Bags/boxes for GSA LC

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Kidder, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Kidder

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  2. Daleah

    Daleah Been here awhile

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    yes, several people do. I believe I have seen a few threads on these recently (last 4 months). I looked at these also. But they didn't meet my criteria.

    you can search the ADV site on those, you should be able to find a recent review.
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  3. brando4905

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    I just received a set of these last week. I have the BMW top case, and these panniers from Brooks are very close to the OEM quality. However, one of mine was damaged on arrival, exhaust side top doesn't seal completely. Their customer service has been relatively easy to work with and will send new case out as soon as more stock arrives, hopefully end of this week.

    They fit the GSA racks just fine and seem secure.

    I can't really comment on them in terms of durability or long term functionality, but i can say they are hard to tell apart from OEM. I am pleased for the price.
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  4. ydarg

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    The stock standard bolted-on racks seemed more solid, but I can still pick the rear of the bike up by the bar that goes across the rear on the Givi rack to slide it over and nothing bad happens. I've had a tip-over onto the side case and nothing happened, but that was in grass at zero mph.
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  5. Grizzer65

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    I got my 2017 GSA this October and I had my Jesse Odyssey 2 bags before the bike was in the garage. The stock BMW bags made by Touratech did not have what I thought was a proper seal. Jesse Bags are welded and not riveted like most manufacturers and they also have cut outs on the front for when you paddle through the sand. The seal at the top of the lids had a really nice overlap and the best that I was able to find. Wet gear would really irritate a person.
    I had to remove my OEM pannier frame and use thiers but I thought the quality of the boxes was worth it. My second choice was the black anodized Touratech Zega Pros's which to be honest look a lot nicer that than the Jesse bags that I bought. I went with function over beauty. I highly suggest that you try an find someone in your area that has the bags on the bike to get a true look at them. Enjoy the research!!!
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  6. RunninRanger

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    My 2 cents was spent on OEM BMW panniers . I love the fact that my ignition key opens everything .
    They are the most popular and the most copied original. Dared good stuff, but at the end of the day you have to be happy with what you brought to the party . Choice and a selection can be a good thing.
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  7. mosey.levy

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    (Note - I now have an R1200GS and brought the cases over to new bike - and I didn't need the extra key lock set as the side cases came with an extra cylinder)


    Also a few photosfrom another thread. Not mine:

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  8. mosey.levy

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    I plan to add mosko bags eventually and switch between hard and soft based on the type of trip and usage.
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  10. Kidder

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    Wow, those black cases look good! I love Givi stuff. I may give the Trekkers a little more consideration.
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    Bumots have worked for me. :clap

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  12. Kidder

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    Have a picture of the side cases? That is really what I'm researching.
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  14. yangins

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    One key for everythung including ignition was not msin point for me. But guys have keyless start now so it is not a big deal to them.
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    Yup. Keyless start ... not an issue :)
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  16. hafidz_x

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    DSC_0703.JPG Current setup. Original panniers and 58L Givi Trekker Outback. The topbox is awesome, no leaks, been using it over a year. Can fit two fullface helmets. Doesnt shake much when riding alone or with pillion. Just bought a Softbag Large 3. Will review it soon after my Cambodia/Laos trip this Feb.
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  17. OldMotoGuySoCal

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    Street riding BMW OEM, off road/adventure riding Mosko Moto. I have the Mosko Moto panniers and duffle bag and would not use anything else. BMW sells Mosko Moto bags now under the Altima name (or something like that)
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  18. Pch123

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    I use two different solutions. Hepco&Becker hard bags with the Vario adjustable size top case all for road use.
    I have the Enduristan Moonsson 3 soft bags for off road. They fit perfectly on the H&B racks.
    I have found over a period of time there is no one solution to cover all types of adventure. I use both constantly.
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  19. Kidder

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    Well, I made the deal today on a 2017 GSA. I decided to go with the stock side boxes.
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    You wont regret it!
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