View Poll Results: What panniers do you use?

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  • Never use 'em

    19 3.16%
  • Plastic BWM system panniers

    263 43.69%
  • Other plastic ones (Givi, etc)

    28 4.65%
  • BWM alloy jobs

    104 17.28%
  • Touratech Zega

    52 8.64%
  • Metal Mule

    17 2.82%
  • Vern's metal ones

    28 4.65%
  • Cajasahel

    11 1.83%
  • Jesse metal boxes

    28 4.65%
  • Other

    52 8.64%
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Thread: What panniers do you use?

  1. #33
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    Caja Sahel

    This is an email i have had from a Customer of mine regarding
    his Trip from Belgium to Iceland.


    Hi Philip,

    Trip to Iceland was as if I was biking on the moon. Just perfect :-)
    We(2 persons on the 1150GS, 2 Caja Sahel panniers, 1 Givi Maxia topcase
    with rack (tent on top)and 1 BMW tankbag) did more than 4000km over
    there of which 1500km were offroad.
    Panniers had a hard time : tik-tak-tok said the stones, splash did the
    water (12 river crossings).
    Panniers performed perfectly.
    Yesterday, they were cleaned and now they're waiting for new horizons.
    First impression : 9/10 (because 10 doesn't exsist).

    Best regards,
    _________________________________________________

    I Have Built my Panniers to be the BEST pannier system your
    Money can Buy.
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  2. #34
    Larry
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    Well that's just shameless self promotion! (Good on you for the Ride pics).

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    Cajasahel.com

    Well that's just shameless self promotion
    Yes , i am 100% Guilty of this shameless self promotion.
    I am a very new entrant to this market and as such dont have
    the Numbers to make an impact on this poll.
    I am genuine when i say i aim to make the BEST panniers on the
    market. Which i believe they are.
    The Caja sahel system does not take any shortcuts what so ever
    they are built to be truly capable of a RTW trip as Std.
    I do not use any Glue , i do not use rivets , they are
    watertight /airtight, Secure ,and are capable of taking a fall.With these Panniers there is no opt out. These are welded , and folded , the strongest possible way of building any alloy box.
    They are Actually cost based , not a pie in the sky Figure that
    the others charge. And there is also a custom service.
    There is no better case. Of this i am 100% confident.


    Hows that for shameless self promotion.
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    shameless

  5. #37
    nadeem
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    unfortunately the caja sahel aren't available for the 1200...will have to look at something else...

  6. #38
    markgsnw
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    very happy with Hepco und Becker Journey cases, they look like they were made for the GS, very sturdy and watertight.

  7. #39
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    CAJA Sahal

    A good product, took mine to Serbia/Romania, had low speed spills on either side, no problems at all.
    People who looked at the hogroast were all impressed.
    Thank you Philip, good stuff.

  8. #40
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    iva a set of system ones with all the lids under the sun , i only use em when i know im gonna be buyingor carrying lots of stuff ,

    tbh i cant see the point of them , panniers that is , they destroy one of the sole purposes of the bike , filtering (the other being speed) all the panniers ive seen just make the bike so wide im forever taking mirrors off .
    last time i rode with the panniers on (standard lids) was a day i had to deliver some medical equipment from leeds to a lab in wakefield in rushour , i did ok from the pickup point till the M621 (no mirrors destroyed) but from the M621 to the turnoff in wakefield on the M1 i took off/wacked 19 mirrors ! People that know the m1 on a fri rushour know its a carpark

    dont use em anymore , 52l top box , some ratchet straps and some bungees to strap stuff to the pillion seat and ya fine .... u wouldnr belive some of the shit ive had on the pillion seat!!

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    Originally posted by Number8
    i did ok from the pickup point till the M621 (no mirrors destroyed) but from the M621 to the turnoff in wakefield on the M1 i took off/wacked 19 mirrors !

    so is 19 mirrors a record or can you do better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TUNED IN
    so is 19 mirrors a record or can you do better?

    depends who u ask , and who is asking ..

    a combination of panniers and my fist taking them off ive done 25+ in london in a day

    never guess im a dispatcher...

  11. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steptoe
    Hepco and becker metal expedition panniers - only £306 the pair -

    45Ltr one side and 37 Ltr the other - you can pick and mix the sizes - they're not in your poll



    Where from please?! And is that a recommendation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROLLINSDAN

    Where from please?! And is that a recommendation?
    Motorworks, they're good if a tad heavy. Lockable and hinged lid - good usable space.

  13. #45
    Den Hugs
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    Ally boxes all the way you can even take off doors never mind the the mirrors

  14. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Hughes
    Ally boxes all the way you can even take off doors never mind the the mirrors

    Bwahhaha

    tried that with the hole bike and failed ... 30mph and the twat opned the door (bmw x5) and i just went over the bars . door was still intact and still useable

    as was the bike , the guys leg stopped the damage

  15. #47
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    Just had the Metal Mules in Norway for 2 weeks.

    A lot of pishing rain - they remained bone dry.
    Completely overloaded them including strapping excessive gear to the lid - they didn't complain.
    I could take them off in seconds and sit on them in camp - they didn't bend.
    Rode a few hundred km off road/dirt roads with them fully loaded - nothing snapped.
    Dropped the fully loaded bike on them at least 3 times (started to lose count) - nothing bent.
    Crashed into the back of a numpty white van man who stood on his brakes - pannier got scuffed but I filed it smooth again. Good as new.
    Used one as a centre stand (Dakar ain't got one) with a bit of Karrimat as padding - it didn't even scratch it never mind dent it.

    They might cost a small fortune, but they are absolutely the dog's bits. Can't praise 'em enough.


  16. #48
    andyb1ack
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    I got the BMW ones as I didn't know better. The panniers are OK I suppose... better than soft luggage but too wide for filtering when fully extended. Side entry is a pain too. The top box is a disappointment though - I wish I'd got a Givi capable of taking two lids... cheaper and bigger.

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