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Offline imurray

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MK1 Luggage Question - Soft Panniers
« on: 12 August, 2019, 04:26:23 PM »
Hello all Mk 1 owners. I've a 2007 registered (2006 build) CBF1000 ABS with the original "cast-iron" luggage rack. I'm looking for a "cheap as possible" soft luggage option for occasional multi-night camping trips.  I find panniers / saddle bags without a rack are a bit floppy and hard to secure properly.

I've come across the Givi T218 soft luggage. The books say it will fit BUT, all the pictures show it being fitted on the CBF with the grab handles rather than the luggage rack. Has anyone successfully fitted this rack to their CBF? I'm not sure by looking that the spacer they provide would lift it sufficiently to clear the side rail on the rack.

Open to alternatives. My choice of luggage is limited by the width of the door at the side of my house. I'd be tempted by the SW Motech Blaze option, but they are €320. This rack is only €40 and I can use any bags with them.

Thanks in advance.

Iain

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Re: MK1 Luggage Question - Soft Panniers
« Reply #1 on: 12 August, 2019, 04:52:03 PM »
I've got a brand new set of these, I have put some oxford throw overs on it with no problem if you can get your handlebars through the space that's a bit tight you'll have no problems using this rack.
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Re: MK1 Luggage Question - Soft Panniers
« Reply #2 on: 12 August, 2019, 05:13:07 PM »
Brilliant. first hand experience is what I'm after. Would you have a photo of how it fits around the original rack? Thank you.

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Re: MK1 Luggage Question - Soft Panniers
« Reply #3 on: 12 August, 2019, 06:03:11 PM »
i have one... on mk2...
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Re: MK1 Luggage Question - Soft Panniers
« Reply #4 on: 12 August, 2019, 07:08:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by ushirlo [+]
i have one... on mk2...

Thanks for the pic. The rack is quite different on Mk 2 I think. It's more obvious that it works on a Mk2 in the pic.

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Re: MK1 Luggage Question - Soft Panniers
« Reply #5 on: 12 August, 2019, 07:34:52 PM »
here with honda rack on cbf600 (same as mk1)
http://www.cbf600.fr/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=15802&start=45
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Re: MK1 Luggage Question - Soft Panniers
« Reply #6 on: 12 August, 2019, 07:49:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by ushirlo [+]
here with honda rack on cbf600 (same as mk1)
http://www.cbf600.fr/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=15802&start=45

That's really helpful. Thank you.