Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Joe, I also would really weigh your options on the luggage. I have factory panniers bought for cheaper than the dealer offered online.
They are not great in terms of capacity or ability to load them. I will make due by packing everything in separate bags. I like the fact that they are the most tucked in and integrate well with the bike aesthetically. Also when detached, there is no rack left behind.
If starting fresh, I'd consider soft panniers and still might down the road.
2017 Vstrom 650 Base model (White)
2018 Yamaha WR250R
2017 Yamaha YZ250X
1982 Yamaha 650 Seca
1978 Honda CB550
1975 Suzuki GT380
1977 Yamaha RD400
1973 Can Am MX1 125 (bought while Mom was out of town)