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Old 12th February 2014, 15:57   #61
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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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One simple question to Dirtsack when you meet them please.

How the hell are you supposed to wear that "pouch-a" and sit on a bike?
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One simple question to Dirtsack when you meet them please.

How the hell are you supposed to wear that "pouch-a" and sit on a bike?
That's for when u are NOT on the bike. Say for when u need to hike or trek around a bit.

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That's for when u are NOT on the bike. Say for when u need to hike or trek around a bit.

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So you pack it into your saddlebags (or tank or tail bag) when on the bike?
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One simple question to Dirtsack when you meet them please.

How the hell are you supposed to wear that "pouch-a" and sit on a bike?
Hi,

After looking at the waist pack and Idea occured to me. Its a shoddy PS job but take a look. It may work out for a day trip.

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Hi,

After looking at the waist pack and Idea occured to me. Its a shoddy PS job but take a look. It may work out for a day trip.

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I like the look of the bike with the black wheels.
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Viaterra is launching a new saddlebag called "The Velox", which is designed specifically for the KTM Dukes. Not sure how it's made for Duke, but, Duke guys...worth checking it out & please post your reviews here.
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Not sure how it's made for Duke
Basically its designed to keep the rear footpegs usable - something all/most other saddlebags in the market do not allow. Its also probably will not press on and damage the rear indicators. But the downside looks like they will be prone to flapping about if not anchored properly at the bottom.
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Basically its designed to keep the rear footpegs usable - something all/most other saddlebags in the market do not allow. Its also probably will not press on and damage the rear indicators. But the downside looks like they will be prone to flapping about if not anchored properly at the bottom.
I have no clue as what they're up to. My initial question was "Duke? But why?" as their existing claw was more than suitable. Also their existing saddle bag, for straigh exhaust, will anyway be more than suitable on Duke as it's exhaust is underneath, unlike C250R or N250R, that has upswept exhaust.

Thought, I'll wait & watch the reviews.
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I have no clue as what they're up to. My initial question was "Duke? But why?" as their existing claw was more than suitable. Also their existing saddle bag, for straigh exhaust, will anyway be more than suitable on Duke as it's exhaust is underneath, unlike C250R or N250R, that has upswept exhaust.

Thought, I'll wait & watch the reviews.
Agreed on the Claw for those who do not mind giving up the pillion seat. But the saddlebags - do they leave the pillion footpegs clear? Because if they do not (which most bags do not, given the position of the KTM's pillion pegs) then having the pillion seat free is really of no meaning except for making it easier for the rider to mount-dismount and for the rider to have spac in case he has a backpack - or want to bungee something at the back.
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We had two claws and two cramsters on our ladakh ride last year, by the end of the trip all the stuff in the claws ended up in the cramsters, real bad roads, they were a havoc on the handling of the bike, but pls note, claws on Duke 200 and cramsters on bullets.
Btw, my cramster just turned 8 years, still going strong after three ladakh rides and countless mile over these years….
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they were a havoc on the handling of the bike
That's always been my concern with the Claw. The weight is too far up on the bike. My Gypsy Tent (Mufi) bags too are in their 7th year now. Being used on both the Bullet and the Duke.
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That's always been my concern with the Claw. The weight is too far up on the bike. My Gypsy Tent (Mufi) bags too are in their 7th year now. Being used on both the Bullet and the Duke.
Have been using Get Off Urass saddle bags and must say they have held themselves very well during my ride to NE & Bhutan. I know of a couple of guys who are still on their first set from the past 7-8 years.
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Have been using Get Off Urass saddle bags and must say they have held themselves very well during my ride to NE & Bhutan. I know of a couple of guys who are still on their first set from the past 7-8 years.
Yeah, they have been good as well, my close friend and partner in crime swears by them….
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Yeah, they have been good as well, my close friend and partner in crime swears by them….
Suppose the only difference between the cramsters and Get Off UR Ass bags are that the latter gives a better flexibility when compared to Cramsters. If you are having those panniers, its very easy to separate the 2 and shove them into the panniers.

But apart from that, both are high on quality. Have not used other makes but one of my friend did pick up a claw. Will be keeping a keen eye on its progress.
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Suppose the only difference between the cramsters and Get Off UR Ass bags are that the latter gives a better flexibility when compared to Cramsters. If you are having those panniers, its very easy to separate the 2 and shove them into the panniers.

But apart from that, both are high on quality. Have not used other makes but one of my friend did pick up a claw. Will be keeping a keen eye on its progress.
Yes your right, but the fact that you can lug the cramsters over your shoulders after a long days ride, is pretty cool, not to mention the ability to use the bags across multiple bikes, I use it on the Bullet and RD pretty much every other time with two up..
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