Originally Posted by Slippy Chips
True, if you went with the varios you would need to swap out the mounts, but you can put Varios on an Adventure. Then you would be able to sell the rear side racks for $300-350 and buy the Vario mounts for less than $100. You could probably buy a decent set of Varios and Mounts for $600 or so. BMW racks are usually a quick sell in the flea market here.
On another note, if you're interested in selling the rear rack for the top case I would be interested. In fact I will be passing through Nashville later this week and can pick them up and save you having to ship them. PM me if interested.
The rear rack for the top case is what I was refering to when I mentioned that Varios won't work with the rear GSA rack. I'm pretty sure the Varios use a couple of the same slots in the seat deck for mounting as are already used for the rear (top case) rack on the GSA.
GSA cases, with the proper racks, will fit the GS without changing the rear rack because the plastic GS rack don't foul any mounting points for GSA cases. GSA tail rack and Varios don't work together.
There IS a strong market for GSA luggage and racks. The top case rack often goes for around $200 and the side racks for $300. Side case prices depend on condition, and go anywhere from $600 to...$1000?