helmets in the panniers

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  1. wannabfast

    wannabfast New Member

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    i am sad to report that unless you have a half helmet, or a tiny head, you wont be getting a helmet in the side cases... they will fit my lunchbox and a 14" laptop...

    still would be nice to not have to have a back pack
     
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    That sux. You must have a huge head!
    I've never heard of this issue before...good to know for others!!

    Are these OEM cases? GIVI? Pelicans?

    I have an XS Helmet. Maybe that fit? Thinking of side cases in future. Why you still be needing backpack?
     
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    the OEM cases, the back pack is for my work laptop... which is significantly larger than my 14" one... maybe an extra change of clothes for the backpack, i dont plan on having the side cases on all the time, it makes it more cumbersome
     
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    Yes you can I can fit my Arai in there.
     
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    I too just discovered this today on my first ride. I have the OEM panniers and a Shoei RF1100 (large) and it wont fit into either case, no matter how many different positions that I tried :( Oh well, I was still able to use them to bring home goodies that I picked up at the dealership though ;)
     
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    That is disappointing. Does anyone know if the factory top case will fit an XL Shoei Qwest?
     
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    I always fit my helmet in my tank bag. I leave the other stuff to the soft saddle bags and tank bag.
     
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    This is one of the reason I did not went with OEM.

    Shad side cases will fit a full-face helmet and (at least in canada) were way cheaper.
     
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    Several members have big heads and small bags.
     
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    thanks, that explains alot!
     
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    You can get 2 lids in the factory 45l top box
     
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    But can they hold beer?
     
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    :chaingun:
     
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    My Wolfman tank bag allows me to put the helmet (Xlarge) in as well a 12pk if the helmet is on my noggin! I have had this bag for 12yrs and no issues with the quality or stitching of the bag. Killer company out of Colorado and I suggest that all of you look at this company if you are looking for luggage other that the OEM hard bags. the OEM's no matter how much I want them do not allow me to have the bike in my single garage with the my car. I also think that soft bags give you much more flexibility in fair riding weather (Moderate rain and temp) than the hard bags. I never ride anywhere where I do not take off the bags if I am on a long ride. Hotel (Rarely) or camping (in my tent). "Jeni" always has a watchful eye on her and her gear Via a "HK P30" while out in the outlands.
     
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    There are members here that make it sound like they never take their helmets off, so they are ready to ride at a moments notice..
     
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    does that require any extra hardware?
     
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    hmm for the 8th gen vfr, its only listing a 33L case...
     
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    Yes it does. That would be the draw back to it. Sides are 33liter thought. Multiple choices for the top case.

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    45 litres worth.
     
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    Try looking in Europe. The 45 l is cheaper than the 33l
     
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