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Old 03-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by Rick West View Post
Yes, having racks that stick the luggage out so wide is not right. The boxes look great, but the rack needs a redesign.
Absolutely concur. The goal is to keep the bags to around the width of the handlebars. Plus, with a detachable rack, you can remove the entire frame if need.

Two additional pictures:

First - R1200GS with the OEM pannier frames, front and rear. It's narrower than the bars:

The F800GS is in pretty tight as well - just a bit wider than the bars:

Every bike is a bit different. Apologies for the so-so pictures.
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