Mounting hard or soft luggage - Pannier rack needed?

Discussion in 'Hard. Core. (1090/1190/1290)' started by Trooper038, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Trooper038

    Trooper038 Adventurer

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    Hi All,

    Yet another question, i am looking into buying some luggageoptions for KTM 1050 i own.
    Saw a picture of a guy using surplus army bags as 'soft bags' on his motorcycle (not a KTM / ADv.)
    Thought this was a pretty neat idea, not too expensive.

    http://www.exploringoverland.com/ov...-or-soft-your-motorcycle-luggage-that-is.html

    Since i'll only be using the luggagebags on some occasions: (holiday's / weekends)
    I don't want to invest in hard-panniers .. yet.

    Main question: Do i need pannier rack to mount soft-panniers/bags?
    To me it would seem so; since they will hit the exhaust, and will wiggle about if not propperly attached?

    Thinking about the OEM pannier-rack? for the alluminum cases, seems the more sturdy option.
    https://www.ktm-shop.nl/ktm-powerpa...venture/case-carrier-for-aluminium-cases.html
    And can be used to 'expand' the set-up with hard panniers in the future.


    Or, maybe there are better 'soft' luggage options that do not require a pannier-rack?
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  2. kokos79

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  3. Trooper038

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    Thanks! Good to know, seems lighter too.
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  4. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Long timer Super Supporter

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    We make both rack mounted and rackless options. If you’re only packing gear occasionally, go rackless and save yourself
    money, extra weight and additional points of potential failure! We can’t match military surplus on price, but our rackless Saddlebags cost far less than most rack/luggage sets, they been tested and proven on extreme adventures around the globe for a decade, and we back them with a limited lifetime warranty against defects. You will enjoy years of hassle-free riding vs. cobbling together cheap bags!

    https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product-category/saddlebag-systems/

    Use our KTM Passenger Handle Removal Spacer Kit for a tight and tidy fit on the 1050:
    https://www.giantloopmoto.com/produ...passenger-handle-removal-spacer-kit-set-of-4/

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    Our importer in The Netherlands is Rally Motor: https://www.rally-motor.nl
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  5. Knapper-UK

    Knapper-UK Been here awhile

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    On my 1190 I use a Motonaut harness with 20 L Enduristan roll bags as panniers. No frames required.

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  6. Perun

    Perun Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    No pannier racks needed for these babies. GL Siskiyou.

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    Nor for Mosko moto Reckless 80.

    IMG_0227.jpg

    Also, mind that there is no better crash protection for rear end of your bike. :)
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  7. Trooper038

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    Thanks guys, will look into these options!
    Thought about it, and won't like the look of the permanent rack on the bike when not riding with luggage (could take it off from time to time.. but doesn't seem handy).

    Also, very cool looking bikes!
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