The Official Micatech Luggage Thread

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Micatech, May 27, 2010.

  1. cug

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    Count me in ... There is a roughly 80% chance I'll get a Tiger 800 before the summer comes and I'll be looking for luggage options.

    Still asking: I'd be more than interested in a top loading case with Micatech quality, mount, and service! You guys are awesome! Would hate to go somewhere else, but the SW Motech mount isn't for me. That's way too wide for me and I don't like the looks of the different sized cases.

    Grmbl ... any other ways? Not using Facebook anymore and not going to again ... I rather walk the streets naked ... :lol3
  2. nameisdam

    nameisdam Ride'm while you can

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    OK – I was one of the first to get a set of V2 cases for a Camhead (’10 GS) – the ’10 has an exhaust valve & tube dia. chg.
    Guys I ride with talked about "buy cases big enough to store a helmet". My Issue was getting in & out of the garage (a daily tight fit) - helmet storage was another deal. Well - the bags (width wise) were INSIDE the heads or protection bars – so… the bags were a fit for my ride.
    A riding season later … get your bags from Micatech! I was skeptical about the size and what they could hold; however, between commuting, teaching M/C safety / hauling gear to class, and rally riding, they just plain work – yeah, yeah, yeah – YMMV.
    Might sound like a commercial, but, they work. Do it!
    Ride well – see you out there (ask me to show you the bags ....).
  3. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    I still like mine.

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  4. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Keeping the GS or making a swap? :ear

    That's great input! We're a small team but we have this on the priority list as well.

    Let's see the bags!!! :deal

    Awesome! Are those LED strip lights or a bank of allen bits or maybe ammunition? :lol3
  5. cug

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    With a Tiger, I'd make a swap. I'm thinking of downsizing a bit. I love the GS, but I'm a bit nuts and change my mind on a daily basis of what I like to ride at any given time.

    But I'm not crazy enough to have two bikes for very much the same use pattern.

    Just thought I bring it up again. I'd love to be able to use a single liner bag per case that can easily be carried into a hotel room. I really like these:

    http://www.kriega.us/ks40-motorcycle-pannier-bag/

    Though I'm not certain whether are not using up too much space just for the liner.
  6. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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  7. nhspirit

    nhspirit Just Ride

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    Really looking forward to seeing that Tiger with the V-Pilots! ;)
  8. dogmoon

    dogmoon Been here awhile

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    Do you have the top box and mounts for the 2012 Tiger XC 800 yet? I am interested.:wink:
  9. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    :thumb nicely done!

    We'll share photos as we move along.

    We do! Here are the links to the Pack Rack (rear mount) and Top Box. You can see some photos in our Photo Gallery too. Call us in the morning - we have them ready to ship!
  10. PhotoBiker

    PhotoBiker Please insert title here

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    Oh hello. . .

    This is exactly what I am looking to do!!
    (I guess us "Southern Mainers" think alike)

  11. ivanfi

    ivanfi n00b

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    Any updates on new mounting system for Tiger 800? ;)
  12. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    We're tinkering. Nothing to share just yet :wink:
  13. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Come to Micatech to outfit your bike with smart accessories to improve your riding experience. <strong>Micatech is now offering Excel Cycle Werkes accessories for BMWs.</strong>

    We are excited to take on this new product line of accessories which suits our production capabilities and sensibilities. Excel Cycle Werkes are clever, high caliber products with the attention to detail we appreciate.

    <a href="http://micatech.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Excel_Centech.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-715" title="Excel_Centech" src="http://micatech.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Excel_Centech-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" /></a>

    The Excel Cycle Werkes products go the extra mile in providing all the hardware and wiring needed to make installations neat and easy. The products include cross bars and GPS mounts; light bars and mounts; shelves and brackets for GPS, satellite radios, garage door openers, radar detectors, etc; Stebel horn kits; exhaust extensions; and a &#8220;plug and play&#8221; Centech kit to power up all your installed devices. These items and others are designed for the BMW R1200GS/GSAs and some are available for the R1150GS, F800GS, R1200RT, K1200LT, K1200GT, K1200S and other models.

    <a href="http://micatech.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Excel_Shelf-Brkt.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-716" title="Excel_Shelf-Brkt" src="http://micatech.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Excel_Shelf-Brkt-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" /></a>

    Tom Dowell, founder of Excel Cycle Werkes, is a machinist and craftsman who has been designing, testing and producing BMW accessories for years. Excel products help BMW adventure riders solve problems and add accessories to improve their riding experience and enhance safety.

    Tom will be joining Sue and Bob Gould at the Micatech booth at the BMW MOA Rally in Sedalia, Missouri, this July. For more information about the Excel Cycle Werkes products, go to <a href="www.micatech.net">www.micatech.net</a> or call 1-888-464-6494.
  14. Darklord99

    Darklord99 Adventurer

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    Hi,

    Bought a full set of Pilot cases & top box for my GS & I love them.

    However a couple of days ago, I found out that the lock hook doesn't engge with the cut out, in other words it doesn't lock no matter how hard I push down on the lid.

    Anyone else experienced this and/or have any suggestions on how I could try & fix it?

    Sending it back is not an option as I'm in Australia.

    Thanks,

    DL
  15. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Hey DL,

    Hmm.... Any chance you can send over a photo or two? Sometimes the new gaskets can be really stiff, but if you're pressing down with all your might, you should be able to compress it enough to engage the lock.

    We test every case before it leaves the shop so this should have happened. We're really sorry you're experiencing this. Give us a little more detail and we'll offer some advice.
  16. Darklord99

    Darklord99 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the fast response,

    l'll take some pics but I think video would be better as that will show that the lid can be lifted when the hook is in the locked position, but then how to post?

    I'll look that up elsewhere in the forum & work something out.

    Thanks again,

    DL
  17. Darklord99

    Darklord99 Adventurer

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    Was able to have a good look at the lock this morning (leave for work when its dark & come home the same).

    Found that the locking nut was a little loose & the hook had spun a little to the left, easy fix, got it back into position & tigtened it right up.

    Working like a charm.

    Fantastic products, really recommend them for anyone who wants well constructed , functional & good looking panniers & top box.

    Happy Easter,


    DL
  18. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Great! Sorry again for the inconvenience, but glad to hear it's all sorted. Happy riding and be sure to post pictures of your adventures down under! :deal We'd love to see them.
  19. super8mm

    super8mm Been here awhile

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    I am looking for some pictures of a particular set up and cant find any.
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    I am looking for a 1200GS with Pilot cases with the large top box mounted in the front and rear positions.

    I ordered the Pilots yesterday but sold my Dakar today and want to add a top case to the order
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    Anyone have any? :ricky
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  20. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Hey Super 8,

    These are from the Micatech BMW photo gallery. It looks like we don't have any pictures with the case mounted in the forward position. We'll keep digging and post one if we find it.

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