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I'm looking to get some panniers and I am considering the OEM ones and the Shad.
I can't see a fitment kit on the Shad website yet and I need them fairly soon. Does anyone know if the 1200LC kit will fit?
I suspect the the left hand side will be ok but the exhaust hanger may have moved for the right hand side??
Also has anyone done any comparisons between the Shad and BMW cases as in how far each stick out from the bike? I think I read on here that the Shad cases are quite wide.
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Just in case anyone else is looking, Shad have updated their website to include the 1250 on the list of compatible bikes for the LC fitting kit.
Now I just need to decide, BMW or Shad?
 

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I went with the shads as the BMW ones would not accept a full face in both panniers and only one in the top box but the shads could take a full face in both panniers and two in the 46l top box. The other benefit was the shads were cheaper.



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I have the BMW ones on my 1250 and both sides fit a full face helmet, but you have to insert the helmet sideways in the exhaust side case...

Helmets tested: size M Schuberth C3Pro & Nolan N100-5 N-com.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys, it sounds like either would be fine for a size M and size S C3.

Can anyone comment on the waterproofing of either? I think BMW describe theirs as water resistant.
Also does anyone know if the Shads protrude noticeably further than the BMWs? I don't want to add unnecessary width to the bike.
There isn't much difference in the price unless you factor in the inner bags...does anyone use these? BMWs are more than double the price of Shad!
 

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Can anyone comment on the waterproofing of either? I think BMW describe theirs as water resistant.
I don’t know if any make “waterproof” cases, but in my travels, it’s been a non issue. Even in heavy rain, the most “leakage” you see is really nothing to sweat. For a fraction of the price, you can buy camping bags at your major big box store to pack items in to protect from water...which is better as you generally want to compartmentalize the case’s contents for easier access.

Believe it or not, I’ve gotten by with kitchen trash bags and recycled plastic grocery bags.
 

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Guys, do these Shad panniers fit the standard R1250R luggage rails. I am picking up my new R1250R next week, so on the look out for some luggage. I have the topbox rail added as well.
 

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Guys, do these Shad panniers fit the standard R1250R luggage rails. I am picking up my new R1250R next week, so on the look out for some luggage. I have the topbox rail added as well.
Only the BMW panniers fit on the BMW rails. You need to remove these and fit the Shad kit for the R1200R/R1250R.....it's about £100 in the uk
 

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I posted pictures of the Shad paniers on my R1200R LC here : https://www.r1200rforum.com/forum/bmw-r1200r-r1250r-lc-accessories-forum-73/2015-lc-aftermarket-topcase-options-21465/index8.html#post332362


For my R1250R, I decided to keep a Shad top case since the BMW can just fit one helmet and not much more. I will go for the Shad sh 48.
But for the side paniers, I think I will keep the BMW rack and paniers since they make the bike neater when the paniers are off and the size of the paniers vs the SHADs are more or less the same, but making the bike narrower because of the different mount systems.


PS: by the way, it's a discussion that is common to R1200 and R1250 since they use the exact same models of paniers/mounts/racks or whatever >:)
 

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Can anybody comment on the Shad rear luggage rack?
Anyone have any photos of one fitted?

I don't have the OEM rack, so instead of purchasing the BMW rack and then a Shad adapter plate I was looking at the Shad rack. It seems it has just been discontinued for some reason but I am sure I could still get one from Fastbikebits.
I think they mount over the existing grab rails and from the drawing I have seen it doesn't look as neat as the BMW one which replaces the grab rails.
 

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I'm contemplating replacing my R1150R with the R1250R or RS and it has "city bags" in addition to the full size panniers. The city bags are locking hard cases that are no wider than the mirrors which are great for commuting and running errands. BMW doesn't make OEM ones for new bikes to the best of my knowledge. Are there aftermarket panniers designed for commuting that keep the profile narrow?
 

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As far as I know, the factory only offer one version unless they have changed with for the new models.


They fit the R, RS and X
Models. They are grey in colour per my bike.


For commuting, I would get a BMW topcase instead.
 

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I'm contemplating replacing my R1150R with the R1250R or RS and it has "city bags" in addition to the full size panniers. The city bags are locking hard cases that are no wider than the mirrors which are great for commuting and running errands. BMW doesn't make OEM ones for new bikes to the best of my knowledge. Are there aftermarket panniers designed for commuting that keep the profile narrow?
I believe shad do a very narrow set of panniers.
 

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I'm contemplating replacing my R1150R with the R1250R or RS and it has "city bags" in addition to the full size panniers. The city bags are locking hard cases that are no wider than the mirrors which are great for commuting and running errands. BMW doesn't make OEM ones for new bikes to the best of my knowledge. Are there aftermarket panniers designed for commuting that keep the profile narrow?
There is a topic about that for the R1200R which is exactly the same. Why this topic has been created since every thing about luggage is the same as the R1200R.


https://www.bmw-motorrad-bohling.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=R1250R+cases


The Shad paniers may be the same volume/width but they are fixed farther from the center of the bike which make it wider overall.


Have you check my post two messages above yours ?
 

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I believe shad do a very narrow set of panniers.
The Shad paniers may be the same volume/width but they are fixed farther from the center of the bike which make it wider overall.


Have you check my post two messages above yours ?

Thanks; I've asked Shad if they have them since narrow ones aren't immediately apparent on their website. I did read your post but it appeared that you were discussing full size luggage.
 
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