Bags or Panniers on a 950 SE?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by spencergt66, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. dabracing

    dabracing Been here awhile

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    Yeah, nice looking, but you will break an ankle and/or destroy the box when you crash. Hell, you don't even have to crash to break an ankle on those.
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  2. spencergt66

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    :rofl:rofl

    Thats a good point I really see there are a lot of pro/cons for luggage but on the SE seams like the consensus is that the functionality of panniers is low im still torn but leaning toward the wolfman setup with the roto locks I just don't want to buy something only to find out it does not work thanks for all the good input guys
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  3. CA Stu

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    Wolfman setup with the Rotopax.

    This was just the shakedown ride, didn't use the top duffel on this trip, but I do have it and it works great.

    All of the Wolfman products I have used have been well thought out and well made, I have no hesitation recommending them. :thumb
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  4. kanur

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    I have Dirt Bagz for everyday use
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  5. skopiec

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    Are you using the Dirt Bagz racks? Wasn't aware they had an application for the 950?

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  6. georgedaman

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  7. kanur

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    They are home made and and sort of a copy of the discontinued B Briggs racks. They look like thisand work great for both sets of bags.
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  8. Remmie

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    I have only room for 1 bike.
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    Remmie :ricky
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  9. spencergt66

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    :y0!:y0! How do you like the bike with the raid designs fairing? I am still on the fence about getting one or just putting on a windshield .
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  10. Colorado Uli

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    It only looks like the Raid design on the front. It's actually a fairing made by an Italian fellow named Alberto Dottori who made it for a smaller KTM. Found it laying in a buddy's garage and thought it'd look better on my SE. So, a bit of fabricating of brackets and a lot of beer later and ... voila. I mean, presto. Works great for keeping the wind off the old chest at high speed and allowed me to make a dash board that holds the stock speedo, power outlet, additional light switch, and GPS. Added a bunch of weight to the front, but I live with it just fine.
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  11. randel

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    My selfmade solution is to have something in between - semi-hard panniers, made from 1mm polyethylene and covered with fabric. 100% watherproof, yet flexible. A lot smaller risk for leg injuries and also crashproof - tested several times with rocks in Georgia. Also much more user friendly than soft panniers.

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  12. Remmie

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    The wind noise level I feel/hear is now about 120km/h instead of 80km/h. to give you an idea what I mean. Keep in mind that I’m 6’8’.
    Another plus is that you can build/hang more things on the frame of the fairing. Roadbook, extra lights, tachometer etc.

    The reason I bought the rally kit is/was to make the SE a more road orientated bike. Because I had to stop with off road riding. With that thought I think it didn’t work out because the bike feels even more like a rally bike (that’s why it’s called a Rally kit :evil ) and brings even more the hooligan out in you. :nono

    Remmie :ricky
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