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Old 04-28-2015, 05:37 PM   #1
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Brooks pannier system for 1200 GS from eBay...

Anyone have any info on these? They are called Brooks pannier system for 2006-2012 BMW R1200GS.....Found them on the bay while looking for some system cases for my GSA. They look pretty close to the stock units, but half the cost. Anyone? Bueller? Frye?.......
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:39 AM   #2
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Chinese knock offs.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:29 AM   #3
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So not worth it? I have a chinese knock off of a honda engine on my mower and it works great.....I was hoping someone had seen these in person. Getting ready to pony up for some Globescouts.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:38 AM   #4
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They are probably okay. Just feels wrong to me.
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:52 PM   #5
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I got a set coming. Should have them by early next week. I'll post up a review after I get a chance to look them over.

It's my understanding they are made in California by Brooks and are a copy of the Touratech Zega Pro with a couple exceptions, one being Brooks uses thicker aluminum. 2mm side wall and 3mm bottom where the Zega has 1.5 mm

The locks are a little different design being the other difference.

The eBay deal is $300 off their regular price. I figured for the cost difference they are worth I try.

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Old 04-30-2015, 06:05 AM   #6
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It's about time someone started making a more affordable pair of aluminum panniers for BMW's. Not everyone is going to go extreme off roading, and not everyone needs something like the Jessie bags. Some of us just want to get rid of the varios at a good price. I'm looking forward to your review.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:39 AM   #7
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Met too. Looking forward to the review.

I am looking for some panniers too, can't afford BMW's..
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:08 PM   #8
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Well looks like maybe I sparked some interest.....There were 6 yesterday and 1 this afternoon......I emailed the seller and very promptly(3 minutes) he assuaged my concerns and answered a few questions, so I pulled the trigger. I just cannot see paying what TT and Jesse want for their product. I was planning on Globescouts, but I think these are worth a try.
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Well looks like maybe I sparked some interest.....There were 6 yesterday and 1 this afternoon......I emailed the seller and very promptly(3 minutes) he assuaged my concerns and answered a few questions, so I pulled the trigger. I just cannot see paying what TT and Jesse want for their product. I was planning on Globescouts, but I think these are worth a try.
I'll be interested to see the review. I found a set of adventure racks on CL last year for $75 and found them just in case I found reasonable bags.

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Old 05-02-2015, 09:13 AM   #10
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Mine shipped out yesterday from CA, i'll chime in when I get them on and post up a quick review.....
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:26 PM   #11
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Wink cheaper panniers

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Old 05-02-2015, 06:23 PM   #12
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Missed out on this round

I had a set in my Ebay cart and they sold out before I could pull the trigger. I contacted Brooks and they said they wouldn't have more in stock (for the pre-2013 1200GS) for another 4-6 weeks. Bummer! I'm keeping watch for them to re-list a set and as soon as they do I'll buy it.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:31 PM   #13
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Question - on their website they show two very different photos for the same product. One image of the boxes for the R1200GS looks basically identical to OEM, the other nearly identical to Zega Pros. Anybody know what gives?
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:17 AM   #14
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Got my set in. They are indeed made in China and copies of the Zega Pro's. That being said I'm very satisfied with the quality of the build. Certainly very close to TT quality at worse. The welds are beautiful and the finish looks great and the hardware looks first class too. The lids do not come completely off though as there are hinges on the front.

It will be next week before I can install the rack and mount them though so I'll update any issues with fitment later. Then the only other thing in question will be water tightness.
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Got my set in. They are indeed made in China and copies of the Zega Pro's. That being said I'm very satisfied with the quality of the build. Certainly very close to TT quality at worse. The welds are beautiful and the finish looks great and the hardware looks first class too. The lids do not come completely off though as there are hinges on the front.

It will be next week before I can install the rack and mount them though so I'll update any issues with fitment later. Then the only other thing in question will be water tightness.
Keep us posted. They are getting some for gsw in a few days. I think I will try them. Does the rack look robust? Is the exhaust side pannier notched?
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