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    Luggage

    Morning all,

    What are your thoughts on the best luggage solution that uses the least bolt on ironmongery ?

    Cheers

    Frankie

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    I use a thin tankbag , oxford sports humpback panniers across the seat but supported on 2 home made frames inspired by an unknown brand , and a rolltop bag across the the seat with the ends resting on the panniers .

    this set up has served me well for several years , with the ability to carry enough stuff for 10 days away abroad .

    I don't bother with bungee straps ( too unreliable ) but I do use releasable big cable straps . thee are much quicker and will not come undone and are far more secure .

    the pannier supports bolt to the rear exhaust hanger rear bolts and the rear bungee strap bobbins ( gen 2 ) , I got the idea from some highway hawk shite the Harley owners use , mine are made from bent and welded rebar rod , and have proved very rigid and protect the panniers rubbing on the zorsts ,, !!!!

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    i looked at ventura racks , a lot of people swear by them .

    i just swear at them ,as they push far too much weight too far back for my liking .

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    I use a Famsa tank Bag + Ventura pack:





    Tank bag fastens to a harness as its a plastic tank - its expandable and can use it in many different size combinations...

    Ventura - I never carry a pillion on the T so i have the pack over the rear seat..... rather than hanging off the back...





    (You could just use the ventura rack..... and put whatever you want on to it.... The hoop / rack part is easily removable with a small allen key if it bothers you when your having days without luggage..... i just leave it on for the whole trip...)



    Works very well...... for me.....

    Last edited by felix; July 20th, 2019 at 12:02 AM.

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    Ventura bike-pack FTW... 70000 km on it and perfect

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    Thanks Guys,

    Nice pictures Felix, liking the mountain scene !!

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    Cheers Skidog........ i do like Mountains:







    anyhow..... good luck with your luggage search... once youve decided what you want then have a browse around some of the forums (Tuono & RSV) and maybe place some wanted adds....im sure there is still excellent quality second hand stuff around ....

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    I must admit the ventura kit looks an absolute doddle to use for touring , and mounted as felix has done would be more stable than shown in the ventura blurb !!!.

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