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Offline Bikky

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Soft pannier rack options
« on: Aug 11, 2019, 09:57 AM »
Hi all, looking for help and advice.

I've got a set of lomo saddle bags for my 2009.  But want to stop them swinging.

Any suggestions for a soft bag rack?

I have a home made thing which did work on my varadero but there's no anchor points to tie it to on the versys and stop the swing.

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Re: Soft pannier rack options
« Reply #1 on: Sep 21, 2019, 08:22 AM »
i got similar panniers for mine , will see if anyone has an idea. i have some stainless steel 10mm round bar, will prob bend a big U shape but not to sure where to attach it yet

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Re: Soft pannier rack options
« Reply #2 on: Sep 21, 2019, 09:07 AM »
I made some years ago and they worked great on a trip to Morocco.
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Re: Soft pannier rack options
« Reply #3 on: Sep 21, 2019, 09:18 PM »
If you want a cheap option that works, I've used these throw-overs on several multi-day tours (including Isle of Man and Scotland) and they are ok. Not waterproof and with a limited load capacity but they are fine for clothing, sleeping bags, cook kits etc.

They sit well on the Versys 650 and don't need extra straps to keep them tight to the machine. All I do is pack everything in dry bags before loading them onto the panniers.

Best thing about them; cheap and no sub-frame required!