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post #1 of 24 Old 04-17-2010, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone with tank panniers?

I am considering tank panniers for my DL1000. I don't really need the luggage space, but could use it. I want them to help with wind blast that comes around the fairing/tank. Anyone have any pictures of your tank pannier setup?
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post #2 of 24 Old 04-17-2010, 02:30 AM
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Assorted pics here.
http://www.google.com.au/images?hl=e...ed=0CDgQsAQwAw


I googled tank panniers and got all sorts of stuff coming up.

I'm looking to do a set on my Wee, also going to check out the cycle shops as I used to have a good set of panniers on my mountain bike that could have easily been adapted to do the job as well.

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post #3 of 24 Old 04-17-2010, 09:44 AM
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panniers

i use a set of aerostitch bagss in the cold weather to block the
wind. I just hang them across the fairing and bungee them to
the crash bars. ugly as sin, but they do help block cold air.
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i use a set of aerostitch bagss in the cold weather to block the
wind. I just hang them across the fairing and bungee them to
the crash bars. ugly as sin, but they do help block cold air.
+1 on the aerostich bags...i love em', i think theyre running about $120 come in black too.

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I like the idea of tank panniers because, it seems to me, they should help move more of the weight forward. Since this bike has a tendency to be light in the front, that could help handling a lot when loaded.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who's tried them and has noticed a difference in handling.
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These pictues were taken after a 4 day 3 night camping trip with the wife the end of Sept. '09. These "tank panniers" , although hard to see in the pics, held a cable lock, two full rainsuits, a book, first aid kit and some other items and still had room. They perfomed great all weekend. I paid $20.00usd. for them brand new. They are actually a sturdy nylon canvas saddle bag for horseback riding that I bought at Tractor Supply Co.
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i use a set of aerostitch bagss in the cold weather to block the
wind. I just hang them across the fairing and bungee them to
the crash bars. ugly as sin, but they do help block cold air.
I'm with Mike on this one. I had a set of Aerostitch that I used on my KLR and K-75. Great for protection on the legs for either cold weather or rain. Plus, they give added packing volume for things that just don't fit anywhere else.

I'm going to be in Duluth later this summer and will probably pick up another set for the Wee.

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Here's a link to the FAMSA brand. I've seen these in person and they're very nice. They are kind of pricey though.....

http://www.bikerworldusa.com/famsa.html

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Do a search here for "Famsa". I have been thinking of buying their bags as they look great and get good reviews from those that own them. The only downside is the $300 cost, but that includes a matching tankbag.

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I keep thinking there must be a good way to hang a couple of those ever-so-tacticool "bail out bags" that are covered in molle attachments from my PWD bars. Anyone got anything mounted to their Pat Walsh crash bars?

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