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Andy W

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Hard panniers & top box recommendations...
« on: 04 March 2018, 06:29:16 PM »
I have a "Wanted" post in For Sale/Wanted but in the meantime - has anyone got any personal experience / recommendations regarding hard luggage
for a Gen.1?
Thanks.

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Re: Hard panniers & top box recommendations...
« Reply #1 on: 07 March 2018, 02:26:28 PM »
When do you need it by?


I have bought a 1290 Superduke GT for touring duties so I will be selling the luggage set on my Gen 1, but I am not home until end of June.


I have an SW Motech Alu Rack and side carriers all with Givi Adaptors. 2 E42 Givi side cases, 2 21 L Givi side cases and a V46 top box with pillion back rest.


Apart from the rack everything comes off the bike in under 5 mins




Its been really good kit, never leaked water and is in good condition.





Alu rack



Side carriers




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Re: Hard panniers & top box recommendations...
« Reply #2 on: 07 March 2018, 02:29:45 PM »
The smaller (recommended) pannier pictures are on my phone.


The smaller panniers are great for a long weekend away, the bigger ones for longer trips or two people kit.

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Re: Hard panniers & top box recommendations...
« Reply #3 on: 07 March 2018, 07:59:27 PM »
Doh!
Sounds like a nice set-up BUT I'll be away riding for 2 weeks in May! :(


Seems like everyone but me is living the dream abroad!  :'(

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Re: Hard panniers & top box recommendations...
« Reply #4 on: 08 March 2018, 08:30:48 AM »



The pics are not showing up on the post by the way!
I'd like to see them for reference.
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Re: Hard panniers & top box recommendations...
« Reply #5 on: 08 March 2018, 11:10:30 AM »
Sorry chaps the pictures are showing to me, they are on photobucket, do you have the photobucket fix/extention for your browser

There is a how to pinned in general forum.

If not I can email them to anyone who is interested, but as I say not home until late June




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Re: Hard panniers & top box recommendations...
« Reply #6 on: 18 March 2018, 01:35:40 PM »
I have a "Wanted" post in For Sale/Wanted but in the meantime - has anyone got any personal experience / recommendations regarding hard luggage
for a Gen.1?
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I fitted SW Motech racks but it was so bl**dy wide with 36 ltr Givi cases that I took the racks off and sold them. Then I fitted Givi wingrack 2s with the top rack. I actually cut the sides of a spare plastic rear seat cowl so I could get them even closer together. But it’s still wide with the 36 ltr cases. However the smaller 21 ltr cases are much better. Solo, I used the 36 ltr cases when I went to Germany for 10 days in 2014. But last year, 2017, I found I had plenty room for 10 days away, again in Germany, with the two 21 ltr cases, a tank bag and another tank bag on the rear carrier.
I still think the Oxford throw-overs are very good. You can get one of the straps under the seat so nobody can just lift them. Cable tie the loops so they cannot float up. Not lockable I know but in Germany that is not a problem. Put everything in strong plastic bags and just lift the bag(s) when you get to your overnight stops.
Best way to ride is with as little baggage as possible! I hardly ever use all the clothes I take. IF you're lucky and ask nicely, you can get laundry done.
Riding to work I have tried just one 36 ltr on the side, but that can still be awkward through standing traffic. So I use just one 36 ltr case as a top box, but that upsets high speed stability!

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Re: Hard panniers & top box recommendations...
« Reply #7 on: 30 March 2018, 09:08:55 PM »
Doh!
Sounds like a nice set-up BUT I'll be away riding for 2 weeks in May! :(


Seems like everyone but me is living the dream abroad!  :'(


I've got a full set of Givi luggage with 21 litre panniers and a Baglux bagster cover and tank bag for sale if you're interested?