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Old 03-27-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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R80GS Basic with Aluminium Pannier ZEGA-case.

R80GS Basic with Aluminium Pannier ZEGA-case.
Is it possible to put with the original carrier??
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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Yes, I believe TT made a mounting kit that had slimmer mounts to work with the stock racks.. they have 15mm and 18mm sized mounts (just checked their site)

The issue is the stock racks are weak and would not happy the TT panniers and a heavy load well.

The TT racks are (IMHO) the best out there, and if yours is a paralever the R100GS TT racks will bolt on.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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As Solo says the stock rack is weak. You have to do some adjustments to the rear crossover-bar if you want to use anything other then BMW-boxes.

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The TT racks are (IMHO) the best out there, and if yours is a paralever the R100GS TT racks will bolt on.
I don't think they will fit, the Basic has a shorter subframe.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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Also consider other bags.
Zegas are really cool, but their perfectly square construction makes them very prone to crumple. Then the lids don't fit right and you just spent like $1600, and are bummed.

I have had every kind of hard bag (well, ok almost) and it comes down to what you like. Just beware.
Jesses for me have proven the most "solid" aka , able to withstand abuse.
GIvi, the most water proof
Zegas, somewhat overrated. But hey if it's in the Touratech catalog how can you go wrong? Probably you only care if you are doing serious off-roading with them and like to crash. One nice thing is that you can take them off your bike
and sit on them, unlike the others.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
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Jesses for me have proven the most "solid" aka , able to withstand abuse.
Search around here a bit, Jesse's and their mounts leave a lot to be desired.

Personally I like Happy Trails bags and TT racks.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Hey Solo,

How do the mounting "pucks" on the Happy Trails compare to the Touratech ones?

I bought a second hand set of "Moto-Sport" panniers (similar to Zegas) but how they mount is pretty weak.
Meaning I ripped off a bag in Death Valley last week!
So I'm looking for an alternative mount, and my buddies Zega "pucks" seem to be a good idea ($65).

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:56 PM   #7
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This is the style of pannier frame i build, if your going to do some rough roads they need to be 18 or 19mm tube and 2mm wall thickness mount in at least 3 places and a cross bar.





Add alloy supports for soft bags but still able to mount up your hard luggage



Add some of my panniers and then head to Africa




or across the Gobi





But there is nothing wrong with the Touratech gear and i have built plenty of luggage to fit there racks, but it is twice the price but it will go the distance just like mine.

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Old 04-01-2012, 01:21 AM   #8
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soft bags

http://www.andystrapz.com/products-d...yId=22&Level=1

I reckon these are yhe way to ho
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:49 AM   #9
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or across the Gobi



I often wonder how Chris is getting along; a real nice bloke.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:30 AM   #10
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This is the style of pannier frame i build, if your going to do some rough roads they need to be 18 or 19mm tube and 2mm wall thickness mount in at least 3 places and a cross bar.
Nice!
Racks are a major problem when touring. Here is my current setup:








I've had my share of problems with the (old) Jesse-system, but at least it more or less "fitted" the short subframe on the Basic. Some of them are described here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...t=17316&page=4
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