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post #1 of 23 Old 04-25-2017, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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Aluminum panniers best for 2 up riding

Looking at a 14 Vstrom 1000, in tan. Love the color, love Suzuki - have 3, and love the TL motor, have a 99 TL1000R. So it seems like the natural progression.

What are the best panniers top load to get for riding with 2 up. Wife will be riding some. I like the looks of the Givi Outback Trekker, but read they cramp the passengers feet, and are tall.

Anything that looks like that but would work. 35-38L is all I am looking for.

One of the bikes I am looking at is fitted with stock side cases. Are these easy enough to just shange out for the 2 up rides (3 a year to hotels) and then drop on the Givi or such for my camp trips with the gang?

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I have the Happy Trails 9" Teton Clif-cut which have worked for 2-up, but only a couple short rides. Which I could offer more...


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Check out SOLOBOX - made by hand out here in the Pacific Northwest, and significantly less expensive than any of the other options for aluminum panniers out there. Build quality is great - one of my lids got run over by a semi and I was able to put it back in service with a few whacks from a hammer and a dab of JB weld. Eric uses the same gauge and quality of sheet metal as the bigger manufacturers, but the level of finish is definitely more functional than fancy.

As far as I know he still isn't making mounting frames for the Vee (he has them for the Wee), but you can get the boxes without mounting hardware installed and drill them to match any kind of racks you want. I mounted mine on a set of Givi monokey racks with slightly modified hardware.

I have ridden two-up with both my wife and my teenaged son, and the boxes worked great. I did mount them fairly far back to create more passenger legroom.
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I did mount them fairly far back to create more passenger legroom.
This is a good point. My HT boxes could be re-drilled to set them further back if needed and I suppose many others could as well. Use some caution though . . . the HT guys were very careful to ensure the boxes wouldn't hit the pavement first when leaning and dragging pegs. This would have more to do with vertical placement.

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Yo, chef. I like the Trooper Graphic. Where that be from?
Great panniers too!
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Yo, chef. I like the Trooper Graphic. Where that be from?
Great panniers too!

I found the vinyl graphics on Amazon - one for each side. I like them better than the factory look
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IDRIDER - Thanks for the info.... any way to trouble you for a pic fromt he front and rear??? Just wanna see how wide my ass will be...
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RE: Solobox

I don't really agree with you that they are cheaper. By the time you purchase racks they are about the same as the Happy Trail setup I have ordered...

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I have the Happy Trails 9" Teton Clif-cut which have worked for 2-up, but only a couple short rides. Which I could offer more...

I just ordered a set...stoked!

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IDRIDER - Thanks for the info.... any way to trouble you for a pic fromt he front and rear??? Just wanna see how wide my ass will be...












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