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Old 04-21-2013, 08:04 AM   #16
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I bought mine with the BMW panniers made by touratech. Within a few outings off road in some rough stuff the frames and panniers were buckled. I bashed and bent them back in to shape with a rubber mallet but they never quite attached to the frames properly after that nor did they stay sealed and watertight. I replaced them with Touratech Zega panniers and exactly the same thing happened. I went for Hepco and Becker Gobi panniers after that as I didn't trust aluminium. The Gobi's were well made, looked bullet proof and I'm sure would take a beating off road but they were heavy, quite wide and looked like they held less than they were supposed to. I sold them and replaced them with Metal Mule panniers. So far they look much tougher than anything made of metal that I have seen so far. I haven't had a decent off on them but I trust they will be ok. If I ever go for crazy off road stuff again I will use the racks but equip them with Wolfman soft luggage just in case.

Here is a pic of them on a recent trip, scroll to the bottom:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...37723&page=231
Great post... I appreciate the feedback. Being an ex-motocross guy, there is a good chance I will be tough on these... Although I'm quite a bit older and supposedly wiser now....
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:08 AM   #17
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I went thru a similar search process. In the end I bought Jessie's.

Here's why

They have a GREAT mounting rack design, narrow and tough. They are the narrowest cases when mounted with the largest volume. If you search the blog here some where you will find that a couple of people have plotted out the installed width of several manufactures. Jessie has the best width vs volume ratio.

The bags and mounts are tough. The bags don't leak.

I like the ability to move the bags back and forth. forward if I'm riding alone for better weigh distribution....back if I have a passenger and they need more leg room.
Excellent, thanks for the feedback. I'm with you on the adjustability and narrow width. Wondering about the weight compared to the others? Do they seem to be overly heavy? I read an old post (2002) where someone complained about the weight of these. Of course, I know they have designed new cases and this may not be an issue anymore...
Thanks again!
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:16 AM   #18
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Had Jesse Odyssey 2s on my Strom. Tough, cavernous, and relatively sleek considering the volume. They are a little heavy, though. Something like 25 lbs as I recall. But, they did well supporting the weight of the bike in some low speed tip overs and managed to accidentally bash a mirror off of a car trying to squeeze me in CA. Oops...

An interesting article on Cycle World about a GS world rider said to actually choose the smallest cases you can, because you will always find a way to fill larger ones, but you will always have what you really need with smaller ones.
Oops! LOL! I couldn't agree more with filling up larger cases. If my new 3 car garage and house are any indication, they will be overflowing in less than a year!
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:22 AM   #19
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Great opinions and info! Keep em coming fellas.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:48 AM   #20
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Globescout panniers - aluminum construction, 1.5mm thick, waterproof, top loading. 35l (left) + 45l (right) + 27l (top). Looks similar to BMW panniers, but cost half the price.



Total width is 43". If you buy two 35l side panniers and install them on a symmetrical rack from Holan, the width will reduce by upto 6".
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:04 AM   #21
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Love the look, apparent quality and concept of the GlobeScouts, they are sharp, but they are imported?

That is fine, but there is a "wait" time, yes?

Is there one page, one area, one post that explains the price structure of their panniers, top boxes, options and availability in the USA?
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:09 AM   #22
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Love the look, apparent quality and concept of the GlobeScouts, they are sharp, but they are imported?

That is fine, but there is a "wait" time, yes?

Is there one page, one area, one post that explains the price structure of their panniers, top boxes, options and availability in the USA?

At first glance, it's ten pages of "conversation".... probably an oversight on my part.
Made in Turkey, imported and distributed in USA by ADVDepot.com
You can check the prices there. I was a beta tester, so was the first one to receive and test them in USA. Right now I believe the wait time is about 2 months, but they cost half compared to TT Zega Pro, so the wait is worth it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:23 AM   #23
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Thanks!

I think the concept of some rivets vs. welding (Globescouts) is great. Sounds like replaceable corners, etc., I get it.

They are great looking "cans" for certain. I can see they would be worth the wait at any (reasonable) price.

Quite stylish!
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:17 AM   #24
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Jesse Safari 8" panniers. Easy enough to remove, but I end up leaving them on all the time. 33" wide, they'll fit through a hotel room door.

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:41 PM   #25
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Kirk's panniers

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878499

It's been a great pleasure in working directly with the builder in getting a set of panniers made for me.
To my exact specifications I might add. Kirk is fantastic to deal with. He answers PM's quickly, keeps you informed on the progress of the bags
with pictures and goes way beyond in shipping and packaging.

Priced very competitively and will work with you to save a few bux if needed.

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:52 PM   #26
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The way you drive Kelsow I am sure they will be dinged up soon enough
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:00 PM   #27
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The way you drive Kelsow I am sure they will be dinged up soon enough


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Old 04-21-2013, 05:14 PM   #28
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Getting some made would a good option as well. I had a guy make an alum set that were based of the HT dimensions. Looked just like Kirks above. Set ran me $200 and worked out great. I should've kept them to put on my F8 but they went with my KLR when I sold it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #29
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Jesse Safari 8" panniers. Easy enough to remove, but I end up leaving them on all the time. 33" wide, they'll fit through a hotel room door.

Those are nice! Do you know if Jesse still sells the Safari 8" Panniers?
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:18 AM   #30
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Those are nice! Do you know if Jesse still sells the Safari 8" Panniers?
I believe they are 9" Safari's now, but Jesse might still whip up a narrower version if you ask nice.

Vendor thread linky:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...762708&page=25
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