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Offline Hannibal

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Soft bags choice
on: January 17, 2020, 08:25:21 PM
Good evening and excuse me,

I am a novice of this kind of motorcycles, so I want to know whether when You take soft bags for the sides of the saddle, is it essential to put support frames for the bags, or there are bags that can be mounted without metal frames?

PS: sorry for my poor english...

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Re: Soft bags choice
Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 08:47:32 PM
Hello Hannibal! Oxford bags doesn't need support frame for mounting. They are great for ocassional trips, however they doesn't allow you to carry much weight:



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Re: Soft bags choice
Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 10:04:44 PM
There are several brands that will work without racks but I suspect they all move around more than framed ones would.  I guess size will also be limited.

Big advantage will be less weight...

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Re: Soft bags choice
Reply #3 on: January 18, 2020, 08:03:21 AM
Thank you all for your answers

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Re: Soft bags choice
Reply #4 on: January 19, 2020, 12:23:17 AM
*Originally Posted by Hannibal [+]
Good evening and excuse me,

I am a novice of this kind of motorcycles, so I want to know whether when You take soft bags for the sides of the saddle, is it essential to put support frames for the bags, or there are bags that can be mounted without metal frames?

PS: sorry for my poor english...

I use waterproof soft bags without a frame, I use short bungees to hold them in place and away from the exhaust or rear wheel. If it's just clothing or light things i hang them on the top box. Not pretty, but quite efficient as everything comes off easily.

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Re: Soft bags choice
Reply #5 on: January 19, 2020, 03:41:26 AM
Hi Hannibal - generally speaking, if you're using separate pannier style soft bags, you really ought to have some sort of frame behind them - to support the weight, and to stop them potentially swinging into the rear wheel.

An alternative is the 'rackless' style soft bag - pioneered by Giant Loop, but there are other options available too, they all tend to use a similar principle of a base harness that goes over the rear of the seat, and makes it very easy to mount/unmount - although only really suitable for solo riding of course - no pillion.



The Giant Loop I have is their Coyote (39L total capacity), but they also offer a larger 68 litre Great Basin version if you need more capacity, and both feature a roll-top opening so you can compress them down as required, and either fit well on the back of the CB500X.

There is more info here: https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product-category/saddlebag-systems/ and Giant Loop have a number of European distributors too of course.

Certainly worth considering if riding solo and simplicity and light-weight is you priority?

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Re: Soft bags choice
Reply #6 on: January 19, 2020, 10:56:00 AM
Anyone looking for really good dry bags have a look here
https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Motorcycle-Dry-Bags.html
Don't let the low prices put you off these are amazing bags


I have the 30L one  :152:
https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/30L-dry-bag-holdall-top-opening.html#SID=115
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Re: Soft bags choice
Reply #7 on: January 19, 2020, 11:14:54 AM
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
Anyone looking for really good dry bags have a look here
https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Motorcycle-Dry-Bags.html
Don't let the low prices put you off these are amazing bags


I have the 30L one  :152:
https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/30L-dry-bag-holdall-top-opening.html#SID=115

Their holdalls are ok.  Their panniers are rubbish...

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Re: Soft bags choice
Reply #8 on: January 19, 2020, 12:56:44 PM
My mate bought the panniers but hasn't used them yet. What's the problem with them?
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Re: Soft bags choice
Reply #9 on: January 19, 2020, 01:06:51 PM
This might be good for my needs, does anyone know this type of bag?

 



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