Note that I am using two Kriega OS-rack loops, mounted on the underside of the Extension plate. This helps with the installation of the OS-Base and greatly reduces time needed to install and remove the OS-Base.
Also, Heel guards are very convenient.
Mounting a Kriega OS-Base is really easy. Just pull the lower straps through the slots on the Heel guards and hook them. I hook them as shown in the photo. You can fine tune the position according to your needs.
Then secure the upper straps, grabbing the OS-rack loops bolted to the Extension plate, and that's it.
Mounted like this, bags are away from the silencer and they rest on the side plastics completely. I still think using a heat shield is a clever thing to do, just in case. I tucked it under the plastics, as an additional support.
Mind that although lower corner of the bags is free to move a bit, in reality this works great, even on very rough terrain. Bags do bounce a little bit, but it is perfectly fine and normal and you never feel it while riding. They will remain perfectly secure after long day of rough riding.
Kriega US-40 Rackpack is also mounted in less than a minute, using a straps provided with the bag. Just pull the rear straps through the slots on the Extension plate and front straps through the slots on the Luggage rack, as shown on the photos. Strapping the bag to the rack pulls it a little bit towards the front and ties it down so it won't bounce on the rough terrain.
Note the optional Kriega OS-Bottle holder strapped to the top of the US-40 Rackpack. Very handy addition to this setup, as there are no other bottle holders on the outside of these bags. Most of the time, it is empty, as I carry drinking water in the water bladder of my backpack. But I fill it up with two water bottles before we set the camp, so I have enough water for cooking.
One of the benefits of this setup is that fuel cap is easily accessible. It may be required to move a US-40 Rackpack a bit to the back, but it is easy to unbuckle it, push it to the back and buckle it after the refueling.
Also, there is a room to grab the Kriega Haul loop, if needed to pull the bike out of the mud or pick it up after the nap.
Of course, packing is very personal and it depends on many things. How I am packing? I won't get in the details here, but general idea follows.
My clothes and sneakers are in the US-40 Rackpack. Clothes are bulky but light, perfectly suitable to carry them on the rear rack. Also, if we are setting the camp site under the rain, it just take a few seconds to remove the entire bag and throw it in the tent so I can change. Also, if we are sleeping in the accommodation, all I need to carry with me is that one bag (plus the toiletry bag).
One of the benefits of the US-40 Rackpack is that the capacity is flexible, due to double roll opening. As shown, it is set to approx. 25-30 liters. If needed, it can expand to approx. 40 liters.
Tent, sleeping bag and the mat are in the LHS OS-18 bag. Sleeping bag and the mat are in separate dry bag. If it is raining, so I have to pack wet tent, this keeps the sleeping bag and mat safe. In that case, I can remove the waterproof liner out of the OS-18 bag, so tent gets dry faster. Very convenient.
Toiletry bag, food, cooking set, another spare tire, air compressor and few other things are packed in RHS OS-18 bag. I keep the rain suit, swimming briefs and towel at the top of this bag, so I am ready for water related events - rain or swimming in the mountain lake.
This setup is tried and tested and it works great. If you are looking for a perfect luggage setup for KTM 690 Enduro R / GasGas ES 700, this is one of the options.