Panniers - which setup is not really wide?

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  1. alongat

    alongat Long timer

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    Stock Gobis on KTM racks are really, really wide. With the exception of Jesses, can anyone share their experience with racks and cases that are narrow on a 990 ADV? Touratech? Metal Mules? Hepco aluminum? KTM Aluminum? Holan? Not interested in a Pelican case based solution...

    Thanks in advance
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  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Too bad you don't like the Pelican setup. It's narrow, holds a lot, can be converted to be lockable, fairly light, incredibly durable, etc. It's the perfect solution for me.

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  3. GrenDesb

    GrenDesb Been here awhile

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    Assuming you want them narrow for offroad, why not soft panniers?
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    I've done the pelican case thing on a previous bike, hated the side open and wanted top open/closure so I got a set of pelicans that were top hinged and modified them to work - was never ideal for me. For offloading, I've got some soft luggage but I want narrower hard cases for city riding/commuting.
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  5. catalina38

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    These are less than 35" wide and 47 liters per side. They are Happy trails Denali boxes. The HT side racks self destructed after a few years, too many hard falls and being pulled and yanked back into shape so there may be a better option for the side rack but the boxes have been great, durable, waterproof and hold a lot of stuff.
    New and shiny.
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    Dirty and a little bent.

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  6. alongat

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    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    You can get three different widths of Touratech aluminum hard cases. I found that out when the lid came off of mine and was run over by a car. When looking for new ones I found that they had widths of 10.5", 9", and something narrower. Mine are 9" and I wouldn't want any wider than that.
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  8. alongat

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    Touratech has an 8" wide option that provides a 36" total width once mounted but they are 31 litre panniers. Jesse's cases are almost 40 litres at the same exact width - just under 36"

    Why am I torturing myself? I'll just get a Jesse set in black and be done with it :)
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    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    Maybe we need to qualify which Touratech version is which. For the Zega all aluminum panniers that I have the sizes are:

    • 29 L - 7.3"
    • 35 L - 9.0"
    • 41 L - 10.5"
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  10. Earl

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    I have two sets of Jesse's and have been happy with them. I did go with
    the charcoal color on the 990, it just seemed to blend better.
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  11. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    I was going to ask why not the Jeese's? I went from the Gobis to these, no regrets what so ever.
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    Amen brother :) going to get my set of black Jesses today - my local guy actually has a set in black in stock.

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    Picked up a fresh new set of black Jesses - I forgot how these things just drip of incredible quality...Time to install them.
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  14. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Good man, we have them too and of all the luggage I have tried, wrecked, used etc these shine well above the rest. :clap
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  15. alongat

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    Just installed and adjusted them. Apart from my rear rack being remounted a bit high for my taste, all is good. If there is a nuclear attack on toronto, I'll just jump into one of these and I should be just fine :)



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    Bloody hell ! ! ! My Jesse racks hit both front ends of my Leo Vince mufflers. There's definitely a conflict. Anyone else have issues with these racks and clearance with mufflers?
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  17. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    ....hmmm can't help with that, sounds odd tho?, no spacers missing at all?

    .....we did that practice run :rofl

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    I wish I forgot something but it doesn't seem like I did. I'll either have to cut a small section out of the front top of the jesse "lower oval loop" or figure out how I can tuck my mufflers inward somehow. As it is, I've got to space out left and right jesse frames 3/4" on each side to keep the away from contacting my mufflers. Not sure that cutting out a small section of the rack is the best idea though...
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  19. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    No definatetly not, do you have some pics?, maybe contact Jesses too as they are bloody good to deal with and I am sure can sort it out.
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  20. alongat

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    Man, I have never had any success uploading pictures. I must be completely daft...
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