Panniers or Topbox? Or May be both?

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Post by Triplog » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:18 pm

For day trips I use a 42ltr Givi Trekker, but I also have Kriega 20ltr and 10ltr bags which are fully waterproof and bombproof. First class service and backup as well should you ever need it.

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Post by Scott_rider » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:33 pm

Oxford Aqua 50 litre roll bag; or Oxford Aqua 20 litre roll bag with two SW Motech saddlebags...either set upworks for me 8-) .
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Post by Elmer J Fudd » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:12 pm

Panniers only, and maybe bungee a small bag onto the rear seat.

I can never get on with a top box, quite literally! I keep kicking them when getting on and off the bike and nearly falling over, whereas with panniers I can swing over the top.

Even tried the Hong Kong Phooey, leg up and attack from the side method, but to no avail. It's even worse trying to get off the bike: left foot down, right leg up and hop sideways like a demented Bibendum on a pogo stick.... :lol:

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Post by Mike54 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:16 pm

Hated the hard panniers on my S1000XR - looked cool but totally impractical for me. I like a small top box and a soft bag on the pillion. Have stuff you need whilst out in the top box, rest in the bag. Not keen on tank bags, they are for camp older men :lol: ;)

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Post by Spike941 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:40 pm

Not being able to travel light, I have hard panniers on the Explorer, top box, bag strapped to the rack on the top box, an extending tail pack strapped to the pillion seat, (50ltr Oxford bag if camping) tank bag and engine bar panniers. It might not look pretty, but I want for nothing.
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Post by SteveW » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:58 pm

Mike54 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:16 pm

I like a small top box and a soft bag on the pillion.
Wait till I tell Sal :lol:

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Panniers or Topbox? Or May be both?

Post by vRSG60 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:27 pm

You’ve seen mine. All 3 most of the time. Keeps me used to the width. Although I have taken to leaving the top box off these days.
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Post by gbags » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:06 pm

The only thing I’d add is ROKstraps for tying anything down.

They’ll never stretch or shake loose. Since I found these I’ve never used anything else, and no, I don’t have a finger in this pie.

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Post by ibgary » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:16 pm

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Post by Shidosan » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:25 pm

I use both when on tour and just a small topbox when local...... i like to take everything with me to make the trip comfortable
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