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Re: SOFT LUGGAGE....opinions.
« Reply #240 on: July 12, 2017, 03:52:30 pm »
P.K this has become more a vendor retail topic and as such I am moving it to the correct section. You will get more exposure in the correct section.
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« Reply #241 on: July 13, 2017, 01:53:46 pm »
SIMPLE...FUNCTIONAL...AFFORDABLE...  this is the objective we set ourselves when we started out and is illustrated by our solution to flapping straps.

There is not much that irritates me more than trying to thread webbing through a cam buckle and then to stop the end from flapping and fraying.

OUR SOLUTION:  Cut the webbing with a hotknife to seal the end, cut the webbing at an angle to make it easier to feed and put a plastic triglide ( standard on all our webbing) on the strap. Just feed the loose end through it ...problem solved.
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« Reply #242 on: July 13, 2017, 01:56:16 pm »
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« Reply #243 on: July 13, 2017, 04:35:39 pm »
Like so !!

When pulled tight it is it not going to be pretty unpractical to try and thread the loose end through that plastic buckle?
 

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« Reply #244 on: July 14, 2017, 10:07:52 am »
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When pulled tight it is it not going to be pretty unpractical to try and thread the loose end through that plastic buckle?

Nah boet...we DO try these things before we sell them!
If you are creating a lot of tension you just thread it thru the triglide after the cam buckle, then tension the cam buckle and take up the slack by sliding the triglide away from the buckle.
Easy peasy !!
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« Reply #245 on: July 17, 2017, 08:26:57 pm »
More often than not some of our best ideas come from client requests for custom items.
The end product is often a collaborative effort to mesh their ideas and / or expectations with our suggestions ito practical application.

This water/ fuel carrier idea is a classic example.
We spent a lot of time refining the original request and came up with this.
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« Reply #246 on: July 17, 2017, 08:38:04 pm »
OK...so there is a tailpack : 300mm x 300mm x 200mm(ht)
The client wanted 2 x1litre bottle holders on either side of the tailpack.
Our opinion was that this was fine if you needed them all the time(which you don`t), so we wanted the bottle carriers to be removable to make the whole thing more versatile. To achieve this we made up two separate, removable carriers, each capable of holding 2 x 1 litre bottles: on each of the side panels of the tailpack and on the top we put a velcro patch, purely to locate the bottle holders and prevent movement.
Multiple `D` rings provide further fastening points to secure them.

If not used, they are merely removed and a `patch` of velcro with matching fabric prevents it picking up all the crap that so often clogs up uncovered velcro.

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« Reply #247 on: July 17, 2017, 09:09:53 pm »
Looks like a good idea, well executed  :thumleft:
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« Reply #248 on: July 26, 2017, 02:24:47 pm »
I have had a few PM`s asking why we have been so quiet and what new products we are working on.

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« Reply #249 on: July 26, 2017, 02:50:23 pm »
got my 2no 28L bags yesterday.
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« Reply #250 on: July 26, 2017, 02:56:47 pm »
Thanks Scott....appreciate the feedback.
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Re: SOFT LUGGAGE....opinions.
« Reply #251 on: July 26, 2017, 08:33:52 pm »
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PK, if you loop the strap over the lever as you have done, tension on the strap can apply enough pressure on the lever to release cam and thereby the strap.
It would be better to slide the triglide further along until it is just behind the leading end, then to turn the strap back under the triglide to stop flapping.

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« Reply #252 on: July 28, 2017, 11:59:05 am »
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Re: SOFT LUGGAGE....opinions.
« Reply #253 on: August 02, 2017, 09:12:56 am »
The quest to develop some simple, but functional panniers continues...

After months of stuffing around and trying out different designs I scrapped them all and started from scratch with my DR 650.

My opinion is that a `one-size-fits-all` approach will not work for the bikes without luggage racks, so this is aimed at the DR, KTM690, XR650 and similar bikes.

The other rider that I need to add is that I gravitate to designing luggage that works for me and the way I travel, so it may not suit everyone`s idea of adventure bike soft luggage.

The core of this design is a `yoke` / `harness` that is custom made to fit over the seat, reinforced with webbing that pulls in a direct line between the securing points....this allows a decent fit and makes it strong.

Like so...
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« Reply #254 on: August 02, 2017, 09:27:37 am »
After that the pockets / pannier bags can be attached according to client`s requirements.

For me I do not want huge volume. I want the weight low down , reasonably close to the bike and ahead of the rear axle.

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« Reply #255 on: August 02, 2017, 09:35:21 am »
The net result is a system that works for me and is SIMPLE...FUNCTIONAL ...AFFORDABLE....as per the NOMAD mantra.

The system allows you to use you whole seat in technical terrain, yet also allows a tailpack / barrelbag to be used in conjunction with it.

A big plus for me is that I can stand on the pegs and move around on the bike without the back of my legs hitting the pannier bag.

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« Reply #256 on: August 02, 2017, 09:59:56 am »
Great  :thumleft:  I see you are getting to what we originally requested/discussed.

You can now also have an option open at the top like the mosko moto bags to fit another bag.

Those ones above look slightly small. About 2-3 2l coke bottles should be a good small size.
 

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« Reply #257 on: August 02, 2017, 03:59:11 pm »
Great  :thumleft:  I see you are getting to what we originally requested/discussed.

You can now also have an option open at the top like the mosko moto bags to fit another bag.

Those ones above look slightly small. About 2-3 2l coke bottles should be a good small size.

Thanks for the comment.
I spent quite a bit of time on this and if you want bigger bags on a DR without racks then it will not work unless you start adding heatshields or pannier frames.
This was specifically designed to go on a standard DR.....hence my opinion that these need to be customised , which we will be doing for the more popular adventure bikes.

Because our target market is CUSTOMISED soft luggage, we will make bags to fit pretty much any bike, with / without frames...but that`s a different discussion.

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« Reply #258 on: August 02, 2017, 04:42:47 pm »
I like it, especially the way you have 'reinforced' the part that goes over the saddle.
Looks like about liter volume per side? And that to me is fair - all you need to add is a tent on the rear and maybe one of those squire tool bags for the spare tube and stuff.
 

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« Reply #259 on: August 02, 2017, 06:00:32 pm »
I tested out the gear I got from Pete today, and could not be any happier with it....I think this setup (especially bottle carrier) is going to work a treat in Kaokoland
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