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Old 9th July 2013, 11:59   #46
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mounting this bag on a KTM200/390? What about on a Bullet?

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Why this bag? There are custom bags for the Dukes. I think the Dirtsack website has a line only for the Dukes. Check their site.

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Why this bag?
For the quality of this bag, the quantity it offers for the luggage space there's no one in the market to beat the price. Viaterra Claw is full VFM at the moment
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For the quality of this bag, the quantity it offers for the luggage space there's no one in the market to beat the price. Viaterra Claw is full VFM at the moment
Thanks AAGREE, I see that you have a CBR. Could you post an image with the bag fixed on the bike? Do you also have a tank bag to go along with the ViaTerra?

I am in the market for a new bike for touring( Back to biking after 4 years. I was a die hard Bulleteer) Now planning between the Bullet 500, KTM 390 and CBR20. The decision will be made after looking at the hauling capacity and relative comfort.

Thanks for all your help.

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Why this bag? There are custom bags for the Dukes. I think the Dirtsack website has a line only for the Dukes. Check their site.

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The viaterra is excellent quality as aargee says. The dirtsacks seem nice and I may have to go with them if I cant carry my photo gear on my back with the claw behind.


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For the quality of this bag, the quantity it offers for the luggage space there's no one in the market to beat the price. Viaterra Claw is full VFM at the moment
I agree with you, I checked the bag out and it seemed really nice. Only problem is if I'll be able to carry my back pack with it on my bike. Can you carry one on yours?
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For carrying camera & gears, checkout Viaterra's new product FLY that claims to convert into tailbag, backpack & tankbag as well.

Have no experience of using this, however, if the size is around 25-30 liters capacity, it will be ideal to use on road trip of about 4 days max.

http://www.viaterra.in/Products/VIAT...d-3001297.aspx

Regarding the pics...sorry, this is all I have for now

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For carrying camera & gears, checkout Viaterra's new product FLY that claims to convert into tailbag, backpack & tankbag as well.

Have no experience of using this, however, if the size is around 25-30 liters capacity, it will be ideal to use on road trip of about 4 days max.

http://www.viaterra.in/Products/VIAT...d-3001297.aspx

Regarding the pics...sorry, this is all I have for now
I actually have been keenly contemplating this very camera bag, the only problem is that I am concerned about the vibrations possible damaging some equipment when mounted on the tank. This is why I would like to find some sort of solution using my Lowepro backpack and a saddle bag. The added advantage of the lowepro is that you can carry more gear!
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Small update - We'd been to the recent ISG2G (Interstate Get To Gather) at Kodaikanal this year & I had to carry few used motorcycle spares to hand over to some friends. This is what I carried...
- 5S Gear box
- Complete clutch unit comprising of primary drive, clutch & friction plates, boss clutch, springs & their bolts
- Carburetor
- Crankshaft
- Ignition coil
All weighing close to 15 Kg or so; this is in addition to the regular luggage. The tail bag did well & didn't move a mm from the original fastening.
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Hello All,

I have some queries with regards to the Utility Bags available for the journeys. By Utility bag, I mean the ones which you tie around your waist, carrying required documents, small water bottle, keys, vehicle papers, camera [for me it will be SX50HS], money etc.

I ran through some searches and below are the two options I came across.

> DIRTSACK - Waistpack / Daypack

Price : Rupees 650.00 (not too sure about shipping charges)
Capacity : 3 Liters
Specifications as follows :-

•Heavy denier ballistic fabrics exterior for extreme durability
•Padded base to negate discomfort on long rides
•Reinforced side walls and base for added strength and shape retention
•Seams are bound on the inside and stress points are reinforced
•Soft plush interior lining
•C-shaped open loading main compartment allows easy access to contents
•2 exterior sports sipper pockets + 1 netted utility pocket
•Automotive/aviation(seatbelt specs)grade100% nylon webbing waist straps
•3M – 500 cd lux high visibility reflective tapes on 2 sides for safe low light riding
•Heavy duty YKK zippers & slides

