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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: adamktm on September 17, 2018, 03:40:13 pm

Title: What soft luggage
Post by: adamktm on September 17, 2018, 03:40:13 pm
What soft luggage are you guys using?

I want something waterproof that I can fit enough stuff in for a 1-2 night getaway, but donít want to spend 10k on luggage. I thought enduro was expensive :lol8: I thought of just strapping a roll up dry bag on the back. Will this work ok?

I donít want to fit a luggage plate either if I can help it as I will be out riding for just the day quite a lot.

I will get a tank bag too. Saw a SW Moteck one that wasnít too badly priced. The Giant Loop stuff looks amazing, but is eye wateringly expensive  :peepwall:

Do you guys also ride with a bag on your backs besides a hydropack? Iím used to this with enduro.
Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: Omninorm on September 17, 2018, 04:45:24 pm
Your rollup bag and straps will work. I prefer the saddlebags since they keep weight low and are not in the way of movement but nothing wrong with the rollup bag in my opinion. Just strap it tight.

So I have a few setups depending on the ride. It may or may not be cheap. :D  To me spending R3000 on the Giant Loop Mojavi bag felt expensive at the time, but I freaking love it and would spend it again - easy. It;s out of the way doesn't move and is hardy.

So anyway. I use a tankbag and the Mojavi Giant Loop bags on basically any and every ride. The tankbag is basically for some snacks, store phone, and miscl things. Take off shades (i fit shades under my visor mostly) / goggles throw in there etc. If it;s a local ride it holds water as well, 500 - 750ml. Or I take a water bladder.
Then in the Giant Loop Mojavi I have Medical aid kit, Hand Pump, patch kit, Tools, Battery jumper, cable ties and Pratly steel putty and masking tape.

If I go further i have one big drybag (Togbag) that I can put Sleeping bag, tent, and stuff in and roll up. I strap that with Rokstraps. Tent on top, Petrol bag ontop of that.
Backpack with water and clothes. (I put the water bladder inside the backpack.)

Mate of mine has the Wolfmann saddle bags. Seem to hold a bit more. Shorter but wider than the Mojavi's
None  of those require nothing like plates or scaffolding on your bike.
Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: adamktm on September 17, 2018, 05:02:36 pm
thanks for the detailed reply.

Did I read right that you carry your clothes on your back? Or just the hydropack?

Looks like I will have to buy bits and pieces as I go. Finding 2nd hand stuff will probably be the best.
Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: Casting from Turd on September 17, 2018, 05:10:12 pm
thanks for the detailed reply.

Did I read right that you carry your clothes on your back? Or just the hydropack?

Looks like I will have to buy bits and pieces as I go. Finding 2nd hand stuff will probably be the best.

Gooi Mathew at Bikegear a call.
He got some mooi stuff at a good price

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-helmets-clothes-boots/other/motorocycles-accessories/1002987126830910218130009

Or check this add
Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 17, 2018, 05:16:36 pm
Enduristan Blizzards fits nicely on a 690. :thumleft:

Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: adamktm on September 17, 2018, 05:29:03 pm
That looks decent Chris, didnít see it on your site, but have pmíed you.
Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: Omninorm on September 17, 2018, 05:42:34 pm
thanks for the detailed reply.

Did I read right that you carry your clothes on your back? Or just the hydropack?

Looks like I will have to buy bits and pieces as I go. Finding 2nd hand stuff will probably be the best.

Clothes and Hydropack's bladder on my back. For 3-5 days you hardly need more than a few sets of boxers, 2 or 3 tshirts 2 pairs of socks and 2 or 3 sachets of shower gel and plakkies - toothbrush and smalish toothpaste and thats about it.
If the backpack and bags are not completely waterproof just put the clothes in a plastic / plack bag. It's a good idea to zipplock some stuff as well anyway in case of a river crossing and tip-over.

Enduristan looks great as well!


Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: benreaper on September 17, 2018, 09:27:05 pm
Have a look at Nomad Bike Bags website, www.nomadgear.co.za, they have some great options available at very affordable prices.

Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: Partyranger on September 20, 2018, 08:06:40 pm
Offroad cycles also has a very nice locally produced set of saddle bags similar to the giant loop bags but way cheaper. Not 100% sure if itís water proof though.

