Show us your luggage setup!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by lukeinlondon, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. gratefulJED

    gratefulJED long strange tripper

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    Love em - keep the stuff I don't use all the time in there - tents tarp, soft things that would aid in a tipover. Have mesh pockets for water bottle and lemon drops - mount the radar detector on top. You might want to check their site, but I know I sprayed them and I believe I have covers but have never used them. They work really well as wind protection too. I like these better than the goofy looking ones from aerostich.
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  2. kk3an

    kk3an Adventurer

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    22 days and 11,600 miles with just the Jesse's and one medium duffel. Loved it.


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  3. RevDave

    RevDave KB Gear Guy

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    Givi racks, some dry bags I had in the garage and river cam straps...rigged to flip. I like the flexibility for packing and the knowledge that I won't break pieces off my hard luggage. Aerostich tank panniers.

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  4. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    Were I riding anything crazier than the Trans-Lab I would use soft panniers as well. Something bomber and waterproof that wouldn't trap my foot behind or crush when I put the bike down.

    I have to say the Touratech Zegas have suffered a couple slow speed crashes without serious issue, but I have trapped my foot, momentarily, under them on the big GS when dabbing.

    I was thinking about a pair of these next:
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    Adventure-Spec Magadan Panniers

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    I really, REALLY love those Vern Worldbeater panniers. Had I known about them years ago, I wouldn't have those Zegas.
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  5. RevDave

    RevDave KB Gear Guy

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    Those Magadans look very nice...but 350 pounds...ouch.
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  6. mcstark

    mcstark Living brappy...

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    Bobby - Same here. In the event my Zegas need to be written off, Vern and I will be having a conversation. My Zegas are pretty damn good, IMO. The square size packs really nicely, but they do rack a bit when biffed - nothing a rock or hammer can't fix.
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  7. 10Cup

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    +1 just what I use. Plus the Wolfman tank bag. Great set up.

    Wondering if anyone out there has put lid loops on there Jessies? I hear it could cause the lid to leak? I would like to hear from someone who has done this if possible. Been thinking of putting the loops on my Jessies but don't want a leaky lid:D

    TIA
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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    7200 miles in 16 days, with this:

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    The top case was empty mosly, just a change of gloves and a place to put my helmet when stopped.

    Jim :brow
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  9. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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    Lid loops and Jesse bags are fine. Just use some rubber washers. No leaks from mine.
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  10. 10Cup

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    Thanks, I got the loops from Jessy and he sent the rubber washers with them.

    Thanks for the input.
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  11. tps

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    This is the way I usually run the bike. For camping I have a dry bag over the back, with the tent and chair on the back rack.

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  12. nwemerys

    nwemerys Been here awhile

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    Nice looking bike, can you tell me how you mounted the GPS? It appears it is bored into the dash? My darn eyes are so bad now I need the GPS a bit further away from me rather than on the crossbar. Thanks.
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  13. josross

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  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    My new panniers by Kirk!

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    Loving them. High quality, great hardware!

    Jim :brow
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  15. orgo

    orgo Been here awhile

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    Nice setup

    How do you have the Rotopax fastened to the Caribou top case ?
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  16. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    Wolfman Summit bags..look similar-ish bet you could do your own pair from some Army surplus store and the Wolfman straps
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  17. N-m

    N-m Captain 2 Sexy

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    You are the man.
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  18. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    any GSA's with Expedition side bags?
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  19. Disco Dean

    Disco Dean Long timer

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    Exactly my setup... slightly different Jesse's and a Wolfman dry bag - but I love this setup. Add, a sleeping bag to the side case tops - with straps in dry bags and a tent and bed rolls in the dry bag and we have enough room for two.

    For normal trips I add a small tank bag that I made myself that can carry wallet, gloves etc. without getting in the way. For longer trips I put on a Large Expedition tank bag from Wolfman.

    Perfect!

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  20. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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    Bumot cases from Xplormoto. Freshly installed and still nice and clean. Let the fun begin. :clap


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