Brooks Panniers Any Good?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by 2wheelr, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. ADVNE

    ADVNE Roaming New England looking for sweet curves.

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    Ive heard good things about them. for the price dif you can live with bad paint....vinyl wrap or spray paint is cheap. I might get them for my super tenere.
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  2. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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    anyone have any photos of the insides ?

    i currently have givi trekker outbacks but i'm getting very wary of the mounting system and these seem to be a bit of a step up.
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  3. ADVNE

    ADVNE Roaming New England looking for sweet curves.

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    If you search for them on you-tube you can find few reviews and install videos. seems like they install with a knob with a locking screw to keep it from backing out. Id say sell your bags and they will almost/fully fund your new brooks. I'm always surprised how much people fork over for boxes. Brooks are justifiable based on the price for others but then again the Tusk cases are even cheaper.
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  4. vinnyl26

    vinnyl26 Been here awhile

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    Just installed my black Brooks panniers on my 16 GS. The boxes are nice and well built. BUT the finish on them are crap. Looks like dirt under the power coat finish. The rack system is ok. Wasn’t as stout as I would have liked and the black finish had lots of scratches. For the money yes there great if you can live with the piss poor fit and finish.
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  5. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist Supporter

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    You explained the problem with the finish. What problems are there with the fit?
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  6. vinnyl26

    vinnyl26 Been here awhile

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    The mounting rack is a very poor fit
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  7. MJS

    MJS Long timer

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    I put a set of silver ones on my 17 GS and both the dealer and I thought they were well made. No issues with the rack fitting and it's very solid. Did have to retighten some bolts after a couple hundred miles.
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  8. phixmup

    phixmup ride'n 2 live Super Supporter

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    A revival! Has anyone put these on the SUPER ADVENTURE?
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