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Rear rack/bag suggestions
« on: February 27, 2014, 11:21:14 pm »
I'm looking for the best solution for a light-weight tail bag for the 690.  The need is to carry a 'normal' sized gym bag on the back; probably about 10 pounds.  If I had bag that was made for a rack that would be better than just 'making it work' (although I may end-up doing that).  I think the wolfman racks are neat, but not crazy about the side racks for the panners and just looking for a little capacity.  Any suggests would be appreciated!

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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 12:35:22 pm »
Seabee just posted a pic of his rack, sounds like it would fit the bill.

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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 05:37:47 pm »
Thanks for the tip; it looks nice!  I'm look at the kriega US-20 to either go on top of the rack, or maybe just to the existing hand-holds.
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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 10:45:16 pm »
I haven't got the NR rack for the 690 yet, but I did get the US20 Kriegla bag.  The picture shows my gym bag repacked into the US20, it fits fine.  I put the glasses on top of the bag to show some scale as to the size.

Now I just need to get it on the bike!  Unfortunately we are heading for a low of 3F tonight...

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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 07:23:54 am »
Happy with yer bag? I love the heck outta mine. Thinking about getting dual 5L bags to strap to my US-20... OR get the GL Mojave bag in addition.  We'll see. Hafta fit a rotopax cube on first. See how much room I got to play with.
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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 06:42:30 pm »
Love the bag with the large center compartment and two zip-up pockets; one mesh.  Still waiting for the rack; I called them today.  The racks have to be bent, powered coated and so forth; maybe next week...

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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 08:03:46 pm »
Dude, you'll love it when u get it. Great rack. Enjoy  8)
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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 06:49:21 pm »
The rack at last came in :o

So, I do like it; it looks like it really fits the bike well.



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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 06:50:07 pm »
Rack installed

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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 06:50:49 pm »
With Kriega US-20

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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 06:52:24 pm »
Hopefully it is far enough away from the thermonucular exhast

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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2014, 06:53:12 pm »
It's not really as big as it looks from the back.

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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2014, 08:09:47 am »
Looks good.  ;D
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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2014, 05:29:07 pm »
Hey Colorado,

I love that bag.  I just ordered the Wolfman rear rack which is similar to yours.  I was wondering, have you tried strapping the Kriega sideways?  (turning the bag 90 degrees and running the straps front to rear, instead of side to side.)

I wonder if you could still access your gas cap if you ran your bag that way?  I'll probably get the Kriega in the next couple weeks.
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Re: Rear rack/bag suggestions
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2014, 08:01:31 pm »
Rusty,

I think that you could put it sideways and get to the gas tank.  It is really easy to take off; all you have to do is unsnap four clips.