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Old 02-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #5071
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Can someone with photoshop show me what this bike will look like with the adventure style metal pannier frames?
You're not joking are you....
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:56 AM   #5072
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The new spokes are also nicer than the old ones (actually the wheel centers).

I know there was significant weight difference between spokes and cast in current model (I went for spokes), with the cast being lighter. I wonder about the wight difference now.
Not true, the front wheels were identical in weight and the rear cast was ever so slightly lighter.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:19 AM   #5073
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Is it too much to ask to read about the bike and not about opinions of the bike?
I'm sure I'm not the first to say


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Old 02-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #5074
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You're not joking are you....
Why? If I'm about to drop over $1700 on a set of panniers and frames, and the only pictures on the Touratch site are of the bike with panniers attached, I'm interested to see how it looks with the frames.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:54 AM   #5075
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I wouldnt be surprised if touratech sent you one if you just asked nicely.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:55 AM   #5076
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Good news for those that want a low suspension GS with Dynamic ESA...it is available, contrary to previous info, per my local dealer. Montauk?
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:55 AM   #5077
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I wouldnt be surprised if touratech sent you one if you just asked nicely.
Yeah, good point
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:05 PM   #5078
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Damn, I had a call from my dealer to say that they can supply the bike with Touratech Zega Pro metal panniers and racks instead of the Varios. Works out at another £400 ($640 ish) difference in price. Should I do it? More protection I guess.
Strange. Here in belgium they are about the same price. 1280 € for the bmw set and tourarech is about the same.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:10 PM   #5079
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Good news for those that want a low suspension GS with Dynamic ESA...it is available, contrary to previous info, per my local dealer. Montauk?
I didn't knew who gave you that wrong info initially. My low seat and low suspension gs has been on order for ovaer a month now.
But i heard the low suspension was only available with esa.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:12 PM   #5080
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I wouldnt be surprised if touratech sent you one if you just asked nicely.
You can order Them online. THe English version has no prices.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:18 PM   #5081
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Why? If I'm about to drop over $1700 on a set of panniers and frames, and the only pictures on the Touratch site are of the bike with panniers attached, I'm interested to see how it looks with the frames.
The Touratech USA site has photos of the racks and cases on a 2013 GS

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...l-Water-Cooled
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:29 PM   #5082
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The Touratech USA site has photos of the racks and cases on a 2013 GS

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...l-Water-Cooled
Got it, thanks. But there's no pics of the whole bike with just the racks, just the rear section. I'm torn between the varios and Touratech Zega Pros on my new bike. The difference in price is about £450. I'm probably not going to do any offroading. I'm slightly put off by the MASSIVE racks that will be left behind when the panniers aren't on the bike (which will be about 70% of the time), but like the top loading facility. And I like that the varios are properly waterproof and much slimmer. Decisions decisions.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #5083
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Can someone with photoshop show me what this bike will look like with the adventure style metal pannier frames?
Sure. Here ya go. Happy to help, pal.

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Old 02-08-2013, 12:37 PM   #5084
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Got it, thanks. But there's no pics of the whole bike with just the racks, just the rear section. I'm torn between the varios and Touratech Zega Pros on my new bike. The difference in price is about £450. I'm probably not going to do any offroading. I'm slightly put off by the MASSIVE racks that will be left behind when the panniers aren't on the bike (which will be about 70% of the time), but like the top loading facility. And I like that the varios are properly waterproof and much slimmer. Decisions decisions.
FWIW - I initially thought the racks on my 2012 GSA looked ugly, but I can't remember the last time I rode the bike without the cases on it, so I guess it really doesn't matter. The only downside to leaving the cases on all the time is that the bike is a little too wide to lane split in traffic comfortably (for me). Other than that, an extra 20-30lbs of cases goes entirely unnoticed on a nearly 600lb bike.

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Old 02-08-2013, 12:39 PM   #5085
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