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Hi All

This is my setup, super light and simple. I have i orlieb dry-backs in the army back to keep every thing dry.

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The tester

Well the rack came and it fitted just peachy

Here is a couple of quick and dirty snaps, the "top-box to rack" lock does get a little dirty, but has a cover so no major issues!

Also makes a great place to store the "anti-joy ride device"







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Well the rack came and it fitted just peachy

Here is a couple of quick and dirty snaps, the "top-box to rack" lock does get a little dirty, but has a cover so no major issues!

Also makes a great place to store the "anti-joy ride device"


There is an extension for the rear fender that will probably would do the job... although it is damn ugly (I've got it on mine).

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Hi All

This is my setup, super light and simple. I have i orlieb dry-backs in the army back to keep every thing dry.

Christian
Christian, looks nice and certainly light. btw, where's near Geneva? I'm actually in gva.

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Hepco&Becker rack (needed some persuation to fit properly) and homemade (not by me) alu-panniers, made to my meassures/specs. Bike is a 4pt xt600e with acerbis 23ltr tank, laser produro exhaust, ect ect....

They are very narrow compared to other panniers, and are taller and deeper, which I think suits me/my bike better. They work flawlessly, and its so easy to pack ya' stuff, just toss it in there and go riding. 2 locks on each pannier, one for locking the lid, and one for locking the pannier to the rack. One key simply operates all locks.

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I'm going for Giant Loop Great Basin's... the thought of adding a new metal frame work isn't attractive to me. Neither is the thought of heavy, rigid Alu boxes and the incredible hassle that would ensue if you had a mild crash. Also doesn't look fun riding a bike like that, may aswell go in a convertable

I know the Loops are pricey and there is trade off security wise, but seems like the simplest and lightest solution. I think my mind is set. hah.

This video was the tipping point for me. This does not look fun, AT ALL..

Can never get vids to embed on here for some reason: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwWRxDU-aE

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......Also doesn't look fun riding a bike like that, may aswell go in a convertable
I beg to differ....

My bike with above panniers, the picture is actually from the same trip. 2 weeks in south eastern europe. Properly suspension-setup helps a lot.

Anyway, heres a little helmetcam-video i made. Nothing really fast or anything, but f&#ck me it was fun.
Mountainroads in Slovenia:

Contour | Stories | De fede sving i Slovenien FILE0023

And here is some gravel from Romania, jump about 1/3 into the video:

Contour | Stories | Romanian farmerdate 1/3 FILE0010-1

I had to packeverything I needed for 14 days, it would be a real hassle for me, not to be able to just grab it in one of the panniers. Also its 100% water and dustproof. And as you said, for preventing theft, nothing beats bolted on panniers.

perhaps they can deform if you crash hard enough, I just havent seen a lot of stories regarding that scenario. One could turn it around to a good thing, it must meen that they protected the bike during the crash. Perhaps even prevented a cracked sidecover ect? its the is the glas half-full/half-empty story. It depends how you look at things.
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I beg to differ....

My bike with above panniers, the picture is actually from the same trip. 2 weeks in south eastern europe. Properly suspension-setup helps a lot.

Anyway, heres a little helmetcam-video i made. Nothing really fast or anything, but f&#ck me it was fun.
Mountainroads in Slovenia:

Contour | Stories | De fede sving i Slovenien FILE0023

And here is some gravel from Romania, jump about 1/3 into the video:

Contour | Stories | Romanian farmerdate 1/3 FILE0010-1

I had to packeverything I needed for 14 days, it would be a real hassle for me, not to be able to just grab it in one of the panniers. Also its 100% water and dustproof. And as you said, for preventing theft, nothing beats bolted on panniers.

perhaps they can deform if you crash hard enough, I just havent seen a lot of stories regarding that scenario. One could turn it around to a good thing, it must meen that they protected the bike during the crash. Perhaps even prevented a cracked sidecover ect? its the is the glas half-full/half-empty story. It depends how you look at things.
Interesting points. I guess I'm too used to my RM125. Everything looks like a pig! haha
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I had the bent metal mule pannier frames to act as a heat shield although you can easily make or buy some cheap pannier rails...
I have been looking for pannier rails which would fit my bike , could you possibly point me in the right direction please.

Ps. I have a xt600 4pt 2003 with the factory top rack fitted already.
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Maybe look at hepco and becker mate
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I have been looking for pannier rails which would fit my bike , could you possibly point me in the right direction please.

Ps. I have a xt600 4pt 2003 with the factory top rack fitted already.
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Cheers, they are expensive but ideal!
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Maybe look at hepco and becker mate
£80 cheaper than the Toureatch and come with the top rack!

Hmmm?

Anyone know if these are any good? or as good as the Touratech?

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I use soft ortlieb throw overs. Simple reason is that you can crash and no damage will ever be caused to your bike, and oh, shiny metal ones scream "money" and "worth stealing". Border guards have seen all this before, normally with the GS crowd, and expensive looking accessories generally necessitate a bribe or limited assistance. Ortlieb are cheap too at £130 all in. You don't need a rack, just a bent bar. Done.
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