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

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by F800 Rob, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    Yup, I saw it after I posted. Please check your email.
  2. JWeier

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    Just got your message about the delay. Can you call me on my phone number provided in the ticket asap?
  3. cyclingjetpilot

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    Has anyone mounted the Globescout panniers on a 2013 r 1200gs? If so witch pannier rack do you have?
  4. F800 Rob

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    Yes, it's the Hepco and Becker rack.
  5. JWeier

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    Hey Guys - I'm installing the Hepco & Becker pannier rack for my Tiger 800 and I have a question. On the step where you actually mount the rack to the bike (I believe it's Step 7) you put in your bolt and turn it a quarter turn to lock it. They say to use a washer in this step but don't specify where it goes.

    I'm thinking it goes between the two Hepco & Becker mount pieces as opposed to on the end of the bolt. I've googled a few images and it looks like some people have ommited the washer all together.

    The washer in question is this one:
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-...AAAAAAAGU0/AoAgN9hUXQU/w554-h485-no/photo.jpg

    The spot on the mount is shown here:
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-...AAAAGVA/nsGn1ELvPsE/w707-h942-no/DSC02804.jpg

    Thoughts?
  6. TigerMarker

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    Those washers aren't meant for mounting the rack. They are only there to attach the lock it fasteners to the rack. They hold the fasteners on so when you unlock the rack, the fasteners don't fall off and they are always attached to the rack.

    So basically you need to just take the rack, put the fasteners through and push those washers onto the fasteners. Once they are "pushed" on, they won't be able to be pulled off so your fasteners will stay.

    Then you will attach your rack to the rack mounts on the bike using the 1/4 turn. Done.
  7. JWeier

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    Thanks TigerMarker! Makes perfect sense!
  8. freefall109

    freefall109 Been here awhile

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    Been running the 35/28L combo for a few weeks now. Very happy with the cases. I get stopped by spectators twice as often when I have them on and the biggest question I've asked myself, is any sticker important enough to put on these beautiful cases.

    Does anyone have pictures of either size top box on a Tiger 800?
  9. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    I'm so jealous of you guys who have them. Mine are on order and I can't wait. Although, I'm having second thoughts on the black I ordered. I'm wondering if I should have gotten the natural. Either way, I can't wait for them to get them !
  10. kbrian

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    Hey guys, I'm fairly new and getting ready to kit out a Super Tenere which will be coming my way soon(ish). So,

    Question 1: Anyone with a S10 have pics of these bags on it? I'm really curious about how wide the rack is, and how far out the bags sit from the back of the bike. Also curious how they measure (width-wise) vs. the stock panniers.

    Question the second (For Rob): Are the boxes reversible/ambidextrous? I ask because it seems ideal to get a set of 28/35L boxes for daily use and short-to-medium trips, and then have a big 45L box for taking the big rides. In that case, the 35L would need to go from right to left side. The lids can obviously do that (Which is an awesome feature) but are the pucks symmetrical and capable of that?

    After reading through this thread, there's a chance I'll be ordering bags before I even have the bike just to be sure I get a set.

    Thanks
  11. F800 Rob

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    S10 folks haven't been ordering a ton of these, so far. I think, in North America, we've only sold 2-3 sets so far to S10 owners. We do have a set about to go out the door as well, but the owner would really have to measure.

    They are not. The S10 uses the Hepco bars as a base, and they are shaped like a parallelogram. (regtangle leaning toward the front of the bike) GlobeScout is working on a mounting kit for the SW-Motech bars, which are symmetrical, but that is still a bit out. Pity SW flattens the tubes of their bars. :(
  12. Bazgab

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    Any word on the topcase mounting brackets for the LC GS'es?
  13. F800 Rob

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    A few are being air freighted over as we speak.
  14. F800 Rob

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    ** IMPORTANT NOTE **

    Guys, just a quick heads up that I posted this earlier this on each of my sites. Motorcycle Insight eCommerce sites, including ADVDepot.com and the right to import GlobeScout panniers have been sold. The ownership transfer will happen on September 6th. More details here:

    http://advdepot.com/ownership/


    The new ownership group has committed to bringing in MORE GlobeScout panniers than ever. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.
  15. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    Wow. A big part of why I ordered the Globescouts was because of YOU Rob. You impressed me with your willingness to help.

    After having far too many stressful business transactions, I've grown increasingly skeptical and frankly I've demanded a better level of customer service or I've refused to do business with companies. To say the least I'm nervous now. Let's hope the new owners do as well as you.

    Oh, I still can't wait to get my panniers. Any new info of possible delivery dates?
  16. F800 Rob

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    Thanks! :freaky

    I wouldn't worry much. Along with the purchase of the sites, the new owner has also purchased a rather significant block of my time to ensure that everything transitions smoothly and nothing gets dropped. I'd be surprised if I wasn't still involved somewhat come the beginning of 2014.

    Additionally, i think folks will get *better* service -- at least than what I've been able to provide since Bill passed. We've been somewhat a rag-tag team of part-timers, and at times it's shown. The new guys have more folks, more resources, and frankly more ambition than I've had since May. It's really rather exciting, actually. Kinda makes me want to be more involved in a way. It also helps that they are really good guys too. If not, the deal would have never happened.


    In regard to the GlobeScout order, we're still waiting on a ship and delivery date from them. We have a small air shipment that literally just left Europe this week (a top case or two, and other odds and ends) but the *BIG* order is still TBD.

    One thing to note is that it's *REALLY* big. 25% larger than our last order, with a surprise or two in it. ;)

    Sign up for the newsletter if you want to know what it is... Paul will be sending out a newsletter next week announcing a new product.
  17. dirt donkey

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    i have the T800 xtop 27 ltr. looks great on the bike.
    for all those waiting - i waited all Summer and i eventually got the box. I am very happy with the purchase. Great product and good price. It did come out to $500+, but the box will last a long time.

    I can now walk around in the dead of summer without carrying my jacket. And i can drive to the beach and store things.
    One thing that would be nice if Globescout would change is on the Nylon inside pocket, which is very nice quality, if they could turn the top left buckle around so the clip faces outward. That would make unlatching it, easier. I just twisted the buckle around, so it makes for a quick unlatch/latch, for getting at my sneakers and running shorts.

    flickr.com/photos/25817568@N04/sets/72157635417471143/
  18. F800 Rob

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    :thumbup
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    Rob - Any news on the "Big" order yet? :ear

    Cheers,
    jw


  20. JDMitchell

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    Rob, I visited your website and was pleasantly surprised to see a military discount. I really appreciate that especially when you are so competitively priced to start with, and I would be very interested in buying a full kit for my Honda, I do have a couple questions pertaining to my NC700x though.

    1. Any interference issues with the your rack or panniers if I already have a Givi monokey trunk setup?

    2. Any pictures of the 45 liter panniers on a NC700x to see if they are proportianate or extend past the bar ends? I would like to have the added room but would probably go with the 35 liter cans if the 45's look to big for the bike.

    Thanks again and I look forward to supporting your business since you obviously support our troops.