F800GS Pannier design considerations.

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by RedHawk47, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    No the bags are different also...

    The F800GS / F650GS twin use the same stuff, but it is all different than the 1200 gear.
  2. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer Supporter

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    The rack system is different between the two bikes. The boxes are the same design except for a few different cut-outs on the inner side of the boxes so that they tuck in a bit more on the F8. But overall, they use the same basic design.
  3. lm002e

    lm002e Been here awhile

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    I thought the cases looked different between the 800 and 1200. So adventure cases from a 1200 would not mount onto the adventure rack on an 800
  4. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer Supporter

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    No, BMW adventure cases for the 800 won't mount on the 1200, and vice verse. However, what I meant is that the overall design between the two is the same: how they look and such and are built and such.
  5. lm002e

    lm002e Been here awhile

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    Ok, that's what I thought you meant. I appreciate the info!
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  7. raider

    raider Big red dog

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    Somebody, possibly Holan, makes a rack that allows you to mount the 12GS cases on the 800.
  8. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    Like many,I did a hybrid system. I have the Holan balanced racks, using a LeoVince carbon exhaust. I went with the Moto-Sport panniers. I bought two of their systems. The Bavaria aluminum boxes, which are 37 liters each. I also got the Yukon II soft bags with the aluminum backs. They are 22 liters each. For long trips in weather I can use the Bavarias, for weekends in the desert I can use the Yukons (also the Yukons will be good for rough areas where I am more apt to drop it). Both are well made. I will post some photos when I get the mounting hardware on the Yukons. The width with the Bavarias is 40 inches.
  9. Gany

    Gany Been here awhile

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    Holan made a rack for the 1200 cases before BMW made their own F800GS specific system:
    http://holan.pl/en/product/24/29/127/128/1714/Pannier_system_for_cases_BMW_Adv_for_F800_650%28Twin%29_GS_

    http://holanusa.com/index.php?main_page=product_bundle_info&cPath=206_252&products_id=426

    Great service, excellent quality products from Holan and quite reasonably priced.
  10. Bystricke

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  11. YamWOW!

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    I got these bags from Duluth Trading Co. for $20 bucks each. They fit the BMW Adventure luggage. A lot cheaper than BMW liner bags. They fit great in both sides.
  12. Maximum Hastings

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    Hi,

    Thrown in my job ( adventure beckons and my boss is an arse) and I am riding from Cape Town to Shanghai in May and still faffing about on which bikes to ride, bike set up, carnes, visas, and which brand of toothbrush to bring etc etc. (just joking I'm English ...don't need a toothbrush). Panniers though are essential for beer supply in the desert.

    I have already crossed Africa on a KTM 990 Adv (my all time favourite bike out of 40 odd in my life), Europe on British spec Suzuki Hayabusa and SE Asia on Aprilia Pegaso... but this trip I am looking at two bikes...either the Yamaha XT660Z Tenere or BMW F800GS. Both got strengths and weaknesses... cant make up my minds.

    However, Panniers?? The metal mules (reviewed) seem top quality kit so the ADV posts very useful indeed. Not sure if they can be sourced in South Africa... Yamaha do sell some panniers which I haven't seen in the 'flesh' (or plastic and aluminium to be precise) and not sure they're up for the trip although an English guy just rode the entire coast line of Africa on an XT with these yamaha bits (30 odd countries) and they seemed to do the job and stop bullets in north Kenya.. !!

    Anyone any idea what panniers can be sourced in South Africa other than touratech which are ridiculously expensive. Metal Mules? Can they be shipped to SA from overseas?

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  13. KnuckC

    KnuckC F8er

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    Maximum Hastings,

    Why are you not considering the 990 Adventure for your trip?
  14. davidpetersen

    davidpetersen BestRest Adventurer

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    Yes, Metal Mules can be shipped to SA. Contact Paul at Metal Mule. He may have a distributor in SA. info@metalmule.com
  15. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    Have a look at these guys site, i think they have an agent in S.A.
    www.holan.pl

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  16. FrozenViking

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    Like so many other inmates, I'm looking for a good set of panniers for my F8GS. This thread has been very interesting, because it has highlighted many of the sets I'm looking at.

    Besides the fact that I personally don't think the Jesse's are the "coolest" looking panniers, they give you the narrowest beam and the largest capacity per inch in width, so they seem like the ideal pannier. I unfortunately get killed on shipping and VAT in Norway on anything produced outside of Europe, so I'm still searching and one thing has been bugging me.

    I understand the theoretical side of why you want to keep your "luggage" narrow , with the weight as low as possible, but I'm curious if the 5"- 6" in difference between the different brands of panniers makes a huge difference to the actual performance of the bike. I'd be very curious to hear what other inmates think.
  17. stephen.stallebrass

    stephen.stallebrass Been here awhile

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    My F800GS with Touratech's 38L Zega Pro + Black Cases, with Integral Locks, on balanced Metal Mule frame using the Touratech 18mm fitting kits. I have also have Touratech's Adaptor Plates on the back Zega Pro cases, which hold Touratech's Double Bottle Carrier (I use it for my Optimus fuel bottle and my 1L Nalgene water bottle & GSI cup) and the 2L Jerrycan Holder. On the top of each case I have strapped a Kriega US-10 bag and inside each case the Touratech Lid Bag, hold the spare HD tubes and compressor inside one and the Netbook, charges and adaptors in the other. Installed on the right case I have the John Dere Tool Tube, which carries my tyre irons, puncture kit including a mini hand pump and a cyalume. Tools are up front in the Touratech Tool Box mounted to the BMW enduro bash plate.

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  18. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    I can only speak about owning the Jesse system and we feel no drag on the bike from the luggage...I would imagine the wider you go the more drag one would feel...also, the larger you go..the more weight you are most likely gonna add to the bike. For us...less is more and having narrow bags was what we were aiming for so we did not have to worry to much about should riding and gas stations. Also, having less litres does not mean you can't bring all your gear...just means you have a be a strategic packer...:wink:

    having said all this we also really like the Touratech Zega Pro system too!
  19. Heos racer

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    RMS Boxes, the best You can get!
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  20. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    i have jesse's and cant speak for others but my jasse's are as wide as my bars and you must remember this not to hit anything with the bags! I know i've hit a few things so if you are like me wider is worse!:lol3
    Another advantage of the jesse's is the shape and the mounts, it allows the bag to slide back in a fall and the shape doesn't dig in as readily so as to do less damage.