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post #1 of 14 Old 09-08-2013, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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I have one small pelican I wanted to mount on the left rack, I don't have one for the right side atm. Would running one with a weight of 10-15 pounds make it hard to drive?


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post #2 of 14 Old 09-08-2013, 06:47 PM
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I don't think you'd even notice it.

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post #3 of 14 Old 09-09-2013, 04:57 PM
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I agree, with only 10-15lbs in it I doubt you will even notice it.
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post #4 of 14 Old 09-09-2013, 07:03 PM
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Of no consequence, IMHO.

I have a 1.25-gallon auxiliary fuel container mounted inside my left saddlebag, hanging from my Cyclerack. Extra weight (compared to the right saddlebag), but . . . couldn't tell you whether it was there or not, full or empty.

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post #5 of 14 Old 09-14-2013, 11:24 PM
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I agree with the consensus. There was a fellow here that used to make really good KLR videos when he lived in South America. (He has since sold his KLR last I heard).

He drove around with one aluminum hard container and said it didn't bother him...those cases are probably at least 15 lbs empty -- I'd imagine you'd be okay.

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Additionally I have mismatched my loads by >15 lbs before. Of no consequence, as Damocles says.

BTW; "Damocles" seems like it should be the name of a Greek Philosopher.

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Socrates, Aristotle, Damocles, Pythagoras, Plato.

See? It fits right in.

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Socrates, Aristotle, Damocles, Pythagoras, Plato.

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He thinks he is the reincarnation there of....


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BTW; "Damocles" seems like it should be the name of a Greek Philosopher.
It's a song from the Rocky Horror Picture Show....."Sword Of Damocles"



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post #10 of 14 Old 09-15-2013, 01:32 AM
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Having ridden bicycles with a pannier just on one side ... you won't even notice. Not for a second. An extra cheeseburger is about as noticeable.




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