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post #1 of 36 Old 01-29-2009, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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soft bags

does anybody have any brands of good soft bags that work on the klr, or is there issues with exhaust, i love the look of aluminum panniers but they're so expensive...
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post #2 of 36 Old 01-29-2009, 08:33 PM
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Try a set of pelican 1430's, tuff, waterproof and had plenty of room for me. Here is my link:

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post #3 of 36 Old 01-29-2009, 10:15 PM
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Wolfman Alpha bag was actually designed with the KLR in mind.. Holds a ton of stuff, too..

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post #4 of 36 Old 01-30-2009, 01:52 PM
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I have some Cor-tech saddlebags that work great, reasonably priced and go on and off easily. I work a 24 hr shift and my food, extra uniform and street clothes for the trip home all fit in the with no problem and with out overstuffing them. Be sure to get the size you need, they have 2 or 3 different ones. I bought them from my son-in-law, he had them on his Ducati when he dumped it. Very little abrasion morks on side of bag, you have to look close to see them. Cost, approx $140-$150 new.
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post #5 of 36 Old 01-30-2009, 01:55 PM
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I mount them across the seat, they end just at the edge of the plastic exhaust pipe cover on my '08. Sorry I couldn't post pictures, I can't find where to insert the film anywhere on my computer. And if I do find the slot, do I put in the developed picture or the negative
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post #6 of 36 Old 01-31-2009, 09:54 PM
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Cortech soft luggage works for me...

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post #7 of 36 Old 03-18-2009, 07:54 PM
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What brand Tank Bag???

What brand of tank bag are you using. Mine blows around to much.
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post #8 of 36 Old 04-02-2009, 09:11 AM
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Tourmaster Bags

I have a set of Tourmaster sport bags and tail bags. To make sure I didn't burn them with exhaust I added some PMR racks $95.00 on E-bay. The whole deal was about $300.00. I lkie the fact I can easily remove them if I want to. They hold plenty as they are expandable and leave room on the tail rack for tents and stuff.

I plan on adding a Tourmaster Mini tank bag next. This should be plenty of space for stuff.
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post #9 of 36 Old 04-02-2009, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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yeah i got a trunk now i think im going to get a set of dowco rally packs
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post #10 of 36 Old 04-07-2009, 04:56 AM
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I'm with DXKLR on this one, check out the Pelican 1430's i just fitted a set to my 04 and they are terrific........ check out my post

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