"In June 2005 I started on my Journey to ride first to Alaska then to Argentina. The site has a daily blog, photos and detailed progress maps." I bought a new BMW R1200GS in Anchorage, and didn't want (nor could really afford) a set of Jessies. I heard horror stories about breaking the standard BMW panniers later, and as I am on the road to Argentina figured I should stop somewhere and relieve myself of the worry. Here's what I came up with, I made them in a muffler shop in Oaxaca . I can email more photos or explanations if required. Email address and other photos are on my website."