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    Hi everyone - looking for some advice for panniers for F800GT . The OEM ones look like they’d put too much width on for filtering ( I’m in London). Does anyone have any experience with this or can recommend a slimmer alternative? TIA

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    You can get the Sports panniers for the GT. Not 100% sure, but when they're not expanded they look to be less deep than the standard touring panniers.
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    Besides the BMW offerings, I suggest looking at Shad and other manufacturers. I have SW-Motech 37 liter panniers on my GT. It does make it wide. But...you can fit any size SW-Motech pannier on that mounting hardware and get the overall width slimmer. And an advantage is that if you go to another bike some day, you can take the panniers with you.

    I'd also look at some other bike forums and see what they use. Then see if that manufacturer makes mounting hardware for the GT.

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    Do you need the capacity of both panniers (60+ litres?) what is it you need to store in them? A top box may be more useful & can be close to the capacity required.
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    A dry bag or backpack, bungeed onto the rear seat and luggage rack might do the trick as well. Or at least, it would be an option till you found something better.

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    Thanks everyone

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    I leave my panniers on all the time, in London. I find they don’t restrict filtering that much. There are not many times when I think I would make more progress if they weren’t there. It will depend on your regular routes, eg on the A4 west of Hammersmith, it is just wide enough to filter without panniers, but not with panniers. This is the exception; usually I think you could filter on any bike, or not at all.

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