Bags or Panniers on a 950 SE?

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  1. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Not sure if this has been talked about to death before but I am looking at getting some bag or painner setup for my SE has anyone run the touratech setup withe the panniers? Or does everyone use soft bags? I seam to see alot of soft bags on the SE's

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  2. jm65

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    i use Wolfmann racks and expedition bags and for long travel a additionnal waterpoof bag for the bivouac accessory (tent , ect...)

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  4. v8toilet

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    Giant loop or wolfman +1 +1. I like hard luggage for convenience but the SE is a soft luggage bike.
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  5. Hodgo

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    I prefer soft luggage. These bags are less than $80AUD. Cheap as.

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  6. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Interesting.... I would have thought at least 1 person would have gone with laughter but I guess if they just don't work on this bike then they don't. I was just worried about how they attach or having them fall off
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  7. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

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    Hard luggage works fine on the SE when properly supported. It's just not really the bike's mission. Touratech and happy trails make luggage or you can buy or build rectangular racks and mount caribou or pelican cases.

    A top case should be avoided as there have been failures when the tail end of the bike had items mounted at or behind the four bolts.
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    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Just don't try any of these with the stock mufflers/reactors on.:deal
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    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Bike is running un baffled Acros stock exhaust is long gone along with the smog junk
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    MotoGrandpa advdualsportendurotrials

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    I have a smaller set of Happy Trails aluminum panniers on SW Motech racks. I pack them pretty light with an awareness of subframe concerns. I also have a Black Dog rear rack and use a duffel bag and a forward smaller duffel that fits on the back of the seat. Finally, I use an Enduristan tank bag. Lots of room in there. So far this combo has worked really well for me.

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    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    Love the Enduristan side bags on my SE. I have had pelican cases mounted, but those are rather bulky and weigh a ton on their own.
    I'm a convert - soft bags on the SE are the way to go.

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  13. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    I see you are also running the Raid designs fairing. How do you like the functionality of it? any better at hwy speeds?
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  14. Dirty Dharma Bum

    Dirty Dharma Bum worlds slowest rider

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    I have had good luck with Giant Loop on the SE. Just got back from Baja, 1,000 miles and wet weather and all was good. Love the hard bags on the ADV.
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    Crazy I just got back from 1200 miles in baja and was running the wolfman waterproof bags worked great and u can run the rotopax under the side bags.
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  16. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Think I'm going to go with the wolf man setup with the 2 tanks more fuel and always good to have water :D:D
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  17. dabracing

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    If you need more fuel capacity, get a Safari.
    The Giant Loop Great Basin has two built-in compartments to carry 1 liter water bottles.
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    I have a set of older style Wolfman bags, the ones that leak. I would just go with a Giantloop. Hard bags are nice, but not for this bike.
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    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Already have the safari valdeze tank just nice to have some back up
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  20. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Why do I always keep looking? Came upon this set up in the for sale section. mtntrails bike is pretty close to mine looks really nice. I like the simple boxes...small but sturdy:muutt:muutt

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