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Old 11-16-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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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

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Old 11-16-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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new watercooled panniers?????

any input is always welcomed

thanks to all

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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...

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Old 11-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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funny, thanks for the information, I am thinking of those

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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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...

So glad I went with blue this time
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:38 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 11-16-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:17 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:11 AM   #8
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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...

LOL ... works for me, too ! Except that the bike is the more rugged and quicker handling white.
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:21 PM   #9
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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.
Hahaha! That's what I was thinking too when I saw the thread title! Like, do these new watercooled panniers have a refrigeration/chiller system to keep beer cold or something?


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Old 11-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #10
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You could always put a drain plug in the bottom of one then fill with desired beverages, add ice. Instantly becomeing the V.I.P of your group. Side note what do you think of the holan nomads, I see they have a system with an exaughst cutout that tucks up nice and keeps the back end a little narrower.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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You could always put a drain plug in the bottom of one then fill with desired beverages, add ice. Instantly becomeing the V.I.P of your group. Side note what do you think of the holan nomads, I see they have a system with an exaughst cutout that tucks up nice and keeps the back end a little narrower.
I've been using my panniers like that for years, minus the drain plug.

Fill them full of Ice and use them as a cooler for the good stuff at rallies!

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Old 11-22-2013, 04:54 AM   #12
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I actually saw a guy with a GSA that had figured out a way to refrigerate his top box because his wife had to have meds kept cool. They were on a trip to South America. He said touratech was interested in his design. Wish I had taken a picture. Maybe he is on the forum and will chime in here....
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