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Old 08-20-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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Siskiyou Panniers by Giant Loop Anyone run these yet? Reviews?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2211786619...84.m1438.l2649

Has anyone run these yet? Good/bad worth the money? I am looking at a set for my KTM 640 adventure 2005.
Plenty of off road riding being done so want something soft.

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Old 08-21-2013, 05:52 AM   #2
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$600+ for soft panniers holy snappin duckshit what are they made of ???
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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Not sure this is why I wanted to find out if anyone has run them or better alternatives!
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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$600+ for soft panniers holy snappin duckshit what are they made of ???
Wolfman similar capacity 64 liter. vs 70 liters of the siskiyou, 400 US$ + US$340 for the rack. so US$600 vs US$740

I own a pair of the siskiyou panniers from Giantloop and i like them a lot
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
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Plus the negative impact of having a rack, both convenience and pushing the bags further away from the bike's centre of mass, increasing the moment inertia of the added weight.

There is no point worrying about weight forward if you push it further out. And because the exponent on the distance from the bike centre of mass in the physics of it, every bit counts in making it "feel lighter". Adding the weight of an expensive and inconvenient rack adds insult to injury.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:38 AM   #6
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siskiyou

Just bought some.. Good part is they are big and shaped like I like to match bike (990 adv), and have small separate storage under lid and can hold 1 liter bottles up front,
The bad; they have huge Velcro pads on top, in order not to sit on they would have to be positioned back far, and would cover rear bracket, and push in on blinkers,, I like to put straps under seat, to do that I had to cut 3/4 of huge Velcro pad away. Also the back strap is only a small Velcro strap, not impressive.
They are not water proof unless you use water proof bags which are supplied, (if you have to use separate bags to make water proof maybe should go with cheaper bags?), and yes they are expensive.
It would of been nice to compare side by side with Ortlieb or something similar.
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