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post #1 of 27 Old 10-15-2015, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
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Soft bags for K1600

Has anyone ever heard or seen soft saddle bags for a K1600? I thought I saw a set in a website once but I cannot recover the URL.
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post #2 of 27 Old 10-15-2015, 06:24 PM
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I have Kathy's bags. had them for my LT too.

Kathy's inner saddlebag liners for BMW K1600GT / K1600GTL cases - Kathy's Journey Designs
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post #3 of 27 Old 10-15-2015, 09:50 PM
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Do you mean soft as in not the liners?
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I donot mean liners, I mean saddle bags. Made out of something you can kick, run into the bushes, stuff stuff in it. The non-scratchable type.
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post #5 of 27 Old 10-16-2015, 09:12 AM
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I heard that Oxford has some universal bags that fits different bikes. They use Velcro. But never had them in my hands so I am not sure they fit to this bike.
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I donot mean liners, I mean saddle bags. Made out of something you can kick, run into the bushes, stuff stuff in it. The non-scratchable type.
oh, sorry
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post #7 of 27 Old 12-18-2019, 08:33 PM
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I always do the road less traveled type thing for most everything. All my life. Was hoping this thread would help. hmm.
Mosko moto backcountry 35L Pannier kit $730.00 https://moskomoto.com/products/backc...35-pannier-kit get MSR red fuel bottle, and lower horizontal bag that holds it.
this would be for everyday use for me. check wt.
I will need a (BMW?) pannier mount, find one that fits my GTL?
Roel Bremmers says (not talking about for the K1600 though): for mounting racks: Touratech racks work best with the Backcountry 35 mounting system. https://touratech-usa.com/store/Tour...ck-BMW-S1000XR /// ** Item # 606-5555 This rack is not compatible with the BMW factory topcase mount. But looked hopeful, since no high muffler on the side like most, causing rack to expand out on that side quite a bit. perhaps I can adapt it? it is $400 plus tax and shipping but if I can get it to work I'd do it.
ANYone done soft bags? I can see the advantages: lighter weight, no longer have to struggle with getting things in the left bag with side stand down. High quality stuff and won't take expensive damage if I ever go down.
What you all think??
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What you all think??
I think you are looking for an off road solution for the K1600.

I don't understand why.
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Yea, not sure what problem soft bags would solve unless you smashed the stock panniers and wanted to replace with something a little less expensive. If you go down on a K16, the least of your worries would be pannier damage.
I mean, different strokes for different folks but doing something just to do it never made sense to me. maybe if I had a pile of money I needed to burn through?
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Why? Lighter weight without losing storage, different look. Removing all 3 loses 50Lb. Better clearance for legal lane filtering in California, Better mileage too I'd say.
Nothing is damaged, and I have tip over bars protecting the bags, plus the Altrider engine protection bars [part number: K611-0-1000], and I'm NOT interested in off road.
I'm not asking any of you to do the same, ---
Just wanted to know if anyone else was so inclined. Guess NOT. :P
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