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1Back to top Go down   One side pannier Empty One side pannier on Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:30 pm

Davep

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OK! Please be gentle here as I know this sounds daft!

I need to take some stuff in to work tomorrow about 10kg in weight but I only have one pannier as one is with a friend being refurb'd. So... Is there any issues that anyone has come across when using just one pannier, it's not a lot of weight but I have never had just one fitted it's either none or both so somewhere in my head I keep thinking there's a reason for that. Embarrassed face LOL. Embarassed

Cheers all

 Dave


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One side pannier Eu-log10 BMW K100RS 1983 (Main ride)
                      Suzuki GSX 750 ET 1979 (Needs work)
                      Kawasaki Zephyr 750 1992 (Needs hiding)
    

2Back to top Go down   One side pannier Empty Re: One side pannier on Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:00 pm

wilcom

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@Davep wrote:OK! Please be gentle here as I know this sounds daft!

 Is there any issues that anyone has come across when using just one pannier, it's not a lot of weight but I have never had just one fitted.

Cheers all

 Dave
At speed it will definitely effect your handling, but I can see no problem "putting" to work. I can go thru high speed sweepers with just sticking my elbow out in the slipstream. So you can see what one bag hanging out there could do to the handling, Under 50 MPH I would not see an issue. the 10KG's would worry me more, LOL I've never had a set of bags that I trusted with more than a gallon of milk


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Menifee, CA
1989 K100RS SE


past
1979 BMW R65
1980 BMW R65
1982 BMW R80RT (Gas hog)
1974 BMW R90/6
1972 BMW R75
1964 BMW R50 Earles forks( as reliable as a hammer)
2009 Buel XB12R (the FI sucked)
1999 Buell  (Yeah! a carburetor)
2005 Suzuki Bandit 1200
1991 Kaw ZX-11 OMG
1966 Norton 750 (had to have a chase car for anything over 5 miles)
1961 Norton 650' (see above)
1964 Honda 305 Superhawk
and a dozen or so I have forgotten about..........
    

3Back to top Go down   One side pannier Empty Re: One side pannier on Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:08 pm

BobT

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I rode my R1150RT around for a few days with just one pannier and it felt no different at all. I realised that I had not fitted the other about an hour into my 3 day trip and decided that I was not going back home for it.

    

4Back to top Go down   One side pannier Empty Re: One side pannier on Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:15 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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As they say...ride away. Just be aware of the 10k on one side and not the other. I have often done it around town without any ill effects. Krauser K2s that I use are great and despite the 10kg load label inside they have had 20kgs in them. Just don't hit a pothole.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

5Back to top Go down   One side pannier Empty Re: One side pannier on Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:17 pm

Point-Seven-five

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You will look a little funny with only one pannier, but that is probably the only downside.

With 10kg in it, I would be cautious about large bumps.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

6Back to top Go down   One side pannier Empty Re: One side pannier on Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:36 pm

Davep

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As always guy's you have put my mind to rest!

Not a great distance to work but it was one of those things that was playing in my head!

Thanks for the advice!

 Dave


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One side pannier Eu-log10 BMW K100RS 1983 (Main ride)
                      Suzuki GSX 750 ET 1979 (Needs work)
                      Kawasaki Zephyr 750 1992 (Needs hiding)
    

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