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Old 05-19-2009, 11:40 AM   #76
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Thumb I love my panniers!



Notice how the right pannier has plowed through the gravel.

Damages: None.
Some scratches, without a dent, do not qualify as damage.

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Old 05-19-2009, 05:07 PM   #77
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Tagesk,
nice work on the lights. That is an elegant solution to a real liability.

what do the panniers weigh with the rack?

what is their capacity in liters?

Any issues with heat from exhaust? does yours have the cutout on the left side?

Nice plow work on that gravel road! I did the same thing last week in Mexico and my vario exploded.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:20 PM   #78
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I was with Tarmac Traveller on the Tasmanian trip last week. I have asked Paul if he wanted me to post some pics and he said it was ok to do so. The panniers refered to in the first post are on the white GS.








And a really nice track in Tasmania called Jacobs Ladder..
These look like great panniers! and I love your choice in gs colors

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Old 05-19-2009, 11:36 PM   #79
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Tagesk,
nice work on the lights. That is an elegant solution to a real liability.

what do the panniers weigh with the rack?

what is their capacity in liters?

Any issues with heat from exhaust? does yours have the cutout on the left side?

Nice plow work on that gravel road! I did the same thing last week in Mexico and my vario exploded.
The weight and capacity is best answered by sending an email to Vern, the manufacturer. But because they
are closer tothe bike than anything I have seen, and longer, they are very large indeed.

I have a small cut-out on the left one.

Vern suplied a small heat shield, and I installed it. Now it doesn't even get warm when running.

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Old 05-20-2009, 06:54 AM   #80
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Vern is just about done with new ones for the 1200's have been emailing them about these. Chris says they should have the muffler done this week and Panniers aren't far behind. They will have a full sized left bag because they had a different muffler made. No idea of prices yet.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:28 PM   #81
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Vern is just about done with new ones for the 1200's have been emailing them about these. Chris says they should have the muffler done this week and Panniers aren't far behind. They will have a full sized left bag because they had a different muffler made. No idea of prices yet.
Spoke to Vern last week Panniers are 675 and exhaust 250 iirc. Hopefully all available at the end of this month.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:42 AM   #82
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Just got some myself - great panniers and a nice guy to deal with. The design and workmanship is as good as anything I've seen and better than most:




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Old 05-21-2009, 05:23 AM   #83
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Hey TaSK,

I love those extra lights! - I have exactly the same concern as you with the indicator 'dead angle' on my new Vern's. Did you use auto-specific LED units or just 'home brew' using standard items? (didn't affect the flash rate etc?)

One more question :) - did you just power the extra indicator LED's off the existing indicator circuits?
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:19 AM   #84
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Hey TaSK,

I love those extra lights! - I have exactly the same concern as you with the indicator 'dead angle' on my new Vern's. Did you use auto-specific LED units or just 'home brew' using standard items?

One more question :) - did you just power the extra indicator LED's off the existing indicator circuits? (didn't affect the flash rate etc?)

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I ordered some standard yellow LEDs from ultraleds.co.uk (or maybe it was from LED1.de, don't remember), got a few resistors from a local shop, and wired it in.
Each pair draws power from the existing indicator with no issues with the flash rate.

If you're interested I can document the full setup.

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Old 05-21-2009, 06:24 AM   #85
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I ordered some standard yellow LEDs from ultraleds.co.uk (or maybe it was from LED1.de, don't remember), got a few resistors from a local shop, and wired it in.
Each pair draws power from the existing indicator with no issues with the flash rate.

If you're interested I can document the full setup.

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If you have the time, some more details would be great (or even just a couple of pictures of the installation).

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Old 06-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #86
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If you have the time, some more details would be great (or even just a couple of pictures of the installation).

Matt
(the text belonging to a picture is always below the picture)





The day start by means of smoke coming out from my vacuum cleaner. I need to take it to a technician for check up. How to get it there? Just dump it into a pannier.
Did I remember to say I love my panniers?



While I was at it I snapped a few pictures of my lights; sorry about the crappy quality.
Here you see a close-up of the right lid. The two LEDs on the right (outside, that is) are red and are "made for car". That is: They already contains the resistor that makes them able to run in 12V (in your calculations ensure you make that 14.4V and not 12V!).
The inner ones are the yellow ones. I bought them at a local store for about one euro. I then soldered on a 600 Ohm resistor, and we're ready to go.



I drilled the lid, through the "lip". This is the left lid. On the inside I folded the wires and used tape to hold them onto the lip.
If you want, you can put the wires into the lip, but for unrelated reasons I can't do that.



The cable exit on the right side.
The blue thing down at the bottom of the pannier? Probably a vacuum cleaner.




The cable exit on the left side.

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Old 06-06-2009, 01:22 PM   #87
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Anybody heard if the new gs 1200 panniers are ready, I had heard the end of May but its June now. I cann't get a response from Vern.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:02 AM   #88
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Great stuff - many thanks tagesk!
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:05 PM   #89
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Anybody heard if the new gs 1200 panniers are ready, I had heard the end of May but its June now. I cann't get a response from Vern.
Vern was trying to sort them out last week from the phone conv I had with him the week before. He would not commit to supplying a set to me by the 18th of june, he's a one man band so has to run around for the stuff himself, not a problem as they are replacements for my trax. I was supposed to call him tuesday of last week but could not as I was very busy. I could not get hold of him friday when I called.

I will be calling him on tuesday.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:32 PM   #90
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I'm after the new ones for the 1200's.
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