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Old 02-14-2014, 10:43 PM   #1
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hebco and becker

Does anyone use hebco and becker panniers and frames on there 800gs
your thorghts please.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:07 PM   #2
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I had their quick disconnect frames supporting my soft bags and also a pair of Junior panniers when I first bought the bike. Like every other Hepco & Becker product I've bought, they were overly complex to fit and had poor production tolerances: much pounding, grinding, and drilling out holes was required. The installation hardware also lacked required bolts.

Once installed, the setup was very solid and good. I damaged them in a crash and replaced with SW Motech, which I found to be vastly better quality, better installation design, and easier to fit. However, the mounted racks had some flex in them that the H&B did not.

I still have the H&B crash bars which were easy to install and very well-made. It's only their pannier frames that struggle. Same problems on my Strom.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for that its good to hear what others think of them:-)
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:37 PM   #4
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I just put the HB Lock it panniers on my 2013 F800. Installation was pretty simple HOWEVER my seat would not latch back down. I had to remove the spacers for the bolts that attach under the seat and really torque it down. Only then would the seat fit WITH a bit of a hassle. Product looks good but that fact that the pannier rack cannot be installed the way that HB intended means that I would probably not buy from HB again. Either the 2013s are different enough to cause this problem or HB did not do their homework.
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Get the SWMotech racks. Had HB.. Got rid of them.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:29 PM   #6
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I like them ! The Gobi case can take a beaten and still function.
In fact I'm putting them on my new Gsa . Wvwryomws Everyone's got there opinion . Tho
I'm just like the durability and they keep my stuff dry...
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I like the boxes but the 800 racks aren't great.

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I like them ! The Gobi case can take a beaten and still function.
In fact I'm putting them on my new Gsa . Wvwryomws Everyone's got there opinion . Tho
I'm just like the durability and they keep my stuff dry...
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:44 PM   #8
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Had the crash bars on a KTM. was a bad experience both ordering and quality of build. Would not recommend.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:28 AM   #9
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HB crash bars

Fitted these up, great bars, never in the way,just enough protection. BUT, be warned anyone who is screwing new bolts into the engine case ,as most mount here, YOU MUST CLEAN OUT THE THREADS PERFECTLY, and I would run a tap to clean up the threads as well. I say this as I stripped 3 of the 4 threads. While screwing in the bolts all felt good until the end where it got hard. I went to back it out and there you go, stripped. I totally fucked one which is now an all thread metal glued in there and the others are helicoiled. Getting the old ones out was the hard bit, big drill for the heads, little drill to install an easy out, lots of heat, preassure and wd 40. PITA. This is one job that I would say prevention is way better than the cure.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:49 AM   #10
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I like the boxes but the 800 racks aren't great.
Yes, although I had issues with the racks, the panniers themselves were fantastic quality. The Gobi and Junior ranges are much more adventure-proof than aluminium boxes, in my opinion.
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