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post #31 of 57 Old 08-31-2016, 08:24 PM
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I like mine on the reflector stalks on the forks. Prefer the visibility of these when approaching the bike (triangle of light effect), and they're out of the way.

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stock suspension ?
For now. I keep waffling between RT and Cogent.
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For now. I keep waffling between RT and Cogent.
I have WP and can't feel washboards, but anything mounted on the lowers is bouncing

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What panniers are those? they look great.

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I am not to worried about the lights breaking if the bike falls over...

I mounted my lights:

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just below the crash bar with this bracket:

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sorry what panniers are those? didn't quote the msg right last time, thanks.

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sorry what panniers are those? didn't quote the msg right last time, thanks.
Oh, those are Nomada Pro 2 panniers from HOLAN. I did a small write-up here:

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I have found this is the best location for lights. My last bike 2008 DL 1000 I mounted lights on the engine guards. Big mistake when you go down. these lights are 2800 lumen LED with SW Motech brackets.


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Oh, those are Nomada Pro 2 panniers from HOLAN. I did a small write-up here:

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Thanks, just looking at their prices, I can get Givi trekker outback 37 LT and racks for the same price, bigger panniers but they would be a lot wider without the cutout for the exhaust.
Also looking at trekker 33's with the dual opening lid, they will fit on the existing monokey racks but not sure how happy I'd be with them, I really like the top loading on the e21's I have now. just wish the were about 30 lts instead of 21. sorry for the hijack.

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Thanks, just looking at their prices, I can get Givi trekker outback 37 LT and racks for the same price, bigger panniers but they would be a lot wider without the cutout for the exhaust.
Also looking at trekker 33's with the dual opening lid, they will fit on the existing monokey racks but not sure how happy I'd be with them, I really like the top loading on the e21's I have now. just wish the were about 30 lts instead of 21. sorry for the hijack.
I considered the trekkers. I chose not to get them as they are plastic with aluminum panels and much wider(especially the right side). The Holan's are about the exact width of the stock mirrors, keeping the bike a little skinnier. I purchased the 31 liter set, since the right pannier is cut for the exhaust, it is less than 31. I did not fill it with water to measure, but i would guess it is about 25 or 26 liters. There are other pannier options, they all have their own pros and cons. The Nomada Pro cases are a very good option and come in white which I liked. I expect they will last as long as I have this bike unless something unfortunate happens.

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Light Mount

I got the Denali light mount from Twisted Throttle. Was $50 and works great. Easy to install and doesn't interfere with any of the controls.

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