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Old 12-29-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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2001 KTM 640 Enduro Commuter and Touring Questions

Hello,

I am the proud owner of a new to me KTM 640 Enduro. The bike came with new Dunlop 606's two helmets and a few new spare parts. I purchased a set of Shinko 705's for commuting. I am looking to purchase panniers and can not choose between soft and hard bags. I am leaning towards Happy Trail Teton hard cases but can't decide between 7.5 or 9 in if I go with hard bags. Any opinions and or pictures would help.

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PS- I plan on commuting weekly and touring a couple times a year.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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If you plan on riding off road get soft panniers, they hold up better if you crash. I had Dirt Bagz Ranger soft bags on my 640e http://www.dbzproducts.com

There's also Giant Loop and Wolfman soft luggage.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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Thank you for the resonse, but I already ordered HT Teton 9" Panniers (20 minutes ago). I wanted to take advantge of the free shipping and the $100 Gift cert that they are offering. After having a Harley with soft bags, I really wanted something I could lock up. Commuting is goining to play major role in this bikes life, so I was leaning towards a little more security. Thanks again. I will post up when I get the Teton by Happy Trail.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:08 AM   #4
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Update:
I contacted Happy Trail and changed my order to the 7.5" with a cliff cut on the exhaust side. After putting just under 100 miles on the bike around town in the last few days with some pretty gusty winds, I ordered a Cee Bailey wind screen. Thanks again for the replies!
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:50 AM   #5
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Bailey, You might want to reconsider.
The width of the bags from the centerline should fit inside the handlebars if possible. I have done a bunch of traveling with Touratech Zega panniers.

They are never big enough. Packing for extended travel or RTW travel is difficult with the largest panniers sold.

Zega panniers are 8 or 10X17X15 inches, the smaller pannier is for the muffler side.

Panniers are like houses, chose your own.

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