Originally Posted by F800 Rob
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:
Rob or Hikertrash:
Do you know what the overall width of the GSA cutout pannier kit mounted on the GSA mount is?