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Re: new to having Panners on the H2 SX SE

Post by danham » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:03 pm


If that kit is what I think it is - the lower support pieces - you risk significant damage to the panniers by riding without it. Those plastic tabs on the panniers that engage the grab rails are not designed to “hinge” or support that weight.

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Re: new to having Panners on the H2 SX SE

Post by wellcraft » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:42 pm


danham wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:07 pm
Wellcraft, I agree and would add one. On my previous BMW I could securely close the panniers but leave them unlocked while I ride. Much more convenient than Kawi.

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I agree I did find having to ride with the Kawasaki panniers locked was a pain, I don't see why Kawasaki didn't design them so you could ride with them locked or unlocked.
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Re: new to having Panners on the H2 SX SE

Post by stanger1 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:00 pm


Thanks danham,
That what I was thinking. It's winter, so can't do much, but will get that kit ordered before i use these.
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Re: new to having Panners on the H2 SX SE

Post by Nceb » Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:41 am


Here's a video on how to install the Side Case/Pannier mounting bracket:

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Re: new to having Panners on the H2 SX SE

Post by Vex » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:45 am


Are y'all often opening your panniers while riding or something? I've never had an issue with unlocking the bags and opening them when I stop. It literally takes 2 seconds, and I'd rather have the piece of mind.
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Re: new to having Panners on the H2 SX SE

Post by wellcraft » Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:51 pm


Vex wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:45 am
Are y'all often opening your panniers while riding or something? I've never had an issue with unlocking the bags and opening them when I stop. It literally takes 2 seconds, and I'd rather have the piece of mind.
It's just inconvenient to have to unlock the panniers whenever you want to gain access to them, maybe I'm spoiled because BMW has given me the option to ride with the panniers unlocked if I choose.
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Re: new to having Panners on the H2 SX SE

Post by danham » Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:45 pm


What wellcraft said. Kawi seems to want to keep the key captive, whether in the ignition, fuel cap, or pannier. At least they let you re-install the seat without having the key in that lock. 😉

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Re: new to having Panners on the H2 SX SE

Post by JohnQ » Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:06 pm


stanger1 wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:58 pm
Has anybody rode with the Panners on and without the Kawasaki 99994-1090 kit installed?
I still need to order that, but in the mean time, That kit does offer some much needed stability to the Panners.
I have a 21 H2 SX SE for reference.
I didn’t install the stupid shims or wtfevr. The big rubber nubs installed to the bitch peg mounts yes. Those probably matter.

If the bags rattle without the shins I don’t notice, or frankly care. But, I’m not “all about the bags”....
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Re: new to having Panners on the H2 SX SE

Post by stanger1 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:12 pm


Vex,
I love this. Quote" Are y'all often opening your panniers while riding or something?"
Some may be in the middle of typing a text message and try opening the Panners while riding, lol. Lord I would hope not.
People do some strange things and live to tell about it.
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Re: new to having Panners on the H2 SX SE

Post by hypertourer » Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:10 pm


BMW pannier are more sturdy than Kawasaki's. Glad they make you lock everytime.
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