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Offline JC59

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I have done numerous searches but cant seem to get the information I am after, so I am posting a few questions in hope.  :002:
Looking at an option of using soft style panniers as I wont need them more than 2-3 times a year and I cant justify the cost of hard panniers. Has anyone used soft panniers on a Ninja or 1000sx? Do you need pannier rack\bracket to stop an movement or rubbing on the rear wheel?

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Re: Soft Pannier Options - Ninja 1000\1000SX
Reply #2 on: 19 Jan 22, 03:17:05
I've previously used soft panniers, and no they did not need a frame. You just have to mount them correctly.

There's one make that uses a rod fixed to the bike as a stabilising arm, unfortunatelly I can't remember the name.

There are so many out there it really is a just a case of looking and choosing.
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Re: Soft Pannier Options - Ninja 1000\1000SX
Reply #3 on: 19 Jan 22, 09:15:09
I always used Oxford expanding panniers on my old ZZR they fixed under and over the pillion seat
and if you use that non slip rubber matting under them they wont scuff the paint and don't move an inch .

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Re: Soft Pannier Options - Ninja 1000\1000SX
Reply #4 on: 20 Jan 22, 08:00:14
Just my £'s worth.

I have used soft panniers on various bikes. Never used any form of frame.

If you go for soft for your z1000sx and only use it on the one bike then once you have the straps at the correct length they will need very little tweaking before use.

Set it up a while before you plan your trip. Last minute planning/panicking/packing will be your downfall!

Ps I have never bought soft panniers new. Ebay, gumtree, etc and even charity shops have em.

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Re: Soft Pannier Options - Ninja 1000\1000SX
Reply #5 on: 20 Jan 22, 08:01:08
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Many thanks for the replies. Gives me food for thought.  :047: :047: