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    If you hold the panniers there is a lot of play in them.
    I have inspected the rubber rail inserts and they do not look as if they could wear down or crush in any way. So are are they just accepted as loose?

    Obviously I cant see how they are doing when I'm riding but my guess is they jiggle like Beyoncé.

    As with any BMW parts, I expect new rubbers probably costly and may not be any better than the fitted ones.

    Any feedback?

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    There is a little movement in mine but not excessive.
    I guess it's virtually impossible to compare online.

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    The rubber pads on the standard Shad panniers are adjustable.
    There are screws inside the pannier that when loosened allow the pads to be moved. The panniers on my F800GT were floppy until I adjusted the pad brakets.
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    Look at the link .... item 5 is secured by screws from the inside and is adjustable.

    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=77_0613
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    When I picked up my bike I actually had the opposite problem, one side the pannier was a right faff to fit and take off. So I loosened it slightly. If you look at the back of the side case you'll see markers where you can adjust up and down. As Bogbody has said, if you loosen the screws for part 5 you can then move up and down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogbody View Post
    Look at the link .... item 5 is secured by screws from the inside and is adjustable.

    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=77_0613

    Dave is spot on. I bought my bike secondhand it had the pannier mounts on the bike but no luggage. I bought new panniers from my local BMW dealer, had to build them up myself not a big job but as Dave already pointed out the lower bracket is adjustable. IIRC the brackets where part of the ""fitting kit" and had to be bought separate to the actual pannier itself.
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    When I bought my bike I also ordered the panniers. The dealer put them on the bike and failed to adjust the mounts. They jiggled all the way home where I adjusted them properly. The bike's manual tells you how to adjust them and provides a specific warning that if not adjusted correctly they can fall off. So much for the BMW dealer's attention to detail. The adjusting bracket does indeed have "marks" which are actually serrations. You loosen the adjuster bolts, put the panniers on the bike and then pull down the bottom mount until the pannier fits tightly. The serrations mean that the mount will click into each new adjustment positively. Then tighten the mount bolts and no more Beyonce. MGD is right, the mounts were extra to the panniers. Why they are not part of the package is beyond me, since the panniers can't be used without them. It's like selling a car and telling the customer the windscreen comes at extra cost.
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    Thats is very clear thank you. Will get on this.
    As to what is extra and what is essential...centre stand and effective mudguards should be standard. Aftermarket huggers and extenders, (gold plated going by price) just don't work.

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    I can close tbis thread. Thank you to all helpful contributions.

    The screw adjustment to the bottom brackets is the answer as clearly detailed by Right Hand Drive.
    Cured to a firn fit in a couple of minutes.

    My guess is that they were never fitted correctly originally as the serrated mating faces certainly could not work loose in use by themselves. It is actually a very secure fitting.

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