If anyone knows of someone that has a set of the non Vario style, rear footpeg hangers, and is considering selling them, please let me know.
I have a 2016 1200GS and I was able to get a set of the OEM GSA pannier rack, but the panniers will not quite fit with the Vario footpegs. I could cut off the Vario peg, but saving that as a last resort. I may just have to buy the aftermarket pannier rack, but was really hoping to use the OEM rack.
I ended up cutting mine off and it came out great. I think only the right one needed to be cut off. I ended up buying a used stock one in case I ever wanted to return it to stock, but I don’t. So if you do cut yours I will gladly sell my spare for cheap.
I took Jeff’s advice. A little sawing and Dremel work (sanding edges round) and I was all set to mount my GSA cans on my GS. No looking back… . My advice… save your money for something more rewarding…and just do the cut.