Hi folks. I am currently working on customer support / relations, and forum management for RKA Luggage. As an avid rider who has logged over one million miles on motorcycles since 1991, I have seen and used a ton of equipment. Richard and Kathy( the R and the K, in RKA ) have been fellow riders and great friends of mine for over ten years. They design and build soft luggage right here in Northern CA. Nothing is farmed out. All their luggage has their name on it, and has had their hands all over it. Richard also sells quite a few gadgets and electronics for motorcycling and is well versed in Bluetooth and wired comm tech of all flavors. RKA sells Sena, J&M,Starcom, Motorola,Garmin, Powerlet, Ram mount, Otter, Lifeproof, Drift Cameras, and more.
Due to dealer constraints, RKA cannot offer a discount on the soft luggage, however Richard can and will work out deals on any other accessories, and or discontinued or out of date luggage stock.
Order online http:// http://www.rka-luggage.com/index.htmlme
or call, and let em know RKABOB sent you from the forums.
Feel free to PM me here with any questions as well, Iíll be monitoring this forum to answer any information, provide details, and help guide you down the right path to better motorcycling.
I have been using RKA luggage since I met Richard through a friend over a decade ago. I can speak volumes to itís ability to withstand weather and ADV riding throughout North America. I donít use RKA products exclusively, and I love try new products. However, the distinct advantage of RKA is the people behind them, the quality of work, and the desire to always build a top rate product that will perform as expected for a long time!
On another note,
To give you an idea what kind of luggage I use from RKA, this July, I leave for Pruhdoe Bay, Alaska. On my trip iíll be using the following RKA products:
15.5 liter 3 point Shiloh Road Wedge
IN-Charge Communications Tankbag
with a complete starcom wired comm system, valentine one, Garmin 665, and GMRS two way, + charging capabilities for the above, cellphone, gopros, and other goodies.
36 liter Standard Rack Bag( older version, bag is almost 10 years old )
R1200GSA Adventure / F800GS Liners Black with Silver piping
RKA toppers for GS Adventure stock luggagehttp://www.rka-luggage.com/A08%20BMW/R1200GSA/R1200GSA.html
Page pics here of most the goodies