"Tank Panniers"

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by drew-at-large, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    This is my setup using some velcro to mount them forward on the TE.
    They don't block the air vents or hinder riding position. They do however protect the legs from the elements. They are worth the effort it takes to mount them especially for bikes that can't carry as much on the rear racks...

    Dan

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133930
    ^^^ Install thread...
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  2. Swampthing

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    Looks great...any issues with the exhaust pipe too close to the bags?
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  3. TwoShots

    TwoShots Vagabond

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    Can any of you fine riders throw down a verdict on the Dual Star panniers? I'm digging their wrap around snug fit. Check the view from beneath the pannier......
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  4. kv

    kv [insert witty comment here]

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    Link?

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  5. Preston

    Preston livin4it

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    Not at all. There is no contact at all with any part of the exhaust system.
    I would have taken another pic of that side, but I have them off the bike now for winter cleaning..
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  6. coeff

    coeff Adventurer

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    Is anyone with a ktm 640 adv using tank panniers?
    I'd like to use panniers but it appears they'll hang over and cover the vents, I would fear overheating, particularly in our hot desert summers.
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  7. richc

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  8. R_W

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    I don't know where I saw it (probably here somewhere), but I saw someone keep the vent open by velcro-ing a space between the bag and the shroud. They used a tupperware-type container with one side cut off.
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  9. bayoujosh

    bayoujosh n00b

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  10. drew-at-large

    drew-at-large Outhouse Race Team

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  11. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Thankyou,
    The IMS tank that will be released shortly, will allow a more solidly mounted velcro section and prove to be a good setup for panniers on the Husky. The tank will elminate the plastic shrouds; and as long as the velcro will stick to the tank proper, it will be a better install. I got the idea of using the velcro to stabilize the panniers from another member and adapted to suit my requirements...

    Dan
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  12. Guy Young

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    the front panniers are from Ridewearhouse (RWH). These stay on the bike all the time. The rears came from Isallgood (now defunct), which I think was a distributor for http://www.klr650.com/

    The rears are used for extended trips in the back woods. The RH side carries a gallon + jug of water; the LH side a jug of Coleman fuel/'white' gas for my cook stove & lantern, and spare fuel the bike.

    The rear cost about a third of the ones from RWH, and I see no difference in quality. I like Andy, but......


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  13. SATEX

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    I see at least 2 or 3 more places where you could load the bike.:evil
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  14. kv

    kv [insert witty comment here]

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    The "Afrika" tank panniers from Whitehorse Press are neary identical to the ones from Aerostich. There may be a little difference but at 2/3 the cost, who cares? :dunno
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  15. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    My $19.95 Wal-Mart tank panniers that I bought so many years ago are just about shot------I better replace them before I start losing stuff------thanks for all info as you guys showed me some stuff I never seen before---thanks SScratch and Swampthing-------I'll run by TSC today and check out what they got.

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  16. Mr. B

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    Tank panniers let me carry as much gear as my buddy with his RT[​IMG]
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  17. klrzorn

    klrzorn Been here awhile

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    It looks like you left your klr parked to long. somebody wrote all over your tank. Was it parked in St. Louis?
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  18. BigDogAdventures

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    Yeh-------they got both sides---damn city punks.
    I was glad it didn't get the "Brokeback Mountain" treatment my buddies got at the Mexican border :rofl

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    Yeh--and I've been to TSC today !!!

    $37--less 10% atv accessory discount-------I think i'll like them-------the zippers our waterproof. They are not cheaply made------heavy duty. A built in bungy for securing at the bottom----velcro fastening on the backs of them to keep them from squirming around---2 small pockets near the gas cap which you can't see in the picture. Each bag has 2 full length compartments plus a small outside compartment.

    Thanks for the tip Swampthing !!!!
    Guy Young-----your bike looks like it's been everywhere---probably because it has.

    First guy to call my bike ugly---------gets a free beer :huh
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  19. kv

    kv [insert witty comment here]

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    Ugly!

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    Make free beer payable to...ME!:

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  20. BigDogAdventures

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    A warm tecate to you kv
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