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Skidalot
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PostSubject: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:41 pm

 
Does anybody know where I can buy some cheap but effective waterproof covers for my saddlebags?  
I've been searching the 'net but all its throwing up are cycling type accessories! 

Failing that, has any body got any ideas on improvising something else to use as a cover? The bags are between 44L and 60L expanded if thats any help?
Any ideas are welcome, however inane or insane, whatever the case may be!
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 2:01 am

Got any decent camping shops near you Skid (not the type Justin frequents mind!)  There's sure to be some waterproof covers hikers and walkers use to cover rucksacks etc.  The may not be the strongest on the planet, but in an emergency they may well do the job.
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 6:36 am

I've had all sorts of luggage over the years and never found any that were totally waterproof. Even the enormously expensive Hepco & Becker aluminium boxes I had on my GS let in a bit.

These days I buy heavy-duty bin bags and pack all my stuff in them inside the panniers.
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 8:01 am

Bugsy wrote:
These days I buy heavy-duty bin bags and pack all my stuff in them inside the panniers.

Yea, was going to do that as a plan B regardless of whether I had covers or not.
The original covers split the first time I used them, much as the reiews about them said they would! If I can find them amongst all the junk I've 'collected' I'll have a go at repairing them with good old superglue.

I'll have a look in the camping shops John, only trouble is those type of shops tend to be expensive. I would probably end up having to spend nearly as much on covers as I did on the bags (they were the cheapest I could find in a rush!)
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 8:23 am

Mrs Bugsy has just reminded me that we bought the garden-waste bags as they are much stronger.

Just cut them down to size.


http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/heavy-duty-rubble-sacks---5-pack-940491
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 8:52 am

Bin bags are good idea!  as in life with any doubt? double bag it!. Don't forget your Speedo's and Flip Flops  sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 9:03 am

simbo wrote:
Don't forget your Speedo's and Flip Flops  sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny

Why am I suddenly very afraid 
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 1:00 pm

With Sim you always have to be afraid Gary muhahahahaha.........
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 1:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 8:47 pm

Skid, these are Italian and I don't know if theyre the rights size mate but ........

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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 8:49 pm

Are you & I expecting rain then in France Skid ?

Youre after waterproof pannier covers, I've just bought a rain cover for my leather top box ...... rainn rainn Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 9:15 pm

Could you pass me that half "empty" glass of wine please!  Rolling Eyes  sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny
Laughing sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Sun May 01, 2016 11:36 pm

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Are you & I expecting rain then in France Skid ?

Youre after waterproof pannier covers, I've just bought a rain cover for my leather top box ...... rainn rainn Rolling Eyes
Looks that way Mick, but I'm not going to get suckered into this cavalier attitude that seems to be prevailing with the rest of them up north though.  
I've got six hours minimum of riding to do in Blighty    rainn ........ nuff said!  Besides "he who laughs last" and all the rest of it!

Now where did I put my half empty glass of beer? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 11:47 am

Under further investigation  Suspect my brew cup is now half "empty"   at least whilst we're in England anyway  Rolling Eyes  Thurs:   Fri:  sunny Sat:  sunny Sun:  sunny Mon:  sunny Tue:   it's official   you heard it here first   Wear your wellies!  geek
England

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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 1:18 pm

Little bit early to be forecasting for the back end of the month ..... you not heard of "Chaos Theory " ?
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 2:48 pm

The idiots cant even get it right the night before so I wouldn't trust any forecast that far ahead!
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 3:15 pm

Forecast?  I've had it straight from the "Horses Mouth"! Zeus the king of gods who can control the weather 
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 4:05 pm

Yes, well we were all so concerned about getting the French chapter aka Gary to book the weather for the weekend we were out there, that we forgot to allocate someone to book for the Blighty side!
A glaring oversight on someone's behalf but lets not start a blame culture over it ok
Although Sim's name will henceforth be synonymous with the words 'piss-up' and 'Brewery'!  
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 4:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 10:33 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rucksack-Outdoor-RedRain-Dust-Waterproof-Bag-Backpack-Travel-Poncho-Dry-Cover-SM-/262336176121?hash=item3d14745ff9:g:IpgAAOSwr7ZW59Jg

Ordered these today plus I bought the rubble sacks that Gary mentioned so that ought to do it Suspect
 If not its tough shite!!
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 10:56 pm

Skidalot wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rucksack-Outdoor-RedRain-Dust-Waterproof-Bag-Backpack-Travel-Poncho-Dry-Cover-SM-/262336176121?hash=item3d14745ff9:g:IpgAAOSwr7ZW59Jg

Ordered these today plus I bought the rubble sacks that Gary mentioned so that ought to do it Suspect
 If not its tough shite!!

all eventualities covered then Skid 
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 11:14 pm

Yep!   and thats before I even get past Cardiff! 
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 11:29 pm

On my new super duper new Route Planner app, there was no sign of rain any where near where we are riding so we'll be fine. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Mon May 02, 2016 11:52 pm

Did the 'Heads of the valleys' figure in that route at all? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Tue May 03, 2016 12:13 am

Fraid not Skid - we're keeping to a more central route (roughly parallel to the M6 and M4).  We'll pray sunny for you though.
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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Wed May 04, 2016 12:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Waterproof saddlebag covers   Wed May 04, 2016 8:21 pm

They look good, free delivery too..... Also there's a discount for being a member of this forum
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