Website : http://www.dirtsack.in/products/wais...s/utility-bags

> CRAMSTER - HIPPO 2.0 OVERSIZE WAISTPACK

Price : Rupees 1100.00 (inclusive of shipping charges)
Capacity : 2.4 Liters
Specifications as follows :-

- YKK Chrome Zippers
- Ample Reflective Piping
- 2 Bottle Holders (Holds 1 Litre each)
- Smart Organiser Panel in Main Compartment
- Key/Pen/Mobile/Card Holders
- Cushion Base
- Detachable Shoulder Sling
- Heavy Duty Waist/Lumber Belt (Provision to tuck away)
- AirMesh Padded Contact Area with Secret Pocket.

Website : http://www.cramster.in/Products/Cram...d-3123555.aspx

Questions depending upon my requirement are as follows:-
  • Which one is a better option, from quality and usage perspective?
  • I would like to keep my camera close to me (sx50HS, which is a bridge camera to capture images on the go). Which one of the above will give a good fit?
  • Are there any other available options from the market? If so, how to contact them? Also if possible, do indicate the price as well.
  • Are there any other points I should be looking into before I invest in a Utility Pack?
Please help me out with your valuable suggestions so that I can make a proper investment.

Best regards,

Bikramjit.

P.S. :- I use a Cramster Tank Bag and I am satisfied with its intended purpose and usage.
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IMHO, I would go with the product that offers VFM & it's quite evident when compared between...
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> DIRTSACK - Waistpack / Daypack

Price : Rupees 650.00 (not too sure about shipping charges)
Capacity : 3 Liters
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> CRAMSTER - HIPPO 2.0 OVERSIZE WAISTPACK

Price : Rupees 1100.00 (inclusive of shipping charges)
Capacity : 2.4 Liters
Coming to specifications...
One really doesn't need, Reflective Piping (that too ample) & 2 Bottle Holders (Holds 1 Litre each) because, we would obviously have a tail or saddle bag the bottle & our riding gears would have ample reflectors.

And when compared the rest of the specification, I see dirtsack offers better.

Whatever you choose...good luck
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And when compared the rest of the specification, I see dirtsack offers better.
...good luck
Thank you aargee. We are on the same page. Let me now try to procure the same and will update you all about the build quality and other aspects.

Thank you very much for your prompt response

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Got confirmation from the DirtSack team, that the particular product has been discontinued and they plan to launch a new one pretty soon.

So I am back to the same place from where I had started earlier. Apart from Cramster, is there any other good affordable options available [with regards to the Waist Pack] ?
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Got confirmation from the DirtSack team, that the particular product has been discontinued and they plan to launch a new one pretty soon.

So I am back to the same place from where I had started earlier. Apart from Cramster, is there any other good affordable options available [with regards to the Waist Pack] ?
I checked out the Cramster Hippo waistpouch, and was satisfied with the space and quality on offer. The strap is big enough to accommodate well built people as well.

Other than this you can look at the ViaTerra Ranger waistpouch as well. Good quality stuff at an affordable price.
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I checked out the Cramster Hippo waistpouch, and was satisfied with the space and quality on offer. The strap is big enough to accommodate well built people as well.

Other than this you can look at the ViaTerra Ranger waistpouch as well. Good quality stuff at an affordable price.
Thank you Motormania. I did check the ViaTerra Waist Pouch, but looking at the size it does not seem to be accomodative enough for my camera. I think I will also be going for the Cramster Hippo, tried and tested
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I think I will also be going for the Cramster Hippo, tried and tested
Good luck & pls try to post your review after a considerable usage, say like using it after 5-6 trips. I'll be looking forward to hear.
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Got some updates from the Dirtsack team with regards to their new offering. This has still not being updated in their site, but I have been welcomed at their Pune store to test for my requirement.
Model : Ranger
Price : 990
Type : Waist Pouch
Salient features as informed :-
  1. Waist and thigh straps - both adjustable
  2. One large compartment
  3. 2 smaller top pockets
  4. Removable water bottle harness
  5. Secure pouch for leatherman / similar multi tool
  6. Molle straps for added carabiners

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