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Old 03-25-2011, 06:35 PM   #7557
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Originally Posted by Dastard View Post
About to place my order and I am wondering if the factory luggage is really that bad or if I should plan to go with something else? Are any of the factory add ons worth it? Are any "necessary" (as in they improve the bike/comfort/etc so much that you wouldn't take them off)?

I don't need to order the parts with the bike but the dealer is giving me a pretty decent discount on any extras I get so I am just trying to figure out who to go with.


I personally don't see a problem with the OEM luggage. If the locks are fiddly then push down on the friggin lid then turn the key, seems rather simple to me. Surely a little thin key won't turn the lock mechanism with the lid under pressure from a water tight seal gasket. I've had Jesse bags in the past so I will deal with the OEM bags and be happy. At least my keys won't be the same as everyone else's. And of course they look the best IMO. I don't need 55 gallon drums hanging off the side of the bike to travel.

I am planning on going OEM.

Go ahead pull the trigger...
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