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Offline lojo

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Soft Luggage
on: January 14, 2021, 02:02:52 AM
I'm wondering if anyone is using the soft luggage from SW-Motech - at around $500 they seem nice.
The Honda factory hard bags are nice but at $1600... ?  :027:

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Re: Soft Luggage
Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 02:12:18 PM
I have had the SW Motech Softbag setup on my '13 for the last five years.
They work well, easy to install, easy to put on and pull off and roomy enough for my needs.
I wouldn't want to rely on them for an extended camping trip but they are great for waterproofs, spare clothing, tool kits, beer, shopping etc'.
They will not accommodate a full face helmet.
The bags are not waterproof. Mine came with waterproof stuff sacks.
The thing I like most about them is that the brackets for the bag supports are unobtrusive so they go unnoticed then the bags are not on the bike.
YMMV.
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Re: Soft Luggage
Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 04:12:53 PM
I'm buying this for a tail bag. I think it's all I need for my light travel these days. Only concern is if it will be sloppy on the seat. But that's why Amazon. I'll just send it back.
https://www.amazon.ca/UT805-WATERPROOF-CARGO-ULTIMATE-T-RANGE/dp/B0791JFV75/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=givi+tail+bag&qid=1610640612&sr=8-7
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Offline johnthebigadv

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Re: Soft Luggage
Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 09:10:16 PM
I've just purchased the  kriega US10, also got myself two 1.9L plastic food containers one for sandwiches one for tools etc just the right size to fit inside Drypack.
Used the supplied subframe loops to attach it to my passenger grab rails.

https://kriega.com/sports/touring/us-20-drypack19a
 
Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 09:15:42 PM by johnthebigadv
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Offline lojo

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Re: Soft Luggage
Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 10:53:16 PM
Well thanks to all who responded   :002:
I should have been more clear - only looking for panniers/saddlebag opinions, at my age (72) can't get my leg over any tailbags - it ain't funny getting old  :005:

I'm looking at the new SW-Motech Pro Blaze bags which seem to be a hybrid soft/rigid - as opposed to the Blaze soft bags.

Cheers, Lorne

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Re: Soft Luggage
Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 03:00:35 AM
Something to think about - Im almost your age and I put on a Givi tail box. It sits back far enough that your leg swings over in front of it. Waterproof, lockable and it holds a helmet.

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Re: Soft Luggage
Reply #6 on: January 16, 2021, 01:34:46 PM
Screamer, your joints must be in better shape than mine...  :152:

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Re: Soft Luggage
Reply #7 on: January 16, 2021, 03:56:56 PM
Ill tell them that and see if it helps. 😎

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Re: Soft Luggage
Reply #8 on: January 16, 2021, 05:37:10 PM
I have the soft blaze ones. They are really good





https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,9274.msg102212.html#msg102212

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Re: Soft Luggage
Reply #9 on: January 16, 2021, 06:58:47 PM
*Originally Posted by MoToad [+]
I'm buying this for a tail bag. I think it's all I need for my light travel these days. Only concern is if it will be sloppy on the seat. But that's why Amazon. I'll just send it back.
https://www.amazon.ca/UT805-WATERPROOF-CARGO-ULTIMATE-T-RANGE/dp/B0791JFV75/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=givi+tail+bag&qid=1610640612&sr=8-7
Having second thoughts on this. Why, when a dry bag at 1/3 the cost and a couple of bungies will do just as good. Love this but can I justify $60 more for the colour?
https://www.amazon.ca/SW-MOTECH-Bags-Connection-Drybag-35-Liter-Roll-Top/dp/B01LXIPPFJ/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=sw%2Bmotech%2Bdry%2Bbag&qid=1610823380&sr=8-10&th=1
Last Edit: January 16, 2021, 06:59:46 PM by MoToad
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