The US-5 is a 5-litre capacity 100% waterproof tailpack. It’s an innovative design solution which can fit directly to the bike's subframe (see US Hook straps), without the need for unsightly racks or any additional mounting hardware. Supplied with all tail mounting straps. The US-5 can also be easily added onto any Kriega backpack or hydration pack using the supplied hook straps.
Woven with high tenacity 6,6 filament nylon yarns 420D CORDURA® LITE FABRIC has a water repellant coating and provides long-term durability with advanced tear, scuff and abrasion resistance.
Arguably the best zips in the world, renowned for their performance and durability. YKK® are the only high quality coil zips we use on our products.
All Kriega metal engineered parts are made from 6061-T6 aircraft grade, hardened aluminium alloy and the US-Hook Straps are no exception providing dependable strength where its needed.
The main waterproof compartment has a lightweight taped-seam liner held in place with a hook & loop strips. Easily removable for cleaning and white in colour to help with locating kit at the bottom of the pack.
Base anti-slip mesh also doubles as a pocket to store the shoulder and waist straps when the US-5 is attached to the bike. The shoulder strap connects to the large D-rings at each end of the pack and the waist strap connects to 2 fold away buckles at the corners of the mesh-pocket.
The US-5 uses the latest generation of fitting straps - the US-Hook straps. These are an extra secure subframe fitting kit which allows tailpack combinations of up to 40-litres. Easy on/off the bike with no loose straps left on the bike. Custom 6061-T6 alloy hooks attach to four discreet web loops located on the frame of the bike. Fitting method is particularly suitable for traditional one-piece seats and bolt-on seat pads/racks. US-packs can be mounted inline or across the seat.
The US-5 tailpack is designed to fit most race-rep style pillion pads or regular single seats (attachment straps included). The pack is easily attached/removed by 4 x quick-release buckles. No extra bungees or rain covers are needed.
To fit using the supplied hook straps remove bike seat and locate the best mounting areas on the rear subframe. It may be necessary to slot the internal plastic tray if no subframe metalwork is exposed. Attach the 4x 20mm web loops securely to high strength areas of the frame. The 20mm loops are adjustable in length. Refit the seat with the web loops poking out from underneath and complete any necessary final adjustments of the straps.
Ensure the web is threaded back through the adjuster to lock-off the webbing (i.e. threaded through the plastic buckle three times). To fit the US-pack, hook the alloy hooks through the now installed web loops, place the pack on the seat and connect the top quick-release buckles and tension them and the bag on to the bike. Always use the 2 x strap keepers on the web to manage the loose ends. Please also ensure that the quick-release buckles are correctly 'clicked' home. With the Hook strap mounting system, the optional connector straps are not required.
NB - Some bikes already have web loops attached to the seat-pad/base. In this case we still recommend the fitting of the Kriega loops, as fitting to the subframe is far stronger than to the seat.
SUBFRAME LOOPS are supplied with all US Drypacks which work perfectly for most bikes, however some of the latest bikes do not have a visible subframe to mount them to. Therefore Kriega have produced a range of fitting kits to provide hook-on points for the following bikes:
|Warranty||Guaranteed for 10 years against defects in materials and manufacture.|
|Dimensions||Size: 300(h) x 160(w) x 100(d) mm|
|Capacity||5 Litre Capacity (300 cu in) capacity|
|Fabric||1000D Dupont Cordura - HYPALON: abrasion resistant re-enforcement - RHINOTEK: abrasion resistant fabric - 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong|
|Waterproofing||Removable white DRYPACK liner with taped seams|
|Buckles||Acetal ITW Airloc buckles|
For bikes with a clearly visible metal subframe the 4 x Subframe Loops can simply be attached anywhere along the frame to suit and the seat replaced.
[ example early Triumph Speed Triple ]
For bikes where only 2 x Subframe Loops can be attached to the frame, the other 2 loops can be combined together to form a single strap with a loop at each end, this is secured under the rear pillion seat.
[ example Honda Africa Twin ]
For bikes with an external frame / rack 2 x Subframe Loops can be attached to the frame, the other 2 loops can be combined together to form a ‘double loop’ strap this can be secured under the rear pillion seat.
[ example Ducati Multistrada ]
Special fitting kits are available for a small number of Sports Bikes that do not have any visible subframe.
[ example Ducati Panigale V4 ]