Ortieb bags anyone?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by jellycow, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. jellycow

    jellycow Back on track!

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    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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  2. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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  3. bmwloco

    bmwloco Long timer

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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.

    I dig 'em big.
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  4. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    I use em on my bicycle, and love them! FWIW
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  5. Masterpotter

    Masterpotter Adventurer

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    +1
    Not as big , less filling. love mine
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  6. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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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. :cry

    p.s. I think the quick release bags are a bit smaller than the strap down model.
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  7. bleaknessengine

    bleaknessengine Adventurer

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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.
    -chip
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