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Best pannier / rear rack for DRZ400SM?

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Views on the best top box and pannier rack set up for the 2006 SM?

Does the S model stuff fit the SM?

Any pics?

Regards

Rich

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Well first the S and SM have the same subframe so it should all fit the same.

As far as the best, I don't know, depends on what you're setting out to do.

I like my Tonn's Racing Panaman rack because it has extra bars to lash stuff to.

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As far as a top box I'm not sure but the smaller Givi's seem popular and Pelican is another choice. If you search those names you should find some pictures and info here.

For panniers, I was looking into the DirtBagz setup. It has extra bars that mount by the footpegs and support the panniers. I might imitate this setup or buy just the hardware and sew my own bags. Also I read here that Wolfman expedition dry bag panniers will fit. Though my bike will be on it's side a lot so I wouldn't want to scuff or rip them open. I think high-denier cordura like 1050 ballistics would be better and then pack smaller dry bags inside of them.

Anyways, here is a cool picture essay of the DirtBagz install:

http://cannonshot.smugmug.com/gallery/1362748#64306953

And if you have money to spend and want to go on an expedition, here are some heavy-duty aluminum panniers:

Happy-Trail's DRZ Page

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i also have the panaman rack from tonn's racing and would definately recommend one.

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