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Old 01-31-2013, 10:12 PM   #61
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How do you like the tank panniers? They look really good. Waterproof at all?
Love em - keep the stuff I don't use all the time in there - tents tarp, soft things that would aid in a tipover. Have mesh pockets for water bottle and lemon drops - mount the radar detector on top. You might want to check their site, but I know I sprayed them and I believe I have covers but have never used them. They work really well as wind protection too. I like these better than the goofy looking ones from aerostich.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:02 AM   #62
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22 days and 11,600 miles with just the Jesse's and one medium duffel. Loved it.


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Old 02-01-2013, 01:48 AM   #63
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Givi racks, some dry bags I had in the garage and river cam straps...rigged to flip. I like the flexibility for packing and the knowledge that I won't break pieces off my hard luggage. Aerostich tank panniers.



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Old 02-01-2013, 02:02 AM   #64
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Were I riding anything crazier than the Trans-Lab I would use soft panniers as well. Something bomber and waterproof that wouldn't trap my foot behind or crush when I put the bike down.

I have to say the Touratech Zegas have suffered a couple slow speed crashes without serious issue, but I have trapped my foot, momentarily, under them on the big GS when dabbing.

I was thinking about a pair of these next:
http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...-panniers.html

Adventure-Spec Magadan Panniers

















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I really, REALLY love those Vern Worldbeater panniers. Had I known about them years ago, I wouldn't have those Zegas.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:18 AM   #65
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Were I riding anything crazier than the Trans-Lab I would use soft panniers as well. Something bomber and waterproof that wouldn't trap my foot behind or crush when I put the bike down.

I have to say the Touratech Zegas have suffered a couple slow speed crashes without serious issue, but I have trapped my foot, momentarily, under them on the big GS when dabbing.

I was thinking about a pair of these next:
http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...-panniers.html

Adventure-Spec Magadan Panniers



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I really, REALLY love those Vern Worldbeater panniers. Had I known about them years ago, I wouldn't have those Zegas.

Those Magadans look very nice...but 350 pounds...ouch.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:10 AM   #66
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I really, REALLY love those Vern Worldbeater panniers. Had I known about them years ago, I wouldn't have those Zegas.
Bobby - Same here. In the event my Zegas need to be written off, Vern and I will be having a conversation. My Zegas are pretty damn good, IMO. The square size packs really nicely, but they do rack a bit when biffed - nothing a rock or hammer can't fix.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:30 AM   #67
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22 days and 11,600 miles with just the Jesse's and one medium duffel. Loved it.
+1 just what I use. Plus the Wolfman tank bag. Great set up.

Wondering if anyone out there has put lid loops on there Jessies? I hear it could cause the lid to leak? I would like to hear from someone who has done this if possible. Been thinking of putting the loops on my Jessies but don't want a leaky lid

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:00 AM   #68
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22 days and 11,600 miles with just the Jesse's and one medium duffel. Loved it.

7200 miles in 16 days, with this:



The top case was empty mosly, just a change of gloves and a place to put my helmet when stopped.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:28 AM   #69
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+1 Lid loops

Lid loops and Jesse bags are fine. Just use some rubber washers. No leaks from mine.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #70
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Lid loops and Jesse bags are fine. Just use some rubber washers. No leaks from mine.
Thanks, I got the loops from Jessy and he sent the rubber washers with them.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #71
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This is the way I usually run the bike. For camping I have a dry bag over the back, with the tent and chair on the back rack.




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Old 02-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #72
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Nice looking bike, can you tell me how you mounted the GPS? It appears it is bored into the dash? My darn eyes are so bad now I need the GPS a bit further away from me rather than on the crossbar. Thanks.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:54 AM   #73
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:07 AM   #74
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Loving them. High quality, great hardware!

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:39 PM   #75
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2010:
Northface RED duffle, 2 gallon RotoPax (never needed),sleeping bag, tent, kermit chair (never needed)
Scorched tent bottom when bag was too close to muffler!


2012:
35L Caribou case, 1-gallon RotoPax (perfect for Fairbanks to Coldfoot...safety), tent, sleeping bag, air mattress...no chair!
All this is ON TOP of the Caribou case. High VIZ yellow strapping around entire Caribou case. Easy access.
RokStraps are a MUST thing to have! Easy to have your street shoes on top...ready for dismount...walk around.
Much better set up! Sleeping bag made great BACK REST!
Nice setup

How do you have the Rotopax fastened to the Caribou top case ?
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