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post #11 of 30 Old 06-20-2018, 10:09 AM
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I have the Kawasaki side cases on a Versys1000, no issues. Of course there is about 100 HP helping to keep that missile going forward
The MSR bottles can found on Amazon and any outdoor store (REI, Cabelas)...
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post #12 of 30 Old 06-20-2018, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a thought. I have one of these fuel holders mounted to the bottom of my Versys 1000 box. The tank inside holds about a quart. It's really a owners manual holder for a tractor. If you mounted one on the front of each box vertically, it may deflect the wind and help. You could use it for fuel or water. Even oil (if you have a 2008) LOL. The guys here can chime in and tell you where to get the bottle. I've forgotten. There's three sizes of bottles and I don't remember which one fits. I think it's just under a quart. I did find the tube. Here's the link to the plastic tube:
https://www.agrisupply.com/manual-ca...hoCxEwQAvD_BwE





I happen to have TWO of these very bottles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #13 of 30 Old 06-20-2018, 04:38 PM
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I happen to have TWO of these very bottles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well well then,,, Don't you love it when a plan comes together. I'd tape the tubes on first to see how they did before drilling any holes.

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post #14 of 30 Old 06-20-2018, 08:35 PM
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Under $100, light, water proof, light, and had them on for over 6 years. Plastic ammo boxes.
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post #15 of 30 Old 06-20-2018, 11:06 PM
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I have Plano’s weather proof gun cases as my Panniers. At about $50 a piece, thought it was worth a try. They are not top loading of course. But, I’ve never really had a problem with that. Just worked around it. Never had issues going down the highway either. Feel like they’re not there.
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post #16 of 30 Old 06-21-2018, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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DOn't get me wrong, I am loving the fact that I can transport bodies in these Tusk panniers. I have been commuting without them and just on my new kenda 270 tires and I think that is probably the biggest culprit in the wobbles. While it doesn't wobble at 70mph whitout the panniers, it feels as if on the cusp.
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post #17 of 30 Old 06-21-2018, 11:58 AM
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The 270 - especially on the front - does tend to be a pavement-wobbly kind of tire. Just look at the tread design - small knobs, that are relatively unsupported - especially in the last row.
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Just ordered a Mitas e-07 for the front.
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post #19 of 30 Old 06-21-2018, 09:53 PM
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The 270 - especially on the front - does tend to be a pavement-wobbly kind of tire. Just look at the tread design - small knobs, that are relatively unsupported - especially in the last row.
This is why I have taken to the Heidenau K60 Scout, had them on my R1200GS and loved them on tarmax and dirt. Food for thought.
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post #20 of 30 Old 06-30-2018, 10:40 AM
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Patroy, would you post a pic of your panniers, they are on my list of accessories and was wondering what size. As far as highway speed wobbles, out of fork brace, lower fender, zero gravity windscreen and tires(Shinko 705), the tires were the most noticeable improvement for the wobble/shimmy at least on my bike. I have since added progressive springs, which are great for removing that nose dive when braking. Haven't noticed much in handling but with only 2 1/2 months on the bike i'm still figuring out the subtleties
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