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Old 02-07-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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New Dakar Pannier System

Wassup Inmates!

I just put together a teaser gallery of images on our Facebook page of something new coming down the pipe: LINKY

This system is called the Dakar Pannier System from SW-MOTEH/Bags-Connection. It is basically a semi-rigid roll top set of panniers that positively lock to a set of (bike-specific) frames that you attach to the bike. You slide the bag over the frame from the bottom and they snap into place. You then slip a set of "Velcro-like" straps from one bag over the seat to the other. This keeps the bags in place. The two attachments limit the bags ability to ride up or slide down.

There is a contoured drybag that fits inside of each pannier that easily pulls out or opens up to access the contents. There has been nothing quite like this in the marketplace to date.

We will have them in stock in the late Spring. I would guess (only a guess) by mid April. We can take pre-orders as soon as we get the pricing worked out. That should be done by next Friday - just in time for Valentines Day (2/14/14).

Here is the bag on a 2013 R1200GS:



The buckle that slides over pannier frame (Triumph Explorer 1200):



The buckle engaged (2013 R1200GS):



So far, the range of bikes we have fitments for will be:
  1. BMW R1200GS 13-
  2. Ducati MTS 1200 '10-
  3. Kawasaki KLR 650 '08-
  4. Kawasaki Versys 1000 '13-
  5. KTM 950 Adventure '02-'05
  6. KTM 990 Adventure '06-'13
  7. KTM 1190 Adventure & Adventure R
  8. Suzuki DL650 '12-
  9. Triumph Tiger 800 "Roadie" & XC '10-
  10. Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport '13- (not a US bike)
  11. Triumph Explorer 1200
  12. Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere '10-

Don't see your bike on the list and you want a set of these? The CS team here at Twisted Throttle has been instructed to keep a running tally of the bikes requested. Give us a call and let us know (toll-free) 855-255-5550

Kevin
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:43 PM   #2
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i like the mounting, but i'm not sure how secure it would be over the long haul. i'm thinking the weight of the bag is all being held up by that loley plastic snap doodad, unless i'm missing something.
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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i like the mounting, but i'm not sure how secure it would be over the long haul. i'm thinking the weight of the bag is all being held up by that loley plastic snap doodad, unless i'm missing something.
Most of the weight is being straddled across the back seat on the v"Velcro-like" straps. I do not have a good shot of that strap right now. I'll try to locate one.

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Old 02-07-2014, 02:39 PM   #4
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i see it now, a saddlenier. nice.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:38 PM   #5
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i see it now, a saddlenier. nice.
Ha that is a funny one....
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:11 PM   #6
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How sturdy are the sides? The way it's mounted looks like the side may bend in on the exhaust and/or break-bend at the mounts if the bike drops or takes a hit without luggage on them. Like the simplicity but others are likely to ask as well.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:13 AM   #7
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How sturdy are the sides? The way it's mounted looks like the side may bend in on the exhaust and/or break-bend at the mounts if the bike drops or takes a hit without luggage on them. Like the simplicity but others are likely to ask as well.
It seems likley that this is what would happen. You can't ask a luggage carrier to be bike protection. That said, it is some protection vs. none.

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:25 PM   #8
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Wassup Inmates!

Don't see your bike on the list and you want a set of these? The CS team here at Twisted Throttle has been instructed to keep a running tally of the bikes requested. Give us a call and let us know (toll-free) 855-255-5550

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I really like the idea of having soft bags on a fixed frame - keeps the weight down but allows you to secure the bags so that they don't flop around and/or rub against the bodywork. I'm disappointed/surprised to see there is no fitment for my 2009 F800GS
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I really like the idea of having soft bags on a fixed frame - keeps the weight down but allows you to secure the bags so that they don't flop around and/or rub against the bodywork. I'm disappointed/surprised to see there is no fitment for my 2009 F800GS
I suspect it is on the list for development... keep an eye out.

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Old 05-02-2014, 07:48 AM   #10
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Why no figment for the "old" air/oil 12GS? I would think there would be a market for the many thousands of those bikes.
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Why no figment for the "old" air/oil 12GS? I would think there would be a market for the many thousands of those bikes.
Generally, new bikes are fitted first and then we start working "backwards". I would guess that the "old" GS is on the list.

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Old 05-10-2014, 10:38 AM   #12
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Will it fit existing SW Motech evo racks? I don't want to go through the hassle of throwing away my existing setup, but if these could be swapped in place of the metal boxes, I'll be interested.

After looking at how they mount, I am thinking maybe if the rack's dimensions are similar, they will just work. Is it wishful thinking? SW Motech generally has been savvy about these details.
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:18 PM   #13
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Width

Looks like a very good solution. What's the total width including rack on a Tiger 800 roadie? (I see the bags are 9.8" apiece, but there's no mention of rack width or total width, unless I'm not seeing it.) Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:33 AM   #14
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Will it fit existing SW Motech evo racks? I don't want to go through the hassle of throwing away my existing setup, but if these could be swapped in place of the metal boxes, I'll be interested.

After looking at how they mount, I am thinking maybe if the rack's dimensions are similar, they will just work. Is it wishful thinking? SW Motech generally has been savvy about these details.
Sorry to say that the EVO racks are not set up to accept the Dakar Panniers.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:51 PM   #15
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Has anybody picked these up yet? What do you think?
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