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post #11 of 57 Old 04-19-2019, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by sfalexi View Post
Look into bicycle touring bags. They'll be easily fitted to crash bars and will be waterproof. The only concern you might have is how they'll stand up to 70mph winds vs ... whatever slow speed bikes travel as. But it shouldn't be much of a concern.

Google "bicycle front panniers" or click HERE.

I don't know about the slow bicycle part, I've seen how fast some of them crazy mofo's take the downhill on the Cabot Trail ;P haha
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post #12 of 57 Old 04-20-2019, 09:27 AM
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I used the SW Motech small dry bags. My problem is that I need to create a backing plate to install on the bars, which will have slots in it to accept the bag straps.

I bought a small sheet of black plastic / kitchen cutting board plastic and will design something from that. I want to remove them for local travel.
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post #13 of 57 Old 04-20-2019, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by blaustrom View Post
Search for BlackIBags:

I have my heavy tools and tire plug/ compressor kit in there. They are model/ crash bar type specific.
Thanks for that link, nice bags and think I'll order me some.

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post #14 of 57 Old 04-20-2019, 10:29 AM
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I have BlackIBags off of Etsy as well. OEM crash bars. I installed a dual USB/voltmeter socket on the right side of the "dash" and keep my phone and Kindle charging in the right side bag on trips. National parks pass on the left side with a flashlight and candy. Need my sugar. Can access when on the bike. Had to waterproof them but very handy bags!
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post #15 of 57 Old 04-20-2019, 11:17 AM
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I use the Aerostitch tank panniers at 8.8 liters each. Hang the strap over the tank and use the attached bungee to hold them to the bars.

When not on the Wee, I hang them over the rear seat on the Wing for added storage. A 2 liter Coleman jugs fits just fine.

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post #16 of 57 Old 04-20-2019, 11:28 AM
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The bags in my picture above are also from Blackibags mounted on Givi crash bars.

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post #17 of 57 Old 04-20-2019, 01:03 PM
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If it weren't for the shipping, these are dirt cheap for real dry bags for the crash bars. Even with shipping they're less than $80 (at today's exchange rate ), which is less than most other bags before shipping. They have lots of other dry bag products as well, including paniers that are REALLY inexpensive. They started in marine luggage so are good at waterproof.
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post #18 of 57 Old 04-20-2019, 01:58 PM
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How much stuff do you guys need to carry with you?
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post #19 of 57 Old 04-20-2019, 02:03 PM
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Here we go again...
Please don't feed the troll.
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post #20 of 57 Old 04-20-2019, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by PerazziMx14 View Post
How much stuff do you guys need to carry with you?
If you think a tire plug kit and compressor and a breaker bar with socket to adjust the chain tension are excessive, well then we are all happy about your very helpful and useful comment
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