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Hard Cases

Post by G - Buch » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:53 pm

Anyone know of what steel cases might work with the SMT nicely? Something in the "Jesse"-like style?

Paste links/pics if you got em!

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by MARV » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:18 pm

If you get on the KTM web site , under accessories you will find everything you need.
The only hang-up is that everything but the skid plate is not availible 'til june. so, if you want any of that stuff get on the back order list like I did.
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Hard Cases for SMT

Post by booraan » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:45 pm

Here is the company which provides hard alu cases for 990 SMT ...

SW-Mototech
:arrow: http://shop.sw-motech.com/lshop,showrub ... mt,,,,.htm

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by StabbyTMP » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:30 am

well the official hard cases on the KTM site are produced by ther companies

the plastic hard cases are Hepco & Becker custom Gobis (smaller size 32lt w/ 3lt water storage)
and the aluminum hard cases are Trax

and it looks like this is the go for mounting either
http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/cosmo ... d=11227655

I have contact Hepco and Becker about the availability on a carrier for the SMT as they have not listed a carrier the is compatible, but that was only a day or so ago, so Im not expecting a reply til mid-week.

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MPG with Luggage

Post by Bornie » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:21 pm

Folks
With the KTM panniers attached has anyone done a MPG calculation ?

Not scientific but on a recent trip to Manchester I was filling up at approx. 160miles, with still 4 litres left in. If I attach the panniers and although its more street riding I'm getting 120 miles before the fuel light comes on.

Anyone else experience this?
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Re: Hard Cases

Post by katum_smt » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:47 am

I have fitted the KTM black aluminium panniers branded as TRAX and manufactured by SW-Motech
The primary brackets are easily mounted and unobtrusive even undetectable to a person unfamiliar with the bike.
The secondary case frame brackets are attached by 3 quickloc screws and the cases are very very well fitted and durable

This means that the frame can be removed be simply unscrewing the 3 quickloc screws on each bracket
The cases also have locks to (a) lock the cases and (b) lock the cases onto the frame
Lockable quickloc screws are also available
The cases are supplied with carry handles and inner bags

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by katum_smt » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:54 pm

I have just ordered the TRAX black aluminium top case to go with the TRAX side cases
It should arrive within the week
I'll post up some pics once I do the test fit.
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Re: Hard Cases

Post by bfg » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:40 pm

katum_smt wrote:The primary brackets are easily mounted and unobtrusive even undetectable to a person unfamiliar with the bike.
The secondary case frame brackets are attached by 3 quickloc screws and the cases are very very well fitted and durable
Thanks for the photos katum_smt - can you take some showing what just the primary bracket looks like on the bike? and then the secondary? I'm trying to understand how it would look when you don't have the panniers on! :)

thanks,

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by dedalus » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:54 pm

Hi,

I went down to the dealer today to buy the bike and the cases but he didn't have the Aluminum Trax available, only the adventure ones. Can anyone tell me what capacity are the Alu ones? The adventure are 32 liters, on the brochure the dealer had it said that the Alu were 37 liters although in the pics they look smaller. Can anyone clarify that for me?

Best,

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by dedalus » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:48 am

katum_smt wrote:I have just ordered the TRAX black aluminium top case to go with the TRAX side cases
It should arrive within the week
I'll post up some pics once I do the test fit.
'how big are they? how many liters capacity?

Thanks,

manuel

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by bfg » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:27 pm

dedalus wrote:'how big are they? how many liters capacity?
SW-Motech (the makers of the Trax cases) sell both 37 and 45 litre versions of the sidecases, and the topcase is 38 litres.

http://shop.sw-motech.com/lshop,showrub ... 16,,,,.htm

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by dedalus » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:37 pm

ok so they're bigger than the Adventure ones from Hepco&Becker. Thanks for your info. Now i'll go compare the weight...

