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I just purchased a set of Kriega OVERLANDER soft panniers with (accompanying OS platforms) in the OS-22 (22 liter) size for the right side, and the OS-32 (32 liter) size for the left to accommodate the offset exhaust of my current bike. I have a 2023 Norden 901 on order, and will use the luggage on the current bike until it comes in, and will then transfer it over to the Norden (and then sell the current bike at that time).
I haven't yet installed the panniers, and had ordered them just before ordering the Norden, so before using them on the current bike (and not being able to return them), I was curious to know if you guys are running offset bags on the Norden, much like most people do on the Yamaha Tenere 700, BMW R1200GSA, etc.
This is a fairly significant and longterm investment in terms of luggage, so want it to be right, and am interested in hearing other peoples opinions on the subject who are running similar set ups.
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Well, in the absence of any responses or opinions, I'm sticking with my original plan of running offset panniers, and also plan to use an asymmetrical rack system like the one pictured below on the right in order to keep everything as tight and close to the bike as possible for riding the often overgrown trails here in the the NE part of the states.

Ride on!

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Well, in the absence of any responses or opinions, I'm sticking with my original plan of running offset panniers, and also plan to use an asymmetrical rack system like the one pictured below on the right in order to keep everything as tight and close to the bike as possible for riding the often overgrown trails here in the the NE part of the states.

Ride on!

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I’ve only just bought soft luggage (Enduristan Monsoon 3 rackless). I plan on getting hard cases and a rack but shopping around for a bit. I think I'm partial to the idea of symmetrical racks then using the"gap" on the non-muffler side by adding a tool kit. Not sure what hard cases to get yet though. I had Jesse luggage on my old bike and they were awesome.
 

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I have a couple of friends who ride BMW GS's, and one has a symmetrical set up with semi-rigid panniers, and the other has an asymmetrical rack and offset hard case set up. The offset hard case and rack set up is A LOT narrower than the friend with the symmetrical set up. This may or may not be an issue where you ride, but seeing the two side by side it is a marked difference. I like the idea of keeping the sort of mid sized Norden as compact as possible. We get a lot of encroaching brush here in the North East, so it makes sense where I ride the most.
I also personally like the idea of soft bags to deform a bit in case a leg or foot is trapped underneath during a drop. The semi-rigid Kriega bags, Mosko Moto, etc., seem like a good compromise between truly soft roll top bags and aluminum box panniers in terms of ease of packing, access, etc. You can also cable lock both the Kriega and Mosko systems if need be.
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I have a couple of friends who ride BMW GS's, and one has a symmetrical set up with semi-rigid panniers, and the other has an asymmetrical rack and offset hard case set up. The offset hard case and rack set up is A LOT narrower than the friend with the symmetrical set up. This may or may not be an issue where you ride, but seeing the two side by side it is a marked difference. I like the idea of keeping the sort of mid sized Norden as compact as possible. We get a lot of encroaching brush here in the North East, so it makes sense where I ride the most.
I also personally like the idea of soft bags to deform a bit in case a leg or foot is trapped underneath during a drop. The semi-rigid Kriega bags, Mosko Moto, etc., seem like a good compromise between truly soft roll top bags and aluminum box panniers in terms of ease of packing, access, etc. You can also cable lock both the Kriega and Mosko systems if need be.
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I hear you about narrow etc. The soft panniers are for my offroad trips and I want hard cases for when I go to the city for work etc.

So much good stuff to buy and tailor to your wants and needs, it's almost as fun as bike shopping. 😂
 

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The setup should be the same as an 890 Adventure which is offset for the exhaust. I run Enduristan Monsoon Evo on my 1290 which also has an offset, a medium on the right and a large on the left. If I were to put them on my 890 or Norden I would use the medium both sides just because that is all the room I need. My 890 is set up for the factory hard bags and I have to admit they are some of the nicest bags I have ever used.

I have a set of factory bags on order but it seems they are falling apart unless you add another mounting bracket. Sort of questioning myself. I may cancel the order and buy a set of racks for the Enduristan bags. They are some of the best bags I have used. They are semi-soft and I think they're the cat's bazonkers.
 
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