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post #21 of 37 (permalink) Old 13-Feb-2018, 07:06 PM (046)
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[QUOTE=Lowcruzr;246874]I'm curious to know what those things weigh. Anyone want to toss their Brooks and/or Touratech panniers on a scale (include liners if you have them)? I'm purchasing panniers very soon but haven't made the hard vs soft choice yet. On the fence 50/50 right now...[/QUO

Shipping weight was 34 lbs, cardboard doesn't weigh too much of that.

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I'm curious to know what those things weigh. Anyone want to toss their Brooks and/or Touratech panniers on a scale (include liners if you have them)? I'm purchasing panniers very soon but haven't made the hard vs soft choice yet. On the fence 50/50 right now...[/QUO

Shipping weight was 34 lbs, cardboard doesn't weigh too much of that.
Wow! How large are each pannier? Do you have the 37 & 41 liter set?

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I run the old style Jesse's on my '05 . The ugly duckling of box sets. Fuctional, sturdy and hold a whole bunch of stuff. Utility is probably the key. Need to figure out a way to brace the top box better.

Plenty of clearance for my Remus exhaust as the mfr. allowed a relief in the design.

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Wow! How large are each pannier? Do you have the 37 & 41 liter set?
Yes. Muffler side is 37 liters and other side is 41 liters.
I have seen bigger sets. Only con is that I cannot fit a helmet in the 41 liter pannier.

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I've had good luck with the Brooks so far on my GSW. Racks seem stout, they are waterproof and half the cost of most other set ups. I forgot what they weight but I cannot get a medium Shoei in the larger side.
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Hi would anyone know if BROOKS Panniers can be fit with the touratech toolbox already attached to my OEM Rails?
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I ride a 1150 Adventure thinking of going to a 1200 and need to buy panniers. I'd appreciate user comments on BMW Vario, Jesse, Tourtech, Micatech etc. Survivability for low speed step-offs is important.
I have the Varios. Mostly happy with them. They are heavy, and the "vario" mechanism + the semi-rigid inner bags actually eat up quit a bit of the interior space, especially noticeable on the exhaust side. After a year I'm considering some alu panniers for longer trips.

Had to be me. Someone else might have gotten it wrong.
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I'll get these in Nov, then replace the Varios and be one happy camper.

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I have a 4 piece Jesse system. They may be butt ugly, but the design people understand cubic feet and storage space.
Left and right side boxes, tool box for rear mount and a top box that mounts atop the tool box.

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Do you have a link for the tool box/top box deal? I just checked his site and I'm not seeing anything like that.
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