|02-21-2013, 08:51 PM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Altoona, WI
DR650-Happy Trail panniers pic request/help
Does anyone have any useful pics for Happy-Trail Owyhee panniers vs. Tetons on a DR650.
I really want to send these guys some money and I am having a hard time deciding between the two in the 7.5" width.
I run the lowered suspension (because I'm short) so my major concern is that the Tetons will be too large, clumsy looking, and will be more problematic off road (read: fireroads and two-track). However, I don't know if this is true or not because....i can't find pics for visual reference. I can deal with either as far as volume goes but more is better if I can keep potentially keep weight off of the top and down lower. I'm just trying to find that perfect balance so-to-say.
I've searched the whole damn internet trying to find decent pics at useful angles (front/back/sides) and have come up with nothing....especially with a lowered bike.. I know they have pictures on their website however, the pics on the website are about useless for any comparisons, as different widths and are shown and at weird angles.
If anybody is able to help, even by posting pics of their bike at "cardinal directions" it would be much appreciated. (Happy Trails if you have magic pictures sitting somewhere in your files of these panniers at the specified angles on a lowered DR....I'll buy your Mohave bags too.) As this is another conundrum... Mohave vs Wolfman on HT racks.
Feel free to chime in with anything even anecdotal advice.
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