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Giant Loop Motorcycle Saddlebags & Motorcycle Tank Bags: Panniers, Soft Luggage for Adventure & Sport Touring

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A very neat way of carrying spare tyres, my Dutch mate, and 2003 dakar competitor Pete Schreurs on his XT500, by this time on our returning trip from the '06 Dakar he was down to carrying just the one tyre.
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www.GABE-RTW.co.uk

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Just don't do this, lol.
Yeow. Kind of wasted that tire, eh?

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Hi all!

I think carrying the tyres at the front of the bike is a better option. We're going two up on a Wee Strom RTW and that's exactly what I'm thinking of doing. I'll have the missus in the back + panniers, topcase, waterproof bags for stuff as well so don't want to put any more in the back. I'm already really concerned about how the rear suspension is going to handle the weight I'm putting on.

Anybody outthere with a VStrom 650 who could tell me if there's aenough room in the front for the tyres without obstructing the knees?

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Hi

I saw a thread on VSRI somewhere a while back, he had made a couple of brackets up to clip onto his GIVI crash bars and he had a tyre strapped on each side, something I am considering as well

By the looks of the setup, with my failing memory, there seemed to be no knee interference, but I think it would depend on leg length etc, you may have to do a search on that site and maybe pose a question if you cannot find it, it is full of helpful people, sorry I cannot give the direct link at this time.

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Hi all!

I think carrying the tyres at the front of the bike is a better option. We're going two up on a Wee Strom RTW and that's exactly what I'm thinking of doing. I'll have the missus in the back + panniers, topcase, waterproof bags for stuff as well so don't want to put any more in the back. I'm already really concerned about how the rear suspension is going to handle the weight I'm putting on.

Anybody outthere with a VStrom 650 who could tell me if there's aenough room in the front for the tyres without obstructing the knees?

Stay safe!
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Attaching more stuff to the panniers would make the bike itself a lot wider and also that would mean putting more stuff on the back which I don't want to do. Thanks for the website. I'll give them a shout and try to find out anyway. I think i'll just pop in to one of the bike shops around and take a couple of tyres trying to stick them onto the front of the bike somehow - see how it works.

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