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Old 06-01-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default Kriega US-30 pack

Bought a Kriega US-30 pack (30L = 20L+10L)

Just wanted to post a couple pics of what it looks like before and after. Plan on taking it to VT this weekend so I will review it's usefulness when I get back.

So this is before (just as a baseline):


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Installation: Just run the straps under the seat; I actually looped them under the subframe. I also noticed that when I'm not using the bag, I can tuck the straps in under the seat! One thing I was concerned about was rubbing on the plastic....these don't rub at all.



Loaded the 20L bag with 2 XL beach towels and there was still room left over:




Havent yet loaded the 10L bag but it straps on top of the 20L for a combined 30L of storage. Will post a pic before I leave for VT this weekend and will let you guys know how I do
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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noice. Cost of said bag(s)?
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:18 PM   #3
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sweeeeet..... i want a triumph so bad lately... but Katie said that she gets one first.... i might have to steal her's for a while before i can get one... just love them. That bag setup looks like it should work out pretty well for you.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:29 AM   #4
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noice. Cost of said bag(s)?
bags are $178 so it came to $191.19 with tax and shipping

Everyone on the Triumph boards gave them great reviews and they are easily expandable with the addition of the 10L packs. Oh, and completley waterproof
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I have the 20L pack. Is the 30 new? I just looked it up I feel like if that was aroudn I would have bought it when I bought mine

I want to buy the 10 or 10's to make it into a 30/40 but haven't gotten around to it yet. I will vouch that I definitely like it. Very useful, very easy to get on and off the bike. Has made my ninja much more versatile.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:19 AM   #6
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I have the 20L pack. Is the 30 new? I just looked it up I feel like if that was aroudn I would have bought it when I bought mine

I want to buy the 10 or 10's to make it into a 30/40 but haven't gotten around to it yet. I will vouch that I definitely like it. Very useful, very easy to get on and off the bike. Has made my ninja much more versatile.
They make a 30L pack, and also a 20+10 combo pack. I opted for the 20+10 combo. That way, i have flexability depending on where I'm going and for how long

US-30: http://www.kriega.us/products/US%252d30-DryBag.html
US-30 Combo: http://www.kriega.us/products/UScombo30-DryBags.html
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Ahh then that must have been what I was thinking also lol. We have the same thing then. I just don't have the +10 yet.
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kriega makes extremely high quality products. i've been using the same r35 backpack for 7 years between home, work and school, and i couldn't be happier.
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Glad to see you're doing a write up on these, Adam!
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:58 PM   #10
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So I set out Saturday morning for VT for the weekend. I loaded the bags the night before, and all I had to do that morning was clip them to the straps (super easy)



So inside the 20L bag I had (with room to spare):
3 t-shirts
3 pairs of socks
3 pairs of boxers
1 pair of cargo shorts
1 pair of running shorts
cell phone charger
cologne, deoderant
MP3 player/headphones

Inside the 10L I had (with plenty of room to spare):
Pair of size 14 shoes (hey ladies )
Water bottle
Camera (point and shoot)
Misc items (keys, garage opener)

So needless to say, the 30L had more than enough room for everything I needed. In fact, I over-packed and didnt use half the shit I brought

Security: The bags strap under the seat (as seen in the original post) and the straps provided are extra long so you can cut them to length. I didnt cut them, I just looped them through the little clips they provided and the excess strap never came loose. The bag stayed secure the whole time, the only thing I did was everytime I stopped to get gas, I just snugged the straps a little if they loosened up (mostly from me pushing on it with my back)

Comfort: On the 5.5 hour ride up there (took the long way) and on the way back, the bags never bothered me. I knew they were there because the clip on the front of the bag (pictured below) pushed on my back a little. What I learned to do was leave the straps a little loose, get on the bike, push the bags with my back to where they were comfortable, then get off and tighten the straps. The hardest part was getting on and off the bike and trying to swing my legs up and over the bags!



Overall: Very happy with my purchase. I'm glad I opted for the 30L combo as I think the 30L single bag would have been too big; this allows me to compartmentalize my stuff (like my stinky running shoes). I'm definitely glad I didnt get the 40L because I think it would have been too much. I can always add another 10L bag to make it 40L, but I doubt I will ever need that much storage.

Oh and off topic, did almost 500 miles on the Speedy in 2 days this weekend and it kicked ass!!! Never missed a beat, super comfy and sporty enough so I could play on some of the back roads. It was a good decision
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