Originally Posted by ZBone
Has anyone added some sort of soft tank panniers to their ride? I'm thinking it'd be a great way to carry some extra tubes, tire spoons, and levers. Looking at the bike I'm a little concerned that they'd cover the vents on fairing, but I'm unsure whether those vents have any sort of function or if they're just there for looks. All the hot air leaving the bike exits below the fairing onto my knee so I can't imagine what other purpose they would serve.
Have you taken the LHS fairing off to look at all? There seems to be some air aimed at the oil tank, and maybe a tank pannier would block the exit of that?
No idea what effect that might have depending on the air temp etc?