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Old 29th October 2014, 22:26   #91
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Anybody used the Viaterra Claw MINI? How's it with reduced capacity of 35L?
Viaterra marketed it wrong! They said its ideal for a weekend trip, but, I found it can easily hold luggage for 6-7 days trip.

If you're looking anything specific, pls let me know. Will share whatever I know.
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Hi there,

Anyone has used a Dirtsack Llama? the metal panniers released for both KTM duke and RE Classics.

Although they have introduced fairly recently, I was hoping someone had used them and provide some feedback. The website dirtsack.in claims it was used in http://www.grandtourofindia.com; however besides the gentleman's word of mouth I couldn't really find out more.

What I would be interested in:

1. The fitting/installation process (this is important as I have metal carrier installed in my duke).
2. Feedback on locks.
3. Waterproofing.
4. General gyan on the quality.

It costs upwards of 12.5k hence would really like to have a feel of the product before buying.

Anyone sharing their experience with other metal panniers is also welcome.

Metal/fixed panniers gives the added peace of mind of locking your stuff and not having to carry them with you.

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Got the VIATERRA CLAW Mini Saddle/Pillion Bag. Great quality and fit and finish for the price.

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More details and photos here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/superb...ml#post3568921 (Harley Davidson Superlow XL883L - The Comprehensive Review)
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Got the VIATERRA CLAW Mini Saddle/Pillion Bag. Great quality and fit and finish for the price.

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More details and photos here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/superb...ml#post3568921 (Harley Davidson Superlow XL883L - The Comprehensive Review)
Looks much better for the Dukes than the huge top heavy senior Claw.

How much does this one cost?
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How much does this one cost?
Doc this one costs 2500INR online.
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After much deliberations, purchased a bungee cord to convert my current laptop bag to a tank bag - after using it for almost a week, this juggad is working fine for me. So, not proceeding with the purchase of Optimus S as of now.

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Any suggestion on good quality large capacity magnetic tankbag for touring?
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Any suggestion on good quality large capacity magnetic tankbag for touring?
Look no further than the Rynox optimus. Available in both suction cup and magnetic. They can hold 32l when expanded and can be folded down for 22l. Comes with a rain cover. Price is 3k+ though.
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I have been using the Cramster Stallion on my Karizma for a long time now. it gives flexibility to my wife for carrying various stuff that she wants to for a trip.

I know that these bags are not recommended for the raised exhaust bikes, but again with small bikes space comes at a premium, i did not opt for COLT because it had too less space.

A small modification on the Karizma exhaust made sure that I get ample space from my Cramster bags.

Regarding quality, i have been overall happy with the Bags.
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Look no further than the Rynox optimus. Available in both suction cup and magnetic. They can hold 32l when expanded and can be folded down for 22l. Comes with a rain cover. Price is 3k+ though.
Thanks, I was thinking of buying that only, and your suggestion helped me seal the deal. Ordered it, expected to get before 14th Nov.

My previous tankbag was Mustang, made by Studds. Wonder how many here even know it. It is a long discontinued model. Costed only 500rs, and lasted for 10 years! It has toured all Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Kerala, even Kashmir-Leh-Ladakh!

Here is a picture from Rajasthan tour to give an idea what kind of duty it did.



Hope this new tankbag too travels a lot with me. It's size sure seems good enough for my purpose
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Mustang was a real good value for money, i know couple of guys who did not believe in frills and they used their Mustang bags for a long time and were happy with it.
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I've ordered the Dirtsack Frogman saddlebags and tailbag from their site. I like the idea of water and dust proof bags without the need for extra covering, and their capacity seems larger than any competing product.

I'll put up pictures and a review once I get them and use them for a bit.

BTW, mods, shouldn't this thread be a sticky? We have stickies for gear, helmets, gearless scooters, safe riding... why not one for luggage?
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Peak saddle bags from Gypsy Tents. Got it last year to be used with the Enfield. Will do first time duty on the Duke.
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Dear All - I am looking for a good set of saddlebags (not tail bag) for a BMW F-650 (funduro model). Have not found a suitable one due to placement of the upswept exhaust. In case anyone has come across a suitable well fitting one, please do let me know. Thank you.
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Dear All - I am looking for a good set of saddlebags (not tail bag) for a BMW F-650 (funduro model). Have not found a suitable one due to placement of the upswept exhaust. In case anyone has come across a suitable well fitting one, please do let me know. Thank you.
Saddle bags for upswept exhaust models? Only a few make them...
1. Rynox Stacker
2. Dirtsack Speed Pro
3. Crapster Colt
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