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post #8 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2016, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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No, I'm not worried about it. I'm talking low speed tip overs and dropping the bike. I'm aware that a crash will wreck just about anything - that goes without saying.

I've had a 30-50 km/h get off with Trax luggage on my KLR and it did just fine - no visible damage.

Also, the thread title and intention is for people with first-hand knowledge when they actually get the Honda luggage or alternative.

Plenty of opinions out there, including mine, I'm looking for people who have actually handled or used the luggage.

To be honest, the Holan ones look the most rugged of the part and are actually considerable cheaper than the Honda, Hepco and Becker, and Touratech. But I like the mounting of the Honda bags and the lack of hardware and rack systems - it's tidy.

If it can survive a tip over or dropping the bike if you're off balance - then I'm in.

Originally Posted by fabriktr View Post
Seriously, If you are worried about destroying the hard bags in a crash, none of them will fair too well. You can bin every one of them. I have seen even the plastic Hepco and Beckers destroyed. I have seen the bullet proof Caribou cases destroyed. I have seen the bottoms torn off of the Touratec Panniers. The only thing that has some crash worthiness is soft luggage. If you are a good fabricator and can bodge a decent set of mounting racks you could look at the Pazoma 37 liter aluminum panniers on E Bay for $300 and $100 shipping. If you bin one they are cheap enough to replace. These are universal and come with the mounting loop, but no arms to fit to the bike.

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