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Tank panniers vs. engine cooling

I am seriously thinking about getting a set of the new waterproof tank panniers from Wolfman. My concern is will they obstruct the natural flow of air around the cylinders and let the engine run hotter.

If any of you who use tank panniers want to share your experiences I'd be interested. Also, I'm not a fan of strap-mounted tank bags so I guess I'll have to go with a gas cap ring mounted bag to work with the panniers.

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I've been using Aerostich tank panniers for thousands of miles, there has no problem at all with airflow. I did not like the strap mounts on the panniers, I had them sewed onto the base of the tankbag but will admit it is a pain at the gas stations.

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Not a concern. The Ninja 650R is the same bike with it's engine completely covered.
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If you're installing the tank panniers in front of the radiator, you're doing it wrong.

Otherwise don't worry about it.

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Two words. "Liquid cooled"
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Two words. "Liquid cooled"
Now see....that's my bad! I've only had this bike for a couple of months and all I've had in the past were "airheads" !!

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As long no obstructing in front of the radiator and air box, it' be alrite.
Plus liquid cooled will compensate for excessive engine heat.

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