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Hey, not much out there on luggage on the SD so thought I'd start a thread up to post pics of your set up so we can all have a look. Mods if you want to sticky this post in the SD section?
Here's my Kriega US20 tail pack, fits easy to the straps under the rear seat and doesn't really get in the way of moving around. Have a US10 that attaches to the US20 when i need more space.
Anyways post up some pics for us all of powerparts or any other touring/luggage ideas.
 

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I currently have the KTM Small Tail Bag but I plan to put saddlebags on my SDR, preferably small saddlebags.
1st choice- install SW Motec carriers on my KTM and use my current SW Motec Legend bags from my Bonneville. (carriers not available in USA yet)
2nd choice- SW Motec Urban ABS bags (not available in USA yet, and bigger than I want)
3rd choice- SW Motec Blazer saddlebags
4th choice- KTM saddlebags (bigger than I want)

PS: sorry I don't know how to arrange the pictures better, nor how to insert a description for what picture is what bag.
 

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I currently have the KTM Small Tail Bag but I plan to put saddlebags on my SDR, preferably small saddlebags.
1st choice- install SW Motec carriers on my KTM and use my current SW Motec Legend bags from my Bonneville.
2nd choice- SW Motec Urban ABS bags (not available in USA yet, and bigger than I want)
3rd choice- SW Motec Blazer saddlebags
4th choice- KTM saddlebags (bigger than I want)
@runnerhiker the SW Motech gear looks good and was on my radar, I looked into their aluminium rear plate but they only make it for the SDGT, the power parts tail bag looks good by the way, and it expands?
What screen is that out of interest?
 

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SW motech quick lock tank bag, Hepco and Becker C-bow slide bags. Quick on and off, lockable...luggage has come a long way since the days of Velcro and bungie net trips. Though, so hae prices.
 

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SW motech quick lock tank bag, Hepco and Becker C-bow slide bags. Quick on and off, lockable...luggage has come a long way since the days of Velcro and bungie net trips. Though, so hae prices.
Sounds like a good setup @wsmc831 when you get a chance post up a pic on your bike for us? How big is the tank bag?
Agreed soft luggage has come a long way, as long as it works mostly it's worth the cost.
 

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@runnerhiker the SW Motech gear looks good and was on my radar, I looked into their aluminium rear plate but they only make it for the SDGT, the power parts tail bag looks good by the way, and it expands?
What screen is that out of interest?
The tail bag expands, a lot, by opening up like a clamshell as it pivots on the big end and the small end opens up like a fan. I don't remember the numbers, but I think it's 3 liters closed and 13 liters expanded.

The screen is the MRA screen, $140 USD, very sturdy mount, helps keep my tummy warmer in the winter time - I find the SDR has great wind protection for a naked, this screen helps a little bit, it's not a huge improvement, I will take it off in the summer.
 

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I have the Kriega US20 and two US10s that I have strapped on once, just to check. Have not toured at all with either, yet, but ready for when I do. I also have the Kriega 25L backpack.
@motoscoddie post up a touring pic here when you do so we can all see :)
 

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Bag does not get in the way of display or gps, but it's close. You lose internal space with the locking system, but convenience won out for me. I went with non electric and wired my own plug in the front to 2 usb, mp3 out the back. Lots of different bag sizes/shapes to choose from...and yes, difficult to find pictures...I just did a best guess, and bag works for me. Rear is C Bow 21 liter bags with center plate where rear seat is to strap down tent/sleeping bag.
 

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The screen is the MRA screen, $140 USD, very sturdy mount, helps keep my tummy warmer in the winter time - I find the SDR has great wind protection for a naked, this screen helps a little bit, it's not a huge improvement, I will take it off in the summer.
Hey, runnerhiker, looking at your pics of the tail pack and screen, I notice and remembered that the US version of the SDR does not have the LED indicators! That's a shame. Anyone know why that is?

I hear the LEDs used are from Husqvarna. Same as on the 701, I think.

Attached is a pic of mine (which is Aussie model)...
 

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I don't know for sure why the US doesn't get LED turn signals, but I bet it's to meet US regulations about such things, such regs are way too specific now.
 

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I already have SW Motech Legend bags on my Triumph Bonneville, I just purchased the carrier frames for the SDR so I can mount the same bags on the KTM. Removing the bags from the carriers is easy, press a lever and pull up. Move the bags to the other bike, just press the same lever and push down onto the carriers. I like it.

The carriers for the KTM were $80 ea or $160 for the pair. Installation was very easy, 30 minutes for both. The bags were $180 ea.
 

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@runnerhiker looks like a great set up and I guess relatively quick to attach and detach side bags? What size are the SW Motech bags? Your SD looks ready to tour ;)
 

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@runnerhiker looks like a great set up and I guess relatively quick to attach and detach side bags? What size are the SW Motech bags? Your SD looks ready to tour ;)
The bags are 9.8 liters each, just right for my taste. Enough to carry spare gloves, clothing layers, and some accessories. I could do with only one bag but I don't like the looks of just one bag.
 

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@runnerhiker looks like a great set up and I guess relatively quick to attach and detach side bags? What size are the SW Motech bags? Your SD looks ready to tour /images/smilies/wink.gif
The bags are 9.8 liters each, just right for my taste. Enough to carry spare gloves, clothing layers, and some accessories. I could do with only one bag but I don't like the looks of just one bag.
For sure that's a good size not too heavy for moving the bike around, one bag would make the weight interesting between opposite corners you'd tip in easier on one side haha, is that a Ram Mount GPS holder? I was looking at a claw grip- no issues marking your handlebars?
 

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is that a Ram Mount GPS holder? I was looking at a claw grip- no issues marking your handlebars?
Yes, for GPS. No, no issues marking the handlebars, as a matter of fact I have moved it several times trying to find the position I like best, and I don't see any marks on the handlebars.
 

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I found of Hepco and Becker Orbit side cases (Hard waterproof 22l) locally however I have to re fabricate mounting hardware to fit the SDR (was for a speed triple765). Sure the c-bow mounts are available for the SDR but I doubt they tuck in to my satisfaction...

I’ll post updates as I progress.
 
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