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1Back to top Go down    City cases vs Touring panniers on Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:15 pm

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Have picked up a pair of city cases which because of their more regular shape and lesser size, may be a bit more palatable to baggage checkin people esp in US.
I'd like to know just what their respective internal capacities are before giving up on the idea of trying to take touring cases, and short of trying to fill with bags of rice, I'm in the dark.

Anyone know ?



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2Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:18 pm

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Not 100% sure but 22 litres comes to mind.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:27 pm

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Bugger all. Or not much more than a spare pair of jocks, a toothbrush and a pair of thongs (Oz footwear).

The top box is 22 litres which would be about the same capacity the city cases combined. The city cases have that horrible divider in the middle which restricts what you can put in them.

If travelling solo, you could always throw a rain proof roll bag on the back seat.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:48 pm

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Even motobins don't give specs for city cases -just price.

I had a city case on a 75 which i sold and i'll swear that it didn't have a divider in it.

no, had a roll bag last time and it was hopeless with all the stuff just being an amorphous mass. Other thing is that you have to take off securing straps to access roll bag whereas gearsack can be just unzipped. What i want is something for W/weather gear, and stop by the roadside cup of coffee stuff, and jacket liner. Rest of stuff can go in panniers.

I like gearsacks and you can get far more in and in an orderly manner. My G S here is too big to get on a cabin baggage so i got a smaller DRIRIDER off gumtree and this can go on rear seat. Also has three side pockets - sunscreen, sunglasses, pair 457s, mapbook quick access.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:13 am

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the divider in question is probably the inner front flap thingy that prevents spillage as you open the lid. wasi do you have both the touring and city cases ? grab yourself a heavy duty garbage bag and fill it with water whilst inside the cases, then empty into buckets ie ; 9L. this may help to get a volume perspective.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:30 am

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I thought of that esp for the city cases. Take a 10l bucket etc. If properly supported i might get away with it for Touring cases. Probably wouldn't be allowed to use the double bed as the platform for this sort of exercise.

Thought I might be leaving this world as a person who was never recorded as making any great contribution to
'scientific' knowledge but now......... Will just have to make sure that this info and my name come up together on Google.
Now how can I link it to paedophilia


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7Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:49 am

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The city cases takes 20L each, according to BMW.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:52 am

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Rick , it's time for the white jackets.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:53 am

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Inge K. wrote:The city cases takes 20L each, according to BMW.
did they already do the water bag trick?


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10Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:29 am

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Yes, they did. Found it on you tube. Goetsch, the guy who designed the BMW 503 is the one pouring the water (
says they used "heavy water" - WTF is that)


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11Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:34 am

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werewasi wrote:(says they used "heavy water" - WTF is that)


Made in Norway.



We use it late on saturdays......most of the whisky ends up at the top.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:00 pm

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As the water flows down towards Australia it gets lighter...to the point where it just evaporates and that is why we have some many arid spaces.


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13Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:20 pm

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Google it Dave it's interesting stuff.


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14Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:03 pm

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I already know. Was just winding up Inge and seeing if he knew his history. Look at his pic


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15Back to top Go down    Re: City cases vs Touring panniers on Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:42 pm

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ainsjac wrote:As the water flows down towards Australia it gets lighter...to the point where it just evaporates and that is why we have some many arid spaces.
Oh, so that's the origin of a good piss up! It goes first to your head then drains back down.
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