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Old 04-24-2015, 10:33 AM   #1
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Soft Panniers 800xcx recommendation

Has anyone used the Caribou Commander Soft Panniers or any other Bags?
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:33 PM   #2
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I am using the Wolfman Expedition bags. Was a bit skeptical at first but I really like having them and a solid trunk on the back.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:40 PM   #3
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Love my Enduristan Monsson 3s on my Roadie.
100% waterproof so that meets my major requirement for panniers.

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Old 04-26-2015, 11:04 AM   #4
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About the Commandos, I just started using them, so I don't have any good crash stories. They hold a ton, appear perfectly waterproof, and I love being able to lock them on to the bike and swap with hard bags in 2 minutes using the same key.

I'll be hitting the dirt and high country this summer, so more to report then. Earlier this week I did determine they can safely hold 4-5 growlers, not bad for soft bags.






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And swap with hard bags!

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Old 04-26-2015, 02:08 PM   #5
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Giant Loop style

have you considered the U shaped strap on bags that do not require a frame. Giant loop make one that works well.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:31 AM   #6
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Giant Loop Great Basin...

…Works great on my Tiger XCx. In this photo it's practically empty, but it easily holds my camping kit with room for a few tools, etc. as well...

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GSBS,
Your bike is ENTIRELY too clean. It looks brand new!
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:58 AM   #8
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I'm somewhat surprised their isn't more interest in the magadan's.
That's the set I'm leaning toward.
Hopefully the triumph expedition bars work with them.
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:17 PM   #9
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Pulled the trigger

Went for the Mosko Moto "Reckless 80" soft panniers...Check out there Video was impressed.....
Will get in June...
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:41 PM   #10
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I'm somewhat surprised their isn't more interest in the magadan's.
That's the set I'm leaning toward.
Hopefully the triumph expedition bars work with them.
I did contemplate the AS bags, mk2 looks the goods but price in $AU stopped me in the end. Won't rule them out in the future though.

My GL bag lays kicking around the shed getting occasional use on my F650dakar... not really waterproof, the zipper is shit...bit of a love/hate relationship for me...as I liked the no rack idea but...

I ended up giving an aussie made vinyl roll top a go. Similar to the wolfman's but cheaper as they are in natural grey.





mounted to local Barrett racks



My lad has the monsoons...will be interested to see how they go width wise...
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:09 AM   #11
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My lad has the monsoons...will be interested to see how they go width wise...
I would say that they are about 40% wider per bag. This is the closest I have to a direct back on shot. The bags are on SW Motech racks.



What brand of bags do you have? I haven't seen those ones before.
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I would say that they are about 40% wider per bag. This is the closest I have to a direct back on shot. The bags are on SW Motech racks.



What brand of bags do you have? I haven't seen those ones before.


bags from here...http://www.adventuremotorcycle.com.a...ddle-bags.html work in progress and he wants feedback to fine tune them, the internal 'puncture liner' needs more thought but overall a good first effort ...I was willing to giv'em a go... Vinyl is from beehive in Qld & clips from NZ
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Went for the Mosko Moto "Reckless 80" soft panniers...Check out there Video was impressed.....
Will get in June...

Rackless 80 from Moskomoto is also on order. It seems to tick the boxes in not having to fit racks, keeps the load centralized and will be more versatile in the over the seat area. In that area you can expand it to hold more , or remove it and add a larger duffle bag.

I hope I am not being "reckless" ordering a new product.

I used the Barrett Exhaust pannier racks on my last bike. They were very well made but weighed about 5 kg. I guess you could consider them as crash bars for the bike's rear.

I used Steel Pony bags on moto-racks.com racks on my DRZ400. On impact they do a great job of bending in the sacrificial flat plate side areas. It is easy to bend them out again to shape. This protects the subframe from bending. Tom from Vermont doesn't cater for Triumphs.

The Steel Pony panniers and Andy Strapz Expedition panniers are very hardy bags made in OZ. Buy them while our $ is weak. Support our economy. We did it for you Yanks after the GFC by continuing to visit the States as tourists. (I got some really cheap K2 skis while in Colorado).
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:33 AM   #14
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bags from here...http://www.adventuremotorcycle.com.a...ddle-bags.html work in progress and he wants feedback to fine tune them, the internal 'puncture liner' needs more thought but overall a good first effort ...I was willing to giv'em a go... Vinyl is from beehive in Qld & clips from NZ
Thanks. Didn't know that site. I like the soft 5L fuel bladder.
I see that his panniers are rated at 20L per side. The Monsoons are 30L per side. His Annie's look great fir true off road ruling.
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Thanks. Didn't know that site. I like the soft 5L fuel bladder.
I see that his panniers are rated at 20L per side. The Monsoons are 30L per side. His Annie's look great fir true off road ruling.
I have had the desert fox bladders for some time (bought direct from Sth Africa) they are good gear so far.

Yep monsoons are way bigger at 60L, AS madagan bags are around 50, andy/steel pony & AME 40ish, wolfies slighty smaller 38.
it's a bit of pick ya poison as far as what each individual needs... for me it was water/dust proof and how tight they strapped on to the racks, oh and dollars I can also run a 40L OverBoard drybag if needed. But 80L is a lot of shit...
XRman , I think I weighed the racks at 3.5kg+ 3kg for the bags...a 6.5kg penalty I'll have to live with.
interested to see how the mosko bags work out...
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