A New Pannier Thread!

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by deltamed, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    Love the look, apparent quality and concept of the GlobeScouts, they are sharp, but they are imported?

    That is fine, but there is a "wait" time, yes?

    Is there one page, one area, one post that explains the price structure of their panniers, top boxes, options and availability in the USA?
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  2. shashankmittal

    shashankmittal Been here awhile

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    Made in Turkey, imported and distributed in USA by ADVDepot.com
    You can check the prices there. I was a beta tester, so was the first one to receive and test them in USA. Right now I believe the wait time is about 2 months, but they cost half compared to TT Zega Pro, so the wait is worth it.
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  3. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    Thanks!

    I think the concept of some rivets vs. welding (Globescouts) is great. Sounds like replaceable corners, etc., I get it.

    They are great looking "cans" for certain. I can see they would be worth the wait at any (reasonable) price.

    Quite stylish! :evil
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  4. Dyno

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    Jesse Safari 8" panniers. Easy enough to remove, but I end up leaving them on all the time. 33" wide, they'll fit through a hotel room door.

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  5. kelsow

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878499

    It's been a great pleasure in working directly with the builder in getting a set of panniers made for me.
    To my exact specifications I might add. Kirk is fantastic to deal with. He answers PM's quickly, keeps you informed on the progress of the bags
    with pictures and goes way beyond in shipping and packaging.

    Priced very competitively and will work with you to save a few bux if needed.

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  6. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    The way you drive Kelsow I am sure they will be dinged up soon enough :rofl
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  7. kelsow

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    :D
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  8. ThatGuy

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    Getting some made would a good option as well. I had a guy make an alum set that were based of the HT dimensions. Looked just like Kirks above. Set ran me $200 and worked out great. I should've kept them to put on my F8 but they went with my KLR when I sold it.
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  9. deltamed

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    Those are nice! Do you know if Jesse still sells the Safari 8" Panniers?
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  10. Dyno

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  11. vtbob

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    I don't know that they are heavier than any other aluminum case of simular size. Maybe?/ just don't know.
    I have the large 10" cases and my guess each case is 8-10lbs. My tool roll weights about the same as the case it is in.

    I agree with the statement about size....smaller is better...and if you have the room you will take more stuff.

    That said my 10" cases were just right for my 6 week alaska trip last year.
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  12. GH41

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    I have a set of 9" Safari cases I am fixing to put up on the flea market. I listed them before only to be beat up by a couple of guys that didn't have a bike they would fit suggesting they were only worth 1/3 of what I paid for them. Check the for sale forum or shoot me a line at ghchhisc@gmail.com
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  13. deltamed

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    Thanks VTBOB, great feedback... Wonder why the 10" cases are more expensive than the 9"? I've got an e-mail in to Jesse. Hopefully they will respond...
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  14. JRose

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    I dig Kirk's style. Those are pretty legit, and priced right.
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  15. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    So A weak point on the BMW/Touratech aluminum bags, apparently they do not fair well from a rear hit. Someone backed into my bike today and it messed up the locking system and bent the rack a bit. Will see if I can reshape it, but I have their insurance info etc... if not.
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  16. JRose

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    Damn, that sucks. At least they didn't haul ass on you.
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  17. deltamed

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    Those bags are MASSIVE! Probably more than what I need, but thanks for the info!
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  18. JRose

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    Main appeal to Kirk's cases to me are the racks. He builds them out of a little stouter material, meaning that they have a better chance of survival on a fall.
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  19. deltamed

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    Does anyone have some pics of their F800GS with HB Gobi panniers installed?
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  20. kelsow

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    I had a set of these mounted but I lost one when riding a very bumpy road.
    Didn't notice it went missing till 150k later.

    I used the plastic insert/adapter on the rack and where the bag clamps on, it broke.

    These bags are VERY wide when mounted.
    Something like 44"

    I wouldn't recommend them for this application.
    Very nice bags though.
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