Saddlebag and Trunk Options for the New African Twin

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  1. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I have my red DCT ordered. It should arrive May/June. I am now thinking about the options I will need to add to the moto. First and foremost is saddlebags and a trunk.

    It would be good to have a specific location to see the different options available. I am only interested in hard bags, but soft bags should be included as well. In addition, please include the racks for the various saddlebags and muffler lowering options to allow balanced saddlebags. Plus cleats and other items used to attach soft bags to the tops of saddlebags and/or trunks. Thanks for your input!
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    Hi Donnie,
    FYI: SW-Motech has released this teaser image of their Africa Twin hard luggage set. We will make an announcement in the vendor forum when it becomes available.
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    It would be helpful to me anyway to post the availability dates (for USA delivery) of the various options. The only info I could find was Touratech-USA with a delivery date in the April/May timeframe. It didn't look like the Holan website had an option for USA delivery yet.
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    I would like to have those dates as well! :D I will spend 50% plus time traveling on the AT, same as I do on the 990 Adventure I now have. I am not interested in the cheapest option, I am interested in the best luggage option for two travelers without them sticking out too far. I do a lot of lane splitting in Mexico and further south. I would be extremely interested in a low muffler/pipe option as this would allow more storage space without sticking out further.
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    Now THOSE are some engine guards! Finally a solution that doesn't make the bike look like donald duck.
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  10. fibbermeister

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    I am opting for an all Holan kit, nomads panniers, regular sized top box, crash bars and headlights protector.

    Like how their Poland shop can ship everything to me within 2 weeks at a flat shipping fee. Waterproof and Dustproof.

    As nice as those hepco xplorer boxes looks, they are hopeless at keeping the water out. I should know, I have them for my current ride. And its the raining season now...

    Saving some chump change for a SW-motech tank bag (the one with that thingie that can be screwed to yr tank lid and serves as a slot'n'lock device.)

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    This is nice: Nomada panniers, Holan crashbars, Remus silencers etc. Worldwide shipping. Better deals for ADVriders

    http://www.alburmoto.com/category.php?id_category=258

    Yup, this is a stock muffler with removed plastics, they went away to for painting [​IMG]
    I have pictures of the rear racks from prototyping process
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    At the moment of this photo shoot final version of the rear rack, which is slightly reworked now, was on the paint shop.
    If the weather will be nice and sunny I think Monday-Tuesday I'll have the other pictures too.
    Also here is the picture of the luggage rack / top-case mount
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    Nomada panniers, Holan crashbars, Remus silencers etc. Worldwide shipping. Better deals for ADVriders
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    I have read that Jesse Luggage Systems will be coming out with something as soon as they can get their hands on a new AT.
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    I've been sending emails out to various pannier vendors inquiring about delivery to the USA and can't seem to get any definite answers. I want to go with the puck attachment system since it should be compatible with the rack I have on my KLR so I think I've narrowed my options down to these:

    Touratech
    Holan
    Globe Scout

    Although it doesn't look like Globe Scout has a rack out for the AT yet unless somebody else has info on that.
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    Finally got some pricing and delivery info.

    Complete system with rack, locks, and including shipping:

    Touratech Zega Pro (31/38L anodized panniers, stainless steel rack), delivery April 2016 (estimated) (www.touratech-usa.com) ~$1500

    Globescout XPAN+ (28/35L anodized panniers, Hepco&Becker steel rack), delivery: panniers available, rack ETA??? (www.advdepot.com) ~$1200

    Holan Nomad Pro II (38/38L painted panniers, steel rack), delivery 2 weeks (www.alburmoto.com) ~$900

    These are approximate prices as the shipping may be different and individual discounts may apply.
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    I am giving some thought to going with something like Jessie 100 liter saddlebags and a 80 Liter Dry bag for camping stuff and some clothes. I like the idea of a trunk, but I am trying to figure out how to tour South America, two up with a camping option.

    I am hoping someone offers Crashbar Bags.
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    I'm leaning towards the Globescouts because they seem to be built a bit stronger around the seal area. A few reviews of the Zega Pros indicate that if the lid opening is bent a little out of shape then they no longer seal properly. The Globescouts are reinforced around the opening and have a double gasket which seems like it would be more apt to seal even if the lid was deformed in a crash.

    The downside of the Globescouts are they are a bit smaller and heavier than the Zega Pros.
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    Deposit made and hoping for a timely delivery in early June. Been looking for engine crash bars. Most look like the front attachment point is the front engine mount. However, I cannot find pictures that reveal/show the rear attachment points. Anyone have a good shots showing the rear attachment point for the various crash bars?
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