F800GS- TT Zega Cases or Caribou?

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  1. Ron Wardman

    Ron Wardman Beemerguy

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    I did the special 41's on my 800. The mounts went on in 15 minutes, boxes are easy to attach and I have no noise with them. With the boxes off, it adds protection in the event of an off. These boxes have been used by heavy duty riders for years with very good results. Loops on the lids adds lots of options. They are also quite light in weight.

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  2. andmoon

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    No Micatechs for the 800s yet?
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  3. The Griz

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    Eeeek. Those Micatechs look a tad odd. I guess I lean more towards the standard square boxy look.
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  4. The Griz

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    The Metal Mules look kick ass, as do the TT Zegas. Just so damn spendy. Those Caribous still look like the winner for me.
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  5. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    Anyone know what the weights are for the complete set-up?

    Zegas, MM, and Caribou?

    I had Caribou on my 650, and they were tough, water and dust tight,
    my only issue was the way they open. if you want to get something out without taking the pelicans off the bike, it can be tricky.
    on the other hand, they go on and off so easily I guess you should just take it off and set it down to get what you need.
    It really is a great system, turn one knob and lift it right off.
    Same going back on, and lock them on the bike with the same key
    used to lock the cases closed.
    And the price is great.
    Just wondering how the weights compare.
    I think the whole setup for my 650 was around 35 pounds, racks and cases.
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  6. The Griz

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    Both TouraTech and Metal Mule don't list the weight of their pannier kits for F800GS. I'm positive it's 35lbs for the Caribou system though. They list it on their site. It would not surprise me if the TT Zega and Metal Mule systems are substantially lighter, due to them being aluminum, as opposed to the thicker plastic material Pelican uses.
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  7. Oilhed

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    Love the looks (and benefits) of the Pelicans. But, does anyone make a set of mounts that look OK with the Pelicans off or mounts that are easily removed?
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    The SW-Motech EVO racks that I use with my Caribous are easily removed. See this thread.

    David
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  9. nomiles

    nomiles Sledge-o-matic

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    Now that you have the Zegas (or anybody else with Zegas) you need to make the mounting 50 times better with GPS_JONS Zega pucks, they work! signed, a happy customer. :D

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176534&

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  10. The Griz

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    Anyone have pics of the silver Happy Trails Cliff Cut Panniers on the F800GS?

    Also, anyone have experience with the durability of the Happy Trails boxes?

    Like I said before, my friend went down fairly light on his, and they cracked on the corners.
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  11. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=368910&page=24

    Mine were $695 shipped to my door.
    I'm more than happy w/ these panniers. I may even order a set of 9" wides.
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  12. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks, man. Do you have any pics from the back? Or could you take a couple from the back?

    I'm just skeptical about their durability, given my friend's cracked so easy....
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  13. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I'm not able to post any photos right now. I'll have to set up an account.
    Based on the customer service I've received to this point, I'm confident that Happy Trails will stand behind their product if there is a failure.
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  14. The Griz

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    Sounds good. Thanks. :thumb
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