The Official Micatech Luggage Thread

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

  1. SantaRosa

    SantaRosa I'd rather be lost

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    I'm going to but on a Micatech top case but would like to know how much weight can I put in a case mounted with your rear mount setup? This is for an R1200GS. I'll not be using it to store my helmet or jacket in while I go into Starbucks, doesn't look as cool as bumping into everything and one while knocking stuff over :evil

    I'm leaning toward the big case but if weight is the issue I will be satisfied with the medium. The front mount makes it easy but I'm trying to figure out how much is to much to load not going overboard with the rear rack but understanding my maximum capacity. I also want to use the roof racks on my Pilots which is another reason I want to use the rear mount.
  2. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Hi Santa Rosa. Sorry for the delay - We've been busy with the MOA rally. Legally, we say that you should follow the guidelines for max weight capacity that are stated by the manufacturer. So that equates to about 3 feathers... That said, many Micatech users (including ourselves) pack way more than we ever should into the top box. We've loaded them up and gone riding on some long and bumpy trails! Unless you're carrying bricks or dumbells you should be OK. Feel free to send us a photo of what you plan to pack and we'll take a closer look. Hope that helps!
  3. Cabrito

    Cabrito Terminal Lurker

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    Just got my new Medium Top Case last week.

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    Man, this thing can hold a lot of groceries.
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    Thanks for the awesome products!
  4. GregPoole

    GregPoole Gnarly Coot

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    My 2011 BMW R1200GS was happy to have a set of 10" Micatech V2 cases:


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    A few months after these photos were taken, I had a crash in a snow storm in the New Mexico mountains and trashed the bike and one of the Micatechs (the right side one). Ouch. I walked away unscathed. I still have the left case and keep it as a memento of that trip. Anyone need a replacement left case? :deal

    Since then, I have acquired a new 2012 BMW R1200GS and put yet another set Micatechs on it, this time I went for the Pilots since my wife likes to take some "extra" stuff along on our trips... :wink:

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    Any regrets? Nope. Well... maybe one... I really, really, really wished I would have ordered the medium top case instead of the small. Anyone want to trade a small for a medium??? Great stuff!
  5. millsan1

    millsan1 IBA #49986

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    Micatech, I just got a Rallye and I LOVE Gypsie's cases. Are those white or grey or what?

    I want to order the same setup.

    Thanks
    Anthony
  6. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Those are custom white doors. Give us a call - we'll set you up :deal
  7. millsan1

    millsan1 IBA #49986

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    Just placed my order. Can't wait.
  8. millsan1

    millsan1 IBA #49986

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  9. millsan1

    millsan1 IBA #49986

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  10. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    :clap Looking great, Anthony!
  11. gonzo2k

    gonzo2k Adliberator

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    no response to an email sent to: info@micatech.net on 9/29.
    PM sent with a copy of original email.
  12. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    They have a family matter they are attending to at this time. They will get back to you.
  13. GregPoole

    GregPoole Gnarly Coot

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    Yes, please be patient. They are really great to deal with, so rest assured this is not a sign of trouble or purposeful neglect on their part.
  14. gonzo2k

    gonzo2k Adliberator

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    Thanks for the info... I'm a repeat customer... met Bob & Sue at the RA rally in VT.
    Thought there might be a problem with my email getting through... not with Micatech.
    Not in a rush... family first, anyway.
  15. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Hi Gonzo,
    Sorry for the delay. We sent you over an email. Thanks for your understanding. We're back in the office, so feel free to call.
  16. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    Had my Micatechs for over a year now Best system on the planet! Have experience with Triumph (Hepco Becker), Ducati (GIVI), Happy Trails, and Pelicans. These bags are staying with me even if my bike does not. Only advantage in the others is the bike branded luggage fit a helmet.
  17. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Hi switchback, glad to hear that the cases are treating you well! Our new Pilot Cases with Pilot Mounting System for the Super Tenere will allow for a full size helmet in the side case :evil

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  18. gonzo2k

    gonzo2k Adliberator

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    The waterfall of communication following my unanswered email (due to family matters) has my parts in hand (yesterday).
    Terrific customer service from Micatech... as usual.

    I've had the Pilots (with roof racks) on my 04 R1150GS Adventure since 2007... can't even guess how many 30 packs traveled in that right case over the years!:freaky
    Micatech's materials, design, craftsmenship & customer service are top notch.

    Thanks for a great product.
  19. TekurRides

    TekurRides Adventurer

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    Interested in the medium top box for Tiger 800. Any discounts or offers?
  20. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Hi TekurRides,
    We're not running any specials at this time. That said, we've still got you covered by excellent customer service and top-notch product. :deal