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

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Old 11 Feb 2009
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what luggage for XR400?

Hi I'm an australian that is planning on a RTW on a honda XR400. I'm in Kuala Lumpur at the moment about to buy bike in Thailand. Not really sure about how to approach the luggage situation, i have a few objectives:

*About 75L of space
*will wear a backpack to carry essentials (SLR Cam, Passport, eePC..)
*easily removable
*Secure enough to leave on bike while i wonder around, but will only store cloathes and a few other things that are not vital.

So im thinking saddle bags? but i dont want huge bags as they look silly. Wit the backpack perhaps i only need 45-50Litres of space for the bags / paniers?

thanks for any help offered.
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Soft Luggage option

Firstly I have a TTR250 and mulled over this same question until I discovered Kreiger luggage. I have the 20L main bag and 2 x 10l bags that strap onto the main bag behind the seat. Very watertight, very secure on the bike. I don't need a rack. I also use a small back pack and bum-bag (tools). I've strapped the tyre levers on the bars and have a small puncture repair kit on the front fender. If you pack light it's all you really need.
I carry the following gear:
Sleeping bag
Sleeping mat
Small gas stove etc

All of the above I got at a specialist camping store so it is all light weight and packs small.

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Andy Strapz expedition panniers are excellent soft bags!
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wolfman do some good kit designed for dirt bikes.
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Originally Posted by ttrkiwi View Post
I have the 20L main bag.
I've also got a Kriega 20 litre tailpack. I recently used it on an XR250 in Sri Lanka. The Kriega range is very well made and flexible as you can attach the 10 & 5 litre packs to increase capacity as ttrkiwi says.

Wolfman stuff is well made too but as mentioned in other threads here, their range is not waterproof. I put their tank panniers on the same XR250 in Sri Lanka in the monsoon season and they filled up nicely with water...

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