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Hard panniers

#1 Post by MikeHorton » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:37 pm

I've ordered my royal Enfield himalayan for delivery the end of march. I'm mulling over whether to purchase the hard panniers too. They are supplied for £500 seems reasonable. As its a new model I'm struggling to find after market stuff any thoughts?
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Re: Hard panniers

#2 Post by megawatt » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:16 pm

Matching panniers are a good idea. Less hassle and more value when you sell the bike.,
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#3 Post by MikeHorton » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:28 pm

I think it's gonna be the best option the pannier racks come with it and 37l each seems a good size too

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Re: Hard panniers

#4 Post by Gerontious » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:39 am

Only issue i have with them is their width.. and how far they stand proud from the bike.
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#5 Post by MikeHorton » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:12 am

Good point I may see if I can take a look at them in the flesh first

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Re: Hard panniers

#6 Post by mikestrivens » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:41 am

Gerontious wrote:
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Only issue i have with them is their width.. and how far they stand proud from the bike.

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#7 Post by Westbeef » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:53 am

I imagine that without the panniers on and only the rack it'd look a bit strange.
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Re: Hard panniers

#8 Post by Throttled » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:56 am

You could get mirror extenders and put them to the same width as the bike with the panniers. If you cannot get through a gap with the mirrors, you are less likely to try and clobber the panniers.
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#9 Post by MikeHorton » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:53 pm

The mirror extenders will be a great idea I'll take a look on line to find some. Thankfully most my riding is open road when I have to encounter Birmingham City centre it's out of rush hour so not too much filtering

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Re: Hard panniers

#10 Post by Hoggs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:55 pm

mikestrivens wrote:
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You wouldn't want to be filtering with those on.
they're metal, go fast enough you'll make a gap to fit through :lol:
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#11 Post by Joe85 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:14 pm

I hate filtering behind guys with these on.

Out of principle they wont effing move out of the way end end up with a queue of 15 odd bikes behind.

I’m obviously more important than you lot so moooooove over!!!

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#12 Post by MikeHorton » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:09 pm

It more out of necessity than anything I have a lot of kit to take to work they seem East enough to. Take off when I don't need them

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#13 Post by JRH » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:48 am

And I thought the panniers on mine were wide. :wink:
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Re: Hard panniers

#14 Post by MikeHorton » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Been to get a set of the RE panniers put on one side for the arrival of my bike. They had some on the bike in the shop, I liked them, they detach v quickly and don't extend beyond the width of the handlebars. Most the pics online were from India with different racks. Will store all my crap in for some long tours and trips to work!