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Offline Fat Bert

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Honda Pannier Durability
on: April 22, 2015, 09:15:38 PM
Question?

In my continued quest for the right CT for me - I've sat today for the first time on a CT with all 3 Honda "boxes" fitted - whilst wearing leathers and Sidi boots

Not particularly impressed at the quality of the silver boxes - for Honda they seem a bit flimsy/plasticy but the thing that concerns me is that even though at 5'10" but with short legs [cue abuse about the short-arse from Wales - even though I'm not Welsh!], I was stuggling to "get my leg over" [cue even more abuse about sheep] without catching the edge of the pannier with said motorcycle boot

In fact, you'd have to be Rudolf Nureyev or 6'6" to clear the boxes cleanly! On the sidestand, after the 3rd attempt, there were scuff marks already appearing

Anyone else had this problem?

The Givi luggage is harder and more durable - in black it doesn't show the scuffs as badly

Thoughts?
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Re: Honda Pannier Durability
Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 09:41:20 PM
1. leave bike on sidestand
2. put left foot on left footrest
3. stand on footrest then step easily over seat/panniers with right foot
4. balance the bike then retract the sidestand

PS. I do this all of the time wether the panniers are fitted or not

Ian  :305:

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Re: Honda Pannier Durability
Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 09:59:48 PM
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Re: Honda Pannier Durability
Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 10:00:12 PM
The luggage is Pants but waterproof and lighter than the Givi offering! It is adequate and works but does not look the part! I will be honest and struggled to get on with the Crosstourer after having 3 Varadero's but within 3 runs out i love it! the drive and sport is great in auto mode but manual in the twisty's is incredible, looking forward to a few miles ahead.
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Re: Honda Pannier Durability
Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 10:03:01 PM
*Originally Posted by scotsy [+]
1. leave bike on sidestand
2. put left foot on left footrest
3. stand on footrest then step easily over seat/panniers with right foot
4. balance the bike then retract the sidestand

PS. I do this all of the time wether the panniers are fitted or not

Ian  :305:

At 16 stone?

Not called Fat Bert without reason!!
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Re: Honda Pannier Durability
Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 10:32:13 PM
I am 15 stone bert but only 2 weeks ago I fitted a 'bigfoot' to the sidestand for extra support on loose ground as extra insurance

You will be surprised to find out how many people get on the big 'adventure style' bikes using this method  :305:

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Re: Honda Pannier Durability
Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 11:04:22 PM
And I'm 19st,





but a little bit tall.........

As for leather trousers, I tend to keep to my spidi textile trousers, more comfort !
Last Edit: April 22, 2015, 11:06:43 PM by steve

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Re: Honda Pannier Durability
Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 11:25:57 PM
*Originally Posted by steve [+]
And I'm 19st,

but a little bit tall.........



Kin Hell!

Never mind "getting on the bike" - at 19 stone and coming from Llanelli you can have a job in Team Fat Bert Racing - Chief Chip Fryer

In fact, at 19 stone, you can have any damm job you want!

We need to meet up
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