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Old 05-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #2641
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:40 PM   #2642
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So here's another question:

Why does it seem that all panniers and trunks for adventure bikes are all butt-ugly, like they're outta the 70's? What's up with all the black cardboard looking things? Why is it that you can't have nice body colored luggage?

Don't forget, we all know these things'll almost never see any real dirt, so don't go telling me it's because they gotta be rugged or something, or cause you'll scratch them while on the Paris Dakar, cause I mean, come on...
I'll hazard a guess your other 41 posts, were more noteworthy ?

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Old 05-23-2012, 12:22 AM   #2643
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So here's another question:

Why does it seem that all panniers and trunks for adventure bikes are all butt-ugly, like they're outta the 70's? What's up with all the black cardboard looking things? Why is it that you can't have nice body colored luggage?

Don't forget, we all know these things'll almost never see any real dirt, so don't go telling me it's because they gotta be rugged or something, or cause you'll scratch them while on the Paris Dakar, cause I mean, come on...
Speak for yourself as my FJR has seen more dirt road mileage than many a GS or DL.

And I bet your one who agree's the fuel range is all peachy and the larger tank Triumph originally had woulda beeb too top heavy and was not attractive at all.

I have Jessies and after a couple of tumples I will be buying Pelican cases for my next bike,,,,, how's dat fer ugly!
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:23 AM   #2644
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I'll hazard a guess your other 41 posts, were more noteworthy ?

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Old 05-23-2012, 05:53 AM   #2645
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:17 AM   #2646
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How many qts of oil ? anybody know ?
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:54 AM   #2647
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I sat on one and started it up once. It didn't start very well either.

That's all I got.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #2648
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Dry Fill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5 litres
Oil/Filter Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 litres
Oil Change Only. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.85 litres
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #2649
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I'll hazard a guess your other 41 posts, were more noteworthy ?

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Oh, I wouldn't go that far... Noteworthy is so subjective...

I'm not an adventure bike guy, that's for sure. I'm a sportbike guy, who rides purpose built dirtbikes when I plan to go in the dirt. If I really wanted a dually, I'd buy and actual Enduro bike.

The reason I'm interested in this big Trumpet, is for the pillion, who is very uncomfortable on sportbikes. So, in order to bring her along, which I love to do, I need to buy something she'll be comfy on. I have a whole other thread on this.

If I had my drothers, someone would make a liter sportbike that had a nice pillion seat and long-throw footpegs, that weighed under 500 pounds. We are still considering the Connie, though it's heavy and slow handling...

So, it has come down to the TEX vs. the Multistrada; performance/price, the TEX seems like the winner, and besides that, I'm a RAT, so I'm leaning that way anyway.

So, hence the question about the Supermoto front wheel and butt-ugly panniers... I'm far from a new rider, but this would be my first (moto)SUV. So, at least now you've got the context, even if it's still not "noteworthy" to you.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #2650
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When an inmate / new owner posts photos of his pannier setup, your response was rather, shall we say unique. I don't think a set of Corbin Beetle bags, would do this bike justice and the average light duty plastic roadie bags, don't take well to a drop off the sidestand, like a proper boxy aluminum pannier.
These bikes are tall, frequently loaded for bear and can be a handful, compared to a low slung street bike.

Do your homework, buy what you want and accessorize to your own heart's content, but traditional panniers have their place in this mc segment.

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:58 AM   #2651
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These bikes are tall, frequently loaded for beer and can be a handful, compared to a low slung street bike.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:47 AM   #2652
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When an inmate / new owner posts photos of his pannier setup, your response was rather, shall we say unique. I don't think a set of Corbin Beetle bags, would do this bike justice and the average light duty plastic roadie bags, don't take well to a drop off the sidestand, like a proper boxy aluminum pannier.
These bikes are tall, frequently loaded for bear and can be a handful, compared to a low slung street bike.

Do your homework, buy what you want and accessorize to your own heart's content, but traditional panniers have their place in this mc segment.

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It wasn't a knock on anyone's new bags, and I'm sorry if it was taken that way.

It is a knock on all the bag choices I see for adv bikes. Not because of someone's personal choice; if I saw a big variation of choices and someone decided to go with the blocky look, good on 'em. My complaint is that this style of bag's is all I'm seeing for adv bikes, period.

So, it's limiting my choices. That was the point I was attempting to make. And, I was wondering if there was a reason I was missing, other than the "adv bikes go rugged places, so we have to have rugged luggage". If that's the reason all the luggage looks the same, then so be it; guess I'm not missing anything.

I was/am asking an honest question. If the answer is obvious and I'm not missing anything, sorry I asked. If there's more to it and I am missing something, I really did/do want to know.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:13 AM   #2653
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Outside of someone like Europe's Hepco Becker (think 2012 WeeStrom's plastic luggage option) and possibly Givi, your options for something outside the traditional pannier setups, will be a challenge.

With Explorers and Triumph's 800 Tigger series new on the scene, lot's of used bargains out there in regards to Triumph's own 1050 Tiger, outside of poor oem headlights, it might be another viable option for a two up tourer.

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Old 05-24-2012, 06:25 AM   #2654
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Painted OEM pannier's?

Has anyone painted the Triumph OEM adv panniers? I have not messed with them yet in person (hope to when I test ride an Explorer this afternoon). I like the look of black panniers, and the black Explorer. I think it might look pretty good if the grey/silver portion of the panniers were painted to match the black bodywork and have a nice two tone look between the painted part and the black rubber corners (matte finish I guess it is).

Can the panniers be disassembled for painting? I imagine not, probably glued together or something.

I'm down more or less to the Explorer or a MS1200. I like the hooligan-ness of the MS but the refinement and comfort (and shaft, and cruise, and lower maintenance costs/time) of the Explorer have me wavering. Plus the $22.5kUS OTD (incl top box and larger pannier lids) has me thinking....MS or TWO used bikes like an R12RT and Tuono (or another hundred combinations of the like). And when will the superquadrata engine make it into the MS? It has no belts to replace and already has 15k mile valve checks tuned full tilt boogy.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:31 AM   #2655
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Anybody have the top box ?? I am considering ordering it does it go on and off as easy as the side cases ? I was first very disapointed in the sides cases but they have grown on me, I especially like how easily they come off. Anyone first have expierence would be great !
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