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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.
 

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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! :surprise: 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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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.
 

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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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The Vario cases are great as long as you don't plan on riding too much off road. The plastic bags just don't hold up to the excessive jarring. I just purchased the BMW aluminum panniers and believe these bags will hold up to the off road use.
I wish the vario’s came with a flat black front panel. I guess one could always paint them.
 

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That's a good spot for the toolbox. Was thinking about whoever makes one that replaces the pillion seat. My fiance is a rider, so 99% of the time I wouldn't even need the cushion back there. Plus, that'd bring that weight up closer to the golden triangle, which helps handling that much more.
 

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My '17 GSA was a dealer demo and came with the BMW racks. The Brooks boxes fit very nicely, are sturdy (thus the weight), waterproof, so far, and take only a second to remove or install. For $300 each, I can't beat them.
 

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I have been eyeing a pair of Moskomoto Backcountry side panniers along with a Brooks top case. Anyone here uses the Moskomoto?
I bought a hardly used set of Atacama (Made by Mosko for BMW) panniers and a top duffel. I haven't swapped out my Vario racks yet so haven't mounted the Mosko panniers but I used the top duffel on a recent week-long trip. The quality and attention to details is tremendous. I highly recommend their products.
 

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I have the full set of Bumot panniers. They fit the OEM racks and I have been pleased with them. Parking lot drop and right side took the hit and held the bike up.
 

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