I owned two sizes of the "Junior", the small and the large. I ended up selling the large ones to a friend who used them for years before selling that bike. I still have the small ones but their mount is on an old Honda 750F I have that has not seen the road in several years, due to a variety of reasons not relevant to this discussion.
I put over 50kmiles on the two sizes of Juniors and they were excellent. They did not leak in the rain and remained securely fastened throughout their use.
I think that if you are going the aftermarket bags route and do not want metal a la Jesse or Touratech, or Holan, then Hepco & Becker would be an excellent choice.
I have used HB gobi for 4 years and dropped the |Bike GS800 a couple of times. no problem with this panniers at all. like the inbuild water tank. 3.5 liter per site with tap. If you live in a hot area use white once.
The width of each Gobi case is 9.8 inches. The width of the GSW frames from end to end would be 19.3 inches, for a total of 38.9 inches from end to end.
The Super Tenere has almost identical dimensions for its side carrier, and luckily we have a Super Tenere here with the Gobi cases mounted onto it! (See below, and pay no attention to the expired plate :laugh2
My new 1250 has the aluminum panniers. I noticed the vinyl bag across my back seat was marring the bags some when in contact.
What are others out there using to protect the top of the bags and possibly the tank where a tank bag may go?
Would like feedback on where to attach the yellow wire from the Innovv K2’s power converter. It needs to be a switched wire, e.g. a taillight wire. I don’t have a wiring diagram. If the insertion requires splicing into an OEM wire, I’d also like to know how to do it. I have very basic wiring skills.
I have just bought a 2006 GS, I have wanted one for 30 years!
Love it but want to refine it a little by buying some bits!
1. Cover for swing arm joint - simple black
2. A ‘pad’ to raise the side stand and widen base
3. A rubber insert for brake pedal. The pegs have rubber inserts so the...