Originally Posted by twinrider
Another question: The old Odyssey mounting system hugged the F650GS body closer than the new one, keeping the total pannier width several inches narrower than the current system. Is there any possibility of making that old mounting system available again for those of us who need to lane-split?
The difference between the Odyssey I and the Odyssey II is only an inch. The biggest advantage of the Odyssey II is the bags can be moved for and aft on the mounts allowing you to adjust your load for safer/better handling.