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Am looking to buy a pair of Black Canvas panniers for 500 Classic


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Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 10:44:57 pm
They may not be "panniers" as such, but Stansport makes handy, sturdy, and above all inexpensive, canvas saddlebags in either O.D. green with p-leather tan trim (like mine, to match my green "Military" Bullet) or black on black. And they're made in India, so that's sort of appropriate, yes?

From time to time, usually in winter, they can be had for as little as $15 direct from Stansport. Normally they're about $30 for the pair. See: https://stansport.com/canvas-saddle-bag-black-766-20/

It looks like Stansport's out of the black ones just now, though they have the O.D. green in stock. But you can find them elsewhere without too much fuss, since they're also sold on eBay, Amazon, Walmart and other brick-and-mortar joints like Bed Bath and Beyond.

I've already got a pair of those lovely rattly OEM ammo box style hard panniers on my ride, but still use the Stansports for longish touring. They bungee down rather nicely right over my tent, sleeping bag and other camping gear, and help keep everything nicely in place. Off the bike they're handy for storing all my camping knick-knacks like my little stove, nesting pots, extra cans of Beenie-Weenie, etc., and hang nicely over a coat hanger in the closet. They've also got a bunch of "D" rings and grommets for more fixed attachment.

I recommend them highly, especially for those who may not want to commit to fixed luggage year round.

« Last Edit: July 19, 2020, 10:57:04 pm by Bilgemaster »
So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.

(Legal enough to pass muster if they don't look too closely in Woodbridge, Virginia, where the buses don't run at night, holidays or weekends)


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Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 03:22:55 pm
Thanks for the info, I will take a look and I have changed from Black to Olive/Sand