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

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Hard Pannier Racks For DR 650?

Good evening all.

Have done a search and wadded through countless threads but could not find what I am looking for.

We are going to be using Pelican Cases and want to find out which rack best suits them for strength etc and also bring the cases as far forward as possible to keep weight more central as we won't be carrying passengers.

If anyone has so good input please let us know, some photos and names would be good.

Have looked at Moose racks etc but they don't seem to be available.

Many thanks Andi
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Hi, i take it your Kiwis, i have a new Dr in my shed now i am building luggage for, (thats my job) i have built heavy duty pannier frames and rear racks and will be fitting a set of my own alloy panniers i can send you photos if you like. These pannier frames mount forward. The bike is being setup for a overland trip from Vladivostik to Spain, i build luggage here on the Sunshine Coast Australia, i will pm you with my e-mail. Cheers Locky.
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Safari Tank pannier frames

'Safari Tanks' in Australia sell pannier frames for the DR650 on their website, they are pretty tough. But not cheap. (link)
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Moto-Sport Panniers.

I have these, with both the soft Yukon bags and the hard Baja aluminum cases. I like them. The bags are interchangeable on the same frame. They also make a mounting plate for the Pelican cases. Very clean and simple, but like all cases they are not cheap.

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Doesn't Caribou Luggage make the whole set up for the DR? If they do, I've used them on a different bike, pretty good value for the price.
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