|06-27-2008, 12:18 AM||#1|
the (in)famous boxer perv
Joined: Nov 2004
Vern Worldbeater Panniers
I typed in a search and found almost nothing about it. Thus I'll make a little introduction of the "hand made in a shed" panniers called Vern Worldbeater panniers.
Why I post this is that I've seen and owned various types of both alu and plastic panniers (Givi, H&B, Al Jesse, Caja Sahel, TT ZEGA and some others), but none of them compare to the craftmaniship of these, so I reckon you all deserve to look at them as well.
Vern makes them in UK but sends them everywhere in the World. Sent one set to me Estonia (Eastern-Europe)
He're mine how they came:
Courtesy of Vern pics:
The "V" type of interconnect behind - breathing room for the different aftermarket exhaust (different heights) while stable fixed operation between the 2 panniers.
Inside the normal pannier.
Inside the exhaust-cutout pannier.
Supporting mounts from inside.
One upper support that supports also the lid limiter wire.
No welds on the frames and they're strong as hell!
Bottom mount supporting itself to the pillon footrest.
Exhaust cutout fitted even my longer-than-original Leo Vince exhaust very nicely.
Same from the exhaust cutout side.
Vern panniers come with additional heat shield you can cover your pannier with, but I decided to put an exhaus extension instead.
On the bike, lids open - they open on the correct side for me - no accidental opening or loss of lid while riding.
Bottom corners cut, for better aerodynamics and ellimination of the "Achille's Heel" corner of brick-design panniers when falling.
He has also black colour or combined versions, different sizes and different sizes of lids available as well. Currently they're R850/1100/1150GS+Adventure limited, coz he put so much development time into the frames (and I reckon they're the best frames). But I've heard 1200GS and some other bike versions are planned as well, currently under testing.
While they're extremely strong "permanent mount" panniers they actually can be dismounted off the bike fairly quickly with the help of one hex key - around 5 minutes and they're off the bike if you require to dismount them.
They're probably one of the few alu boxes really seen a wind tunnel tests up to 200mph to avoid any high-speed death traps with crosswind, that according to tests some "brick" design panniers can hold.
Those with more interest HERE's an interesting thread about them and different opinions about Vern panniers.
Ride safe you all, Margus
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