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Aerostich Tank Panniers

SKU: 902-903

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These tough, semi-rigid containers keep your load low and secure. Extremely handy for day-to-day use with or without a tank bag, they fit a variety of unfaired motorcycles. Detailed for a sleek look and functional design, and a great value for the price. Constructed of tough, water resistant urethane coated 1000 Denier Cordura nylon with an adjustable mounting system: two padded, two-inch wide, hook & loop closed webbing straps plus two adjustable bungee shock cords. Hook & loop attached neoprene tank pads protect your paint and eliminate slippage. Removable plastic inserts shape and define both of the bags. The panniers also feature two pockets along the rear panels for small items like pencils and a tire gage, several 1" web straps for attaching additional items, and 3M Scotchlite reflective material on the front and outside panels. Specify Black or Hi-Viz. Standard (12"×9"×5", 8.8 Liter, each) or Competition (12"×7.5"×4.5", 6.6 Liter, each). USA. Made in USA

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First road-tripReview by CJ Lewis
I took my first road-trip with these bags and not only did they work well holding my water bottles, motorcycle cover, and other gear, they protected my legs from the rain, hail, and snow I ran into during the trip. A very nice plus. (Posted on 9/17/11)
KLR FitReview by Bogey Golf
Just wanted to let the 2008 KLR club know that the panniers fit if you remove the screws at the top of the faring slide the front strap under it and then replace the screws. If you are 5'10'' or better your knees are still going to hit the bags unless you sit back on the seat. (Posted on 9/15/11)
Going strong since '97!Review by Vik
Started out on my first KLR back in '97 and have now been moved across to my 2010 KLR. Works great and very handy on long trips.

If AS would make a larger 12L or 15L version I'd buy it! (Posted on 7/29/11)
Pannier BagsReview by KratzMC
I dragged my last set for 12 miles on the interstate,after accidentally leaving them on the tow bar of my Uni Go trailer. Although they look like crap, they still function. I decided to get another set for my Adventure Tourer. (Posted on 7/19/11)
One of the best bags I have ever brought. I have put these tank bags though hell and they still hold up. They even helped me get my Iron Butt
Peter Bruce Photo (Posted on 1/16/11)
Repurposed tank panniersReview by bmwloco
My 'stich tank panniers have been with me for over a decade. Off and on bikes. Having mostly big tank bikes now, I had them on a shelf...

Until I started looking hard at the People 50 Scooter. 10 minutes later the tank panniers were perfect size saddlebags for the Kymco People 50. A tail pack completed it. Now I can do day to day city commutes and grocery runs and have ample storage. (Posted on 9/8/10)
15 years on... give or take... still greatReview by bmwloco
I cannot remember when I bought them, but they still work as new. Retired from BMW duty, they now work as saddlebags on my People 50 two stroke scooter. With a tail pack, I can buy a week's worth of groceries and store them easily for transport to the crib. (Posted on 7/21/10)
Perfect Bags for All RoadsReview by Birdal
I have recently bought a pair of Standard Black and tested it on a really rough terrain for 5 days. Dropped the bike on them a few times but never in my life have I seen such sturdy bags, add their protecting the bike's frames,too. Works perfectly in all weather conditions.
I own a BMW F650GS and suits fine on bike. (Posted on 7/18/10)
Nice bags, but didn't work for me...Review by Malcolm
I recently bought a pair of these but I couldn't get them to work properly on my bikes. They are a nice product and they would add a ton of great storage but they don't fit all bikes. I was planning to swap them between my 2 bikes, a DR650 with an IMS tank and a 1200GS. On the DR with the aftermarket tank(a very common set-up) the shape of the tank didn't let the bags sit properly. They either sat back to far where they interfered with leg movement, or when slid forward, they hung off the tank too much and weren't secure. The GS tank shape also wasn't ideal for them with it's odd shaped plastic panels. It seems like they would work best on a large traditional shaped tank with large flat areas on the side. So, I'm sure they work great for a lot of people, but hopefully this saves someone some time in trial and error. (Posted on 4/13/10)
Good stuffReview by G F McDowell
Bought a set of the black panniers for my KLR 650. It's like they were designed for my bike. I decided to forego the mounting hardware in favor of zip ties. Perfect size for hitting your favorite fast food drive thru, just drop the take out bag into your pannier and off you ride into the sunset. On dirt roads I found it better to put the panniers behind me so they didn't obstruct my ability to stand on the pegs. Excellent product, imitated but not duplicated. (Posted on 2/15/10)

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From the start we were always afraid to tell our customers these were sized specifically for carrying two one gallon cans of gasoline, because we thought recommending this would be dangerous, so they were never presented this way in any Aerostich catalog. We never ended up using them for that ourselves. They were introduced in 1988, because back then nobody else made anything like them, and we did think someday we occasionally might want to be able to carry some extra gas.

Sales were low at first but later they became more popular and others began making similar ones. One company even made an exact ‘reverse engineered’ copy after taking the pattern from one of ours. What made this especially funny was that company not only stole the design stitch-for-stich, but also lifted the product description word-for-word from our catalog directly to theirs.

Today there are lots of different tank pannier choices, but these remain popular. Their simplicity, many functional details, high quality and general versatility are why. People have hauled just about everything in them, all over the world. They fit a lot of different bikes well, and have become a minor classic.