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    What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
    on: Dec 20, 2018, 04.01 pm
    Dec 20, 2018, 04.01 pm
    I'd love to have the Honda OEM Panniers, but I read somewhere they are $1400-$1500.  That's crazy.

    Can they be had for less?

    If not, what is a good substitute? 

    Is there another system that mounts like the OEM panniers?

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    Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
    Reply #1 on: Dec 20, 2018, 07.21 pm
    Dec 20, 2018, 07.21 pm
    Personally I dont like the OE Honda kit and I am much happier with my Givi Outback Trekker

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    Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
    Reply #2 on: Dec 20, 2018, 10.03 pm
    Dec 20, 2018, 10.03 pm
    Is there another system that mounts like the OEM panniers?
    Never seen.
    The thing is that all the aftermarket brands have just a few different panniers for all bike-brands.
    Only the brackets are bike specific.

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    Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
    Reply #3 on: Dec 21, 2018, 10.14 am
    Dec 21, 2018, 10.14 am
    I've gone for Givi Trekker panniers and top case on the Give quick release pannier mounts and an SW Motec topcase mount and am very pleased with it all. I've been using Givi stuff for years and it's always given good service. The Givi V46 topcase I have on my TDM900 commuter bike has probably done more than 100K all-weather miles by now.

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    Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
    Reply #4 on: Dec 21, 2018, 10.24 am
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     :0461:
    Used Givi for years. Trekker 33l panniers , 52l topbox and quick release mounts here too. No problems over 40k  ( 2 CTS).



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    Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
    Reply #5 on: Dec 21, 2018, 10.50 am
    Dec 21, 2018, 10.50 am
    I nearly went for SW Motech, but in the end got the OEM luggage with my 2017 CT.  They cost less to buy with the bike, as part of the 'Highlander' spec, than they would have cost to buy later, and it was difficult to justify spending considerably more on the SWMs at the time.

    The OEMs have been fine, and I quite like them, but I still wonder every so often whether to get the SWMs, mainly because they're top-loading.  The reason I don't is because I can't really justify spending another £900 or so for a few weeks' use per year, when I already have a more than adequate set of luggage.

    The reason I preferred the SWMs over other non-OEM is that you can remove the mounting frames, and just leave a couple of stubs behind, when you're not using them. I don't like pannier systems which leave scaffolding behind (and the OEMs don't).  Also, each side has the same capacity; there is no reduction or odd internal shaping to avoid the muffler. Actually, I believe you can still attach the OEM panniers with the SWM stubs in place (although you can't alternate between top-boxes).
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    Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
    Reply #6 on: Dec 28, 2018, 02.14 pm
    Dec 28, 2018, 02.14 pm
    Hi,

    I just bought a set of Givi Outback panniers and top box.  They are extremely well constructed and designed, and look good too!

    Happy biking  :305:

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    Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
    Reply #7 on: Dec 28, 2018, 02.23 pm
    Dec 28, 2018, 02.23 pm
    They look good . :028:
    MoorMan.

     



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