The Official Micatech Luggage Thread

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

  1. lmclamore

    lmclamore Citation Collector

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    Uhh...I am working on that. Need to replace my camera...spent my allowance at Twisted Throttle a few days ago...
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Is the Roof Rack available yet? I'm hoping to get my V2's at the RA rally with the roof rack factory welded on... any news on that front?

    I know Bob and Sue are at the MOA rally, so I didn't want to bother the shop with my call.
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  3. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    We'll have them ready for you :thumb
    We'll have Roof Racks at the BMW RA Rally in VT. Full production will be shortly after that.

    Bob left Portland, Oregon this morning on the 1200 GS. He's following Lewis and Clark trail east. :ricky
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  4. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    Saw the roof racks at the MOA rally and talked to Sue in person.Almost snagged one of the show demo's,but hesitated a bit too long and someone else grabbed them.
    Put my name on the list for the first batch.Now just waiting for everyone to get back home and start up production.

    JR356
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  5. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    We've got you covered :thumb
    Soon, very soon... :evil
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  6. jtw429

    jtw429 Adventurer

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    So has anyone tried these on a 990 Adventure? I really like the side loading idea so I don't have to remove anything that might be loaded on top. Pics on a 990? How wide does it make it?
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  7. Monroe

    Monroe Been here awhile

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    are there dimensions available on the roof racks? such as the distance between the mounting holes....width of rack.

    I'm interested in mounting a set to my Jesses if possible

    thanks, Steve
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  8. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Something like this?
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    Not sure on the width specs. Check in with Twisted Throttle who is the distributor for SW-Motech Racks. Once you know the width of the racks add for the V2 cases (8" or 10" model).
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  9. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Hey Steve,

    Width: 6.75"
    Length: 13.5"
    Height: 1"

    Mounting Hole Spacing (Width): 5"
    Mounting Hole Spacing (Length): 7"

    How does that sound? What are the surface dimensions that you have to work with?
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  10. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Hey folks,
    We're headed to the BMW RA rally in Pownal, VT. Be sure to swing by the booth, say hello, and check out all the gear. See you soon.
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  11. Monroe

    Monroe Been here awhile

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    Thank you and sorry for the tardy reply. I see no reason why they won't fit. the tops of my Jesses are 6.125" wide X 16" long so the hole spaces are well within the flat surfaces of the lids. I rekon I may have to purchase a set

    Steve
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  12. jtw429

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    Those look great on the Adventure. I am assuming those are the 35l (8" wide). They look kind of small. I had Givis on my VStrom, but they are not ging to work on the KTM. Any more pics from the rear?
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  13. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    We just returned from the BMW RA rally where we sold two sets of Roof Racks to Jesse owners. You're right, the fit looks just fine. Give us a call and we'll get you a set.
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  14. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Ya, those are the 37L (8"). If you need more space, bump up to the 45L (10"). That pic was from a customer, unfortunately that's the only shot we have. Maybe you can post lots of pics when you get your setup installed :deal
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  15. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    We've just returned from the BMW RA Rally in Pownal, VT. Great weather, great riding, and great people. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. It was a pleasure to see our returning customers as well as many new faces.

    Coincidentally, we did an install on a 1200GS and an 800GS, both of which were the 30th Anniversary Editions. Here's the shot - looking good!

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    A solo shot of the 800 with V2s
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    A front shot of the 1200 shows the slim fitting (but large capacity) Pilot Cases
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  16. GB

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    Great pics :thumb

    It was good to meet you at the RA rally. I will post pics of my new V2 cases and the Roof Racks soon. It was very nice to have the extra storage space. :thumb
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  17. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    At the BMW RA Rally, our friends Bruce and Katie discovered that the Roof Rack makes a perfect mount for their 5 liter Kriega dry bags. :eek1

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    (note: Roof Rack was custom welded for a customer - standard mounting is with stainless steel hardware).

    And on that note, Roof Racks are now in stock. Give us a call and order your set today.:evil
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  18. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Brett is a Micatech customer who has recently left for a RTW journey. He's done a loop of New Foundland and Labrador and he's now out in the western US. Check out a few of his photos and his blog at: http://bhm007.wordpress.com

    Packing List
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    Life on Mars
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    A great post:
    Reflections for the month of July
    Here are my quick reflections for the month of July:

    1. Canadians are really nice people.
    2. Americans can still surprise you with kindness.
    3. I should have brought my kids with me.
    4. Life is for living.
    5. I should have done this when I was younger.
    6. Riding for a month… HURTS!
    7. My kids miss me a lot less than I thought.
    8. The native American Indians got the shaft.
    9. I have been very fortunate in my life… but by the grace of God, go I.
    10. My memories of my marriage are better than the real thing.
    11. My kids and their futures are the most important things I will ever have responsibility for.
    12. Country music rocks… ARRGGHHH… I can’t believe I’m saying that!
    13. I am going to do this kind of thing with my kids every year until they are no longer kids.​
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  19. CA Dreaming

    CA Dreaming Been here awhile

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    Can you please tell me the overall width of the Pilot cases mounted on a R1200GS.
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  20. Micatech

    Micatech Motorcycle Luggage

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    Overall Mounted Width = 38.25 inches.
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