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by katum_smt » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:00 pm

The side panniers are 37Ltr each side
The top box is 38Ltr,
They are supplied with a very basic inner bag, however a more larney zip type inner bag with 3 compartments, a carry handle and a shoulder strap are also available as a price add option.

I will take some pics of the various brackets and post them up tomorrow after our breakfast run

On 3rd Sept I will christen all the boxes as we are off on a 2000km bike/camping trip around the North East of South Africa
and as I've invested in all the TRAX luggage I'll be using the SMT in preference to my BMW R1200GS

ALSO at the time of buying the boxes, I got the best price from Brackens in London, and had them air freighted to South Africa and all costs in, this was still 50% cheaper than buying the boxes from the local KTM Stealer

You can also buy them by mail order direct from the SW Motech website - unless they refer you toa stockist in your area

By the way I also bought the quickloc brackets that allows me to fit the same TRAX Black Aluminium side boxes and top box to the BMW R1200GS :D
because on a recent 12 day trip to Zimbabwe, I hit a pothole and the BMW topbox came off and overtook me at 130kph - fortunately I was able to refit it, but its knackered now. (the BMW box fitting system will never be as good or as strong as the TRAX)
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Re: Hard Cases

Post by katum_smt » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:56 pm

Here are all the pics as promised. . . .

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RHS Quicklock bracket

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RHS rear rego plate quicklock bracket

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LHS top quicklock bracket

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LHS rego plate quickloc bracket

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LHS rear footrest quickloc bracket

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LHS quickloc case bracket in place

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Note the quickloc screw

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RHS rear quickloc screw

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RHS top quickloc screw

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I also did a test install of the TRAX topbox

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The Grand Finale - Full set of TRAX Luggage fitted to the SMT

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by dedalus » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:53 pm

this is fantastic!!! Thanks so much for the info, very very helpful. ONce you're back from your amazing trip (sounds amazing) do let us know how the panniers and bike behaved. Since you have both bikes you'll also be able to compare GS and SMT. I'd be very curious to know your thoughts.

Thanks again,

Manuel

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by dedalus » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:58 pm

Bracken has just gone into receivership unfortunately... :(

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by katum_smt » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:19 am

BTW - I am also in the process of making up a small (but secure) steel frame, that I will fix to my set of OXFORD SPORTS BAGS that will allow me to secure them to the existing OEM luggage brackets.

Watch this space for the next luggage solution.
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Re: Hard Cases

Post by bfg » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:27 pm

katum_smt wrote:Here are all the pics as promised. . . .
That's amazing, thanks! The brackets are really unobtrusive which is what I was hoping for - I will only rarely use the panniers and want the bike to look good when they're not on!

cheers,

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Re: Hard Cases

Post by beyond » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:15 am

Just thought I'd show my hard luggage, I decided to go for the Adventure set as it was £100 cheaper than the aluminium cases.

Good points:
-> Holds loads of luggage
-> 100% waterproof
-> Easy to attach - one lock and they just slide in
-> Brackets take 1 minute to remove, two pin-lock screws and I purchased the locking screw that requires a key so they couldn't be knicked
-> Cases lock shut

Bad points:
-> The handling suffers, it's much harder to throw the bike around and have true spirited rides
-> High speed wobble on the front bars kicks in around 80mph - I have put on the KTM touring screen which largely removes this issue and I've literally just installed (the dealership did the work) the preload adjuster to increase preload to get more weight over the front.
-> Cannot filter thorugh traffic

Overall, I'm very happy with them, beats wearing a rucksack and tankbag/tailpack. I use them for work with the inner bags, gym gear in one, work gear in the other and then just take out the one I need leaving the other locked on securely.

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Hope this is useful :)
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Re: Hard Cases

Post by katum_smt » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:17 pm

Beyond

Wow ! ! !
Those cases are huge :o :o
At one stage I was contemplating getting those Adv cases (are these the ones with the 3ltr built in water tank??) - but I must confess to preferring the smaller aluminium (37Ltr) cases.
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2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200
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