Hepco Becker Gobi bags..

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by AFekete, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. AFekete

    AFekete Long timer

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    Just got my Hepco Becker order in and the first thing I did was open the Gobi bag box.

    These bags are awesome!!! Very well constructed, heavy duty locks, and to me..appealing...

    Check them out...I have three sets in stock, one for me, two for you..

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  2. AFekete

    AFekete Long timer

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    front,,,

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  3. AFekete

    AFekete Long timer

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    side view..

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  4. AFekete

    AFekete Long timer

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    another..

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  5. AFekete

    AFekete Long timer

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    very sweet...

    I will be mounting these on my 02 GS standard to replace the system cases...

    Anyone need a set of BMW system cases with mounts?

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  6. 9balljoe

    9balljoe Been here awhile

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    How does the weight compare to Jesses? They are a dyomite looking case...got me very interested...Did you get the water spigot with yours?

    Joe
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  7. BawdyMonk

    BawdyMonk Older And None The Wiser.

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    I'm seriously considering purchasing Gobi's later in the year, keep us updated on how you get on with them :thumb
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  8. AFekete

    AFekete Long timer

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    I think these bags are pretty damn nice. They are very well contructed and I'm not sure what thee weight difference would be compared to the Jesse system. I'm figuring that they don't hold as much as the Jesse bags but I really don't want metal cases. I love the flip up top.

    I didn't order the spiget but I will get some from the my distributor to check them out.

    The mounting racks were a bitch to install but once on they are extremley solid. The instructions suck but I will also make my own with pictures to distribute to customers. Now that I put the racks on it would take me less than an hour to another set.

    Here are some mounted pictures. We rode today in some very high winds and I did not notice any wind blast issues.

    They are keepers. If you'd like to see them and your close to NJ give me a call or I'll try to get more pictures.

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  9. AFekete

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    Don't worry about the date..I changed the battery in the camera..

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  10. rockt

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    I checked the Gobi bags out awhile ago on the H&B site and I think they might make a lot of sense for a smaller Dual-Sport, like my DR650. Are they available for this bike and if so, what is the cost?

    Thanks,

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  11. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    I'm thinking low pipe....Is there a rack available that will place both bags at the same distance from the bike?
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  12. AFekete

    AFekete Long timer

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    I will check the availablity on the mounts for the DR650 tomorrow and I do not believe that there is a "low pipe" mount for the left side. It looks further than it actually is. I had no problem swinging my 32 in inseam legs clear of the bags.

    I'm more impressed with the quality of the build. The locks are heavy metal and they lock onto the bike very easily.

    I'll post more pictures soon.

    thanks,
    Andrew
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  13. BigDave

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    These look wonderful!
    Now I can save $300-$400 on bags this summer!!
    This will be my next mod after I can pass the bill in the "senate" :deal
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  14. Cageless

    Cageless pound the pave'mt

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    Just curious. Are the bags right and left specific?

    I'm not sure if it's the angle of the picture but they seem to be different widths and the narrower one is on the the opposite side of the exhaust. Makes the bike a bit lop-sided. Can they be simply switched from on side to the other?
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  15. AFekete

    AFekete Long timer

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    I posted a response earlier but I stand corrected. The bags are right and left specific due to the lock and mount setup. The both hold 37 liters (sizes in cm 47 x 26 x 37) each. If there is a KTM dealer close by you can go and check them out. Or if you are in or close to NJ, stop by.

    I experienced no stabilty issues with the bags. I clearly remember loading my BMW system cases unevenly and causing my bike to fall over. That was just not paying attention to load balancing which could happen to anyone.

    If I can help with anything please contact me.

    thanks,
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  16. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    The rear buckle/latch appears to be on only one end, so how can they not be right or left-side specific?


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  17. AFekete

    AFekete Long timer

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    Bob,

    You are right, they are left and right specific. I was incorrect in my posting therefore deleting it and responding with the correct specifics.

    They are exact opposites in regards to mounting. The locks for the bag mounts are always at the rear.

    Hope this helps...
    -A
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  18. scottw

    scottw Steppe Rider

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    I haven't seen any of these yet in the Gobi desert, but I'm heading back down there next month and I'll keep an eye out. :D

    Seriously, they look nice and should be pretty strong. Keep us posted. :thumb

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  19. AdvAndy

    AdvAndy Been here awhile

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    How much for the system bags, pics??
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  20. AFekete

    AFekete Long timer

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    You mean the BMW system bags?

    If so, they are not for sale..yet..

    thanks,
    Andrew
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