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Old 12-09-2008, 03:24 PM   #31
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It seems to me, though I've been wrong before, that buying panniers without strap points is the same as buying an Hummer to drive around the city. What's the point? Any REAL adventure riding requiring panniers certainly requires lashing equipment to the top of them.

Panniers without strap points are merely fashion accessories. Period.
People buy panniers just for touring too, not just adventure riding. The Jesse's have so much capacity compared to factory bags, a lot of tourers find them plenty big enough for their stuff.
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:26 PM   #32
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This is very funny. The only use I've ever had for the racks is to use as a lash point for hauling a spare tire or two. Since I started riding BM's in 2001 I have done 220,000 miles in 14 countries. 99% on road with fashion statements attached.
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:29 PM   #33
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This is very funny. The only use I've ever had for the racks is to use as a lash point for hauling a spare tire or two. Since I started riding BM's in 2001 I have done 220,000 miles in 14 countries. 99% on road with fashion statements attached.
HA! You're obviously a much more efficient packer than me. Or you don't require a case of whiskey for your trips. ;)
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:33 PM   #34
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Does anyone have info on what the bmw and jesse 8" bags weigh?
Just picked up my Varios. They were ordered with the bike, but I had to wait on BMW's new mounting system, as the old one was causing troubles.

My scale is a bit, um, vintage, but I'm getting 14 pounds per bag and 6 pounds for rack and bolts/mounting hardware. So a total weight of 34 pounds for the BMW stuff.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:27 PM   #35
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My tent is too large to fit in side cases, so I put it and my sleeping bag (not rolled normally) together in a big duffel type bag and lash it sideways across the back seat or luggage rack using the side case lash points as anchors.

And frankly, I don't want side cases large enough to hold my tent. They'd limit my ground clearance... j/k I just don't like the look or weight of super large side cases.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:20 PM   #36
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Just picked up my Varios. They were ordered with the bike, but I had to wait on BMW's new mounting system, as the old one was causing troubles.

My scale is a bit, um, vintage, but I'm getting 14 pounds per bag and 6 pounds for rack and bolts/mounting hardware. So a total weight of 34 pounds for the BMW stuff.
Spoof,

Thanks for the info/guess they are very close in weight.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:51 PM   #37
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I decided to go with the 36L Caribou system. I'm going to use their mounting system as I think it's more robust than the SW-Motech one and it's narrower. Later I'll probably add a Krauser 46L top case to the top rack, but not for now.

I think the Caribous will be one of the most rugged pannier systems which, given my newbness to all things dual sport, is something I'll probably put to the test.

I'll get some pics up eventually. Right now, it's 100% stock, except for the GPS mount and some wiring for a tender and heated gear. Getting a Corbin on Saturday, though...
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:38 AM   #38
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which bags have the quick release feature for the brackets?

Has anybody cataloged which rack/frame offerings have some form of quick release fasteners so that the frames can be removed for urban cruising?

I know the SW-Motech racks are quick-release... any others?

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:04 AM   #39
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Has anybody cataloged which rack/frame offerings have some form of quick release fasteners so that the frames can be removed for urban cruising?

I know the SW-Motech racks are quick-release... any others?

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Jim - the Hepco Beckers are also quick release. That's it to my knowledge.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:59 PM   #40
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ups tracking said that the 10 inch jesses weighed 24lbs including 3 cardboard boxes and minimal packing material.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:32 PM   #41
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36L Caribou Cases on F800GS

I posted this in another thread, but it made sense to post it here rather than just cross link:

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I just installed the 36L Caribou case system:









Does anyone else think that my GS leans over way too far when on the kickstand compared to theirs or other F800GS bikes? The stand seems fine, but I think it's bent or has shifted position.


I'm pretty happy with the cases, rugged, sizable, but the bike's not TOO wide. My 17" laptop fits in the lid easily with room to spare...
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:39 AM   #42
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weight of Jesses

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ups tracking said that the 10 inch jesses weighed 24lbs including 3 cardboard boxes and minimal packing material.
Sorry, but that's wrong.

Weighed mine on a reliable electronic scale:
Right 14.1 lb
Left 13.5 lb
Rack/mounts 9.4 lb
Total weight 37.0 lb
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:51 AM   #43
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OK, who know how much the bmw vario's weigh?
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:49 AM   #44
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Jim - the Hepco Beckers are also quick release. That's it to my knowledge.
Thanks Rob!!!
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:29 PM   #45
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I decided to go with the 36L Caribou system. I'm going to use their mounting system as I think it's more robust than the SW-Motech one and it's narrower. Later I'll probably add a Krauser 46L top case to the top rack, but not for now.
So the SW Motech system will work with Caribou (Pellican) side cases?

Is there a fatter and thinner case with same two dimensions to get a assymetrical look?
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