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Offline Evotion

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Panniers and Pillions
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:22:06 PM »
Has anybody ran one of these with a pillion and/or panniers?

If so, was it fundamentally too sluggish or did it cope  (using average weights)?
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Re: Panniers and Pillions
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 01:58:12 PM »
I have done (Givi luggage ) but its not enjoyable. As you suggest it is sluggish but will do 70mph. You'll need long clear stretches for overtakes.
If it's going to be a regular thing then get a bigger bike .
You will have to crank up the preload for the rear shock
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Re: Panniers and Pillions
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 05:04:55 PM »
I think performance is subjective. Bottom line is you've got 49hp to work with. Personally I've haven't found that a shortcoming. I run with Happy Trails panniers and it's fine. Overtaking and passing, consider what's connected to your right hand, but the bike will do fine.

After a recent 1,000+ mile trip, doing 75 mph interstate, country roads and mountain curves, the only real adjustment I had to make was pulling out of climbing curves on the mountain roads.

This bike requires that you actually ride it, not just twist more throttle like you can do on most liter bikes.
Not saying this is you BTW, just saying in general.

Personally I think it's a great machine for everything except drag racing and two up touring.
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Re: Panniers and Pillions
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 05:24:46 PM »
I've had no issues passing or keeping/leading traffic at highways speeds 130kph+ and carrying 15lbs in my Kappa 40L panniers. The bigger drag to the bikes capability is my fat arse and the extra 60 lbs I carry inside my jacket.

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Re: Panniers and Pillions
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 06:29:06 PM »
Yup. No issues.

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Re: Panniers and Pillions
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 06:41:07 PM »
I just came back from a 5,000 mile trip with Givi luggage, and I had no problems at all.  It isn't my old VFR, but it handled everything I asked of it just fine, and it was loads of fun.


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Re: Panniers and Pillions
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 08:54:20 PM »
How many litres capacity in the rear bag?
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Re: Panniers and Pillions
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 10:49:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by terryboyle [+]
How many litres capacity in the rear bag?

It's a Givi V47, so 47 liters. I wanted something to hold my helmet and my while-riding gear so I could stay out of the side cases until the end of the day, but still have room for my helmet if I wanted to leave the bike for a bit.

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Re: Panniers and Pillions
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 03:30:51 AM »
I've been running the same luggage as ewryly for over 13,000 miles and no complaints yet. The CB seems to have plenty of power to me, and I occasionally cruise at 80 mph.
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Re: Panniers and Pillions
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 04:26:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by ewryly [+]
I just came back from a 5,000 mile trip with Givi luggage, and I had no problems at all.  It isn't my old VFR, but it handled everything I asked of it just fine, and it was loads of fun.



That is one sharp-looking bike. I really envy your luggage set-up, though I know it wasn't cheap.

Just be sure to get that side stand up before you come of the center stand.  :001:

 


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