretty easy to bend. Hopefully they bend back easily also without breaking welds etc. Time will tell...

    The bags themselves are very well made using ballistic nylon. Big zips, great stitching. Use garbage bags inside to waterproof contents. IMO sewn bags like this have much better abrasion resistance than welded "dry" type bags. That's why I prefer using them with garbage bags for waterproofness.

    I have seen another post on Dirt Bagz and KTMs where the guy replaces the metal snap clip with a nylon quick release cuz he doesn't want to scratch the brackets. My former life as a designer of backpack gear tells me this is a BAD move as I've seen many failures of small SR buckles and having this stuff tangle up with a moving wheel would be bad and expensive.
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  15. offroute

    offroute Been here awhile

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    Yes, Rangers if that was the larger size. Will get the brackets and use them on my V-Strom as well.

    I think the secret to how well they hang will be in getting the top straps tight enough so they are secure. When really tight they are somewhat deformed as they conform to the underlying brackets, seat, exhaust, etc. A bracket that used two horizontal bars, one near the top of the bag, and one near the bottom would eliminate this twisting deformity, but would add unnecessary weight IMO.
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  16. newcastlebrown

    newcastlebrown cars suck

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    Who's skid plate is that? Or is that an unfinished piece? And the rad covers are gone.........making sure a big tank fits??? I hope.
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  17. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    I mounted my brackets today, keeping the footrest on, and the 2 bolts on the right side footrest were too short to use IMHO. You will need 2- M8 X 1.25 X 25MM. All the other hardware worked fine, oh and don't forget to use locktite either :wink:...I am keeping the footrest on for added protection for when I drop the bike, hopefully they will take some of the impact, preventing the brackets from bending as badly. Btw I am glad I went with the Rangers as they have center cinch straps and internal roll bags that both will come in handy. IMHO I don't think they are too big as they really are only slightly larger than the Scouts...

    Dan
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  18. offroute

    offroute Been here awhile

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    Funny, my package included all the bolts needed including longer ones for the u bracket on the right side.
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  19. onebaduce

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    Not my bike, as stated that is the pic from the dirtbagz site

    Joe
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  20. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Looks nice, I keep saying I'm selling off the roadrace leathers and buying one of these. The Pfig is just too big for my sorry skill level in anything the far side of Caddy dirt.

    Very nice.
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