Side Bags -- Big gaps

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by vet57air » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:21 pm

My bags got scratched up. The differences from old to new are hard to tell. KTM warranty in Canada is only one year.

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by MR C » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:47 pm

I had mine replaced under warranty last month, the new ones are still in boxes, ktm asked several times have I ever overpacked the cases !!

Even tho my lids had deformed they never leaked water in.

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Re: Side Bags -- Big gaps

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:28 pm

Cheers all...... the cases are such a weird shape...but I pack my stuff into the base area and only put one sneaker into each pyramid lid cavity so the lid closes without any pressure from the contents.

In hindsight, I sometimes wish I had spent the $400 on the Motech rack rails and used my robust Givi E41 cases but they would sit approx 105cm wide vs the KTM-Shad cases 90cm........every now and then I still look to see if Givi have manufactured a "tube rack" to suit KTM - hoping for something less ugly than the Motech system and half the price (I had a tube rack and ran the Givi's on my Caponord 1200 - similar reasons - less fiddly, greater capacity, key-less access hatch, regular shape = easier packing/inner bags but they are 5kg ea vs 3kg for KTM case)... ;)

Anyways..... GT cases are big enough for me for now.....and I tend to leave them on the bike as they are somewhat of a challenge to mount perfectly level when you are on a trip and not at home with access to the rear axle stand..... :lol:
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