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Old 10-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
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2012 DL650 Adventure hard bags

I'm looking for some feedback on the factory luggage. It appears to be very similar to Trax. Who's got one with these bags that can gimme a review


Looking serious at this bike, and want to get some real world feedback before pulling the trigger.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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Got'em

I have the 2012 Adventure with these bags. They are made for Suzuki by Trax so they are essentially the Trax bags with Suzuki labels. The racks are SW Motech and specific to the adventure model. There is also an exclusive top plate on the rear rack that forces you to order through Suzuki of you want the matching top case (also made by Trax with Suzuki branding).

I like the bags, but they are wide as heck- 45 inches across. Some folks complain about the locks. I haven't had any trouble.

I hope this helps
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
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I can tell you they are pretty beefy in person, way better than my stock Tiger boxes. I'm still not a fan of the aesthetically, non-symmetrical setup .
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:47 AM   #4
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Thank you! What's your impression of the bike so far? Any input on what OTD monies I should be negotating towards?
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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I paid $8700 for mine. Don't remember what OTD was with fees and taxes, but that's a good price. A buddy of mine found a good deal at a local dealership and I figured why not pick one up for myself. They gave us a heck of a good price for buying two at once.

I really like the bike. I never considered a "smaller" bike until a recent trip to Australia where I rented the GS650 for 2 weeks and had an absolute blast. It's way better than the GS. Good on road (highway and twisties) and not bad on fire roads and groomed trails. Runs like a top and cheap/easy to maintain. Over 50 MPG- my Tuono only gets 28!

My buddy is (was) a Harley guy and has put over 7k on his on 3 months.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:25 AM   #6
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I call dibs when you sell it in a few months. My wife needs a streetbike.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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$9500 and she's all yours. Even got a few essential farkles!
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:01 AM   #8
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$9500 and she's all yours. Even got a few essential farkles!
Yea. I was talking about Buzz. He's a one man economy booster. He has bought & sold more bikes then anybody should in a lifetime.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:25 AM   #9
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I call dibs when you sell it in a few months. My wife needs a streetbike.
2nd in line for your February sale.
For myself though, I like 650 Strom's.
But buy the regular one in orange and add your own bags...I don't really like black bikes.

Just remember buy high, sell low.....it works for you.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:37 AM   #10
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Fukk!! You folks really have me figured out!
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #11
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I just took a trip to Reno for business, and took another member of my company. his comment on our return "Damn, Shaun reaches into his pocket more than anyone I HAVE EVER SEEN!"
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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I paid $8700 for mine. Don't remember what OTD was with fees and taxes, but that's a good price. A buddy of mine found a good deal at a local dealership and I figured why not pick one up for myself. They gave us a heck of a good price for buying two at once.

I really like the bike. I never considered a "smaller" bike until a recent trip to Australia where I rented the GS650 for 2 weeks and had an absolute blast. It's way better than the GS. Good on road (highway and twisties) and not bad on fire roads and groomed trails. Runs like a top and cheap/easy to maintain. Over 50 MPG- my Tuono only gets 28!

My buddy is (was) a Harley guy and has put over 7k on his on 3 months.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
I'll shoot for around 8700 +++ They are still not there, but I'm working on it. I have a feeling when the cash starts to walk out the door
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:36 PM   #13
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Working in a dealership, it's amazing how things change on the last day of the month and money starts shuffling.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #14
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'specially with winter coming on....
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I can tell you they are pretty beefy in person, way better than my stock Tiger boxes. I'm still not a fan of the aesthetically, non-symmetrical setup .
How are they attached to the pannier frames, are they easy to remove and replace and can you lock them to the frames.
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