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Ubotawot 01-28-2013 10:02 AM

Globetrottin racks and bags
 
Anyone out there have Globetrottin racks and bags on a 950SE? Have you had any subframe issues? I need a set of hard bags and these seem like they could be the ones...

BigNastybrp 01-28-2013 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Ubotawot (Post 20593772)
Anyone out there have Globetrottin racks and bags on a 950SE? Have you had any subframe issues? I need a set of hard bags and these seem like they could be the ones...

I have it on my xr650r and its been good. I had to have a few parts rewelded so keep that in mind. after two years of hard use. the hard bag broke with the first slow tip over But they are very lite. this was just the bolt on rack not the the subframe.

Ubotawot 01-29-2013 10:08 AM

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind before I make my decision.

Two Moto Kiwis 01-29-2013 10:14 AM

Jesses
 
Check out our Jesse build if this interests you.

Subframes are an issue and I suspect we won't be immune either but 90 % of the weight is carried low by a new structural subframe.

Any queries let us know.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=855615

Ubotawot 02-02-2013 02:31 PM

Thanks! Now that looks like the solution I've been after. I've always liked the Jesse bags, but because of their weight and the SE's lack of strength, I had ruled them out. Time to give them a call.

Safe Travels

BigNastybrp 02-02-2013 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by BigNastybrp (Post 20598642)
I have it on my xr650r and its been good. I had to have a few parts rewelded so keep that in mind. after two years of hard use. the hard bag broke with the first slow tip over But they are very lite. this was just the bolt on rack not the the subframe.

thinking about it Jim was a great guy to deal with and gave me a good deal. I like it and stilll running his rack an I am hard on it.

Two Moto Kiwis 02-02-2013 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Ubotawot (Post 20635427)
Thanks! Now that looks like the solution I've been after. I've always liked the Jesse bags, but because of their weight and the SE's lack of strength, I had ruled them out. Time to give them a call.

Safe Travels

Actually our 41L Odysseys are about .75 kg (1.65lb) lighter than our 32L Pelicans so fear not on the weight.

pdxmotorhead 02-02-2013 09:28 PM

Isnt what you put in them,, about as important as what the bag weighs? :rofl


Cheers,

Dave

Two Moto Kiwis 02-03-2013 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by pdxmotorhead (Post 20637900)
Isnt what you put in them,, about as important as what the bag weighs? :rofl


Cheers,

Dave

Too right ... just cos you got the room.... :D

In our case two we need them, one up I would look at smaller cases although having the weighty low and centered is still superior to up high and back.

dieselcruiserhead 02-03-2013 04:34 PM

globetrottin racks
 
I don't own an adventure but I've ridden a couple 990s with them seen and inspected the racks and they are killer. The hardbags are fiberglass so they are repairable if wrecked, super light, and more aero dynamic than your standard aluminum hard box. The mounting system is also super smart, on and off very quickly and lockable. And good looking for course. The soft bags are also really good. I've had Happy Trails and BMW panniers on bikes and friends bikes and the globetrottin is the best I've seen, personally... They also appear to be super durable as far as I can tell. The one I have on my 450 is super durable, not a scratch on the bike but many on the rack...

Ubotawot 02-04-2013 11:50 AM

Just got an email from Jesse Luggage and they don't have any plans to do a production run for the SE set-up the "Two Kiwi's" are using. Shame. Looks like I may end up going with Globtrottin Bags after all. Of course the SE racks are on back order right now and it is still winter, so no rush just yet.

BigNastybrp 02-04-2013 08:46 PM

I think I would get Jims rack and the new giant loop saddle bags thats come out next month. they look very good.

BigNastybrp 02-04-2013 09:29 PM

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/collect...kiyou-panniers

Ubotawot 02-04-2013 09:31 PM

Sorry, not a big fan of the giant loop. Soft bags ARE the way to go in an off road situation though, but I'm looking a set-up I can lockup when I'm in the city or on a pavement trip.


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