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Apart from that though, they're brilliant !!? Just shows looks can deceive ! They look quite tidy.
Need to get some for Spada for trip next month. Was looking at Oxford ones. I don't have a frame / rack, but may be need to go that route. Never have had hard panniers except for in the 80s when I had an R80RT.
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Panniers are great, they get some of the weight low and distribute kit about so it's not all in one bag as you will want the bit at the bottom. Tonti Guzzis are really easy to fit them to, hard or soft ones.

The old style Krausers/ Sigmas (like on a '70s R80) fit well and look the part. A lot of modern panniers have racks that sit outboard of everything then the boxes sit further out making the whole rig stupidly wide. Ever seen R1200GS wedged between cars? I have.

The old Swagmans fit well if you can find them. Not waterproof but tough and a basic square shape. Modern sports ones like mine are too fussy for my taste. I'm still looking for a better option . . .
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I had a practise load up with the Cali ev today. Panniers,sissy bar bag, tank bag,tent and mat....plus 1 pr grundies and a t shirt.  Just tbags and bog roll in the luggage....and spam. And a union flag for the campsite.  4 weeks to go.  Maybe I'll climb Mont Blanc.  Mebbe not...
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Load it up as much as you like, just returned from a trip to vietnam and they load up a Honda Cub with all sorts of paraphanalia inclidng 5 beer barrels, 2 goats (live)and even a dead pig.  Couldn't believe the scooter traffic.  There were intersections in Hanoi where the scotters did a passable impression of the Royal Signals White Helmets crossover manouvre. took this pic out of the car window.
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Thats all very well; but what make of luggage do they use ??!!  I needs to know !!? 
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Different rules apply to scooters! In Italy I've seen whole families crammed onto Vespas, and small dogs carried on the footboards...

No panniers though.
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Looking at pictures from Vietnam, unless the load goes above your head you haven't even started.
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Originally posted by motopete motopete wrote:


Just wondering how much capacity people manage with on a camping trip.
Thoughts anyone??
Thanks, Pete.

There is no right or good answer Pete. How much space you need will vary with your personal level of appropriate hygiene & comfort. My riding buddy "survives" on just one set of clothing & a packet of Wet Wipes! Other people like fresh clothes & shoes when walking into town of an evening. Two 35 litre roll tops seems large enough & flexible enough. Personally I like hard pannier bags just because they function well as attached storage cupboards. I then fill them with gear put in stuffable squishable waterproof bags (carrier bags if you're cheap).

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Originally posted by BondEquipe BondEquipe wrote:

As an example this is my Le Mans loaded for a week awaywith a large 3 man tent, karrimat, etc in the bag on the seat. If I didn't have the team tent it would have been much neater.


Hmmmm.

I take my wife (she wants a seat too!) and her everyday kit (will fill a 35 litre bag minimum) as well as my gear and two sets of sleeping bags, bed rolls, etc, two sets of waterproofs, and 3 person tent. 

BE, you're not even beginning to pack seriously LOL

A 90 litre Ortleib Rack-Pack suddenly becomes very desireable kit, if not indispensable.

Confess these days we have kinda abandoned the concept of motorbike camping as we got older , joints got stiffer, and crawling around in a 2 foot high tent paled as an experience.

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+1 for Lomo. Thumbs Up

Many years ago I remember a BMW think it was, parked, 2 persons, and an incredible amount of bulked out black plastic bin liners hung around the back end, supported in a cargo net if memory serves, with, on top, a string bag of oranges Shocked




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Originally posted by TooJuicy TooJuicy wrote:

Hmmmm.

I take my wife (she wants a seat too!) and her everyday kit (will fill a 35 litre bag minimum) as well as my gear and two sets of sleeping bags, bed rolls, etc, two sets of waterproofs, and 3 person tent. 

BE, you're not even beginning to pack seriously LOL


I have done the 2 up camping thing on a Spada in Spain, K100RS in Ireland, FJ1200 in France and even went on a climbing trip to Italy 2 up on a Suzi GS850 (not with the wife that one!). With care it can all be done but it does compromise the riding more than the solo effort seen here!

Incidentally for SurreyFan, these are the same as mine on Fleabay now:
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Way back Mrs B and I  (she was Miss O' then) would manage a full on two week European tour each year with all the camping gear strapped about a V50. All worked just fine.

For panniers these are without doubt the pick;

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Originally posted by cyclobutch cyclobutch wrote:

For panniers these are without doubt the pick;


Agreed, good old school kit, although these look a bit damaged for the money. Mate of mine still uses them on his Le Mans with something under them on the seat to keep them off the pipes.  In fact these look a lot like the set I let him have . . .
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Thanks. I know you said they are horrible but have bid for them anyway !! Not an expensive mistake if they don't work out................
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Don't know what all the fuss is about.

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