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  • Offline Danandjan

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    Soft luggage recommendations
    on: Feb 02, 2021, 02.38 pm
    Feb 02, 2021, 02.38 pm
    Hello,  Looking for some soft luggage recommendations. I have looked a quite a few manufacturers out there and was wondering who all out there in Crosstourer
    land have had good experiences with their particular set-up. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Soft luggage recommendations
    Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2021, 05.04 pm
    Feb 02, 2021, 05.04 pm
    I have a soft luggage (SL) rack and two pair of soft bags that I'm no longer using. One of the only SL racks in the states is the Hepco-Becker Lock-it rack, it's a good rack but a challenge to install. For bags, I have one set of Happy Trails Mojave bags (in image below) with Ortlieb QR mounts, and my other pair are actual Ortlieb bags. I used the Happy Trails bags as my primaries since they could hold a ton, but the Ortliebs were bomb and water proof. SL systems seem to be falling out of favor now days.

    I used to like soft luggage due to the ability to compress when not in use, making it easier to navigate the bike around the car in my garage. However, I've recently switched to hard cases. Despite the benefits of the SL, I found the straps and buckles to be just too annoying when opening/closing, and there was no way to lock the bags.

    Hope this helps.


    Last Edit: Feb 02, 2021, 05.18 pm by Jimbeauxk

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    Re: Soft luggage recommendations
    Reply #2 on: Feb 02, 2021, 07.24 pm
    Feb 02, 2021, 07.24 pm
    www.moskomoto.com

    I have the Backcountry 35L V2.0 panniers on the Crosstourer combined with the 60L Duffel for long trips.


    And with the Duffel:


    They're fitted on a Hepco & Becker pannier rack for the Explorer aluminium cases but those i sold and kept the rack for the Mosko Moto panniers.
    The crashbar bags are actually not crashbar bags but the 5L Aux pox where i made some straps for.

    I also have a XT660 Ténéré and on that one i have the Mosco Moto Rackless 40. there is also a Rackless 80 which should fit in the CT but it depends on what you want with it.
    It's not the cheapest but very high quality and they stand behind their product with good service and aftersales.
    Last Edit: Feb 02, 2021, 07.25 pm by __Ray__

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    Re: Soft luggage recommendations
    Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2021, 09.44 pm
    Feb 03, 2021, 09.44 pm
    Thanks  for the info. I will take  these into consideration.

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    Re: Soft luggage recommendations
    Reply #4 on: Feb 04, 2021, 05.48 am
    Feb 04, 2021, 05.48 am
    Reed a lot about lonerider. Don't now the quality??
    https://www.lonerider-motorcycle.com

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    Re: Soft luggage recommendations
    Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2021, 10.15 am
    Feb 04, 2021, 10.15 am
    Don’t really have any experience of soft luggage on my CT but there’s so many options from cheap and cheerful XLMoto bags. Probably a bit better stuff from Lomo ( I use some of their kit on my Himalayan and bang for buck it’s pretty unbeatable I think)
    To the top line lone rider gear.
    Teapotone has a vid on fitting so maybe of use to you:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xAx0rwOE1aQ