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I had not seen anyone find a clean way to install Kriega loops on 790/890s so I gave it a shot. I ended up installing the loops between the passenger seat and plastic backing.

Here is the end result
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Tools/ items needed
  • 4 Kriega sub-frame loop straps
  • T20 Torx driver
  • Lighter
  • Dremel
  • Razor blade
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Using a razor blade cut out the plastic buckle from the end of all 4 Kriega straps. You will only be reusing 2 buckles.
Trim the left over strap material so that it is flush with the stitching.
Then burn the end to prevent fraying.
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Thread the end of a strap through a buckle.
Then thread another strap through the same buckle in the opposite direction
You should end up with a strap assembly with two loops on opposite sides with a buckle in the middle.
Repeat this with the remaining 2 straps and buckle.
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Separate the passenger seat from the plastic seat backing by removing the 8 T20 Torx screws highlighted in red.
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Using a dremel, grind plastic from the areas indicated below on the back of the passenger seat. This is to make space for the 2 strap assemblies to lay flush.
Yellow - remove approx a 1/8". Just deep enough for the strap to sit flush.
Red - remove approx a 1/4". Just deep enough for the buckle to sit flush.
Do not grind any material from the screw bosses.
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Lay strap assemblies across the back of the passenger seat with the buckles facing down.
Adjust the width of the strap assemblies so that the loops are at the edge of the seat.
Front & Back straps are routed between screw bosses (red arrows) and seat support blocks (square blocks with rubber feet)
Please note that the back strap will need to lay with a slight bend in order to avoid the mounting screw bosses.
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Reinstall the plastic seat backing.
Flip seat assembly over and enjoy your work!
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This is with a US-10 installed.
Best part is that the seat and bag can be removed together. I leave my cowl on for spirited riding and then install my passenger seat for overnight trips and commuting.
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And now a few shots of my 890 just for fun!
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Very nice post. Thanks for sharing.

Old, lazy me just using a backpack held by a simple cargo net...
 
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Very nice post. Thanks for sharing.

Old, lazy me just using a backpack held by a simple cargo net...
My first write up, so I appreciate the positive feedback.

haha I had a little spare time on hands due to lock down to figure it out.
 

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Very nice post. Thanks for sharing.

Old, lazy me just using a backpack held by a simple cargo net...
Yeah. Dry bag and bungees for me. I don't tour enough to warrant anything else.
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