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mqo233 11-16-2013 01:26 PM

new watercooled panniers?????
 
I am getting ready for my new GS, and was looking at new panniers,

which ones do not leak, on my 05, I have those micatech, but they do not make those any more.

I am looking at many different brands and styles,

any input is always welcomed

thanks to all

James

sarhog 11-16-2013 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mqo233 (Post 22793958)
new watercooled panniers?????

any input is always welcomed

thanks to all

James

I have TT Zega Pro's on my 2014 GSW, but they're apparently the air-cooled model, I don't see any coolant system on them. The contents do stay cool and dry though...:evil

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc1920c65.jpg

mqo233 11-16-2013 03:01 PM

funny, thanks for the information, I am thinking of those

James

RichBMW 11-16-2013 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by sarhog (Post 22794261)
I have TT Zega Pro's on my 2014 GSW, but they're apparently the air-cooled model, I don't see any coolant system on them. The contents do stay cool and dry though...:evil

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc1920c65.jpg

So glad I went with blue this time :clap:D

mikegc 11-16-2013 05:38 PM

new watercooled panniers?????
 
Good lookin' GS, Rich. I have a GSA coming sometime next year in the same color.

I ordered a set of Jesse Odysseys for the new bike. I've a set on my '09 GSA and really like them. Al Jesse's service it great! After a spill in the Wallowa Mountains in eastern Oregon, I need a part called a lollypop connector. I called them when I got to Joseph and ordered one. It showed up the next morning at my hotel in Seattle and all I paid for was the shipping.

I tried the BMW Adventure cases and they were okay but I didn't care for the "aluminum dust" that put black stuff on my clothes. In a low speed spill, the aluminum opened up a bit when it pulled away from the plastic molding. I fixed it with a little silicone. The Jesse's just seem to be more robust.

Mike

Hikertrash 11-16-2013 06:46 PM

What do you plan on doing with the bike? If it won't see dirt, the Zegas are fine. They look good, but mine dented in after a 0mph parking lot drop. My Jesses and Globescout never would've dented like that. My Globescouts are the best I ever had and only got TT because they were destroyed in an offroad wreck. I'd order another set in a heartbeat, but the US distributer for some reason doesn't order enough to stock their shop so you always have to wait a few months for them to arrive from overseas. If they have what you need, I'd order a set.

bemiiten 11-17-2013 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Hikertrash (Post 22795721)
What do you plan on doing with the bike? If it won't see dirt, the Zegas are fine. They look good, but mine dented in after a 0mph parking lot drop. My Jesses and Globescout never would've dented like that. My Globescouts are the best I ever had and only got TT because they were destroyed in an offroad wreck. I'd order another set in a heartbeat, but the US distributer for some reason doesn't order enough to stock their shop so you always have to wait a few months for them to arrive from overseas. If they have what you need, I'd order a set.

The flip side is the TT painners are 50 to 70% lighter then the Globes or the Jesses.

JimVonBaden 11-17-2013 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by bemiiten (Post 22799283)
The flip side is the TT painners are 50 to 70% lighter then the Globes or the Jesses.

Wait, so the TT panniers weigh less than 5-7 pounds each?

The Jesses are 13 pounds each.

Jim :brow

mqo233 11-17-2013 10:53 AM

Jim,

I am trying to catch what you are saying, about the weights,

I looked for weights and did not find them,

perhaps you would be so kind as to give me additional information.

thanks Jim

bemiiten 11-17-2013 11:41 AM

From the TT site for a 41l Zega case, 8.7lbs. http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...nier-41L-BLANK I recall Jesses weighing more. Maybe that was a older model.

mqo233 11-17-2013 01:21 PM

thanks, on my 05, the micatech weight more

James

JimVonBaden 11-17-2013 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by mqo233 (Post 22799481)
Jim,

I am trying to catch what you are saying, about the weights,

I looked for weights and did not find them,

perhaps you would be so kind as to give me additional information.

thanks Jim

I have personally weighed the Jesse bags for a variety of models. They ranged from 12.9 to 13.3 pounds per bag.

Jim :brow

mefly2 11-19-2013 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by sarhog (Post 22794261)
I have TT Zega Pro's on my 2014 GSW, but they're apparently the air-cooled model, I don't see any coolant system on them. The contents do stay cool and dry though...:evil

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc1920c65.jpg

LOL ... works for me, too ! Except that the bike is the more rugged and quicker handling white.

Hikertrash 11-19-2013 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by bemiiten (Post 22799283)
The flip side is the TT painners are 50 to 70% lighter then the Globes or the Jesses.

Yes, but at the cost of durability.

marchyman 11-19-2013 07:04 PM

My experience is different from that of Hikertrash. My '05 (with original Zega bags, not the Zega pro) was dropped in the dirt, often. Typical damage was to the top where the strap loops bent. Blame that on the the camping gear. Real damage was always done on asphalt. Even then a 40 MPH low side did little more than grind away the portion of a corner. The almost high-side when I couldn't quite recover after losing the rear end due to some stupidity bent up one of the bags a bit. A medium size hammer on one side of the damage against a larger hammer (used as an anvil) on the other side of the damage was usually all it took to get things back in working order. And looking decent, too.

After that almost high side event the top lip was bent so I used a hydraulic jack to get it back in shape. I brazed up the bottom where it caught on some very rough pavement. All that was done at home. I never had the bags not get me home. That is durable enough.

I'm hoping for equal durability with the Nomada cases on the GSW.


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