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SW Motech Blaze Panniers
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:34:55 PM »
I had a set of these on my previous bike, I use them for work occasionally... the nice thing was there an option to fit the mounting bracket, which is very discreet when not being used, without the pillion pegs on the bike! Just ordered a mounting kit for the RS and it bloody well looks like it uses the pililion pegs as the mounting point... which is super irritating as I had plans to take the pillion pegs off after the first service...

Has anyone had a similar experience with this soft luggage? I might have to investigate getting a bracket fabricated or something...

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Re: SW Motech Blaze Panniers
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 11:47:01 PM »
That's annoying! I'm not sure what the rules are over there but here, it's an MoT failure to remove the pillion pegs unless you cover up the pillion seat with a cowl or similar (ie there must be a set of pegs for each available seat). This means potentially being at risk of getting a 'producer' if you remove the pegs and then end up taking the cowl off to put a bag on the pillion seat. Probably not an issue in practice though. Just something that occurred to me whilst reading your post. I used to use throwovers but ended up preferring a tail pack or a canoe roll dry bag on the back seat to avoid increasing the width.

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Re: SW Motech Blaze Panniers
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 11:54:29 PM »
Its similar here, just means I need to make sure the Cowl is on the bike when I go for its equivalent of MOT. I never ride with a passenger, so having the pegs on is a bit pointless for me... but it looks like I wont have a choice now... oh well... the panniers work well for me as I use them for a very specific purpose and the items I am carrying fit into them rather well, but its kinda of something I only need to do every few months... they could have made the pillion pegs a little easier to remove too... oh well... first world problems...

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Re: SW Motech Blaze Panniers
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 08:37:41 AM »
Ha! Yeah. I just think of mine as "exhaust protectors"

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Re: SW Motech Blaze Panniers
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 01:07:58 PM »
Pillion pegs makes whellies easier for the balance point tbh  :005:
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Re: SW Motech Blaze Panniers
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 12:45:10 AM »
So seeing as I wont be removing the pillion pegs due to them being the mounting points for the pannier system, I got to thinking about whether Id run the bike with the Cowl or pillion seat... and have come to the conclusion that this is the first bike Ive owned in a very long time that looks better with the seat then the cowl... So the cowl is all wrapped up and stowed away at the back of the garage!

Between this and me looking to replace the bar end mirrors with standard bar mounted mirrors, I would have been better off with the R model... 🤣

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Re: SW Motech Blaze Panniers
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 01:27:07 AM »
As long as you don't want:-
1/ QS .
2/ better rear shock
3/Belly Pan
4/compression and rebound damping adjust on each fork leg
5/ Better resale values
6/ flashy big brake kit.
7/ something that I forgot the RS has
8/ You're now more desirable to the ladies on Biker Chix looking for dates to bleed dry .co.uk lol
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Re: SW Motech Blaze Panniers
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 01:29:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mart62 [+]
As long as you don't want:-
1/ QS .
2/ better rear shock
3/Belly Pan
4/compression and rebound damping adjust on each fork leg
5/ Better resale values
6/ flashy big brake kit.
7/ something that I forgot the RS has
8/ You're now more desirable to the ladies on Biker Chix looking for dates to bleed dry .co.uk lol

Yep, I was joking btw... calm down...

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Re: SW Motech Blaze Panniers
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 01:42:17 AM »
You could have got a better choice of colours and a red subframe though with the R... :031:
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