Adventure Spec Magadan Panniers

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Fern-, May 17, 2012.

  1. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    I don't wanna be that guy, but it reminds me of the big red SALE that they had on the magadans for years. When I asked about this sale, it was actually a 10% (or something like that) discount on accessories if you bought the bags. Not exactly a sale, and bordering on sleezy imho.
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  2. Aircooled6racer

    Aircooled6racer Been here awhile

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    IMG_2392.jpg Has anyone had the rivets fail on their Magadan panniers? I have one rivet that looks like it was installed incorrectly and the head popped off it leaving a sharp burr that actually cut my elbow when I was carrying it into the house. Here is a pic of it. Anyone know where IMG_2391.jpg I can get a rivet like it?
  3. waylongway

    waylongway madmax

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    Pan head pop rivet with a washer on the back....
  4. HarveyM

    HarveyM Long timer

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  5. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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  6. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    What about selling yours to me?
  7. Aircooled6racer

    Aircooled6racer Been here awhile

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    I fixed the bad rivet on my bag by fixing the original cap and restaking it. I really like these panniers the more I use them. I use Pro Packing Cubes to put my clothes in, inside the Magadans. This setup works very well for me.
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  8. waylongway

    waylongway madmax

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  9. Aircooled6racer

    Aircooled6racer Been here awhile

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    One advantage with the packing cubes is that the piece of clothing you want is never at the bottom of the bag like roll top bags tend to do for me. I can also leave the Magadans on the bike and just take the packing cube/cubes I need into the tent. I use a Giant Loop Tillamook dry bag for my tent, sleeping bag, mattress, chair etc. The other side Magadan carries my food and cooking stuff as well as my hiking or camp shoes. I do carry small roll top dry bags for when my tent gets wet so my other gear does not get wet. Making a packing journal helps you decide what works for you and what you need and don't need on your trips. The Magadans have been 100% waterproof for me.
  10. Turps

    Turps Adventurer

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    Don’t they come with a goretex inner bag?
  11. waylongway

    waylongway madmax

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    Yes, But they weigh as much as the bags them self....:lol3 And they take up a lot of room...If Iam really worried about it I use my wolfman liners...
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  12. BLucare

    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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    A few folks in here have mentioned using the Wolfman Rocky Mountain liners instead of the liners that come with the Magadans. They're about the same size, and lighter. I don't mind the liners that came with the Mags, personally, and I pack light enough that I'm not bothered by the weight.

    As far as packing cubes, I'm a BIG believer in those, on and off the bike. My roll-top duffel holds all of my clothing items in packing cubes (and shoes, toiletries, laptop, electronics pouch, etc.). Basically, the necessities and expensive stuff is all in the duffel, so I can easily take it off and into a tent/hotel room/cabin/wherever. I got that idea from @LukasM. There are a lot of instances where the tent, cooking kit, tools/spare parts, and other "bike stuff" is not necessary in an overnight situation. That stuff all stays sealed up in the Magadans on the bike. The duffel is designed as a manageable piece of luggage for the bike, but also, just as a personal bag. To each their own, of course, but I've found this system works well over many miles.
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  13. waylongway

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  14. grace

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    i modified my magadans by adding 10 d-rings to each bag: six d-rings on the front and two on each side. this facilitates cinching, with slip-lock straps, to the pannier rack. see photos.

    very pleased with magadans. i considered mosko and kriega bags and neither now appeal. magadans are very tough bags, waterproof and functional. they were unscathed after a pretty hard spill that would have probably damaged my hard bags.

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  15. PJ Bren

    PJ Bren Been here awhile

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    Always meant to post a photo or two to this thread, but just getting around to it now. I'm a fan of the magadans, I'll be moving them from my KLRs to DR-Zs shortly. For anyone interested in my strapping method I bought the cheap harbor freight cam straps and then ran the strap material through 1 inch tubular webbing that I have from climbing, thus making a pretty robust strap for pretty cheap.
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  16. rockydog

    rockydog just a guy

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    Just saw this again, had my bags since 2013, just won't fail. These were the first robust bags back when there just weren't many options, today there are a ton of choices but I'd still buy these. Have slid down pavement to wear holes down to the kevlar(it really is Kevlar), and used a simple patch to fix. I use a carabiner on the back side of the bags to make the horizontal strap easy to remove from the rack and added d-rings in the backside for easier use of the pacsafe steel cable. Good stuff...
  17. thumpervibes

    thumpervibes Adventurer

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    Anyone using the Magadan paniers on the Royal Enfield Himalayan? I've got panier rails on my Himalayan and always wanted a set of the Magans but not sure about clearance with the exhaust.

    Cheers
  18. thelegend024

    thelegend024 R80GS 1990

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    You do not need much space: 3 cm is enough.

    The racks can be simple and light.
    Just so that magadans cannot move down.

    Here can you see the space with the exhaust on my GS.

    Success! IMG-20210129-WA0023.jpg 20210518_121011.jpg
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