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« on: July 12, 2014, 09:03:31 am »
Guys what top box rack do you use and soft luggage for the 690? If possible can you post pictures on the bike please. Thanks. 
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 09:50:32 am »
You could use a Enduristan drybag with 6.5 basepack.



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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014, 09:59:34 am »
Does it come with top box rack and how much is it?
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 10:37:34 am »
No the 690 is not made to carry a lot of weight on the back and I certainly don't think a top box is a good idea. It doesn't have a subframe, the under seat tank is the subframe and the stock bolts already shear even when you don't carry luggage. I wouldn't carry more than a tail pack on the back and something like a giant loop bag is probably the best option. There are side racks that mount on the pillion footpegs for extra support but I am not a fan. If you don't travel light, the 690 is not the right bike
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2014, 11:01:31 am »
I have tried a few options and the following setup worked for me:

replacement upper and lower tank bolts (i can have more made up if there is enough interest)
PSP carrier rack
kappa tankbag
flying brick soft luggage
 

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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2014, 01:36:59 pm »
Giant Loop - Mojavi for day trips, Coyote for travelling light and Great Basin if you want to take the kitchen sink
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Dust Devil on the forum used to sell GL products, not sure if he still does.

This is my 690 with the Coyote
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014, 10:32:31 pm »
We carry the full range of Giant Loop products, incl MOJAVE, Coyote, Great Basin, Fandango, as well as the double-ended dry bags, etc.
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2014, 03:42:42 am »
We carry the full range of Giant Loop products, incl MOJAVE, Coyote, Great Basin, Fandango, as well as the double-ended dry bags, etc.
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FYI. On the GL site they refer to a MOJAVI.........http://giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavi-saddlebag/
 

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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2014, 09:22:22 am »
We carry the full range of Giant Loop products, incl MOJAVE, Coyote, Great Basin, Fandango, as well as the double-ended dry bags, etc.
Cheets
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FYI. On the GL site they refer to a MOJAVI.........http://giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavi-saddlebag/
Thanks, ChinaPete, its Mojavi, quite correct, PUI  ;D check the time, 10.thirsty on a Saturday nite!
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(oh, and we also do the Diablo tank bag, could not remember that either!  ;)
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2014, 11:23:19 am »
We carry the full range of Giant Loop products, incl MOJAVE, Coyote, Great Basin, Fandango, as well as the double-ended dry bags, etc.
Cheets
Chris & Team

FYI. On the GL site they refer to a MOJAVI.........http://giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavi-saddlebag/
Thanks, ChinaPete, its Mojavi, quite correct, PUI  ;D check the time, 10.thirsty on a Saturday nite!
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(oh, and we also do the Diablo tank bag, could not remember that either!  ;)

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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2014, 11:39:58 pm »
Forget the rest. Giant Loop Coyote. End. You can ride your bike like a mx bike and not know it's there .
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2014, 12:03:32 pm »
What's all this BS about a 690 not being able to carry a load? The manual says not to exceed 300kg with rider. Just upgrade the tank mounts, add rear racks that secure on the foot pegs and you're good to go  :thumleft:
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2014, 01:53:48 pm »
Never said it wasn't able to, said it wasn't made to  :deal:

It's meant to be a big enduro bike, not a everything and the kitchen sink tour bike. A top box would completely ruin the bike but maybe I'm the only one with that opinion  ;)
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2014, 02:13:40 pm »
Just yanking your chain Dwerg  ;)

I agree, that was not the design intention but without too much effort, it can do a whole lot more (as can most bikes).

GJ uses his 690 as a working tool at mountain bike races and for many weekends a year he has a camera man riding pillion on the back of his 690 over the gnarliest terrain possible e.g. The Cape Epic route. Hes upgraded his mounts and hes never had a problem  :thumleft:
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2014, 02:22:14 pm »
Just yanking your chain Dwerg  ;)

I agree, that was not the design intention but without too much effort, it can do a whole lot more (as can most bikes).

GJ uses his 690 as a working tool at mountain bike races and for many weekends a year he has a camera man riding pillion on the back of his 690 over the gnarliest terrain possible e.g. The Cape Epic route. Hes upgraded his mounts and hes never had a problem  :thumleft:

That's good to know. Being the only bike in my garage at this point it will probably be used for touring too
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Re: 690 tail bags
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2014, 02:22:03 pm »
Is there an alternate (local) place to get upgraded tank bolts than Rally Raid? Their prices are a bit steep imo and not having to import will be more convenient
 

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2014, 07:13:01 pm »
I sold all ten sets i had but if there is enough interest i will have more made up. Top and bottom.

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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2014, 06:58:19 am »
I sold all ten sets i had but if there is enough interest i will have more made up. Top and bottom.

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I'll take a set Rascal  :thumleft:
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2014, 08:35:18 am »

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I'll take a set Rascal  :thumleft:
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2014, 11:27:25 am »


I'll take a set Rascal  :thumleft:
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will start a thread.
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I'll definately also take a set! :thumleft: