F800GS Pannier design considerations.

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

  1. TBickell

    TBickell And away we GO !!

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    Took a few hours but so far I love them. They are very easy to take on and off and the racks while a bit more unsightly then the varios were seem to be much more protective. They are easy to load and unload and I gave them the hose test and not a drop of water. Time will tell but so far I really like them.:clap
  2. JRP

    JRP Old guy Supporter

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    You can do the same with Micatechs, they are also adjustable up and down about 2" or so. Side loading is nice, no need to remove whatever you have strapped to the top to opeb them. There is a thread here in Vendors.
  3. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    Can do this with Wolfman luggage as well.
  4. JRWooden

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

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    Thanks guys!

    I didn't realize that either the Micatech or Wolfman were adjustable....
  5. fbj913

    fbj913 Adventure Aficionado

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    which model? not all of them.
  6. MTG

    MTG n00b

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    Has anyone got any info or experience with ammo can as panniers? I know its been done, but on a F800GS?? I have a giant loop that is great for dirt. I went to the arctic circle with the GL and an extra dry bag on top of a tourtech rack. Worked great. But I now live in san diego and commute on my F800GS. I would like to have a lockable box to put my jacket in, carry groceries, take a road trip with extra cumfy gear. Thers no way im spending gobs of $$ on panniers. I was thinking buy a rack, and fit ammo can to it. For trial take off the cans bolt on extra fuel and water containers throw on the GL. Any input?
  7. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728236&highlight=ammo

    yay Search function! :clap
  8. BMW F800GS Trophy

    BMW F800GS Trophy Adventurer

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    I'm very interested in these RMS cases. Are they avalible in the US If yes where? Thanks
  9. one.nine

    one.nine n00b

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  10. one.nine

    one.nine n00b

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    I'm pretty much ready to purchase some happy trails denali panniers for my 800gs. My only concern is.... is there a ground clearance issue from the bottom of the boxes to the ground? They seem rather low compared to the "others". However, the "others" are much wider. It seems to me that its better to have narrow for weight dist. And besides, the foot pegs still seem lower anyway. Does anyone who has seen them or used them have an opinion on the ground clearance under the boxes???
  11. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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    I don`t think so. I have read an article about the company in a german magazine: they are a family business, father with his two kids, that´s all. The panniers are build order related so i don´t think there is a US distribution.

    http://roger.mainufer.de/ if you want to contect them
  12. BMW F800GS Trophy

    BMW F800GS Trophy Adventurer

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    The message I recieved:

    Hello Marshall.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    Thank you for being interessted in RMS &#8211; luggagesystems !<o:p></o:p>
    We can send the parts to USA as well, the shipment theirfor is 90 &#8364;uro.<o:p></o:p>
    The F 800 GS system is available in in black powdercoated ( in and outside ) for 1119,-- &#8364;uro, also in aluminium for 999,-- &#8364;uro, Everything is on stock.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    Looking foreward on your order, with best Regards from Bavaria / Germany<o:p></o:p>
    Roger
    <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p>Reinhard Guhr [roger.guhr@t-online.de]</o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p>Thats $1400 US for the bags and $112 Shipping I'm just not sure if thats a great deal or not>??? :huh</o:p>
  13. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    Why dont you save yourself $500 and slip down to Jesse Luggage there not far from where you are.
  14. JRWooden

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

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    Did I miss something?
    I'm seeing $1280 for the Jessies...

    http://www.jesseluggage.com/f650-800gs.html

    Has he got a deal here on ADVRiders I don't know about? :wink:
  15. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    OK, i can sell you this kit to fit a F800GS powder coated for $850.00 in a choice of 30/35lt panniers or 40/45lt panniers. You get the lot, pannier frames around the exhaust, panniers in a choice of size fitted with recessed carry handles, tiedown loops and stainless latches. Uses a puck style mount system. But you have to come and collect it. :rofl

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  16. jackalsour

    jackalsour Xennial

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    Balanced Holan Pro panniers. Very nice quality and the Holan rack is braced very solid. Narrow profile about as wide as the handle bars, angled corners and smooth for good air flow (I forget they're there). Those new reusable grocery bags work great for liners.

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  17. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    So many options so many choices.
  18. chadams

    chadams Been here awhile

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    pics please with boxes on a F800GS ...
  19. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    Might be best if you PM me with an e-mail address and i can send you some pics, dont want to spam the thread with my products i build.
    Cheers.
  20. JRWooden

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

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    You have no idea how bad I'd like to do just that ...
    bring the bike down install the set...
    Ride across the outback, SCUBA dive the barrier reef, chat it up with a few of your Sheilas ...
    ... ok ... I'll stop now I'm off-topic.... :rofl