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Old 10-30-2010, 04:24 PM   #391
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I thought the cases looked different between the 800 and 1200. So adventure cases from a 1200 would not mount onto the adventure rack on an 800
Holan made a rack for the 1200 cases before BMW made their own F800GS specific system:
http://holan.pl/en/product/24/29/127...%28Twin%29_GS_

http://holanusa.com/index.php?main_p...roducts_id=426

Great service, excellent quality products from Holan and quite reasonably priced.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:25 PM   #392
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So W, where did you get your Begr panniers? I was looking at them several months ago and thought they had a very good box for the money, and several of the design basics I was looking for. At one point, there was going to be a distributor on the West Coast here in the States, but something fell through. Are they still making Panniers? All of the earlier sites that I found them on have had no activity in months. Nice work, and great looking ride. oclv
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:11 PM   #393
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Bag for panniers







I got these bags from Duluth Trading Co. for $20 bucks each. They fit the BMW Adventure luggage. A lot cheaper than BMW liner bags. They fit great in both sides.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:13 AM   #394
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anyone know what choice in South Africa?

Hi,

Thrown in my job ( adventure beckons and my boss is an arse) and I am riding from Cape Town to Shanghai in May and still faffing about on which bikes to ride, bike set up, carnes, visas, and which brand of toothbrush to bring etc etc. (just joking I'm English ...don't need a toothbrush). Panniers though are essential for beer supply in the desert.

I have already crossed Africa on a KTM 990 Adv (my all time favourite bike out of 40 odd in my life), Europe on British spec Suzuki Hayabusa and SE Asia on Aprilia Pegaso... but this trip I am looking at two bikes...either the Yamaha XT660Z Tenere or BMW F800GS. Both got strengths and weaknesses... cant make up my minds.

However, Panniers?? The metal mules (reviewed) seem top quality kit so the ADV posts very useful indeed. Not sure if they can be sourced in South Africa... Yamaha do sell some panniers which I haven't seen in the 'flesh' (or plastic and aluminium to be precise) and not sure they're up for the trip although an English guy just rode the entire coast line of Africa on an XT with these yamaha bits (30 odd countries) and they seemed to do the job and stop bullets in north Kenya.. !!

Anyone any idea what panniers can be sourced in South Africa other than touratech which are ridiculously expensive. Metal Mules? Can they be shipped to SA from overseas?
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:11 AM   #395
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Maximum Hastings,

Why are you not considering the 990 Adventure for your trip?
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:22 AM   #396
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Yes, Metal Mules can be shipped to SA. Contact Paul at Metal Mule. He may have a distributor in SA. info@metalmule.com
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:27 PM   #397
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Have a look at these guys site, i think they have an agent in S.A.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:51 AM   #398
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Like so many other inmates, I'm looking for a good set of panniers for my F8GS. This thread has been very interesting, because it has highlighted many of the sets I'm looking at.

Besides the fact that I personally don't think the Jesse's are the "coolest" looking panniers, they give you the narrowest beam and the largest capacity per inch in width, so they seem like the ideal pannier. I unfortunately get killed on shipping and VAT in Norway on anything produced outside of Europe, so I'm still searching and one thing has been bugging me.

I understand the theoretical side of why you want to keep your "luggage" narrow , with the weight as low as possible, but I'm curious if the 5"- 6" in difference between the different brands of panniers makes a huge difference to the actual performance of the bike. I'd be very curious to hear what other inmates think.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:32 AM   #399
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F800GS Zega Pro Black

My F800GS with Touratech's 38L Zega Pro + Black Cases, with Integral Locks, on balanced Metal Mule frame using the Touratech 18mm fitting kits. I have also have Touratech's Adaptor Plates on the back Zega Pro cases, which hold Touratech's Double Bottle Carrier (I use it for my Optimus fuel bottle and my 1L Nalgene water bottle & GSI cup) and the 2L Jerrycan Holder. On the top of each case I have strapped a Kriega US-10 bag and inside each case the Touratech Lid Bag, hold the spare HD tubes and compressor inside one and the Netbook, charges and adaptors in the other. Installed on the right case I have the John Dere Tool Tube, which carries my tyre irons, puncture kit including a mini hand pump and a cyalume. Tools are up front in the Touratech Tool Box mounted to the BMW enduro bash plate.


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Old 05-09-2011, 08:08 AM   #400
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I can only speak about owning the Jesse system and we feel no drag on the bike from the luggage...I would imagine the wider you go the more drag one would feel...also, the larger you go..the more weight you are most likely gonna add to the bike. For us...less is more and having narrow bags was what we were aiming for so we did not have to worry to much about should riding and gas stations. Also, having less litres does not mean you can't bring all your gear...just means you have a be a strategic packer...

having said all this we also really like the Touratech Zega Pro system too!
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:07 AM   #401
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:18 PM   #402
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Like so many other inmates, I'm looking for a good set of panniers for my F8GS. This thread has been very interesting, because it has highlighted many of the sets I'm looking at.

Besides the fact that I personally don't think the Jesse's are the "coolest" looking panniers, they give you the narrowest beam and the largest capacity per inch in width, so they seem like the ideal pannier. I unfortunately get killed on shipping and VAT in Norway on anything produced outside of Europe, so I'm still searching and one thing has been bugging me.

I understand the theoretical side of why you want to keep your "luggage" narrow , with the weight as low as possible, but I'm curious if the 5"- 6" in difference between the different brands of panniers makes a huge difference to the actual performance of the bike. I'd be very curious to hear what other inmates think.
i have jesse's and cant speak for others but my jasse's are as wide as my bars and you must remember this not to hit anything with the bags! I know i've hit a few things so if you are like me wider is worse!
Another advantage of the jesse's is the shape and the mounts, it allows the bag to slide back in a fall and the shape doesn't dig in as readily so as to do less damage.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #403
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Hey all!

I'm digging back through the various pannier/exhaust threads, but does anyone know offhand which aftermarket pipes work with the holan balanced pannier racks? I know the Leo Vince Evo II worked, but they've discontinued it and the LV One is a little bit wider... I think about 5mm total, not much. Will that be enough to interfere with the racks? are there other options out there?


Any info would be great, in the mean time, I'll keep digging. Thanks!


EDIT: Found the thread for this very subject. However, if there are any new systems that people like please let me know.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:08 AM   #404
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Installed on the right case I have the John Dere Tool Tube, which carries my tyre irons, puncture kit including a mini hand pump and a cyalume.
Hi Stephen - Did you bolted the tube directly to the case?
Could I see a picture of the installation?
I am in a similar situation but might go for a frame installation instead of the case so I am curious to see how it worked out for you.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:44 AM   #405
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Yeah, I bolted directly to the case with wing nuts, washers and rubber O-rings. I would have preferred to have secured it to the frame but it seemed like a lot of messing about and the frames are quite snug against the bike so there's not much room. Nevertheless, I can easily get the pannier on and off without removing the tool tube.





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