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Tank Panniers --- >> any pics or experience

Hey guys,

I'm looking into getting me a pair of tank panniers. something like :

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tank/tank_panniers.html

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Expedi..._panniers.html

or any other for that matter. any pics, reviews and such would be well recieved

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Roadgear makes some tank panniers.

http://www.roadgear.com/Soft_Luggage...Tank_Sidebags/
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I have run tank panniers on my bikes for years, I like the convenience, you get some nice weather protection, and they can absorb some of the force should the bike go down in a low speed or tip-over situation. I've had the Aerostich ones on three different bikes, 13 years, 70,000 miles.


I didn't like them on the Vs.
To me the tank cowlings make it impractical. The panniers are held too far away from the bike and aren't supported by the tank. I've gone to a small magnetic tank bag for personal items, and a small top box for stuff that stays on the bike all the time.
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Wolfman tank paniers

I'm using the waterproof Wolfman tank paniers and they work great. They hold a bunch of stuff and also function as a lower fairing when it gets cold. One of the best purchases I've made.
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wolfman dri expedition tank panniers

thank for posting.

Would be great if you could post some more pictures of the mounting areas.

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I'm interested too. I've taken a look at the FAMSA 260 option, but I'd still like to see some other options out there.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...age/famsa-260/

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Here are a few I took for you, pardon my mancave. My wife and kids did not get the "remove your stuff or else" memo.

These are the Wolfman tank panniers. I've got the straps run kinda anywhere. once I get my HB crash bars I will attach them to it. I also have ordered the Wolfman expedition saddlebags and large wolfman duffel bag. Hopefully they will arrive today. I'll take pics for you again so you can see the whole setup.
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Had these Aerostiches on my V. I liked alot. Will get another pair.

UPDATE.....New set for my 09 V. PERFECT!

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I've been wanting tank panniers as well. The nice Wolfman Expedition are no longer available, and the new Rolie system is taking its place. A set of small bags with harnesses will run about $186, but it is waterproof.

My brother has a set of the Road Gear panniers and we tried them out. Wearing jeans my knees were pushing into the backs. Riding pants with armor would not work at all.

I will either go with the Aerostich Competition in Hi-Viz or the standard Wolfman. I have also been looking at some ATV tank bags but most don't have bottom straps.

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Why not consider a versatile system.

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Rolie/index.html

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Aerostitch is knocking 20% off till jan.31 I believe the waterproof hi-viz can be had for $96,
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Wolfman stuff

I've had some requests via PM to show some better pictures of the Wolfman tank panniers and tank bag. The front straps for the panniers go under the steering stem and attach to the buckles on the opposite sides. The rear straps attach to the frame. The top straps just straddle the fuel cap.
For the tank bag, I ordered the installation kit for a KLR and I just made it work. For the front I needed to run a supplementary strap (not included) along with the front pannier straps. The rear straps just go to the frame. It's really pretty much a no brainer if you just lay it all out. It all works well together and doesn't interfere with the steering if you slide the tank bag back far enough. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the photos, Jeff. I wished that I had ordered a set of the yellow ones before they changed over to the more expensive Rolies.

I've also thought about making my own set using a couple of waterproof dry bags.

Oh wait! I just found a website that has them in stock. $13 shipping.......Crap !!!

Also, does your knees press into them much ?

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