ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-20-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
nicola_a OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Melbourne, AU
Oddometer: 55
Adv-Spec Magadan Panniers

Hi everyone.

I'm pretty new here. I only own a street bike right now - Honda VTR250 - which I am keeping for road trips around Australia, and then I intend on getting a TTR250 or similar overseas next year and using that as my overseas 'touring' bike.

I've been doing tons of research into luggage trying to find out what is the best compromise. I have decided that I like the Adv-Spec Magadans which I'm sure you're all familiar with. They suit my needs the best. I'd like a set of soft panniers, then the ability to strap a medium size backpack (for hiking) and my sleeping bag to the pillion seat.

I'm looking for something that I can use on both my VTR250 and my eventual 'touring' bike with just a bit of tweaking of a basic rack. Here is a pic of a VTR250 with the Ventura rack on it that I was thinking of getting.



The rack isn't much, but it's hard to get a rack for the VTR so I think I can probably make do. But I'm concerned about the exhaust position in relation to the Magadans. I've seen pics of the Magadans on a number of bikes and sometimes it seems quite low and sometimes it sits higher.

I don't know how to page Walter Colebatch on ADVRider but hopefully he'll see this thread, but is there anyone else out there who has these panniers who can say that the exhaust problem is indeed a PROBLEM, or could it work?

Thanks in advance for any assistance and advice.

Nicola
nicola_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
kk3an
Adventurer
 
kk3an's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Somerset, PA
Oddometer: 88
A bump on this thread for Nicola....I too am curious about this.

Dan
kk3an is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 01:47 PM   #3
nicola_a OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Melbourne, AU
Oddometer: 55
Thanks kk3an.

On another forum I got some advice, mostly involving strapping everything directly to the tail, in addition to a large tank bag. I'm going to see if I can fit everything.

I also saw these panniers that are cut especially for annoying exhausts, but probably still won't go on my bike as it has no rear fairings. And although they aren't the Magadans that I want, they might suit road riding in dry Australia --- may just have to buy both. Working on it!
nicola_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
kk3an
Adventurer
 
kk3an's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Somerset, PA
Oddometer: 88
I reckon it's just you and me here Nicola :)

Honestly I'm going to spring for the Magadan panniers for my R12GSA. Appears they are out of stock in EU until the end of the month. I take it as a good sign when a manufacturer is out of stock on something like this.

Aside from getting some custom side racks fitted for your VTR250, it could be a challenge on your bike, based on the photo.

Dan


Quote:
Originally Posted by nicola_a View Post
Thanks kk3an.

On another forum I got some advice, mostly involving strapping everything directly to the tail, in addition to a large tank bag. I'm going to see if I can fit everything.

I also saw these panniers that are cut especially for annoying exhausts, but probably still won't go on my bike as it has no rear fairings. And although they aren't the Magadans that I want, they might suit road riding in dry Australia --- may just have to buy both. Working on it!
kk3an is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 05:31 PM   #5
Mr. Canoehead
Taste Gunnels!
 
Mr. Canoehead's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Calgary, Too far to the mountains and too cold
Oddometer: 1,449
Go to inmates at the top of the page, search for Colebatch. Alternatively, just go to one of his threads. Then right click on his name and send him a message. If he is not somewhere in Siberia, he'll get back to you.

Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk 2
__________________
___________________________________________
2006 FJR1300, 2005 GS1150 Adventure, 2002 DR650 SE, a fortune in Farkles.

"No matter how many [internet] opinions you line up, you can't vote nonsense into truth"- Kevin Cameron
Mr. Canoehead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 07:45 AM   #6
motoreiter
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Moscow, Russia
Oddometer: 1,139
You can check out Colebatch's ride report stickied in the Ride Reports section, and then send him a pm.

And I don't have the Magadan bags but I'd hazard a guess that that exhaust could be a problem. The problem with your rack is that it will force you to pack everything really high on the back of the bike, which is not a good place for it.
__________________
Adventure is just another word for poor planning.
http://www.motoreiter.com
motoreiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014