Pannier Help

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by HI378, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. HI378

    HI378 Adventurer

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    Help. I've had my Tiger 955i for a few months now and love it. This is the bike I've been looking for, but it did not come with panniers. I'm thinkn\ing about three options for touring. First is getting the Triumph panniers, I found some for about $600.00. 2nd option is the Krouser panniers I've seen on Ebay. 3rd are the Touratech panniers at 1300. Any sugestions? I like the way the stock ones look and I like the aluminumn boxes too
    I'm adding engine protection bars and lower footpegs, does anyone have any ideas about highway pegs?

    Thanks in advance for any input.
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  2. Trayvessio

    Trayvessio Super Strom Trooper

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  3. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    I have less than $200 invested in these and that includes building the side racks. If your handy ammo cans may be the way to go.

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  4. Albin

    Albin Adventurer

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    I think the Triumph panniers are too small , I had giviĀ“s E36 and E45 on my Tiger885....

    I still have my Givis, now on my new Tiger800xc
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  5. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Why did I automatically know you once owned or have owned a KLR? :evil

    That KLR "ingenuity" seems to have floated to the surface. Glad you resisted using milk crates, brother.

    I have a KLR myself so I can give you the needle a bit, right?

    Love the Tenere by the way, couple buds of mine have them too.
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  6. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Still own and ride a 1990 KLR. I won't show you my Tenere milk crate shot!:wink:
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  7. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    OEM side cases look good and go on and off the bike easily... nice attachment system too imho. However, if you plan to go offroad and fall down, these will likely burst into a million pieces. Capacity is okay. OEM top case adds significant capacity.
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  8. HI378

    HI378 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info. I like the look of the Givis but I'm leaning toward the H/T for durability and top loading. The ammo cans are cool but since I am the worlds worst fabricator probably not gonna work for me.
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  9. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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  10. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    If you were over here in Australia i could build you something like this. Start with a heavy duty set of pannier frames and rear rack.

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    Add some custom made alloy panniers. about 45lt each.


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  11. sect8dr

    sect8dr ride them all

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  12. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    If you don't go with the Touratechs, Happy Trail is the way to go. Alluminum bags help crash protection. Just don't get your leg caught in them. Another choice is Wolfman expedition bags. Soft and waterproof. Have a set on my XR and will use them when I get a Tiger 800 XC. I am using Touratech Zegas on my 955i.
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