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Old 11-21-2012, 05:32 AM
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Guys, I know there is lot of info on a forum Re this topic. Currently on a market to get some panniers for my WEE. I am thinking about Hepco Becker Black Edition. Would like to find out feedback and your thoughts. Maybe someone know if anyone in Melbourne selling HB panniers?
I'll try to go this Friday to check the moto show, maybe there will be some other panniers options for me.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:42 AM
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I was also looking at the H&B Gobi range of panniers as I saw some of these on a couple of Stroms at Bingara, before that, I never heard of the brand but they looked pretty solid for a hard plastic design because I think they may be double walled with space between the walls you can place up to 1.5 litres of water to each pannier.
I then look at Givi, really impressed with their new tracker range of panniers.
They've got a DL1000 V-strom at my local Suzi dealer with the 2 x 33 litre side boxes and a 40 something litre top box and I reckon the side panniers looked just the right size for the Wee an I almost went down that route at just under $1200 for the side cases and pannier racks........and then........

I did a complete backflip with a lot of help from the great folk here that turned my mind back onto soft luggage instead.

If you're going to the show, see if they've got the Wolfman expedition dry pannier & rack system.....I ordered from Adventure Moto last night and hopefully they'll be here by Friday to fit on the weekend....at $625 with racks and bags. Might be worth considering.....and it depends really on how many times per year you intend on using them and if you'll be going off the beaten track at all......of course you will..you've got a wee-Strom

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:13 AM
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If you're going to the show, see if they've got the Wolfman expedition dry pannier & rack system.....I ordered from Adventure Moto last night and hopefully they'll be here by Friday to fit on the weekend....at $625 with racks and bags. Might be worth considering.....and it depends really on how many times per year you intend on using them and if you'll be going off the beaten track at all......of course you will..you've got a wee-Strom

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i'm pretty keen on the givi trekkers also. i like the colors and top or side loading, and their size.

wolfman stuff looks really nice, but how are they for security? i park my bike in NYC and while i'm sure they're great for actual adventure riding i need something that at least locks, and preferably locks to the bike as well
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:06 PM
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The security and durability is very important for me. Reading all related posts I figure out already that most users prefer soft panniers.
The new Givi Traccker look good I like it too, and I think they are in the same price range as H&B. I do know I will go either way.
Just would like to ask you guys as I am kind new with all this stuff, what size to get? Should I go for same sizes on either sides or muffler side smaller and bigger on the other side?
If I go for different sizes, does it affect some kind way the stability of the bike?
What kind mounting racks for 2012 650 WEE?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:21 PM
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Also which one is better and why Givi Tracker or H&B Gobi Black Edition?

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The Givi Trekker that i seen comes in 2 sizes for the side boxes 33 litre was the ones I'm looking for or I think the 43litr as well.
Careful with the pannier racks because Givi make 2 styles.....one for the trecker and a few other models and another for the V style as well.

The advantage I can see with the Givi Trekker is that if you had the Givi topbox plate as well, you can use one of your side panniers as a topbox when the side panniers are not needed.

Also, you have a 2 way openning on the trekkers...you can open a smaller flap door to access the panniers without the need to open them out wide and stuff falling out....

As for the Wolfman set...I won't be leaving them on the bike overnight or anything and they are fairly easy to take on/ off tho a bit fiddly...I use my RJays top box for any real security stuff or take other smaller stuff with me in my tankbag. Givi have a great tankbag system using a clip-on clamp/ring set....holds a lot of stuff...great investment.

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ALDI sale starts this Saturday. Pannier rack and bags for bicycle $39.99.



I'm getting one for my bicycle. Will wait to see what the real thing looks like but I'm guessing will do for casual m'bike use also.
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I'm getting one for my bicycle. Will wait to see what the real thing looks like but I'm guessing will do for casual m'bike use also.

They will not be wide enough to go across the seat of a motorcycle unless you can separate the panniers from the top piece.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:37 AM
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Unfortunately SuzyVStrom I don't think that my lady will accept the fact that I would like to put pushbike stuff on her nice body, also I would rather spend a bit more then 40 bucks to get something I will be happy with for years.
Nut let me know how you managed to install the rack and panniers on your bike.

So tomorrow I am going on a motoshow todo the research, and more I think about it, more things I need,
Scary stuff as I might come back without few dollars in my pocket.
just for curiosity is it worth to go on motoshow?
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So tomorrow I am going on a motoshow todo the research, and more I think about it, more things I need,
Scary stuff as I might come back without few dollars in my pocket.
just for curiosity is it worth to go on motoshow?
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