Saddlebag and Trunk Options for the New African Twin

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by dwj - Donnie, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. zenduddhist

    zenduddhist Been here awhile

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    Plus, I keyed them all to the ignition key, therefore, less keys to manage...
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  2. toxicadrenaline53

    toxicadrenaline53 Adventurer

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    I have the Honda factory panniers on the sides and made a frame for a Pelican Case up on top for my tools, tubes, compressor, misc. crap. It can only be removed from the inside and I have two padlocks keeping it locked.

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  3. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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    The SW-MOTECH Quick Lock side racks attach to the bike with quarter turn fasteners so you can remove the racks entirely in a matter of seconds. Locks are also available.
    The TRAX Adventure cases shown on our Africa Twin are the latest version from SW-MOTECH but the previous generation TRAX EVO boxes are still available and cost a bit less.
    If you have any questions about our Africa Twin products email info@twistedthrottle.com or call 255-855-5550.

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  5. snowmark

    snowmark Been here awhile

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    any opinions on which pannier racks are the toughest as in crash worthyness and protecting the sides of the bike, I only use soft bags so the whole assembly is as much a crash bar as luggage rack
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  6. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    Has anyone tried to put Honda lock cylinders into Givi Trekker Outbacks to reduce the keys needed on tour?
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  7. rally roo

    rally roo Total poser

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    How are those lights mounted to the fairing? Do you guys sell a bracket for that location? I have mine down low, but they are fairly vulnerable to tipovers. Thanks!
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  8. rally roo

    rally roo Total poser

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  9. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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    They are made from 3/16" steel and powder coated black so they are pretty beefy and could provide some additional protection for the lights and that front edge of the fairing. I can't make any promises on that because every crash/tip-over is different. I have a similar light bracket on my R1200GS but with smaller DENALI D2 lights and it looks like it would protect the lights and beak in a tip over.

    Hope spring gets to you soon Roo. I freakin' love riding in Vermont.
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  10. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Well, just ordered up a set of Bumots from Adv Motorrad.

    Hopefully, they'll be in Watertown tomorrow so I can put them on this weekend. Gives me a week to sort them out before I head to Florida for a couple of weeks.
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  11. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Got me some goodness today:

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    Previously, I was riding a GSA with Micatech V1's. I knew that nothing came close to those things for carrying space, plus I didn't need two-up touring capacity any more, so the Bumot panniers in 40/36L should fit the bill. Gonna take some getting used to having 'normal' luggage space. :lol3

    Nice panniers, I like the engineering in them, and the latch mechanism to the rack. Nothing fancy, just simple and solid. Very smart on the lid seals and lips, again, nothing fancy or gimmicky, just solid.

    If you're installing these, track down the install instructions on their website. The printed ones are okay...but I had to go to the digital and zoom in to tell which tab went over which, and especially which way the plastic insert sat, that last being impossible on the paper version. See:

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    It was just too dark on paper. Here's hoping I got it right...:D

    I took more pics, if folks would like more info, just let me know.
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  12. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Email from Jessie advised the design is finished and they have gone for powder coating. Also advised maybe 10 days to two weeks to go..
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    Weevrider Been here awhile

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    The website at Jesse Luggage advises the new luggage is ready and shows some photos of a Twin with the luggage attached..
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    Do we know now if the handles can be cut off without any negative structural consequences?
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    twinrider pass the catnip

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  18. jantomas

    jantomas Been here awhile

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    Thank you!

    I'm a forum member but no real adventurer and haven't before thought much about luggage. What strikes me though is how far to the sides the luggage typically sits. The luggage obviously needs to clear the rear wheel but is interference with the swing arm also an issue? I guess so.

    I'm not going to change the rack and will normally only strap a duffel bag to the existing rails. For longer trips I need a bit more storage though. Given that the can takes up much space on the right side and also adds weight (compounded by the dct in my bike) it seems logical to run a side bag only on the left. What would be a good choice for a single largeish side bag that could be mounted without additional hardware? I'm thinking of hanging it from the rail (or perhaps better the rail on the right side and just let the straps run over the seat and under the left rail for a more snug fit) and securing it at the bottom to the rear foot rest. Would the asymmetri cause any problems under 120 ktm?
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  19. no5s

    no5s Terror at 2 mph

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    Can anyone who has the SW Motech quick release racks, measure the width for me? Thank you.