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I'm not sure what kind of luggage to get until I've been riding a while, but I'd like to get something in the short term.

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https://www.motorradgarage.com.au/bl...ninja-1000-11-

are available second hand for $170. Only used a few times and look very new.

Does anyone know if they'll fit the V ok? Has anyone got them or tried them?

I'm thinking they'd be a cheap way to get me started.

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Sorry I screwed up the title and can't see how to edit it
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I had a set of soft bags ( not those exact ones, I had Ogio) on my 650 R and they are pretty universal. Most of them have Velcro straps attacing them to each other making width adjustment no problem. The only real issue is without anything in them and no brackets they can flap around a little. I used my set for quite a few trips, and they worked great. They actually worked better with more stuff in them which wasn't hard to do. Chances are your not riding around with empty side bags as they go on and off so easy, so for a quick cheap fix I say go for it. That's what im doing. I wish I never sold my old soft bags, but they are cheap enough.

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Why not give these guys a try: http://www.adventuremotorcycleparts....ggagesoft.html

They are sponsors here, and I believe you get 5% off with "Versys" coupon code.
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Ryan, those bags sure look small.
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Yeah I've decided against them. I want something secure to keep the helmet in.

Trying to work out the pros and cons of a top box rather than panniers! First world problems!
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a used set for $170 is not a bad deal...but they do look kind of small.

Lovin every minute of it!
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If you get a bicycle lock for your helmet (or a cable/ padlock combo), then you won't need a bag big enough for the helmet.

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If you get a bicycle lock for your helmet (or a cable/ padlock combo), then you won't need a bag big enough for the helmet.

Interesting. Are these locks effective? I just assume that if anything is on show it's going to be taken or attempted to be taken!
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There are helmet hooks on each side under the seat as seen on page 45 of the owners manual. If someone cuts the D-Ring their pretty much useless.
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Interesting. Are these locks effective? I just assume that if anything is on show it's going to be taken or attempted to be taken!
If someone REALLY wants your helmet (unless you carry it when off the bike) they'll get it. By using a lock thru the helmet-bar they then need to cut it to get the helmet, as opposed to cutting the strap, so making it not worth their effort.

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If someone REALLY wants your helmet (unless you carry it when off the bike) they'll get it. By using a lock thru the helmet-bar they then need to cut it to get the helmet, as opposed to cutting the strap, so making it not worth their effort.

That's what I reckon. Great to be able to avoid having a box of any kind but I think if I want to store a helmet or anything safely I'd have to get one. Or just get soft panniers and always carry the helmet!
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