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Does anyone have any experience with the Moose Racing Expedition Saddlebags? I am still not completely happy with my current saddlebags. They work fine, but are really small, so can't hold very much. $99.95 seems reasonable for the Moose Racing ones as they look quite durable, and looks like they will mount just fine to my Cycleracks pannier holders. If anyone can give me insight on this, I would really appreciate it. Camping season is coming, and I want to get my bike ready for it.



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Dan, those bags look really nice, but still a bit on the small side. A couple of us here have a set of Tour Master bag that I thought were about the same price, but they do not seem to be offered. Many of our members are also bicycle tourists and find those bags to be bigger and very durable. Not sure about the prices though. Gerry



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I just bought a set of ones walmart had on clearance for 30 bucks..regular 69. Havent had a chance to try them on the tw. They're soft material and i think they'll worko
 

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... If anyone can give me insight on this, I would really appreciate it. ...

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I searched for a review but was unable to find one. Maybe the product is too new. A guy on AdvRider was asking about them also.



A few years ago I had a tail bag made from what sounds like the same, or similar material... a semi rigid foam. It dented easily, and picked up a lot of lint and dirt that was difficult to remove.



If you order them, make sure the vendor has an easy return policy in case you are disappointed.



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Well, I couldn't resist, so I ordered a set of these this morning as I am curious and similar bags made of a similar material and similar sizes got good reviews. One guy even mentioned the lint thing with his other brand bags, and mentioned tent waterproofing spray, so I'll give it a shot.



I made my decision yesterday when I took a picture of the bags from the motorcycle superstore website, and expanded it to the proper size via the measurements on the site out on an 11X17" piece of paper. While they still aren't the biggest bags on the market, pointed out my Mr/ Gizmow, they are larger than what I have and can zip out to 8" wide, which will still add more room, so it will be an improvement for me. I have a top box now that I use from time to time, so when I need to haul more, like when I go camping, I will put it on. These will work for my every day use.



I will report back here after I have them installed and will give a review of them after I've had them for a little while.

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Well y'all. I got those Moose bags on Friday, and opened up the box to find two bags that were smaller than I had expected. A little larger than what I have, but only a little bit. They look cool and all, but seem a bit flimsy. One of the zippers on one of the bags doesn't want to move without a struggle. The case bends if I just look at it funny. Anyhow, they are going back to Motorcycle Superstore.



I do, however, have a pannier idea that I thought up while walking through a local Menard's. It involves two power tool cases and some paint. I will post here once I finish the project and if I decide it will work out.



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Thanks for the update, Dan.



It might save another rider some luggage grief.



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