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

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

  1. ttime4four

    ttime4four Been here awhile

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    Great looking stuff -- before I get too excited, can you help me with a few questions?

    (1) what is the finished width of this set-up?
    (2) is the overall set-up symmetrical? if different (e.g. how far off - 2" wider on left)?
    (3) same as the two above if the kit was using 2 - 35L bags
    (4) what is the system weight (your rack and two panniers)?

    Thanks!
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  2. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    How about a recap....:ear

    Price? - Just cans matching set example 35 liter? say-
    Cans outfitted to attach to a Touratech standard rack "loop style"
    Where do we buy them?
    When can we get them?
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  3. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    The Globescouts are constructed out of a aluminum magnesium alloy. The type the panniers are made of is also used extensively for hull structures of light weight ships. I'm not certain if the Holans were made of bare aluminum, or 6011 aluminum, but the Globescouts are certainly different. Here is a picture of the two side by side. The finish of the Globescouts is different, but I don't believe it's anodized:

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    Excellent question. I'll have to make a call and report back. I don't believe they will be immediately available though. More shortly on this...

    The kit that we strongly recommend for the Tiger 800 is a 35 / 45 kit. This is because the rack that we use is close in on the side without the exhaust. With this kit installed, it's around 42", per our tester report. I'd be happy to send it to you, just PM me. (it's quite extensive)

    I don't have an exact weight, but I would estimate that it's around 40 lbs, total. Just over 12 lbs per pannier and 15 lbs for the rack. It's within 5 lbs for every high volume set out there (TT, Trax, HB, Holan) with the only outlier being a plastic setup.

    No problem. Two natural finish panniers are $300 each. Mounts (2) and the locks (4) are $158:

    http://advdepot.com/globescout-world-class-pannier-natural-finish.html
    http://advdepot.com/mounts-for-globescout-world-class-panniers.html
    http://advdepot.com/lock-for-world-class-panniers.html

    We're going to open up ordering when the panniers ship. We're expecting them to ship between now and this time next week. The reason we're waiting is because we don't want to have anyone's money before we're 100% sure that we can fill the order.
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  4. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    BTW - I've received a TON of PMs about this:

    You are NOT too late to get the $100 off coupon! We'll be sending the codes out with the email to announce that the Globescout panniers are available to order. The coupon will good on one of the pre-configured kits.

    The other promotion that we'll be doing is for kits that we don't have pictures of on the site. If you give us a hand by sending over 5 great pictures of the kit installed, we'll send you a set of lid nets as a thank you gift. (contact us ahead of time to get on the list)
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  5. shashankmittal

    shashankmittal Adventurer

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    Rob, my bike has finally arrived from Germany. Picking up from the dealer in 2 days. As promised earlier, I'll send lots of pics! :D
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  6. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    :clap

    Congrats, guy! I look forward to pictures!
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  7. Happycamper

    Happycamper Have bikes, will travel

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    Will one of the "Kits" be for the panniers only (w/o rack) for those of us who already have racks? For example a kit of two panniers, with the locks, mounts, lid nets?
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  8. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota 29th scroll; 6th verse

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    Will the top case mounting hardware be available for separate purchase (latching mechanism and stand off posts)?
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  9. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    Unfortunately, no. You'll need to individually purchase the locks, mounts, and lid nets. I can create a bundle for these items, but it won't be eligible for the $100 off.

    The top case mount is available for purchase individually so you can move one top case between bikes without issues. They are online already:

    http://advdepot.com/globescout.html?cat=1226

    There is a plate that is pre-installed on the bottom of every top case - it's what actually allows the top case to attach to the posts o the mount. That is not available separately. Here is a picture of that:

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  10. joon1911

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    Rob or Hikertrash:

    Do you know what the overall width of the GSA cutout pannier kit mounted on the GSA mount is?
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  11. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Joon,

    39" across
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  12. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    Just wanted to share a picture of the actual panniers in production. Coming Soon:

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  13. TeneRay

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    Just picked up a brand new Tenere and I need panniers! How else am I suppose to get groceries home?! :lol3
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  14. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Rob, seeing how you are very familiar with Holan's panniers, how do the Globescouts compare to the Nomada Pros in terms of construction quality, strength and finish?
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  15. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Didn't he sell Holan before? Not sure what answer you're expecting? :D
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  16. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    He did, which is why he's very familiar with them. It's not a trick question, I'd like a frank comparison since I am in the market and both panniers look very good.
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  17. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Yes yes, I just think its not easy for him to be really objective if you know what I mean, let's see the answer. Sure there are positives and negatives, lets hear both.
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  18. F800 Rob

    F800 Rob MotoInsight

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    Great question.

    I imported Holan into North America between 2008 and May 2012. To this day I still run a set of Holan crashbar pros and Nomada Pros on my F800GS. When done right, they are a good product. The problem is, it wasn't done right.

    I ceased importing them in May of 2012 due to quality and supply issues. It was always a struggle to get product. Frequently their stuff also came in wrong, incomplete, or damaged. At the end, 4 out of every 10 calls where about a Holan issue or asking when a Holan order would ship. It was just unsustainable.

    I post this not to bash Holan, but to give you a complete, honest comparison. With everything above - assuming you can get a set, and it comes in 100% correct, here is how they compare on the points that you identified:


    Construction - Overall, Holans have a much more 'homemade' feel to them than the Globescouts do. The Globescouts are much more professional with things like the sharp stuff being addressed, bolts having plastic caps, mounting kit having O rings. (picture 1)

    For example, let's look at the gap between lids and pannier bottom. A bigger gap is more likely to let in water and dust. I've attached pictures of how Holan and Globescout compare. :D (picture 2 & 3)

    Strength - I'd say this a pretty dead heat. Philosophies from both companies on how to construct a pannier are very similar. Globescout has the edge on an all-metal mounting puck system. Holan has the edge on a rigidly mounted pannier rack. You should be able to stand on either box. I've attached a picture of someone doing just that with a Globescout. :evil (picture 4)

    Finish - I covered the natural one a bit earlier in the thread. In regard to the black - there is no comparison. The anodized Globescout pannier is fantastic. When I had Holan, I ordered in a few sets of the powder-coated panniers and I wasn't impressed. I choose to never sell them.


    One thing I will give Holan credit for is their Special systems and pannier racks. They product them all in house, and offer a pannier notched to fit in closer. When you can get it, if it comes in right, it's a pretty nice setup. With the exception of the R1200GS 05-12, Globescout doesn't do this... yet.

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  19. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Thanks for the explanation and photos, Rob. Would be nice if they did a notched set for the S10 sooner rather than later.
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  20. jumpman

    jumpman n00b

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    Great work... Yesterday i bought the case, just want to share a pic. 90. years adv with black topcase...

    delicious... :)

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