Orangecicle v2.0: My KTM Basel 690 Quest story

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Orangecicle, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Well, the snow is finally retreating, and I'm about 95% recovered from shoulder surgery. I tried to grow out my beard during recovery going for a George Clooney look. I shaved as soon as I realized I looked a lot more like Foster Brooks rather than George Clooney.

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    So now it's back to the KTM. I need a new luggage system because my Mosko Moto setup is at the end of its rope.


    I'm thinking about the Kriega OS Combo 36 rackless system. Anyone using this????

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    I guess this is another option:

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  2. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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    I just got a coyote bag. If you want to see it I’m on the north side of DSM up by the lake
  3. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    I have been curious for a while if Mosko is built more stout than it needs to be. I modified my BC bags by removing the attachment plate system and creating internal aluminum plates. The main reason for this was so I could use the unique Jesse racks, as I love the two-tiered effect of these and how they allow the Jesse boxes to carry most of the weight low and close to the centerline.
    A side benefit was a substantial weight saving, at the cost of convenience for attaching/detaching the bags.
    Even with the saved weight the bags are still very heavy and I think my next bike/bag combo will be totally rackless or at least the throwover style of the Reckless, possibly with a lightweight rack to hold them away from the moving and hot bits.
    Ive never picked up a Reckless bag system to feel their weight, but it seems to me they are built to withstand a high speed slide, or several, and I think I would be happy if they could just handle several low speed incidents without tearing. Mosko’s several-layer system and removable inner bags I think are great design, but I don’t ever pull the inner bags out - I would give up that feature to shave off a few pounds, especially from the top duffle, which will almost never receive any impact or abrasion.
    Just like you Brad, my bags stay on the bike most of the time, and the bottom section of each holds my tubes, tire tools and recovery equipment, even when I strip off my camping equipment and spare clothes when I set up the tent and just go for a blast. You may remember I had them on at Slick Rock, a place where every pound saved on a chunky battle cruiser like a 990 is appreciated.
    I’ll be interested to hear if you go for a lighter setup, or if MM gives you a sun-damage discount.
  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Another carbon project finished. I had this little Kriega Rally pack for a long time, but I didn't have a good way to mount it to the bike. A little carbon fiber fixed that:

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    I also replaced my Mosko bags with sun damage with the OS Base setup from Kriega. I'm pretty happy with the fit.

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  5. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    By the way, I'm offering my Mosko Reckless 80 bags for free to anyone who will come and get them. @RoundOz? @engineman?
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  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Motocamping. My setup changes every year.

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    Let's see, from top left going clockwise:
    • A mini medical kit (have I ever mentioned that I crash a lot?)
    • Foldable bowl and cup (because I eat)
    • Hubba Hubba tent poles (to replace the ones lost somewhere between here and Moab).
    • Air pillow and tent footprint.
    • Hubba Hubba tent body and fly
    • Air matress -- I forget what kind.
    Starting again at left:
    • New DRIX grill -- we'll see how well that works this year.
    • Bag enclosing SLIME air pump (just the pump without the plastic. Ask KLR gurus).
    Starting again at left because organization is not my thing:
    • Camping towel
    • Moab hat I bought in . . . Moab.
    • Tent stakes
    • JetBoil
    • Diabetic strips container containing cotton balls soaked in Vasoline (to start fires)
    • Container of wet/dry matches (for when the firestarter doesn't work)
    • Firesteel
    • Bear Grills knife, because who doesn't like some mass marketed Chinese Bear Grills stuff.
    • Cool camping light.
    • Lowe's hat with lights in it. Love that thing.
    • Enlightened Equipment down quilt -- love that thing as well.
    Starting back over at the left because I really suck at this:
    • Spare USB port -- those things blow randomly.
    • Silicone tape -- never used it, but the Amazon reviews were AMAZIIIIIING. Yeah, never used it.
    • Coleman camping toilet paper. Not Charmin, but it'll do.
    • Tripod and monopod -- I'm a shooter. What can I say?
    • Look at that! I finished a row without starting another row! Oh, wait . . . .
    Last row:
    • Food stuff. All the stuff I've yet to destroy on prior trips, including oatmeal. Ya gotta have oatmeal!
    • At least one MRE. Today, it's apparently Pasta Primavera. Yum! {not}
    • Coffee
    • Toiletries.
    • Stuff that keeps ticks, flies, flees and stuff off of you (right)
    • Firestarter paracord. Why buy regular paracord when you can buy paracord that catches on fire? Pfft. I'm sold!
    • Water purifier, because you never know about those Iowa water sources. Could be sketchy!
    • A silicone thingy to make coffee. You know, basic survival stuff you wouldn't leave home without.
    • Hammock, because one day I'll actually find a use for it.
    • A strip light that you can wear. Seriously. Coolest thing seen on the Internet in 2017 that I've never used. But carry it on every trip? Yes sir, without question.
    Finally, in the last, last row, a super small camping chair that only has two legs. Great as long as you don't drink when you camp.
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  7. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer Supporter

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    What camera(s) do you bring along to go on that Tripod?
  8. Orangecicle

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    An old Fuji X-T1.
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  9. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Trying to figure out which tankbag (or trailer) I need to fit my new point and shoot:
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    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer Supporter

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    I hear ya. I've been playing with cameras too much lately and finding it hard to not bring a long my Full-Frame Canon and selection of lenses, but they just aren't bike compatible. Been trying to get by with a Canon G7X and a GoPro, but it's just not the same without all the other goodies I like to use (Fiters, tripods, drone, etc.)
  11. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Simple - sell the GoPro, G7x and drone (oh,and your bike/s) and buy both of these:
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  12. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    I'm reminded of that line from Crocodile Dundee, "That's not a knife. THAT's a knife!"

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    Reminds me of this couples new "Drone", and the fact that I made some really bad financial choices in my life...



    Sorry for the Hijack.
  14. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    I would never say that
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  15. Orangecicle

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    Testing B Roads in the Loess Hills. Yum.

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  16. Orangecicle

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    Safety Third.

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    Dualsport4ever Been here awhile

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  18. Orangecicle

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    Braaaaap!

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    Pointman0853 Unregistered Gun Owner

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    Brad,

    Nice to see you out and about.

    Did you buy the Kriega setup?

    George
  20. Orangecicle

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    I did. Still playing around with it, but I like it a lot. I finally ended up putting a 12 liter on the top in front of the rally pack, and I can carry all of my tools, spares, and other bits and pieces on the two. I can then leave the side 18L bags empty for a day ride or load them up for camping, or firewood . . . or beer. :beer