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Offline Dsg01

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Hello,

Does anyone have any info on the maximum recommended speed when riding with Honda panniers and/or top box fitted?

My bike came without the luggage manual and to be on the safe side I want to know any recommeded limits before heading off to the MotoGP in Brno!

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Re: Maximum speed with a tp box and/or panniers fitted?
Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 10:20:39 PM
Brno MotoGP? . . . . might see you there!

As for speed with luggage, I ride the same with the luggage (and Mrs) on the bike as I do without. Never had any problems. I have even added my old throw over soft panniers over the top box, for extra carrying capacity on long runs. They are no wider than Honda panniers, no higher than top box, and even the rain covers stayed on at a little over 100mph  :164: . . . . on the autobahn.


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Re: Maximum speed with a tp box and/or panniers fitted?
Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 09:48:13 AM
just the same with topbox on or off, don't know about panniers.

only thing I've noticed is when it's really windy, can feel sidewind more with topbox on.
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Re: Maximum speed with a tp box and/or panniers fitted?
Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 10:05:56 AM
Slidy/Crok,

Thanks for the prompt responses.

Is there anything specific stated in the Honda luggage user manual?

Regards.

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Re: Maximum speed with a tp box and/or panniers fitted?
Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 08:35:59 PM
Flat out with pillion,panniers full and big bag on the rack was fine - allegedly  :002:
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Re: Maximum speed with a tp box and/or panniers fitted?
Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 12:50:00 AM
Inside my boxes is a sticker that has 130 with a red circle slash. I have done 170 kph 2 up with all 3 boxes...no problems even in strong cross wind.

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Re: Maximum speed with a tp box and/or panniers fitted?
Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 06:20:47 PM
Having just got back (1 hour ago) from a 1,350 mile trip round Scotland & the Lakes, I can say that Honda luggage, with added soft panniers over the top box, are absolutely fine at normal  :164: motorway cruising speeds for hours on end!