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

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

  1. cory1848

    cory1848 Been here awhile

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    New to the party here... Just bought a Tiger 800XC and came across this thread. These look great and are on my short list of pannier kits but I have one question.

    Are they waterproof? Guaranteed not to leak in a heavy downpours or some other adventurous riding conditions that involve lots of water. The riveted construction worries me about water getting in.

    Can you elaborate on that?

    Thanks!
    Cory
  2. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    Cory,

    I have the BMW 1200GSA boxes and they are 100% waterproof. I've tried to get water into them from a hose and have been unsuccessful even after drilling new holes for a Touratech fuel bottle holder. I did a thorough review in the equipment forum if you want to know a little more about them.
  3. freefall109

    freefall109 Been here awhile

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    Rob,

    Any news on the slow boat from Turkey?


    Bo
  4. ducatirdr

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    I used my XC for a commute today without any bags... Waiting impatiently :evil
  5. F800 Rob

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    Steps were taken to make them as waterproof as possible - double sealing on the lid and sealing at all joints where the aluminum alloy comes together and in rivet points. We've tested them extensively, including filling them with water and multiple sessions with a power washer with zero leaks.

    Yep -as of yesterday at 5:00, it's now due to clear customs on the 19th and has not been flagged for a special exam. (which is great news) We expect to start shipments next week.

    That said, the shipment has completely sold through. The only thing remaining are a few 45L panniers and 27L top cases. The next shipment is expected in June.
  6. freefall109

    freefall109 Been here awhile

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    Stoked! You should take some pictures of all those boxes prepping for shipment.
  7. F800 Rob

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    Will absolutely do! We're just waiting for the call they are cleared. Hopefully that will come very, very soon.

    I also spoke with Selim from GlobeScout today. We might have a small surprise in the next shipment. :evil
  8. oz97tj

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    Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy. ..
  9. freefall109

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  10. F800 Rob

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    :lol3

    Soon...

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    Also - if anyone with a set of GlobeScouts plans on being at the RA Rally at the Biltmore, please PM me as we would like to use your bike in a display.
  12. oz97tj

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    If you could get me a set with the exhaust cut out, I'd make it there...
  13. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    Hey Rob,

    New bike arrives. I send the email as you suggested me, but no answer yet...
  14. F800 Rob

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    Unfortunately, a notched kit for the 2013 R1200GS will not be in the June order.

    Did you get the email address right? (customerservice at motorcycleinsight dot com)? If you did, it should be in our ticketing system and you should have automatically received a response. I'd suggest sending it again.
  15. F800 Rob

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    Just a quick heads up - our pallets have been cleared and are scheduled to arrive in Pittsburgh today. We expect to start shipping as early as tomorrow.

    Apologies about the delay, there was some trouble getting it off of the boat in NY and onto the truck headed for our warehouse.
  16. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    I'll be using mine for the 2013 Berkshire Big Adventure -- May 18 & 19 -- AMA National Two Day Event http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854192

    It's coming up fast so I'm glad to get them soon.
  17. F800 Rob

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    Houston, we have panniers!
    [​IMG]

    We accidentally forgot to take a picture right off of the truck. This is a good way through unpacking. Folks should be getting ship notifications TODAY!
  18. oz97tj

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    So whats the surprise? Also, Globescout has the '13GS top box mounting plates on their website. Any more info when youll get your hands on them? Im ready to order asap...


    I think im going to wait for the exhaust cut out panniers though.
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    I got my tracking numbers! :clap
  20. workin4beermoney

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    My panniers will be here on Thursday. I am way pumped.:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky