In that time it's seen daily commuting, overnighters, running errands and everything in between.
It's seen torrential rain and extreme heat.
It's 100% waterproof, rugged as hell, and relatively lightweight.
It has never let me down.
The US-30 provides enough room for a large laptop to lay flat for commuting to the office.
I can easily store my wets and basic tools and still fit extra clothes, shoes and whatever else I need for touring.
Off the bike it has a shoulder strap so you can lug it around easily.
All. Very. Versatile.
So - by way of the new MT09, it was time to again setup the Kriega.
Remove the seat to access the sub-frame - you'll need to locate some spot to thread the mounting straps.
For the rear straps I used the last set of frame tags which hold the rear faring on
Use two of the four straps supplied and thread one through on each side
Repeat Step 2 for the forward mounting straps.
I used the gap between the sub-frame and the seat-lock.
Tidy up all the dangling straps and make things neat.
Done and done
In the past I've used cumbersome Ventura packs and their associated (and required) frames which attach to the bike - this type of luggage is good, however it is not transferable from bike to bike.
On the other hand, the Kriega gear can be used on any bike, it does not detract from the aesthetics, and when removed, leaves all but no trace of ever having been there - no frame, no brackets.
Just - gone.
-----more like, donkey....