2006 GSA Pannier Racks

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2006 GSA Pannier Racks

Post by Redback » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:00 am

Well I managed to score some OEM R1200GSA Pannier racks complete(one slightly bent) now not bent, for $70 and a GSA low seat for $60 + postage $50.

Going to fit them this arvo(well attempt too) postage was a bit more because he sent one item separate to the others :wtf:

Anyway I got them so I could use soft bags to lighten the load a bit, the genuine plastic GS panniers are quite heavy empty let alone with gear in them, so a bargain eh.
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Re: 2006 GSA Pannier Racks

Post by Redback » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:22 am

Fitted the right side(bent side) last night, what a pain in the arse which I expected seeing as it's still slightly bent, it's not really that noticeable and when the bag is on there you won't notice at all.
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Re: 2006 GSA Pannier Racks

Post by Redback » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:41 pm

All fitted up, look pretty good.
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Re: 2006 GSA Pannier Racks

Post by Laurie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:46 pm

Lots of mount points looks like they will last years nice and clean too .
I think you got a great deal :thumb:

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Re: 2006 GSA Pannier Racks

Post by Redback » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:36 pm

To be honest, they were a pain in the arse to fit on my own, will be testing them out this weekend.

For the price I can't complain and I can put my hard panniers away if I ever sell it.
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Re: 2006 GSA Pannier Racks

Post by 1coolbanana » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:51 pm

I fitted GSA pannier racks and panniers to my GS.
Best thing I ever did.
Plastic ones were too fragile and super heavy.
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Re: 2006 GSA Pannier Racks

Post by Redback » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:33 am

Yes the OEM plastic panniers are way too heavy, I figured I'd make use of my old Gearsack bags I've had for yonks.

Looking at the top box mount you have, will the OEM Alloy top box fit on that mount or are you still using the OEM plastic one??

Nice looking GS by the way.
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Re: 2006 GSA Pannier Racks

Post by 1coolbanana » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:34 am

At that time I was still using the OEM plastic top box.
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Re: 2006 GSA Pannier Racks

Post by Redback » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:54 am

OK thanks, I'm changing my camping gear so I can fit it all in my rear Gearsack Bag, so all my bags will be soft bags to lighten the load like it used to be :D
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Re: 2006 GSA Pannier Racks

Post by Redback » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:13 am

Made a heat guard for the GSA pannier rack during the week as I found the heat coming out of the exhaust melted my pannier bag and my trackie dacks in the bag, the exhaust finishes about 2/3s of the way along the rack unlike the GS above where clearing it finishes just past the end, so the heat from the exhaust hits the bag.

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After and it works really well too, tested it yesterday on our ride to Tallong and Penrose yesterday, I could probably even take the Giant Loop heat guard off but I won't just in case, so very happy with the result :thumb:
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