New for 2013 - Globescout World Class Panniers - Now Available in North America

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  1. F800 Rob

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  2. Hikertrash

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    Rob,

    I'm getting a "This video is private" message when I click on it to play.
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  3. F800 Rob

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    Sorry about that - I had to update the video. It's correct in the post now.
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  4. twinrider

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    The panniers look great. Drum solo background "music" (being generous here :lol3) is annoyingly intrusive, had to keep turning down the volume. Looking forward to seeing the dedicated S10 racks with a cutout so they fit as tightly as possible.
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  5. F800 Rob

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    Thanks, I'll let my 'musician' friend know. :lol3

    It's unlikely that a notched set will be available for the Super Tenere this year. We may however have something to fill that space. Stay tuned...
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    Have Happy Trial racks on 2010 F800GS. Should these bags be a straightforward mount? They look excellent and am interested.
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  7. F800 Rob

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    I'm not super-familiar with the Happy Trails mounts. If they use a round tube, you should be A-OK with a drill-to-install set. Shoot me over some pictures and measurements (rob at motorcycleinsight dot com) and I'll do my best to help!
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  8. Rick West

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    Makes sense to manufacture your product for the more popular bikes like the GS models. If you can keep up to the demand for these bikes, then maybe offer the cut-out version for the less popular ones.
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  9. F800 Rob

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    A quick update on the status of Globescout in North America - a first stocking order has been placed. It should take a few weeks to construct and a few weeks to get here on a boat.

    We're finalizing pricing on them this week, and we'll be posting them this weekend. If you sign up for the newsletter, you'll be the first to get a heads up, and a coupon worth $100 off of a set from the first order!

    Here are a few pictures of the R1200GS kit that attaches to the OEM Adventure luggage frame. Thanks Kris!

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    And here is a drilling video. We'll have kits that are pre-drilled, and drill-to-install:

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  10. Unstable Rider

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    :evilThose are some mighty fine looking cans. I do like the latch, lock and hinge set up as well as other features.

    Can a guy get a pair without exhaust cutouts with no mounting hardware/undrilled?

    And a top box, undrilled?

    Curious what kind of prices. Nice stuff.
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    The latches are awesome. They actually have 3 levels of security. There's a pin you need to push up to unlatch them whether they're locked or unlocked. For those that don't like to lock their panniers while riding around town, the hidden pin is a nice safety deterrent for someone looking for a quick access to your panniers. The there is the keyed lock and third is the padlock hole for added security or if you lose/forget your key.

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    That's my GSA above. I've had my panniers for about a week now and the only nitpick I have is that I can't fit my Arai XD3 in them due to the reinforced lip around the opening. I don't mind the sacrifice for the added protection, though. I couldn't fit a helmet in my Jesse cases, either.

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    These cases are pretty strong, too. This is my fat ass 200lbs standing on the empty 45L pannier. Could I do this with my Jesse Odysseys? Yes, I could probably jump on them, but I do know my OEM Adventure cases would crush in if I stood on them.

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  12. F800 Rob

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    Thanks!

    You can absolutely, positively get a set undrilled with no cutout. In fact, the only set that we're offering right now with the notch for the exhaust is going to be for the R1200GS. We'll be offering boxes both pre-drilled and undrilled to make everyone happy.

    As far as the top box, that's a bit different. All of the top boxes come with a bracket on the bottom that is designed to fit a Globescout mounting rack. They will be available for all BMW's dating back to the 1150GS, KTM 990, Suzuki VStrom 650, Tiger 800, and the Super Tenere. We *should* be able to get a topcase without the bracket. Just email us if you need it.

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  13. F800 Rob

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    Just a quick note that pricing will be available this week, and folks on the mailing list will be the first to know.

    In the mean time, here are a few pictures sent to us by our Tiger 800 tester. Thanks Mike!

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    Just signed up for newsletter ... is the $100 offer still available? Did not see a link for it and did not get a note about it when I signed up? Assume I may just be too late :cry
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  15. twinrider

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    You might want to check into also offering mounts that fit as close as possible to the bike for customers who live where lane-splitting is legal. This would be a deal killer for me.
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    +1 on the "rap beat" audio. Like the panniers and mount system. I'll consider them for the next bike.
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  17. F800 Rob

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    Nope - you're not too late. We want to finalize the pricing on it before sending the coupons out. Expect to get an email within the next few days, and another ones we begin to take pre-orders. The coupon code will be on the pre-order email.
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  18. Rick West

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    Yes, having racks that stick the luggage out so wide is not right. The boxes look great, but the rack needs a redesign.
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  19. F800 Rob

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    Absolutely concur. The goal is to keep the bags to around the width of the handlebars. Plus, with a detachable rack, you can remove the entire frame if need.

    Two additional pictures:

    First - R1200GS with the OEM pannier frames, front and rear. It's narrower than the bars:

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    The F800GS is in pretty tight as well - just a bit wider than the bars:

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    Every bike is a bit different. Apologies for the so-so pictures.
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