Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
Advice on luggage options for up front
Planning a 6 week outback trip early next year (with a mate also on a KLR). Flinders Ranges, Birdsville, Camerons Corner and wherever else we find ourselves (open to suggestions from those of you who have been out there....)
I have AndyStrapz panniers (on my Tiger 800), so will get the KLR frames for these so my rear end will be sorted.
Now looking into up front options - so
Tank bag - any advice out there on these from those of you have tested them on long trips? The key is both volume and ease of access to fuel cap - may be filling up a few times a day in some long stretches.....
The OEM hits both - as it is expandable and designed to hinge away easily for fuelling - but will set me back $220 (Aus).
Crash Bar/ Tank Panniers - I want to be able to carry some weight up front, so any suggestions for these? I have the SW-Motech bars - my research shows a few types - that either fit inside the frames - or outside- like the Givi Side Bag Set. And then there are those that strap to the tank and hang down.... like the Wolfman Luggage Tank Panniers
I am keen to hear from anyone with experience on these combinations and any drawbacks you found.
Cheers and thank you