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Offline durtseeker

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DR650 Luggage options
« on: October 18, 2020, 08:26:54 pm »
Iím getting my DR650 ready for a long (6 weeks) trip.

Which luggage system do you use? I've looked at the Giant Loop Great Basin Saddle Bag, anybody with experience with using them?
and is it just me or is it a bit expensive at about R8800?

And is there anybody that makes luggage racks and plates
for the DR?
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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 09:51:42 pm »
Speak to Peter from Nomad Bags. He also has a DR if I am not mistaken


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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 09:57:01 pm »
Iíve just bought a regular size bag from Big Bag Panniers (look on Facebook) or Lee on (072) 017-2320 . R1200 including Postnet. A similar design to what youíre looking at. They only do black now and take orders. Iím happy with what Iíve received but will buy dry bags to go inside to be safe.


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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 10:02:34 pm »
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-accessories-styling/centurion/suzuki-dr-650-adventure-accessories-dr650/1004026391880910039739009?utm_source=copylink&utm_campaign=socialbuttons

This guy on Gomboom makes stuff for the DR. I havenít tried any of it though. Apparently with the Big Bag Pamniers you donít need a rack but Iíll still have something to stop pressure on the plastic over the exhaust.


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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 10:06:41 pm »
Speak to Peter from Nomad Bags. He also has a DR if I am not mistaken


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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 12:14:26 pm »
PK ( Nomad Bikegear) will custom build saddle bags for the DR. I can't recommend them highly enough. Iíve had mine for a few years now, and done about 25,000 ks gravel travel mostly on my DR ( but they also fit my KLR).

I have the black vinyl version.

Theyíll end up being a tiny fraction of what you would pay for a Giant Loop, and if you combine them with one of his barrel bags, youíll be sorted.

Oh, and to add: no luggage rack required.
 

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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2020, 01:40:56 pm »
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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2020, 02:19:49 pm »
www.majita.co.za - we sell tools!

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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 04:18:18 pm »
Thanks to those above who referred to my NOMAD products....much appreciated.

If you are still looking, give me a call on 0823578842 and we can go thru the options.
I don`t believe in a "one size fits all" approach to pannier bags unless you are a tyre-kicker hanging out at the Wimpy and staying on tarred roads.

I ride a DR, but may have different requirements to you, so lets see what you need and then make something up that will work for you.

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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2021, 01:47:15 pm »
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-accessories-styling/centurion/suzuki-dr-650-adventure-accessories-dr650/1004026391880910039739009?utm_source=copylink&utm_campaign=socialbuttons

This guy on Gomboom makes stuff for the DR. I havenít tried any of it though. Apparently with the Big Bag Pamniers you donít need a rack but Iíll still have something to stop pressure on the plastic over the exhaust.


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I'm a bit slow today (more than usual )
Can someone explain the difference between "rear rack" (R1800) and "side pannier brackets" (R3200)

 

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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2021, 01:50:21 pm »
And, how can you not have a rack, if I look at the side panels and what supports them, it would be highly dependant on the shape, size, weight of the bags?
 

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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2021, 02:37:25 pm »
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-accessories-styling/centurion/suzuki-dr-650-adventure-accessories-dr650/1004026391880910039739009?utm_source=copylink&utm_campaign=socialbuttons

This guy on Gomboom makes stuff for the DR. I havenít tried any of it though. Apparently with the Big Bag Pamniers you donít need a rack but Iíll still have something to stop pressure on the plastic over the exhaust.


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I'm a bit slow today (more than usual )
Can someone explain the difference between "rear rack" (R1800) and "side pannier brackets" (R3200)


Where is this from?

Rear rack will be a luggage rack.

PSP Racing used to make a nice aluminium one, with billet brackets that attached to the rear grab handles.

Side pannier frames will be for panniers, but more likely soft luggage.

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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2021, 02:54:10 pm »
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-accessories-styling/centurion/suzuki-dr-650-adventure-accessories-dr650/1004026391880910039739009?utm_source=copylink&utm_campaign=socialbuttons

This guy on Gomboom makes stuff for the DR. I havenít tried any of it though. Apparently with the Big Bag Pamniers you donít need a rack but Iíll still have something to stop pressure on the plastic over the exhaust.


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I'm a bit slow today (more than usual )
Can someone explain the difference between "rear rack" (R1800) and "side pannier brackets" (R3200)


Where is this from?

Rear rack will be a luggage rack.

PSP Racing used to make a nice aluminium one, with billet brackets that attached to the rear grab handles.

Side pannier frames will be for panniers, but more likely soft luggage.

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He used the word "brackets", not "frame" (pannier frame)

It's from the Gumtree link that was posted a few msgs back
 

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Re: DR650 Luggage options
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2021, 02:57:00 pm »
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycle-accessories-styling/centurion/suzuki-dr-650-adventure-accessories-dr650/1004026391880910039739009?utm_source=copylink&utm_campaign=socialbuttons

This guy on Gomboom makes stuff for the DR. I havenít tried any of it though. Apparently with the Big Bag Pamniers you donít need a rack but Iíll still have something to stop pressure on the plastic over the exhaust.


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I'm a bit slow today (more than usual )
Can someone explain the difference between "rear rack" (R1800) and "side pannier brackets" (R3200)


Where is this from?

Rear rack will be a luggage rack.

PSP Racing used to make a nice aluminium one, with billet brackets that attached to the rear grab handles.

Side pannier frames will be for panniers, but more likely soft luggage.

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He used the word "brackets", not "frame" (pannier frame)

It's from the Gumtree link that was posted a few msgs back
Agree. Confusing.

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