I'm looking to get some new panniers for an R1200GS. I don't necessarily want to go OEM, but if that is what seems to make riders the happiest. Then I'll go that route.
I'm trying to find your likes and dislikes of differnt cases.
For example on my F650GS I got the Caribou cases.
-Like that they are yellow for my yellow bike.
-Like the mounting hardware and Hepco Becker matching system.
-Like that I got sideswiped by a cager with little or no damage.
-Don't like the locks that were mounted on, they are really for looks and not all that practical as you can open the cases with them locked!
-Don't like that they are side opening cause my stuff falls out.
-Don't like that after about a year of use, the lids don't seem to be as sturdy as they once were.
-Don't like that the strap that holds the lid in place stretched (far cry from being advertised as a shelf)
So my demands for my new panniers are it has to be top loading / lockable / durable.
So far I've researched