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    Vario panniers weight question

    Varios state 22# max load. The Vario itself weighs 13.1#'s. I've loaded both of mine with 17#'s of gear, trying to stay well under the recommended max weight for each.

    The question I have is this:

    Would you load to max and not worry about the pannier being too heavy and cracking the contact points in rough off road use? I think on a smooth tarred road they'd never be an issue, but wonder if the contact points [ which are plastic ] would be stressed too much and possibly fail off roading.

    Any members experienced with these panniers holding up under hard use fully loaded or 5#'s less than recommended max?

    Thanks
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    No one has experience with the varios and how they hold up on rough roads loaded?

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    Which bike? I can move this to that section and maybe you will get a better chance of an answer.
    I have the plastic Vario bags on the F800GS........"if it fits, it ships".
    I did install a safety strap on the release mechanism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Which bike? I can move this to that section and maybe you will get a better chance of an answer.
    I have the plastic Vario bags on the F800GS........"if it fits, it ships".
    I did install a safety strap on the release mechanism.
    OM

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    2012 12GS

    I was thinking on the lines of a safety strap myself. That's great idea.

    Thanks OM. I put this in general as I wasn't sure if it should go in another section. Move as necessary.
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