New Luggage (Bumot panniers)

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by beechhunter, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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    I have a long ride coming up this summer and have been in the market for luggage to replace my current system cases. I have used Happytrails, Jesse, BMW Adv cases and BMW system cases in the past, but I wanted to try something different this time. I decided on Bumot luggage from Rick at XPlormoto in Arizona. After talking with Rick a few times and looking at the pictures a 1,000 times, I placed my order. The boxes were delivered five days later.

    It took me a few days to find the time to mount the cases, but I finally got around to it this past Sunday. The installation is straight forward and not too time consuming. The set comes with 2 brackets in order to relocate the turn signals further back. I think the boxes would fit without relocating them, but I don't like the idea of signals being blocked behind the boxes. Here are a few pics from the installation and the finished product.

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    I chose the optional 7 liter tool box that mounts on the inside, of the right side mounting bracket. The charcoal canister either needs to be removed or relocated to mount the box. I have not decided which route to take on this issue. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    I plan on a full write-up of the luggage after I complete my AK trip this summer. 13,000 miles round trip from GA to Deadhorse should be a good test. I can't wait.
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  2. curlesw

    curlesw 05 RT n00b

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    Looks great and seems like a good fit for your trip.

    Wayne C.
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  3. GB

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    I'd like to see the tool box installed :thumb
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  4. hyena

    hyena Been here awhile

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    Good looking set. The mounts look pretty substantial. From the XPlorer web site looks like the cost is less than a comparable size Jesse. $1150 is what I paid for my Odyssey 1's in 2005.
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    Nice looking cat.:D Really the panniers look very nice. I have been following the Bumot thread in the Vendors section.
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  6. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    They look heavy duty. We went to Fairbanks and I went to Deadhorse last year.
    Bring as little as you can get away with. Too much crap turns your nimble GS into a class A RV with more potential for your FD to quit.

    Check this guy out if you need tires. I started with fresh Tourances in ATL and bought a new rear from him after Deadhorse.
    http://www.advcycleworks.com/tires
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  8. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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    I hope to mount the tool box this weekend. Charcoal canister has got to go.
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  9. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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    As far as the crap goes. We are considering leaving the non essentials in Fairbanks, to lighten the load. How did the Tourances do ? I was thinking of getting a new rear, TKC,in Fairbanks, before Deadhorse.
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  10. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    PM sent with some trip info.
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  11. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    How they do that with the exhaust? Is one pannier smaller?


    EDIT: Oh wait I see. They are even because of the tool box space on right. How wide is the whole shebang outside box to outside box?
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  12. mcstark

    mcstark Living brappy...

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    I'm gonna guess 38-40". I do like this setup with the toolbox.
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  13. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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    I will get a measurement tomorrow. I also plan to remove the charcoal filter and mount the toolbox. I will post pictures once completed.
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  14. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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    Got the tool box mounted today.

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  15. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Hmmm...just lookin' at that nice installation and wondering if that TOOL BOX might also make a nice secure home for a 1-gallon RotoPax? You never know when you'll need BOTH TOOLS and a little extra FUEL!:clap

    RP Dimensions
    9 1/2 L x 13 1/4 W x 3 H

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  16. srpuywa

    srpuywa Big 'G'

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    They look like they cost more than the bike ! Nice bags
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  17. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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    Boxes are 40 1/4 inches wide.

    LPL, i checked the dimensions. Rotopax wont fit. Good idea though.
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  18. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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  19. qman8

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    Very nice and quite durable in appearance. They certainly are large enuf to fit everything you want and more. Seems like they should come complete with a higher spring rate shock!!!! :lol3 You'll probably need that extra fuel tank with all that extra weight and surface area!
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  20. jbr7t

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    How are the Bumot's doing? Which size I they? I see you did measurments but are they the 45 liter? I've been looking at several different systems and I really like the Bumot's. I was happy to find this post because I have the identical bike.
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