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mostlyslowly

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mostlyslowly says:

Throw over panniers?

I'm riding to Nice in summer.  Have a back box, but don't want hard panniers.  Are throw overs any good? How do they attach, and will they scuff the paintwork? 

Realise these are pretty dumb questions, but I have no knowledge of them and think I'll probably need a bit more room than I have but don't want to wear a backpack.

 

Cheers

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slider72

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slider72 says:

throw overs..

my only experience with these is watching my mates throw overs smoking away as they were rubbing on his can..one jumper with a hole in & a wasted pannier lol.

back pack for me with soft items in, unless my dad is out with me as he has fitted ones on his triumph.

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

you should be O.K...

with those low pipes on the Blackbird mostly...I saw some good ones in a bike mag,but can't remember the name Barker/mann or some such,good size, roll tops (no flimsy zips ) and 100% waterproof material, no need for inners (or outers) and less than 100 quid a pair. I'll try and find out about them tomorrow. And no you don't want a back pack if you can help it.

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

could they

perhaps, oldish, have been these:

cameron barker

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

I like them

I have leather throwovers (and no. They don't have tassels on) for the Harley. I have frames fitted to hold them away from the side of the bike. To fit the bags I undo the quick release bolt at the back of the seat, place one of those 99p non-slip mats on the top of the paintwork, hang the bags over and bolt the seat back on. It takes under a minute, if I can get the bolt undone easily.

If they weren't quick and easy to use I wouldn't bother. I like an easy life  :biggrin:

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

roseyeric...

those are they. And they are well under a 100 quid.Nice and simple design, but not expandable.Still 60 litres total should be plenty for all but 'kitchen sink' packers.:smile

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

aye

they look difficult to fault for 70 notes

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Panniers?

Personally I think dry-bags are better, secured with a cargo net. An additional  rucksack is useful for things like money, phone, map, waterproofs, etc.

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skullydude

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skullydude says:

givi

i use a set of givi throw overs...secured properly...ive never had a problem..use a bit of non-slip material  to save paint work marking

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Throw overs

I have a set of Oxford Sports soft paniers that I used before getting hard luggage and they are fine.  They swallow a lot of stuff and are secure and stable when properly fitted.  I would suggest that you get an Oxford protective blanket to go under the panniers.  These are made of rubber and not only stop them from slipping but also protect your bodywork without needing to cover it in tape.    

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Leg (sorry - throw) overs

I've got a set and they're great.  Mine have plastic waterproof outers, but those are a nuisance.  I simply pack things in plastic bags regardless (even if in the top-box).  My throwovers didn't leak anyway.  

Do buy one of those non-slip rubbery mats from Wilko's to protect your paint.  (And make sure and securing strings aren't dangling where they shouldn't.) 

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