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Smile Giant Loop Panniers

Hi,

still at the planning stage for an adventure and saw these advertised in an enduro mag.

Two versions, prob best suited to lightweight 'raids' on an enduro bike and a bigger version best suited to larger dual sports.

Giant Loopâ„¢ Moto: Saddlebags for Motorcycles | Giant Loopâ„¢ Saddlebag

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Look seriously expensive for what they are.
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Yer... pretty expensive and they dont look anything special.
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$400 WOW! My Nelson Rigg throw overs cost me £30 and they do the job great. Ok, the waterproof covers aren't worth bothering with but it's never been a problem. I just make sure everything I pack in them is in ziplock bags, food containers or is ok getting wet.
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i was looking more at the enduro bike specific ones and the ability to not require a frame.

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A clever idea, but really nothing more than a shaped stuff sack IMHO. As a serious cheapskate I'd buy the biggest canoe sack you can lay your hands on, load it with the level of gear shown and lash it over some anti-scuff mat (Wilkinsons sell it a lot cheaper than bike places). I'd bet with enough loose material, heavy stuff loaded in the ends, you can get a cylindrical sack to take the shape using cargo nets.

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Hi 38th, Here's a pic of 2 serows, mines on the right. My mate has made a rack for his Givi soft panniers but I wanted to keep the bike as neat as possible so just didn't bother. The right pannier rests on the exhaust heatshield and the left one just hangs there. So far I've had no issues. Here we had a trip to Applecross in the highlands and I've been over to France too. Several thousand miles, all on-road, and they travel well. All I do is make sure that the heavy stuff is in the right pannier as it has some support.



Keeping it simple is always the best idea.

You'll notice the S6 resperator bags make great tank panniers. They're not waterproof so just find a food container thats a good fit and job done!
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Flying Doctor,

Appreciate that you went without additional frames on your serrow but that does have a subframe and pillionpegs doesn't it?

I was thinking along the lines of a big tank on my enduro bike, which doesn't have any subframe, for some off road fun without resorting to additional metalwork.

Also I feel I have had it drummed into me on various courses that the only thing that goes in a respirator haversack should be a respirator and its ancils, it is not a handbag as pointed out to Susannah York by Kenneth Moore in the Film Battle of Britain

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Also I feel I have had it drummed into me on various courses that the only thing that goes in a respirator haversack should be a respirator and its ancils, it is not a handbag as pointed out to Susannah York by Kenneth Moore in the Film Battle of Britain
Ha ha, I could see the RSM getting a bit shirty with you arriving at camp with res bags on your bike. I now have the luxury of ignoring such people, you probably don't!
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hi not sure if any one has come acos british 58 pattern rucksacks from the full webbing sets have had 2 for some years now in and out around and about all maner of transport! boom prove and versitile i think one cost £2 the other was free.
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I just visited my local outdoor store where they had a Palm 'River Trek' canoe pack (basically a dry bag with shoulder straps) for 27 notes. Looks well made and at 50 litres a decent size, too. Probably fit quite well on the back of a dirt bike with a couple of straps and easy to carry off the bike too.

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Ha ha, I could see the RSM getting a bit shirty with you arriving at camp with res bags on your bike. I now have the luxury of ignoring such people, you probably don't!
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