800GS rear pegs a liabilty?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Desert Dave, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Magile

    Magile Long timer Supporter

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    I went with the Ortlieb bags...

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    Got 'em from Aerostich. Very good build quality. They use a quick release system integrated into the bag handles that makes removal a snap. I went with a Hepco Becker pannier frame that also has a quick release feature for total removal from the bike. The total width of the compressed bags is ~28". PM me if you want some .jpgs. I'd add photo's of the actual bike in this post but I'm told I've reached my limit of one (WTF?).

    - M

    http://www.ortliebusa.com/CartGenie/prod-58.htm
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  2. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer Supporter

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    How about the wolfman bags? Will those work or will the exhaust be a problem?
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  3. zaner32

    zaner32 In over my head

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    I really like these bags... lots of room, tough, and waterproof as long as you can flip the top three times.
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  4. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Me too. I had a set of QL2s on my Xchallenge. I'm going with the throw-over version on my F800GS for the rough stuff, due to this paddling/rear pegs/hard bags issue. (Throw-over version because the QL2s don't work on the 18mm Metal Mule rack.)

    Rob in Seattle
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  5. Navaho

    Navaho Long timer

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    DO NOT REMOVE YOUR PASSENGER PEGS! If you have a low side (left side), they take most of the punishment and prevent damage to the muffler. I've already proven it. Haven't tried the right side yet.
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  6. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    Yeah, I checked it out today. The pegs don't bother me at all. Plus that when I do take my foot off a peg it is always forward relative to the rider peg.
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  7. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    Well yeah, me to. Unfortunately in tight brush I've had my foot catch on roots, an small bushes when I've had no choice but to dab (front end washing out) and if I'm at any kind of speed that forward foot can be behind you in a heartbeat. I wouldn't put it there on purpose! :lol3
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  8. Dert Gerl

    Dert Gerl Been here awhile

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    Yep, I didn't notice the issue until playing in the dirt either.
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