Nuthin' like a well dressed KLR... - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Gadgets & Gizmos Discussion on the latest "toys" to enhance the adventure.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 06-14-2012, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 86
Nuthin' like a well dressed KLR...

Started the farkling process with a TankVest. I wanted a tank mount that I could use and still get to the fuel cap. I love it!!! And the accessory pouches seem to be endless. I found one site that had MOLLE style first aid/trauma kits that would be a perfect addition to any ride. Versatile product, excellent customer service. And NO, I don't work for them...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN1047.jpg (332.2 KB, 109 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1051.jpg (396.0 KB, 98 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1054.jpg (310.6 KB, 88 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1053.jpg (280.5 KB, 89 views)
Maverik is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 06-14-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 86
I also added a Powerlet socket for some external power. Got the adapters too...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN1052.jpg (210.2 KB, 60 views)
Maverik is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 06-15-2012, 10:46 PM
3rd Gear
 
steferf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Rolla, Mo
Posts: 576
How well doe the velcro stand up?

I'm going for a tank painners/tank bag combo, so this wouldn't work to well for me, but I could see this as a viable alternative if I stuffed some accessories on it.

2006 Red KLR 650

Modifications:
1)Doohickey Planned and purchased 2)Aftermarket Grips 3)Grip Heaters 4)Happy Trails Hard Luggage Rack 5)20 mm ammo cases planned soon 6)Aftermarket Exhaust 7)Thermobob 8)Happy Trails Fork Brace 9)Stainless Steel Oil Filter 10)Magnetic Drain Plug

See profile visitors post for details and planned mods.
steferf is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 06-15-2012, 11:11 PM
3rd Gear
 
efigalaxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Salem, VA
Posts: 522
Send a message via Yahoo to efigalaxie
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maverik View Post
Started the farkling process with a TankVest. I wanted a tank mount that I could use and still get to the fuel cap. I love it!!! And the accessory pouches seem to be endless. I found one site that had MOLLE style first aid/trauma kits that would be a perfect addition to any ride. Versatile product, excellent customer service. And NO, I don't work for them...
The problem I have with it is the expense. Close to $200 for just the base? I will pass for that kind of money.
efigalaxie is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 06-16-2012, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 86
The tankvest doesn't use velcro. It has buckles on all 4 attachment points. As for the cost... I guess it's whatever you choose to spend your money on. The biggest reason I chose this vs. some other tankbag is the ability to adapt to different situations. I already live out of a bag (or "grip" as we railroaders call them), and have for the last 15+years. My biggest gripe when it comes to luggage is adaptability. The company is always changing what they think we need to carry or not, as the case may be. So you buy a bigger bag, then they tell you "your bag is too big/heavy!!!" Then there is cost... I've paid nearly $300 for bags that don't last more than 2-3 years! AAARRRRGH!!!!....

(in the wee corners of my mind i hear the tune : 'I feel pretty, oh so pretty... sung by Jack Nicholson)

Where was I? Oh yes, to each his own. I plan to build my own crash bars and luggage racks for the rear, so i will save some money there (have welder, can burn steel). and I already have other MOLLE gear....

Just my .02... Sorry you got the 10 cent tour to the peanut factory!!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg index3[1].jpg (160.2 KB, 23 views)
Maverik is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 06-16-2012, 09:50 PM
3rd Gear
 
steferf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Rolla, Mo
Posts: 576
I see. I thought the strips of material were velcro. Makes sense now that I look at it.

2006 Red KLR 650

Modifications:
1)Doohickey Planned and purchased 2)Aftermarket Grips 3)Grip Heaters 4)Happy Trails Hard Luggage Rack 5)20 mm ammo cases planned soon 6)Aftermarket Exhaust 7)Thermobob 8)Happy Trails Fork Brace 9)Stainless Steel Oil Filter 10)Magnetic Drain Plug

See profile visitors post for details and planned mods.
steferf is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 06-16-2012, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 86
No problem, Steferf. The verticle strips are nylon webbing material sewn to the backing every 1 1/4" or so. Voodootactical.com and Blackhawk.com both have prod. and info on the MOLLE attachment systems the military uses. Blackhawk has a good video on the different systems and the evolution of such. I'm looking for a backpack arrangement that I can use for panniers now. I want to complete my "Urban Assault Vehicle" theme.

Cheers...
Maverik is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Full Dressed Hillicycle hilligan Show Off Your Bike 12 09-25-2010 12:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome