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post #1 of 14 Old Sep 30th, 2011, 5:44 am Thread Starter
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R1200RT Pannier Inner Bag - Help please

Hi,

I have a question I wold like to throw out to the forum members.

I am considering a set of fitting Inner Bags for the 1200RT. I find paying £140 for a set of Inner Bags a bit much. My question is; Are the Cee Baileys Inner bags good? What are your experiences of them, both plus and minus? How do they compare with the original BMW set. I can get a set of Cee Baileys in the UK for £80 plus p&p.

Thanks very much in advance

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Hi,

I have a question I wold like to throw out to the forum members.

I am considering a set of fitting Inner Bags for the 1200RT. I find paying £140 for a set of Inner Bags a bit much. My question is; Are the Cee Baileys Inner bags good? What are your experiences of them, both plus and minus? How do they compare with the original BMW set. I can get a set of Cee Baileys in the UK for £80 plus p&p.

Thanks very much in advance

Best regards
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I like the lighter weight and more duffle bag style of the Cee B and the RKA over the BMW bags. The less cost doesn't hurt either.

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post #3 of 14 Old Sep 30th, 2011, 8:31 pm
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Re: R1200RT Pannier Inner Bag - Help please

I like the c baileys because they have 2 zippers on each bag. Very useful to be able to get into the bag from either side. If I want the computer, open that side. If I want clothes, open the other side. Also you can get into the bags while leaving them upright in the side case or open the sidecase and get into the bag while it is resting on the lid.

I did not find that feature on any other bag.
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Re: R1200RT Pannier Inner Bag - Help please

I bought a set of inner bags for my 2010 RT from RKA. I've used their bags for many years and never had any reason to say anything bad about them. Quality it top notch and service is also. Good folks there at RKA. And it probably doesn't matter since you're in Belgium but I like the fact that they're 100% Made in the USA. I've had one of their tank bags first on my 2002 LT then transferred it to an 09 Suzuki Vstrom and now back onto my 2010 RT. Same bag, just changed the straps and bought a new map case and rain cover. Looks brand new.

If it's any consolation to you, I absolutely LOVE fine Belgian ale ! WOW, what a difference there is in that and anything else on the planet...

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Re: R1200RT Pannier Inner Bag - Help please

Thanks for the responses.

@ Brian-NC you are correct about the production place is not a real issue for me. I would much rather have a good quality Far-East product than a poor quality European/American product. I would prefer to buy a good quality European/American product over one from the Far-East! Also price is an issue fro me.

I had a quick look at the RKA bags, it is a shame that they do not have a European presence, otherwise they would have been a contender.

I will seriously consider the Cee Baileys bags.

Re the beer, due to beliefs I do not drink alcohol (I think it stunts your growth! at 6'6" I could be right! ) I have heard that certain beers are really nice - the trappist monks for example.

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I have owned C Baileys for four years and been completely satisfied.
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Re: R1200RT Pannier Inner Bag - Help please

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Hi,

I have a question I wold like to throw out to the forum members.

I am considering a set of fitting Inner Bags for the 1200RT. I find paying £140 for a set of Inner Bags a bit much. My question is; Are the Cee Baileys Inner bags good? What are your experiences of them, both plus and minus? How do they compare with the original BMW set. I can get a set of Cee Baileys in the UK for £80 plus p&p.

Thanks very much in advance

Best regards
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Hi Sleuth,
I'm also considering the 3-bags set for my LT.
Can you tell me where you ordered your CeeBaileys in the UK? Any website?
Time of delivery? Other interesting info?

Thanks very much in advance.
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Re: R1200RT Pannier Inner Bag - Help please

Hi Paul,

The official dealer for the Cee Baileys Bags is; Woody's Importarium Their details from the Cee Baileys website are; Tel/fax: +44 (0)1443 742421 Website: www.woodysimportarium.com

As yet I have not placed the order, however when I spoke to them I was impressed. They gave me a quote for a Belgium delivery which was very reasonable. I hope to place the order this week - cash flow issues have delayed the order.

I looked at the BMW bags, and I cannot say I am overly impressed with them for the money that is being charged.

As soon as I have ordered & received the bags, I will post my experiences on the forum.

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Hi Paul,

The official dealer for the Cee Baileys Bags is; Woody's Importarium Their details from the Cee Baileys website are; Tel/fax: +44 (0)1443 742421 Website: www.woodysimportarium.com

As yet I have not placed the order, however when I spoke to them I was impressed. They gave me a quote for a Belgium delivery which was very reasonable. I hope to place the order this week - cash flow issues have delayed the order.

I looked at the BMW bags, and I cannot say I am overly impressed with them for the money that is being charged.

As soon as I have ordered & received the bags, I will post my experiences on the forum.

Best regards
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Ok, thanks for the info!

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Re: R1200RT Pannier Inner Bag - Help please

Hi Sleuth,

Re: Tel/fax: +44 (0)1443 742421 Website: www.woodysimportarium.com
I've send them an Email from their website with some questions on Tuesday 15th which remained unanswered till today.
Are you sure they are still in business?

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Did anyone have some experience with these Pannier Inner bags?
http://www.maneevent.org.uk/bmw.htm

The price really seems very competitive...

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Hi Sleuth,

Re: Tel/fax: +44 (0)1443 742421 Website: www.woodysimportarium.com
I've send them an Email from their website with some questions on Tuesday 15th which remained unanswered till today.
Are you sure they are still in business?

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Hi Paul,

I spoke with them a month ago, and they were in business then. I have just tried to call them and I received the answering machine. It says they might be in the shop dealing with customers (which is of course possible!) I will try again a bit later - if I get a moment. I will post any findings I have.

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Adam

Addendum;
I have been trying for an hour and then looked at the website. If they are still open for business, the reason for not answering is they closed at 4pm UK time!

I will try again on Monday.

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Adam

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Hi Paul,

As promised I called them earlier today. I think I caused a bit of mirth with "Are you still in business?" However they are still trading, and I have literally just now placed the order for the Pannier Bags.

The bags are being sent out by courier and the expected date of delivery is Thursday and the postage cost is around £20. I asked about your postage and packing costs and it was expected that it would be around the same price.

I am very impressed by the handling so far, and I will post back when I receive the bags and my initial thoughts on them.

Any queries etc, you can always pm me.

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Re: R1200RT Pannier Inner Bag - Help please

I received the order today from them.

Apparently they have had a string of bad luck, one of the shop members has seriously hurt his back, and the other Mike has had some personal misfortune. While I received confirmation of the order, I did not receive the shipment notice with a tracking note. However, I sent them a message requesting information yesterday and received an answer within 24hrs.

The bags look nice, and I have put them away for Santa to re-deliver! (I think it will be a surprise present )

I am not really in the market for new trinkets & baubles for the RT, but if I need anything I certainly would consider buying from them again.

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