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Old 11-29-2013, 06:36 AM   #1
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KTM Touratech Alum. 31/45lt pannier thoughts

Hi all

Any thoughts on the KTM Touratech offering of their Zega pro panniers?
31/45 liter combo with KTM Pannier rack?
if you can get if for a good price ,would you buy it? sub 1000$
Anyone have this set up? how wide is it when mounted ?
How do you like them?
is it a good option?
thank you for your feedback..
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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Touratech Panniers

I have this set up on my 08 990 adv, I really like them. They are expensive especially hear in the UK, and yes they are wide!

Good news, is that you can knock the dents out of them if req. they are light weight, much lighter than the plastic KTM panniers. You can get loads of gear in them, the stuff comes out easily if you have the liners, the KTM panniers have an annoying lip all the way around the inside that makes getting your gear out a ral pain.

They come with stowage loops on the lids, and as they are allu. you can easily bolt stuff to them like water or fuel bottles (rotopack etc)

I mounted some elasticated mesh pockets / nets in the lids to enable me to easily stow items in the lids.

Don't bother with the Touratech locks for the latches, just buy a cheap set of padlocks.

Finally I use the 2 panniers as a table when I am camping, you can buy the Touratech part to link the 2 panniers together via the stowage loops, but all you need is a sheet of ally. with 4 slots cut in it.

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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had the 45L on my 08 they are wide but once you travel with them it hard to go to something smaller. But if I was buying new ones I would buy the 31L
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback
buy one box is 45 L and the other 31L


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had the 45L on my 08 they are wide but once you travel with them it hard to go to something smaller. But if I was buying new ones I would buy the 31L
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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yours are the Zega pro?
I can use padlocks?
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I have this set up on my 08 990 adv, I really like them. They are expensive especially hear in the UK, and yes they are wide!

Good news, is that you can knock the dents out of them if req. they are light weight, much lighter than the plastic KTM panniers. You can get loads of gear in them, the stuff comes out easily if you have the liners, the KTM panniers have an annoying lip all the way around the inside that makes getting your gear out a ral pain.

They come with stowage loops on the lids, and as they are allu. you can easily bolt stuff to them like water or fuel bottles (rotopack etc)

I mounted some elasticated mesh pockets / nets in the lids to enable me to easily stow items in the lids.

Don't bother with the Touratech locks for the latches, just buy a cheap set of padlocks.

Finally I use the 2 panniers as a table when I am camping, you can buy the Touratech part to link the 2 panniers together via the stowage loops, but all you need is a sheet of ally. with 4 slots cut in it.

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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touratech panniers

Sorry for the confusion, I have the basic panniers, hence I use padlocks.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #7
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Sorry for the confusion, I have the basic panniers, hence I use padlocks.

Not a problem. .the zega pro has a place on the latch for padlocks
Would rather use pad lock tgen their lock key set
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:43 PM   #8
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I find it interesting that KTM offers a 31/45 set while Touratech has them as 31/38 or 38/45. Ordered mine from Touratech as I wanted black cases.
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Zega Pro 31L and a top box.
36.75 inches wide. According to Jesse and Touratech the TT are 1 inch wider.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #10
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I find it interesting that KTM offers a 31/45 set while Touratech has them as 31/38 or 38/45. Ordered mine from Touratech as I wanted black cases.
yes very weird 31/45 combo
but i guess it makes it more asymmetric

i believe its 40 inch wide

would have gone with the black but got a great deal from the KTM dealership sub 1200$ in canada with rack installed
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yes very weird 31/45 combo
but i guess it makes it more asymmetric

i believe its 40 inch wide

would have gone with the black but got a great deal from the KTM dealership sub 1200$ in canada with rack installed
Thats a great deal!
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:13 PM   #12
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I put about 195,000 miles on my GS Adventure with Jesse bags and a BMW adv top box. I liked the set up a lot. The seals on the Jesse would fail once in a while but replacement parts were available.

I went with the TT on my 990R. I like the 31L and big topbox. The top box fits my helmet easily.
I'll know more about how I like them for camping in a couple of weeks.
The plan is to use on case to sit on if I'm traveling light. Heavy load would include a Kermit for those fancy camping situations.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #13
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Zega Pro 31L and a top box.
36.75 inches wide. According to Jesse and Touratech the TT are 1 inch wider.
Do you find the width of the bags an issue ever?
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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I wouldn't touch anything Touratech if I didn't HAVE to.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:39 PM   #15
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I wouldn't touch anything Touratech if I didn't HAVE to.
Ok...I'll bite...why?

What sort of situation would you be in where you HAD to touch some touratech stuff?
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