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

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make your own pacsafe/helmetsafe stuff

anyone tried. Was speaking to one of the guys i work with he used to run work parties that made fishing nets/ goalnets he said it should be easy enough to make them and a hell of a lot cheaper than buying them premade. Just wondering if anyone has tried and what sort of wire they used.
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pacsafe...

just remember to make sure your Helmet is attached higher than the height a dog can pee.... otherwise you may find yourself putting on a damp and very smelly lid!
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having 3 male dogs im well trained at getting things above aiming level. Its the cats im worried about they think anything box shaped is a litter tray
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I did actually make my own set to fit around a set of soft pannier.. (sorry no pics) ... After i sourced the enough stainless wire and enough crimps to make it all worth while it was only marginally cheaper then buying them and then it took me weeks of weaving . (i ended up having to get the crimps made for me and remember each joint has to be crimped or it will be moveable allowing access to your gear... I think for the two bags I needed 1500 crimps.. ) . all in all I was happy because they fit my panniers perfectly (unlike the the shop bought ones).. but the money and time was not worth it... as i found that at the end of the day it was a pain in the ass putting them on and taking them off so i would ride with them on.. and it scratched my bike alot.. I have since move to metal panniers and top box.. faster and simpler.. but a lot more money!!!
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