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Old 04-15-2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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Ortieb bags anyone?

Anybody ever had these Ortlieb bags on the OEM /6 pannier rack? How was it, liked it or not? I'm thinking this might be better the OEM panniers (not waterproof nor resistant against falling.) Alu panniers are not an option, don't like the look of them on a nonGS Airhead.

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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Regular Ortieb bicycle bags on a G/S:
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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Have them on Das Beast. No need for anything more. Strapped them directly to OEM BMW rack (R100RS, 1981). Probably lash worthy for most anything with 2 wheels.

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:25 PM   #4
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I use em on my bicycle, and love them! FWIW
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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Not as big , less filling. love mine
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:46 PM   #6
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I have a pair of the Quick Release Ortliebs I used on the KLR and on the GS a few times. Always treated me fine. I've got the Adventure panniers on the GS now but have yet to do a trip with them.

p.s. I think the quick release bags are a bit smaller than the strap down model.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:36 PM   #7
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i had a friend who got the ortliebs, but for some reason or other, i didn't like the way they looked and settled on the wolfman expedition dry saddlebags, and they are great!
well, i was going to put a picture up... but i don't have a picture hoster site. i can send you a pic if you like, they're on an R90/6. oops.
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