They are relatively small but there are some options where the top bag can be swopped for something bigger.
Was roughly around the R1500 range if I remember correctly.
Iíve already got their tank bag and Iím very happy with the quality on that.
Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: Grunder on September 20, 2018, 10:48:28 pm
Have a look at Nomad Bike Bags website, www.nomadgear.co.za, they have some great options available at very affordable prices.
+1

I'm definitely getting me a pair as soon as the pannier racks are up. By far the cheapest I have seen. Think its R1.6k?

And if the bag I recently bought is this good, then I will buy them blindfolded

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Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: MGV on September 21, 2018, 11:15:28 am
Have a look at Nomad Bike Bags website, www.nomadgear.co.za, they have some great options available at very affordable prices.
+1

I'm definitely getting me a pair as soon as the pannier racks are up. By far the cheapest I have seen. Think its R1.6k?

And if the bag I recently bought is this good, then I will buy them blindfolded

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Nomadís bags definitely feels and looks like good quality. Picked up a medium size barrelbag that was delivered today. Testing out over the weekend, so will have better idea next week of usability etc. I really think locally made stuff should be supported more...


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Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on September 22, 2018, 08:28:26 am
Hi Adam - here are quite a few affordable LOCALLY-made products, that you may/may not know of:

1.    for a single overnight, some guys ride with just the locally-made ENDURO bag, similar to the more expensive Giant Loop Mojave, but at a fraction of the price: R1595  incl.
           (YOU can add a small barrel-type bag for the second nite, etc)

1.    then ATG Overlanders, designed and then tested globally by 2 South African's, are locally-made, and offer a LOT of space for R3650 incl. ATG Overlanders are sold with pannier INNERS, seriously useful for leaving the panniers ATTACHED to the bike overnite, and just take the inners into your tent/B&B, etc.

2.    the locally-made JACKAL bags that Conrad (Gauteng/Offroad Cycles/Gauteng) sells, and we sell (Flying Brick/Cape-based) are indeed super-affordable, and locally made: R1695 incl.

3.    RockFox make locally-made pannier bags, in either Black/Yellow, or Black, they have REMOVABLE INNERS, and are near-bomb-proof at R3600 per set. They now come provided with removable inners, meaning you can leave the panniers ATTACHED to the bike overnite, and just take the inners into your tent/B&B, etc.

NOTE; WE HAVE A SPECIAL OFFER, BUY THE ROCKFOX PANNIER BAGS (R3600) and ANY Rockfox PANNIER RACK (R2150) at the S-A-M-E time, and get a R850 discount off the total, meaning instead of R3600+R2150 = R5750, you pay only R4900!

4.    Badger Bags, another locally-made product, are just R2950 per set, very well made, sold plenty, with no comebacks.

5.    Toys2Go again, local! Ė also very nice, practical pannier bags for just R1995 per set (! Ė great value!), just note they NEED 2 x sets of Rockstraps to attach to pannier frames, (Rockstraps are around R250 per set of TWO, so bank on R500 for FOUR, if you do not already have a setÖ)

6.    Big Bag Panniers, again local, come in THREE sizes, need NO pannier frames, and are popular, since they are similar to Giant Loop Great Basin and the smaller Coyote: R995, R1350 and R1450.

we stock everything listed above, as well as the imported brands: SW Motech soft luggage, Osah,Oxford, GIVI and Kappa.

Oh, and Go Gravel is also local.


Cheers
Chris & Team
www.flyingbrick.co.za (http://www.flyingbrick.co.za)
021 510 6455
Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: Grunder on September 25, 2018, 08:23:23 am


6.    Big Bag Panniers, again local, come in THREE sizes, need NO pannier frames, and are popular, since they are similar to Giant Loop Great Basin and the smaller Coyote: R995, R1350 and R1450.


Cheers
Chris & Team
www.flyingbrick.co.za (http://www.flyingbrick.co.za)
021 510 6455

Chris, tell me about these bags for the 800gs.

Still don't need pannier racks?  Any pics of them maybe for the different sizes as per the prices?

You can send me a PM as well.

Cheers  :thumleft:
Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on September 25, 2018, 08:27:08 am
Hi Grunder


full details here:
https://flyingbrick.co.za/product/big-bag-pannier-saddle-bag/ (https://flyingbrick.co.za/product/big-bag-pannier-saddle-bag/)


(new website, etc.)
Shout if you need more info?
Chris & Team
021 510 6455



Title: Re: What soft luggage
Post by: Buff on September 25, 2018, 08:48:53 am
A 40l duffel bag and a set of rokstraps is all you need, no need to break the bank for a 2-3 day ride.