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Old 06-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #16
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...I can't imagine using only one sidecase, that is so.... unsymmetrical.
Can you imagine the horror of riding a motorcycle with an exhaust on only one side? How unsymmetrical! And with SOME of those bikes, the OEM side cases are different sizes on each side (though there ARE two).

Unless you're carrying a sack of cement in there, it's not like using only one is going to be of any significance balance-wise.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:00 PM   #17
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I recall seeing that in Italy a lot. I assumed it was to keep the bike narrower.
Just gotta remember which side you have it on!
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #18
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I'm thinking about doing this...
So which side is better for when you "take the racing line"????
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #19
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Makes sense for most bikes that have the exhaust in the way of having symmetrical cases like a DL650, etc. That's specifically why I chose the Ninja 650r as my commuter - two sidecases hug the bike very close without an exhaust in the way.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:10 PM   #20
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If I need only one case to take stuff with me, why should I put on two? You should ask why some riders put on two or three cases on their bike when they don't need them?
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:24 PM   #21
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the BMW R80G/S originally only had one pannier as an accessory.

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #22
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I can't imagine using only one sidecase, that is so.... unsymmetrical.
Can you imagine the horror of riding a motorcycle with an exhaust on only one side? How unsymmetrical! And with SOME of those bikes, the OEM side cases are different sizes on each side (though there ARE two).

Unless you're carrying a sack of cement in there, it's not like using only one is going to be of any significance balance-wise.
Do you carry a suitcase on both hands for the symmetry? Why would you mount two cases if you need just one? At higher speed the asymmetry might cause some wind drift to the side but not at city speeds.

My guess is that in Naples leave NOTHING in your bike if you want ever see it again. It's easier to carry one when leaving the bike.

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #23
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It's part of that whole European "less is more" thing.
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Are you Military? AFSOUTH and the NSA still there in Naples? Haven't been there since the late 60's.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #25
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Are you Military? AFSOUTH and the NSA still there in Naples? Haven't been there since the late 60's.
The Naval Support Activity (lots of US Navy folk) and a NATO contingent are here.
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Unsymmetrical

It doesn't do my ocd any good using just one but one case makes lane splitting (or riding on sidewalks or in pedestrian alleys) do-able. The weight thing is all in the mind. How many people weigh each loaded pannier to see if they are roughly equal?

There is the old dispatch rider prank in London from years ago about filing the pannier on the opposite side to the kickstand with water so when the unsuspecting victim returns to the bike and straightens it up the unexpected weight pulls the bike out from under him...

The reason most Europeans use top boxes is for urban agility. people ride out fo necessity, especiallys cooters, as they are the best possible way to travel arouind cities, not as a style statement. a top box makes sense.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:44 AM   #27
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I'm thinking about doing this.. I think it looks better than a top case.

IMHO, ANYTHING looks better than a top case.

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:26 AM   #28
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So which side is better for when you "take the racing line"????
Well that's easy... Same as my views on riding with a passenger... None.

If I'm out for a blast or ride like an ass. No luggage.

I ride to conditions. Passenger, after dark, rain, or heavy traffic... I dial it down to mundane... You know, how everyone else drives...
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:40 PM   #29
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I find a top case to be much easier to use than a side case. It holds more, it's easier to get in and out of, and it's easier to find stuff - and nothing ever falls out on the ground. If I was going with only one bag, it would definitely be the top case. I don't care what anyone thinks of the aesthetics - it's that much better.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #30
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I find a top case to be much easier to use than a side case. It holds more, it's easier to get in and out of, and it's easier to find stuff - and nothing ever falls out on the ground. If I was going with only one bag, it would definitely be the top case. I don't care what anyone thinks of the aesthetics - it's that much better.

For many people a top case makes the bike harder to mount. Easier to "swing a leg over" a pannier than a top case.

Top loader side case offer the same ease of use at the top case.
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