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post #1 of 8 Old 09-09-2008, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Use of Front Panniers?

I used front panniers on my KLR-650 both for added storage space and protection for my legs. Has anyone used or seen them used on a V-Strom?

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-09-2008, 06:13 AM
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I think some folks are going to engine guard bags. I have some Mountain Sun front panniers I may try out. But the front end is so wide already. I dunno.

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I have a set that are part of my Touratech tank bag set up. It is a great addition. It gives some wind protection and puts some additional items close at hand when traveling.



you can see them in this picture. This was my setup for my Alaska trip.

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another shot from another angle on the same trip...



I find them useful and worth while.

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another shot from another angle on the same trip...



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EWWW!!! Your bike is all muddy!
All that mud is from the first 80 miles of "paved" roads we covered in Alaska.

You should have seen it when we actually got on one of the gravel roads...



It all ended up looking like this...

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What kind of jackets/pants did you guys all wear up there?
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I use a FAMSA tank / pannier set. Great for me as they allow me to transfer some light weight forward and they do keep a bit of wind off (although that's really secondary to me.

Here's a pic...

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