This Owyhee Pannier Kit for your XR650L includes everything you need for a great luggage system.
The kit includes:
Pannier kit does not include the tail rack shown in the photos. Available separately, see left.
Pictured is an Owyhee 6" pannier.
Comparing our panniers? Here's an easy formula. Owyhee Panniers are 2" less in length and 1" smaller in height than our Teton series. Construction of the two systems is identical. Owyhee panniers are priced higher because they cost more to make; our Teton series is produced in greater volume which brings the cost down.
All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho
We have no idea, like you say not a deal breaker.
With a typical passenger we don't have any issues.