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03-14-2017 01:14 PM
Brianq103 That is strange as I too have the stock exhaust. If I can get a few moments this week, I will pull the cover off the bike (it's currently snowing here ) and put the bags on to see if I can figure out what is happening.
03-14-2017 12:51 PM
350LCjohnny Yes I think i got the support bars right eventually

the clips are upside down as you say


I think it is because i have standard exhausts - when the strap goes over the seat it is high enough to lift the right bag away from the exhaust.
When it goes under the seat (and over the grab rail) it sits lower and touches the top of the exhaust
03-13-2017 02:04 PM
Brianq103
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Hi Brianq can you give me any tips on this - is it working ok?

I fitted the Blaze panniers and my wife wanted the velcro band off her seat - so underneath it goes!

But it was not easy to get the seat down and when (after removing the rear blocks) i got the seat to lock down it pressed the right pannier onto the exhaust

- has that happened to you? or is it worth me trying again?
I run the seat at the highest setting because I have an alarm under the seat. I leave enough slack in the big velcro strap so that when I put the seat on the slack is taken up the right amount for the bags to sit properly. I don't have any issue with this setup latching the seat.

Make sure you have the support bar mounts on the correct side; I did this wrong the first time. The piece you press to release them is actually going to end up upside down if they are on correctly in order for the support bars to be at the correct angle.
03-11-2017 05:00 AM
350LCjohnny
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Actually, I end up just putting it under the seat to keep the bags from being heisted.
Hi Brianq can you give me any tips on this - is it working ok?

I fitted the Blaze panniers and my wife wanted the velcro band off her seat - so underneath it goes!

But it was not easy to get the seat down and when (after removing the rear blocks) i got the seat to lock down it pressed the right pannier onto the exhaust

- has that happened to you? or is it worth me trying again?
01-25-2017 12:58 PM
RonsterM
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The big velcro strap on the SW Motech Blaze bags is soft on the bottom. I haven't had any scratch issues. Actually, I end up just putting it under the seat to keep the bags from being heisted.
Great to know, was wondering if I would need to protect the area below the seat.
Shame the seat cowel has to unscrew, be nice if it was a clip off jobbie.

Thanks for the tip on security.. I actually did do a search to see if there was an easy method to secure the bags, as a quick fuel stop and they could be easily lifted!
01-25-2017 12:20 PM
Brianq103
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Wow, that looks like you mean business with all that kit. Looking good.

Ive used Kriega on previous bikes, and have the straps in place on my 1200R. I find I could go 30L at a push (sideways) but generally the 20L seems preferable.. as there really is not much room at the tail of the 1200R. Swinging a leg over (if you are on and off the bike regularly is a bit of a pain.... as is getting stuff outa the bags (tank bag or backpack good here).

Does anyone have pics of the Kriega "Combo'd" together like they do in their marketing pics. Im wondering what two 10L's bolted either side of the 20L would sit on the 1200R tail??

Ive an evotech tail-tidy which locates the indicators under the brake light.. so some bags dont work well with this setup.

I was looking at panniers also...
Hepco & Becker seem well made, bags can lock to the CBow Bracket.. about 10mins to remove bracket from the bike.
SW MOtech are great but wonder if they would rub the paint with that velcro thingie. I do like their ability to grab both bags with one hand and carry your luggage easily. Also the support bars remove within a minute so very easy to de-tour your setup.
Both are about the same price over here in the UK. I think quality of these two is similar?
The big velcro strap on the SW Motech Blaze bags is soft on the bottom. I haven't had any scratch issues. Actually, I end up just putting it under the seat to keep the bags from being heisted.
01-25-2017 07:27 AM
RonsterM Wow, that looks like you mean business with all that kit. Looking good.

Ive used Kriega on previous bikes, and have the straps in place on my 1200R. I find I could go 30L at a push (sideways) but generally the 20L seems preferable.. as there really is not much room at the tail of the 1200R. Swinging a leg over (if you are on and off the bike regularly is a bit of a pain.... as is getting stuff outa the bags (tank bag or backpack good here).

Does anyone have pics of the Kriega "Combo'd" together like they do in their marketing pics. Im wondering what two 10L's bolted either side of the 20L would sit on the 1200R tail??

Ive an evotech tail-tidy which locates the indicators under the brake light.. so some bags dont work well with this setup.

I was looking at panniers also...
Hepco & Becker seem well made, bags can lock to the CBow Bracket.. about 10mins to remove bracket from the bike.
SW MOtech are great but wonder if they would rub the paint with that velcro thingie. I do like their ability to grab both bags with one hand and carry your luggage easily. Also the support bars remove within a minute so very easy to de-tour your setup.
Both are about the same price over here in the UK. I think quality of these two is similar?
01-16-2017 07:09 PM
noiseboy 303 I'm using Wolfman Luggage, you can use it with or without a rack...the rack in the pictures is the Ventura rack...

The tail bag is the Beta plus rear Bag, the tank one is the Blackhawk... After 5000 mile with the bags, i still love them, for sure it's not as quick to install and remove as hard shell stuff, but it does a good job! Don't forget to get the rain cover for the extra protection...
01-16-2017 06:48 PM
Deano747 So, 2 weeks through the alps with your wife on a monster. Don't you like her?

Seriously dude, hire a bike with luggage capacity. Wayyyyyy cheaper than a divorce.

And all the comments above re the Multistrada are correct. It's butt ugly, but also a capable 2 up long distance tourer that can scratch with the best of them. And you can hire them.......
01-16-2017 02:53 PM
Leeeeen I thought Letizia's silly little instrument panel "bikini" protector was pretty sexy, myself.
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