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Old 01-09-2009, 08:11 AM   #1
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tank panniers for Vstrom

Thinking about getting some tank panniers for my dl650 for a trip this summer. Anybody have any recommendations? The Wolfman tank bag I have is awesome and am leaning towards Wolfman brand again but not sure how they fit on the Strom. The Wolfman site does not show any photos of the dl650 with their panniers. Be great if you have any photos of your Strom with panniers mounted.

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Old 01-09-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
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go over to http://vstrom.info/vsri-gallery/gallery/main.php and leaf threw the pics. lots of good ideas over there. Some of the penny tech in the gspot forum might work on the strom to.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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Aerostich is the only way to go. I tried some of the popular ATV bags on a 10 day trip last summer the zippers failed on day 2. Aerostich high viz bags now, waterproof unbelievable quality and function and the fit my 1k with givi crash bars is perfect. Oh course I took a huge dose of the stitch kool-aid over Christmas with a full suit and the panniers so maybe I am just drunk.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:39 PM   #4
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Thanks, I checked out the Aerostich site and those bags look pretty good. I also have the Givi crashem up bars and one of my concerns was how they might interact with the bags.
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:19 PM   #5
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I've said it before, but I simply mounted the panniers to my crash bars. Worked really well.
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:48 PM   #6
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Dumb question time - what do you put in tank panniers? Are they for heavy stuff, like fuel and water, or light stuff that won't fit somewhere else?
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:12 PM   #7
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I've said it before, but I simply mounted the panniers to my crash bars. Worked really well.
I mounted bags to my crash bars, too:

MOLLE Ammo Bag, made by Diplomat, purchased from L.A. Police gear for $10 each plus shipping. These are soft bags, so I have them stuffed with a couple of towels to fill them out. I may see about fitting them with internal stiffeners to help them hold their shape when they aren't full.
  • Large YKK zippers
  • 2" padded shoulder strap
  • Internal key tether
  • Molle compatible on 4 all sides
  • Name tape area with velcro
  • Velcro inside to hold holster or other compartments
  • Two internal compartments
  • Hand strap for carry
  • Built strong to hold maximum weight
  • Dimensions: 13.5" x 11" x 6"
(The can of corn is for size perspective.)

Inside view of the two pockets with velcro closures.

Other side with the entire inside covered with velcro.

I mounted them to my Hepco & Becker engine guards using strips of velcro.




The bags are made of rubber coated cordura, but the seams and stitches are not sealed or taped. There is also a grommetted drain hole in the bottom of each bag. So I would call these water-resistant but certainly not water-proof. You could always pack your stuff on a plastic bag before putting them in the ammo bags. These bags seem pretty well made and should hold up fairly well. I probably won't carry really heavy stuff in these; probably rain gear and the like. More sensitive things like my camera will stay up in the tank bag. The bags are available in green, tan or black. I went with OD green, since it matches the theme of my bike.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:16 PM   #8
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Aerostich is the only way to go. I tried some of the popular ATV bags on a 10 day trip last summer the zippers failed on day 2. Aerostich high viz bags now, waterproof unbelievable quality and function and the fit my 1k with givi crash bars is perfect. Oh course I took a huge dose of the stitch kool-aid over Christmas with a full suit and the panniers so maybe I am just drunk.
Do you have pictures of the Aero panniers on your Strom? Are they the 'standard' (large) or 'competition'?
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