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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by GreyThumper, Jul 28, 2016.
Thank you for the information. Would you mind posting a picture of the setup?
For some reason they are not selling this luggage in Canada yet. Was looking at the top bag. I like the integration with the bladder into it. Might pick one up next time I am south of the border.
So, for those of you who are wondering if the Touratech toolbox will mount with the BMW Atacama luggage, I have confirmed that it does. I've also attached a couple of photos.
BMW = Bring Money With
Thanks for the pics, but now I want one
I had a toolbox on my 2011 R1200GS Adventure and it is handy to keep my compressor, tire repair kit, and tools. that way I did not have to worry whether or not I had the bags on the bike.
Great, thanks for pics. I had been holding off but now will order it.
Thanx, the footpegs are the BMW HP pegs. They are not quite as large as the Adventure pegs but I do like that fact that I can still have the rubber on the pegs but then when I need the extra bite all I need to do is apply pressure to the pegs and the rubber presses down to allow me to access the "bear claws" for more grip.
Yes I have the same ones! Yes they are slightly narrower than the ADV pegs but I needed the lower peg height due to my motocross boots can't get under the shifter knob even with it rotated all the way up. More comfortable knee position too.
I switched my shift lever with one from hammerhead because I wear Sidi Crossfire 2s when I ride and could not get my foot under the stock shift lever. The Hammerhead version allowed me to get more room for my boot.
That's what I wear! Well thankfully with the HP footpegs I can get things done no problem.
I will check out the hammerhead ones anyhow!
I just picked up my BMW top duffle this afternoon. As far as I know they've been in Canada since before Christmas, as I realized that the full setup was installed on a GSA I was eyeing at a local dealer in the weston area. I plan on using it as my primary tail bag (never been a fan of the rear hard case) and in conjunction with the OEM hard cases when needs arise.
Just a heads up as to why I chose it over the Mosko version. First off, I love everything I've seen about Mosko. I like the looks and that the people behind the products are riders. As a small business owner myself, I'm all about support. The only downside for the business model is the offshore sourcing, but who am I to say.
I had the 40L in my basket on a couple occasions, but did the math and buying the BMW route through my dealer (with discount) was cheaper. Factoring in our terrible exchange rate, shipping costs, and duty, it was just a fiscal decision. I realize there are subtle differences but I can live without the molle attachments. Otherwise I don't think there are too many significantly different aspects to get all worked up about.
On to the bag. FIrst impressions are very, very favourable. Super tough and built tank like. Very discreet branding. Lots of nice touches from backpack straps to rollup straps. Beavertail works as advertised and will be convenient. Plenty of storage and like that you can access items from both sides of the bag. The inner drybag can be rolled independently or with the outer shell with velcro. No worries about getting anything wet here, proven rolltop design all but guarantees dryness. I've attached a few pics with the bag flat and also stuffed with a couple pillows along with my jacket strapped into the top of the bag. And did I mention tough? It's tough and strong. It'll do fine for commuting with my filson bag and lunch and stuff.
Unfortunately I don't have a bike ATM to load onto but will fit nicely either inline or transversely across my soon to be delivered GSA. I know this because they had to remove this bag from a showroom bike mounter transversely, not too overly wide.
Thanks, someone did message me a while back saying they were indeed in Canada now. I checked out the tail bag a few weeks ago at my dealer and would have bought it but I had a gift certificate for my dealer from Christmas that I stupidly did not bring with me. Definitely looks like a nice bag, I like the idea of having a bladder in the bag with easy access as well as the backpack straps. I should have looked closer at the straps, I am guessing there are specific strap points on the top bag for the GSA?
Hello everyone. I had Holan 45L aluminum panniers on my Super Tenere for a few years now. They are great for blacktop travel, but when it comes to off-pavement adventures they are a bit too wide, and I found myself kicking the lower edge of the box with back side of my leg on a few occasions. Not a pleasant thing even when wearing high adventure boots. So, I decided to switch to the soft luggage system, and Mosko bags was my first choice. The only thing I didn't like is that they have only one built in pocket, and 2nd one can be attached as separate 2L bag. I'm one lazy dude and just don't like to deal with modular configurations. I emailed Mosko, but they couldn't produce the set with both pockets attached. Later that week I stumbled upon ADV Pulse add on Facebook featuring the Atacama set with two pockets sewn-in, and marketed as BMW OEM luggage option. Mosko confirmed that they are making those bags for BMW. I bought the set of panniers through BMW dealer with no tax and free shipping. For Holan Nomada Pro rack with cutout design Mosko sells adapter plate for BMW 1200 GS liquid cooled model. That plate will fit Holan, but with a few adjustments. Here is the system installed. Both bags are 35L size.
Holan Nomada Pro 45L
Wow, that is pricey. You would have to have more money than brains.