Pannier compatibility across models?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Spino, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Spino

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  2. Gian4

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    I know that style will fit the mono shock models with the appropriate brackets. I'm not sure if the mono shock brackets will fit to the dual sock airheads.
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  3. Kiwiabbo

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    Anything can be made to fit if you want it too. But that style was for the later stuff using the z bars. You could make it fit if you wanted too. I have that style on my GS paralever. But the older classics on my other airheads using the standard rectangle type mounts.
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  4. Spino

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    Got it. Hard to resist at that price but perhaps more trouble than it is worth.
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  5. bmwrench

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    Bob's BMW used to make Z-racks to fit twin-shock bikes, but they stopped making them years ago.
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  6. Beemerguru

    Beemerguru Beemerguru...G/S guy

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    The Z brackets have different mounting points at the bottom and the very back. BUT if you graft the K bike mounting rectangle and match that up with the appropriate airhead frame so you get a permanent merger between the two...and then paint it. You can make it work. Unless you have a late model airhead..then BMW made a bracket for that bag..common on late model R100RT and R100R...not the GS though.
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  7. nmalozzi

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    It's that cheap because it's 1 single pannier. Good luck finding a matching one in similar condition, not to mention you'd need the brackets too.

    And IMO: that style bag would look silly on a /6
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  8. bmwrench

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    They do look strange on any Airhead. I have a LOT of those bags if anyone wants one or seven.
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  9. nmalozzi

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    Yea, I agree. They might look ok on an r100r or late model RS. That’s about it though.
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  10. Kiwiabbo

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    How about a GS

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  11. nmalozzi

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    Personally, I don’t like the look of a GS regardless of the luggage choice, lol.
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  12. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    They are part of the Integral Case system, which includes touring cases and city cases, all use the same mounts, the Z bar mount.

    Commonly seen on the R100R, and the early K bikes. They won't fit a GS with the high pipe.

    My 1993 R100R, Bare mounts:

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    Touring Cases:

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    City cases:

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  13. nmalozzi

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    I was speaking theoretically of course. Meaning, IF they were to fit I'd still dislike the look on a GS... They DO look good on an r100r, thanks for proving me right :)
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  14. Jim K in PA

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    The integrals look OK on an early K, but are kinda bulbous. But that geometry makes them hold quite a lot.
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