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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 28-Dec-2015, 04:13 PM (926) Thread Starter
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I don't know if mine are the Pro II variety, but I have Nomada panniers on my '13.

Holan Nomada Panniers
How do you like them? Better than OEM?
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OEM for the GS are the plastic Vario pannier. I had the earlier version on my '05. One fell off the bike and smashed into many, many pieces. I replaced them with original Zega panniers.

The Holan are almost as good (opinion) as the original Zega. I've never had the Zega Pro. I got the Holan because the Zega wasn't available with the exhaust cutout and the Zega cost was much, much more.

I prefer medium size panniers. The Holan 38L size is right for me.
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Any metal case is going to give some, more or less, in a fall. The protection to your leg or the bike is worth the damage.

That said, if you take the case to a body shop, a decent metal basher can square it up again good enough and for not much $$.
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I am surprised nobody has come out with an aftermarket aluminum case that will fit the same OEM connection points as the Vario cases.

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I am surprised nobody has come out with an aftermarket aluminum case that will fit the same OEM connection points as the Vario cases.
i'm also looking for alternative cases. i did not purchase the stock cases with my 2016 adventure... so now im searching.

i saw that brooks makes panniers for gs and gsa... i may go that route.
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I am surprised nobody has come out with an aftermarket aluminum case that will fit the same OEM connection points as the Vario cases.
Me too! In fact, those connection points and the really easy mount/dismount of the Varios was 70% of the reason I bought them and put up with the smallness and flimsiness.

Probably a copyright issue.

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Zega Mundo and Mosko Moto

I have the Zega Mundo cases and they are great. I think they are the least expensive of the Zega line. Absolutely waterproof. I also use the Mosko Moto extra large duffle and it is top notch. It has an inner liner that is totally waterproof. Now as to crashworthiness...I haven't wrecked yet but when I do the damage will be my fault and I'll fix it as best I can. As for the storage and weather resistance, which is what I think luggage is made for, you can't go wrong with either the Zega or Mosko Moto lines.
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Any metal case is going to give some, more or less, in a fall. The protection to your leg or the bike is worth the damage.

That said, if you take the case to a body shop, a decent metal basher can square it up again good enough and for not much $$.
Good idea. I'll try the local body shop. Thanks.
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i'm also looking for alternative cases. i did not purchase the stock cases with my 2016 adventure... so now im searching.

i saw that brooks makes panniers for gs and gsa... i may go that route.
Some deals to had on line for used OE aluminum Adventure Cases...check Ebay motors.
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Some deals to had on line for used OE aluminum Adventure Cases...check Ebay motors.
I purchased the BROOKS PANNIER SYSTEM FOR GS ADVENTURE they look the same as BMW ones but half the price and they claim that they fit on the stock oem brackets.

So i should receive them this week, i will then make a short video review on it and will let you guys know!

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