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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)