"Tank Panniers"

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

  1. kv

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  2. REDKLR650

    REDKLR650 Kiwi Off Road Addict

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  3. Swampthing

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  4. Benjava

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    Thanks to this thread I got my Amazon/Sams/TSC panniers today and I'm very impressed and pleased with them. They are not huge but they fit my KLR well. Brilliant versatile well made.
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  5. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    I picked up a set of these at TSC the other day too at the recommendation of this thread. They look like a nice set, just needs to warm up so I can try them out.

    --JOsh
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  6. tbirdsp

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    I got a set of these (TSC) based on recommendations here, but my knees hit them big time (and I'm not tall). How do you guys deal with that?
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  7. CR_TurboGuy

    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    So I decided to brave the cold to go out and throw mine on. Here's a couple of pics:

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    Not bad for $37.00.

    --JOsh
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  8. ny-wolcott

    ny-wolcott Been here awhile

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    Nice rig! And then it also looks like you carry a machete all the time. How do LEOs deal with that? Seems like it would be easy to mount a 410 gauge "Snake Charmer" in a similar manner. :evil
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  9. Sparke

    Sparke Been here awhile

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    I bought these same bags after seeing them on this thread. They arrived today...I could not be more impressed....I wonder how they sell them so enexpensivly...highly recommended!
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  10. yukon mike

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    I used a set when I went to Purdoe Bay, made the bike balance out really good. I got mine form KLR650.com and paid I think around $70.00. Arrowstitch has them also and they are in the Whitehorse Gear catalog.

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  11. BigDogAdventures

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    I've run tank panniers on my KLR for years-------and on my Husky on a couple 3,000 mile offroad trips. It was weird at first----but I got used to it---- now I don't even notice it. It would feel funny without them.
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  12. team ftb

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    BigDog - I'm looking for a little more carrying space on my multi day off road trips. From a pure off road techical riding standpoint what fare better in the practicality department, tank panniers or soft saddlebags?

    I was concerned the tank panniers would be where I want my knees to be when gripping the tank.

    The seem fine for fireroading but what about more serious trails? Anybody?
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  13. BigDogAdventures

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    While tank tank panniers are great-----------they are the last thing I select when packing. I'll try to get everything in my back pack, soft saddlebags, tail rack and small enduro tank bag.

    When I still don't have the room I'll put the tank panniers on. Yeh---I agree--for an aggressive dirt bike it's kind of over the edge.
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  14. team ftb

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    Thanks for confirming. I guess i'm now in the market for dirt bike soft bags:1drink .
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  15. Swampthing

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    The ATV Tank Cargo bags are multi-purpose! They make a nice set of low slung saddle bags too...

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  16. drew-at-large

    drew-at-large Outhouse Race Team

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    YARRR! Swampthing, is that a black Chia Pet seat I be eyeing matey? :lol3 Seriously though, what's on the gas tank?
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  17. Swampthing

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    Nothing on the gas tank, but I do have an Alaska Leather Sheepskin Buttpad on the seat. Is that what yer talkin' about?
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  18. drew-at-large

    drew-at-large Outhouse Race Team

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    So that's what it is called? :huh

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  19. drew-at-large

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  20. creola

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