Vstrom 650 pics w/ bags (only please)

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by JJMSP, May 10, 2006.

  1. rwg65

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  2. DevilDog78

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    OEM top box + Happy Trails' Teton 9"
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  3. rickh123

    rickh123 Been here awhile

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    that's the way I set up my first (2006) Wee for the trip to Cabot Trail, NS. Suzuki/Kappa top case and Givi E41 side cases.[​IMG] which I transferred year later to my 2008. then took her to Gaspe Paninsula, QC next summer. [​IMG]My next Wee came with stock Suzuli luggage [​IMG]but for my longer trips (West Virginia & BRP) I preffered GIVI cases [​IMG]and then I've got this beauty with stock luggage again[​IMG]which later on I replaced with Suzuki/SW Motech aluminum set [​IMG]After selling this one, 2011 came to her new home with stock Suzuki luggage again [​IMG]for my first Wee2 I had a choice between Suzuki/Kappa cases [​IMG][​IMG]and Suzuki'SW Motech[​IMG]which ended up with aluminum side cases and Shad top case [​IMG]My next 2013 Wee2 SE came with full Hepco & Becker [​IMG] but since I didn't like it to much the luggage went to grey bike [​IMG]SW Motech to blue one [​IMG]but shortly after selling my grey Wee2 I 've got across this most loaded XT model I've ever seen. and I couldn't refused [​IMG][​IMG]it looked great in wite/black, but since I always liked aluminum finish (much better visible on the road day or night) and never liked that big black box on the LH side) I had a set of Givi sitting and waiting in my garage. the next incarnation was transferring all SW Motech cases (yes I preffer 46 liters Shad, which holds 2 [​IMG]helmets, over 37 square box as my every day use top box). Blue bike was sold with it. seems like it made a new owner very happy[​IMG] I ended up with this set up[​IMG][​IMG]and that's how the rear end looks like[​IMG]and this is also the end of my bike/luggage evolution story. I hope it is not to long and boring to you and you can get some ideas out of it.
  4. DevilDog78

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    Anyone out there with HT panniers, OEM center stand and an aftermarket exhaust? Looking at the Arrow or Akra. Looking to see if there were any fitment issues. Thanks!
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    rickh123 Been here awhile

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    OEM center stand and Akrapovic but not HT. Givi or SW Motech instead. I don't think you will have any problem since exhaust is much closer to the bike then the stock one.
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    Quick Hijack: Where do I get this bashplate? Looks pretty solid.
  7. DevilDog78

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    rickh123 - thanks for the head's up. That narrows it down. Arrow Italy wrote me over the weekend and confirmed that their exhaust will NOT work with my OEM center stand. Akra it is!
  8. Dave MP

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    With Hard Bags
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    With Soft Bags
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  9. Dao1

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    Enduro Guardian is the brand.
    Solid, yes...but it robs ~1.5" ground clearance.
    I no like.
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  10. rickh123

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    Good for you. I think you gone a like it.
  11. Brutalguyracing

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    For the soft luggage guyz
    Mosko moto r 80 (1st gen bags)
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  12. eakins

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    I have a Ravetech plate (Givi bars) on my '12
    The plate mounts MMs below the lower headers.
    So close I thought the headers might expand some when hot and touch it, but no.
    There is room in the mount holes to move it up and down and back and forth a few mm too.
    With Ravetech I lost the absolute bare minimum ground clearance imo.

    My Strom works great as a gravel runner.
    I have a WRR for the rough stuff.
  13. Argus16

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    So what's the long term review of these Moskos? Has the exhaust pipe melted the inside of the bag? Have they scuffed the seat or plastics? Are the racks sufficient? Does mud wash off reasonably well?
    I'm looking to replace my luggage for an Alaska trip next August. I'd rather leave the big aluminum cans for weekend road trips as I don't believe they'd survive a wipeout... and damn are they wide.
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  14. Brutalguyracing

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    i have had the same r80 system since they came out, as i was in the very first batch
    i have used them on my dr650 and my strom both with and without racks
    yes they will make a mark or at least they did on my strom on the rear grab handle
    i have since added pmc side rack things ( not really racks)
    no exhaust problems at all
    love these bags, they are just perfect for my needs
    i have over 150 trips with these bags and a few low speed get offs
    very well thought out
    as for ease of washing, only washed twice and they look good
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  15. Motor7

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    I just got home from a 6K mile trip with my new to me Mosko Backounty's. My DL had the oem racks, so the Mosko's mounting plate went on with no issues. I bought the bags from a inmate here and they are the 35L on the left side and 25L on the right. I can't say how they take a fall since I managed to stay upright the whole trip, but I found them to hold a lot more than I thought and are easy to get in and out of. I only washed the bike once at a power wash because the headlights were covered in bugs and dirt. I sprayed off the bags and they came clean quickly.

    I left them on when off road to carry rain gear in one and a sweater or jacket in the other:
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    Loaded for the pavement with a Nelson Rigg Survivor bag on the pillion seat:
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    I consider them pricy, but worth every penny.
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  16. Argus16

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    Thanks for the real world reviews... more reliable than sponsors and magazines.
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  18. Brutalguyracing

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    yea i cant say enough good things about the company
    they really stand behind their products
    i see the price is allot more then i paid, but if i had to do over id bit the bullet and buy again
    i love being able to pack everything up the night before
    lift bag over shoulder carry downstairs, and cinch down to bike in under 5 minutes
    get to camp, remove dry bags, then when in town fill up with beer food ice ect
    the beaver tail is just plain awesome for jackets, firewood,ect
    all around thumbs up
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  19. rooster shooter

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    Bringing this thread back from the dead. Factory bags.
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  20. tjzondrz

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    image.jpeg Ditto
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