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    Gen 1 pannier options with factory rack?
    on: December 05, 2022, 05:15:14 pm
    December 05, 2022, 05:15:14 pm

    I'm looking into picking up a gen 1 XR with touring package.  I was wondering if there are any other saddlebags that fit the OEM BMW pannier racks?  I don't particularly care for color matched panniers (black preferred), so an aftermarket option that fits the OE rack would be ideal.  Using the Kriega OS platform would be a great option too since I already have their bags but I don't think it would bolt up to the OE panniers.

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    Re: Gen 1 pannier options with factory rack?
    Reply #1 on: December 06, 2022, 07:05:50 pm
    December 06, 2022, 07:05:50 pm
    *Originally Posted by luciano136 [+]
    I'm looking into picking up a gen 1 XR with touring package.  I was wondering if there are any other saddlebags that fit the OEM BMW pannier racks?  I don't particularly care for color matched panniers (black preferred), so an aftermarket option that fits the OE rack would be ideal.  Using the Kriega OS platform would be a great option too since I already have their bags but I don't think it would bolt up to the OE panniers.

    Thank you!!

    Unfortunately only the OEM luggage will fit the OEM rack system.

    Shad make some nice luggage....the OEM luggage is made by Shad anyway.

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    Re: Gen 1 pannier options with factory rack?
    Reply #2 on: December 06, 2022, 07:28:13 pm
    December 06, 2022, 07:28:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Unfortunately only the OEM luggage will fit the OEM rack system.

    Shad make some nice luggage....the OEM luggage is made by Shad anyway.

    Smithy.

    Thank you!!  So, not much of a point looking for a bike with the Touring package then.  Sounds like the only option is an aftermarket rack.  I may consider the SW Motech one since it seems compatible with a variety of other brands; the OS platform should bolt to that one easily.

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    Re: Gen 1 pannier options with factory rack?
    Reply #3 on: December 06, 2022, 08:36:57 pm
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    I don't have the Kriega OS system, but I use a similar system (Mosko Moto BC35s) on my gen 1 with the SW Motech Quick Lock Evo rack.  Most of the time I don't use the panniers and use a Kriega US 20 as a tailbag, but when I need the extra space the system works great.  The amount of gear installed on the bike to support the racks when they aren't installed is very minimal (a couple of tabs and a rear supporting bar) so the system is almost invisible when I don't have the racks mounted and it only takes a minute to install them.
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    Re: Gen 1 pannier options with factory rack?
    Reply #4 on: December 06, 2022, 08:54:38 pm
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    *Originally Posted by capt cf [+]
    I don't have the Kriega OS system, but I use a similar system (Mosko Moto BC35s) on my gen 1 with the SW Motech Quick Lock Evo rack.  Most of the time I don't use the panniers and use a Kriega US 20 as a tailbag, but when I need the extra space the system works great.  The amount of gear installed on the bike to support the racks when they aren't installed is very minimal (a couple of tabs and a rear supporting bar) so the system is almost invisible when I don't have the racks mounted and it only takes a minute to install them.

    I'll check it out.  My use would be very similar.  I already have a Givi top box, so I'd only use panniers on the occasional multi-day trip.  I have a variety of Kriega bags as well that I normally use with my KTM but I mainly use that bike for offroad.  XR would be commuting and onroad trips.

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    Re: Gen 1 pannier options with factory rack?
    Reply #5 on: December 06, 2022, 09:04:36 pm
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    *Originally Posted by luciano136 [+]
    I'll check it out.  My use would be very similar.  I already have a Givi top box, so I'd only use panniers on the occasional multi-day trip.  I have a variety of Kriega bags as well that I normally use with my KTM but I mainly use that bike for offroad.  XR would be commuting and onroad trips.
    That's how I ended up with the Moskos (ADV/dual sport soft bags) on my XR.  I had them for my AT and didn't want to buy new bags that are more "sport tourer appropriate" when I sold it since they were in such good shape and I rarely need that much space.  The Kriega OS system looks kind of similar to the Mosko Moto "puck" system.  I just leave the pucks installed on the Givi racks and keep those in the garage and only install them and the bags when I need them.  That leaves the bike almost completely clean the rest of the time.  It's like a 5 minute process at most to mount the racks and bags.
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    Re: Gen 1 pannier options with factory rack?
    Reply #6 on: December 06, 2022, 09:41:20 pm
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    *Originally Posted by capt cf [+]
    That's how I ended up with the Moskos (ADV/dual sport soft bags) on my XR.  I had them for my AT and didn't want to buy new bags that are more "sport tourer appropriate" when I sold it since they were in such good shape and I rarely need that much space.  The Kriega OS system looks kind of similar to the Mosko Moto "puck" system.  I just leave the pucks installed on the Givi racks and keep those in the garage and only install them and the bags when I need them.  That leaves the bike almost completely clean the rest of the time.  It's like a 5 minute process at most to mount the racks and bags.

    That does look very similar to the Mosko setup!  I think I'll go that same route.  Get the SW Motech rack, leave that installed and mount the rest when needed.  I'm using the Kriega OS bags with an OS Overlander base on my KTM; no pannier racks needed.

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    Re: Gen 1 pannier options with factory rack?
    Reply #7 on: December 06, 2022, 10:06:53 pm
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    *Originally Posted by luciano136 [+]
    That does look very similar to the Mosko setup!  I think I'll go that same route.  Get the SW Motech rack, leave that installed and mount the rest when needed.  I'm using the Kriega OS bags with an OS Overlander base on my KTM; no pannier racks needed.
    I had to run down to the garage to do something anyway so I snapped a couple pics.  Literally takes no time since there are only 4 quick lock connections and the rack is on the bike.

    Nothing mounted - Givi quick lock hardware circled:


    Givi side rack with Mosko puck preinstalled:


    Givi side rack mounted (4 half turn quick locks):


    Mosko bag slid down on puck and locked in place:
    Last Edit: December 06, 2022, 10:11:25 pm by capt cf
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    Re: Gen 1 pannier options with factory rack?
    Reply #8 on: December 06, 2022, 10:49:11 pm
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    Thanks for that!  Did the pics come through on your end?  Doesn't look like they're showing up?

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    Re: Gen 1 pannier options with factory rack?
    Reply #9 on: December 06, 2022, 10:57:08 pm
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    *Originally Posted by luciano136 [+]
    Thanks for that!  Did the pics come through on your end?  Doesn't look like they're showing up?
    Weird...they show up for me (imgur links).  Let's see if anybody else can see them.
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