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Old 07-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #406
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Strider, I did consider those. They are definitely solid and i have seen some good reviews of them. Again, each person has their own criteria, mine was keeping the stock exhaust and having removable lids.

Tiger marker, I like Wolfman products and considered their soft luggage as an alternative to hardbags. I am unfamiliar with their mounting pucks/ system but can tell you that GS have a large flat surface, you could practically use any manufacturers mounts. GS uses a machined aluminum puck but I wish it was lighter and its not nice to my power coated tack. Fwiw.
I'm curious, why removable lids?
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:30 PM   #407
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I'm curious, why removable lids?

Good question. I have a dry bag that over hangs each side of the bike and covers about 2 inches of Each Pannier. When the bag is strapped down to the bike I cannot hinge the lid up to access, but I can unlatch both sides and remove the lid in about 5 seconds. Also works as an organizer or keeper for tools when removed... a plate... fine serving tray for guests...etc. I am a sucker for multi purpose.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #408
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I put Pelicans on SW Motech racks. I use them in my photography business and have learned to rely on them. They are guaranteed for life for good reason. Water proof and tough. I had a get off in the Ozarks and my bike flipped twice sideways down hill about twenty feet. The lock cylinder let go on one case, everything stayed inside and a slight scuff on the top case. A zip tie to secure it and I was good to go. The racks make pretty good crash bars without the cases too. I like the locks on the case and they way they lock to the rack. Pretty secure.

By the way. The top case had about 8000 dollars worth of cameras and lenses inside which suffered no damage.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:54 PM   #409
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Strider,

Yes I have considered the Jesse's. I liked them on the ADV girls trip to Alaska when they had the XCs. But over time I have decided that I like the look less and less. Not to say that they are not quality good looking panniers, but to each their own.

Plus, for some reason they just look incredibly heavy. Like they're made of solid steel and could rip my leg off in a heart beat lol

Eh, I'm just drawn to what I said my choices were for some reason. They look like they should be mine

Plus, like freefall said I like the removable lid option as I also have a dry bag that hangs over a couple inches. And the latches also look better.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #410
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Didn't go with this combo in the end but for those who want to see what two 35L globescouts look like in a TT rack. Thanks to my two lovely assistants.
When I count feet, I get THREE assistants.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:07 PM   #411
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Thats a good looking setup right there.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:25 AM   #412
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Thats a good looking setup right there.
Agreed - Tres' sweet. I was pretty set on silver boxes, but now I am wondering if I should reconsider...
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:31 AM   #413
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When I count feet, I get THREE assistants.

Two lovely, one stinky! I have boys too
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #414
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Two lovely, one stinky! I have boys too
True. I have two boys, one was "helping" by trying to climb on the bike, the other was probably behind me conjuring ways to get the keys from my pocket.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #415
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True. I have two boys, one was "helping" by trying to climb on the bike, the other was probably behind me conjuring ways to get the keys from my pocket.
Be careful, a buddy of mine's son did that, bike fell on him fracturing his neck

All good now but a BIG scare.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:20 PM   #416
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Thats a good looking setup right there.
Thanks, ordered the IXIL Xtrem Carbon Exhaust , let's hope it fits with the Quick-lock Evo carrier, has anyone installed an aftermarket exhaust with these?
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:20 PM   #417
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Commtuting luggage?

So i really love the SW Motech luggage panniers for the tiger. Hands down IMO they are the most gorgeous fit with that bike. However i use my bike to commute... has anyone had any issues slitting lanes with those... either sizes?

Any other luggage mounts out there you guys like that are thin enough to split lanes but still offer a good amount of space?
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:52 PM   #418
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Final fit using a 35L and a 28L. Overall width is just under 37" using TT racks. Very happy with fit and quality.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:23 PM   #419
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So i really love the SW Motech luggage panniers for the tiger. Hands down IMO they are the most gorgeous fit with that bike. However i use my bike to commute... has anyone had any issues slitting lanes with those... either sizes?

Any other luggage mounts out there you guys like that are thin enough to split lanes but still offer a good amount of space?
I have split many miles and thousands of cars with panniers but do not like it. For commuting and around town I prefer just the topbox. I've taken out a couple of car mirrors.

Soft bags are the way to go for off pavement, otherwise the risk for broken leg is too high.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #420
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I have split many miles and thousands of cars with panniers but do not like it. For commuting and around town I prefer just the topbox. I've taken out a couple of car mirrors.

Soft bags are the way to go for off pavement, otherwise the risk for broken leg is too high.
Yeah that's what i was thinking of doing for commuting too... just seems too big lol

I have also heard that a lot in terms of soft bags. Do they do a decent amount of protection for the bike?
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