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

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

  1. prudolf

    prudolf LM Cycle Supply

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    The opening of the OEM case is larger, however the sealing edge/gasket is not nearly as high quality or as robust as the Globescout lid and base gasket. They do JUST barely allow a helmet to slip in, but IMO is fairly impractical as you'd then have to reach down and dig it back out; A topcase to lock my helmet in would still be my first choice.

    Regarding fitting a helmet in our 45L pannier as well as the lips around the opening: A full face helmet will not fit through the opening. A small shell (shoei or Aria) may fit, however you'd need to push it past the gasket, so to be honest is not practical. You will want to consider a 40L topcase if storing and locking your helmet is required.

    The lip is approx. 3/8" to 1/2" wide, and on a 45L pannier, the opening is approx. 16" x 9 3/4". This allows much greater contact with the lid gasket and is what makes the Globescout cases stand out as having great waterproofing and a very robust design.

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  2. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    This is the mockup on my 955i. I like how tight the touratech racks are, but it does look wide. That makes it about 39.5" wide. About 3" wider than the handlebars.

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    too wide?
  3. prudolf

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    Just buy wider handlebars ;-)

    J/K, I'll let others help you with their opinions, and if you think you'd like to change your order to the 28/35 panniers, just let me know!
  4. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    Very excited that my order is in for a special set to go on my new R1200GSA-W. Will post up pics in a few weeks when they arrive here in Charlotte.

    I went with Natural for that classic Adventure look and ordered the liners.
  5. GrumpyOne

    GrumpyOne Been here awhile

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    Might not be classic, but black Globescouts sure do look good. (IMHO)

    -jw

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  6. kendives

    kendives Been here awhile

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    +1 for black

    I had black Happy-Trails on my GS. I was going with the natural look Globescouts for the GSWA until I saw the black. They look goooooood:evil
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    Still no exhaust cut system for the KTM 1190 adv?
  8. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    I ordered the black as well. Just waiting for updates. :ear
  9. ahamay

    ahamay n00b

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    Read through most of this thread but may have missed if this has been covered, does the loop-sided case size cause the bike to be overly weighted towards the heavier/larger pannier side? They look nice and I am interested in picking up a set but would like feedback from those who have these.
  10. GrumpyOne

    GrumpyOne Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a similar question to the one asked here: Question about after market exhaust

    No, you'll not notice any difference in weight. The bags end up being only a small fraction of overall weight especially once the rider is on the bike.
    Example: Many times when while commuting I have 25lbs+ of tools etc. in one bag and the other empty. I've never noticed the weight or any handling difference.

    Cheers,
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  11. F800 Rob

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    No, not really. The difference in weight is negligible between the smaller and larger panniers. In any case, you have the exhaust on the smaller side, right?

    Expanding on this more, when packing, I assume the side with the exhaust is a bit heavier and try to put slightly heavier items in the other box. Honestly though, I don't think it really matters much. Unless you have an significant weight differential between the two sides, it's just business as normal.

    I'm glad to see this thread still going. :freaky
  12. Kazky

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    Hey Rob

    Any panniers available for 2014 F800GSA? Possibly a "special" unit that utilizes the BMW OEM side racks. My bike comes with it.

    If there is, I'm gonna order it right away. Any difference ordering from advdepot or adv motorrad?
  13. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    Got me on availablity - Paul would have to comment on that. Paul's company purchased the rights and sites from me nearly a year ago. They've been killing it ever since. :1drink

    ADVDepot is where you go for Globescout. ADV Motorrad is not associated. They predominantly carry Holan, who I actually dropped when I owned ADVDepot due to quality and supply issues.
  14. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    I can't stop staring at your bike. Dat color and dose cases really make me want a 1200 GS again.
  15. GrumpyOne

    GrumpyOne Been here awhile

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    Glad you like it. It's due to you that I sold the Varios and went w/ Globescout. Turned out very nice.

    -jw

    (From a club ride starting from my local dealer this morning...)
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  16. Kazky

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    Thanks Rob. Will order it real soon.
  17. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    I'm really glad to help. It did turn out awesome!

    The thing I miss most after selling the business (you know, other than my dad) was talking to folks all about motorcycles. Seeing the final product was absolutely the best. It made (and makes) me really happy to know that people are happy with what I sent them. It's why I started all of this to begin with.

    F800Riders.org to bring people together, F800Depot.com to help folks find stuff for a bike that was being ignored, and ADVDepot.com because FYYFF. :evil

    Anyway, I'm probably going to bail out of this thread for a bit. It's been nearly two years since I started it, and I'm so glad that GS continued to produce a world-class product, and that it's doing so well.

    Selim from GlobeScout proper is an absolutely amazing guy. Paul from ADVDepot is just an all around awesome dude too - and a wealth of knowledge. True story, he has actually been a parts manager at multiple BMW dealers.

    Take care guys. See you around.
  18. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    I'm waiting for the 35/45 combo for my '02 Tiger, but am wondering if anyone has the carry handles. Are they worth the money?
  19. Kretsch

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    Any update on delivery? 2014 GSA
  20. prudolf

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    Everything is in customs as of yesterday, so we are very close to our delivery.