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Old 03-10-2008, 08:40 PM   #16
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To digress a bit, as far as I know there are only two options for aluminum panniers for the G/S (excluding all that mount to the stock bag frame which is weak and blows)

Moto-sport pannier complete set (bags, racks, liners) $900
Bernard Tesch - the godfather of world travel--- much more than $900

anyone else out there making bags/racks?

those that don't:

Jesse
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:38 AM   #17
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I think the thread should be a sticky and the originator continually edits the first post. On the first post should be the list of topics for message titles. When someone posts, they copy and paste one of those titles.

Also in the first post should be the list of links. As new ones get posted in messages, they get transferred to that first post.

I've used google to find stuff in Advrider before. Works pretty good.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:55 AM   #18
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those that don't:

Jesse
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Did HT stop making for the g/s? Mine are from there...
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:23 AM   #19
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Caribou Or Happy Trails For G/s?

I talked to the owner of Caribou and he confirmed cases for the 100 gs , but doesn't have anything for The G/S.That was at the 49 rallye last year. Happytrail I am not 100%, but a friend of mine inquired a few years back and they didn't offer them. Maybe that changed. Elmoreman, when did you buy yours?

Speaks anything against using the title as headline for the topic discussed? If not , let's use this free feature as tool to allow for easy screaning of replies.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:26 AM   #20
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Elmoreman, when did you buy yours?
Spring/Summer of 2006. Took a while, but I'm very happy with them and their customer service. I dont know why they couldnt make them again, since they probably have the plans for the rack somewhere, and the cases themselves are all the same, regardless of the bike.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:44 AM   #21
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Spring/Summer of 2006. Took a while, but I'm very happy with them and their customer service. I dont know why they couldnt make them again, since they probably have the plans for the rack somewhere, and the cases themselves are all the same, regardless of the bike.
I sent HT an email, and will post what they say... fingers crossed.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:00 AM   #22
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Organizing The Thread

Organization of G/S THREAD:

This is just an idea: TVRLA IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK

TOPIC: which would be listed in the headline: together with CONTENT: what is specifically discussed AS AN UPGRADE:

EXAMPLE:

ELECTICAL SYSTEM: DIODE BOARD UPGRADE

On the first post would be a list of all TOPICS dealt with ALLOWING FOR UPGRADES:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
WHEELS, BRAKE, TIRES
FINAL DRIVE, REAR SUSPENSION
FRAME, FRONT SUSPENSION
FUEL, LUBRICATION
GEARBOX
CLUTCH
ENGINE
EXCELLENT MECHANICS
WINDSHIELDS FENDERS
LUGGAGE FOR TANK, PANNIERS
TANK
LIGHTING
SEATS



ONE COULD GO FURTHER AND EXPLAIN WHAT IS PART OF EACH TOPIC
Electical system: Alternator, Battery, Charging system, Diode Board, Horn, Starter motor , Switches, Voltage regulator


HOW TO USE THE THREAD
Whenever someone posts something, they shall use the headline and describe the content as listed below.
ELECTICAL SYSTEM: AIRHORN

Those are just ideas. PLEASE ADD YOUR THOUGHTS.

WE HAVE TO FIND AN IDEAL SEARCHTITLE. I USED GOOGLE TO LOOK FOR G/S UPGRADES AND THE FIRST ONE ON THE LIST IS THIS SUGGESTED THREAD.

SOMETHING LIKE G/STRING WON’T WORK, IT IS COUNTER PRODUCTIVE, AS WE WANT TO FIND THE INFO NOT HIDE IT. NOBODY IS SEARCHING FOR G/S UPGRADES UNDER G/STRING.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:07 AM   #23
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To digress a bit, as far as I know there are only two options for aluminum panniers for the G/S (excluding all that mount to the stock bag frame which is weak and blows)

Moto-sport pannier complete set (bags, racks, liners) $900
Bernard Tesch - the godfather of world travel--- much more than $900

anyone else out there making bags/racks?

those that don't:

Jesse
Touratech (para yes, G/S no)
Happy Trails


Hepco Becker, doubt Chris keeps it in stock in Chico (seeing as he doesn't keep the 1100 rack in stock), but shouldn't be an issue to order one up. Seeing as I've already got the AL cans on the 1100, figured I would just get a rack for the R80 and swap them back and forth depending on which bike I was riding.
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:39 AM   #24
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Hepco Becker, doubt Chris keeps it in stock in Chico (seeing as he doesn't keep the 1100 rack in stock), but shouldn't be an issue to order one up. Seeing as I've already got the AL cans on the 1100, figured I would just get a rack for the R80 and swap them back and forth depending on which bike I was riding.
I believe the HB bags mount onto the stock BMW bag mounts (or the HB exact copies there of). If you plan on packing any weight, or riding any rough roads the BMW racks are not what you want.

The TT racks for the R100GS are hella-strong, wish they made a version for mono's
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:25 PM   #25
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I sent HT an email, and will post what they say... fingers crossed.
Tim at HT says they did make a set, but someone/some people complained they didn't fit so they went out of production and closed the email by adding "bummer"

Perhaps there is a ray of light somewhere in that "bummer"
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:50 PM   #26
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I believe the HB bags mount onto the stock BMW bag mounts (or the HB exact copies there of). If you plan on packing any weight, or riding any rough roads the BMW racks are not what you want.

The TT racks for the R100GS are hella-strong, wish they made a version for mono's


http://www.eurotechmotorsports.com/f...trow=1&Big=Yes
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:50 PM   #27
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Hepco-Becker Bags

I've got a set of these on my G/S, with an H-B rack also. Mounting was a bit of a puzzle since all the instructions were in German, but once I had it all figured out they fit well and the racks seem sturdy. The bike came to me with a rack and white bag on the right side only.



I ended up removing the passenger pegs; the lower braces attach with the peg bolts and they fit better with the pegs removed. Also, the bags are so dang big there's no room for passenger legs anyway. A solo seat/rack is on the list when funds permit. I got these from Motobins several years ago; before their shipping charges went up and before the dollar went


I'd have to say the stock subframe seems like the weakest link with this setup.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:57 PM   #28
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Wow, $1,400 for the racks and bags. Kinda makes the Moto-Sport package (racks, powdercoated panniers and cordura liners) for $900 seem like a bargain...

The only HB racks I have seen in person were the same OD as the stockers, and seems to weight the same (OD and ID)..... I'd be curious to know if the tube stock is the same size as the BMW version?
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:30 PM   #29
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Yikes; I wouldn't pay $1,400 for them. I got mine in 2002 and IIRC they were about $800 US by the time they got to me. If I had to do it at today's prices I'd probably go with the Moto-Sport setup.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:48 PM   #30
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I don't get you guys: what are you putting in all those boxes and containers you're loading your bike with?




The tires were only there for a while, then I travelled light:




A setup for three weeks and 6000mls on the road.


So, what were you putting in those boxes again? How many pounds?

You could have bought that case of your favorite redwine at the next Wal-Mart, couldn't ya!

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