ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-22-2013, 07:46 AM   #31
vtbob
wanderer
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Western Vermont
Oddometer: 502
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltamed View Post
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!
I don't know that they are heavier than any other aluminum case of simular size. Maybe?/ just don't know.
I have the large 10" cases and my guess each case is 8-10lbs. My tool roll weights about the same as the case it is in.

I agree with the statement about size....smaller is better...and if you have the room you will take more stuff.

That said my 10" cases were just right for my 6 week alaska trip last year.
vtbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 02:49 PM   #32
GH41
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Oddometer: 813
I have a set of 9" Safari cases I am fixing to put up on the flea market. I listed them before only to be beat up by a couple of guys that didn't have a bike they would fit suggesting they were only worth 1/3 of what I paid for them. Check the for sale forum or shoot me a line at ghchhisc@gmail.com
GH
GH41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #33
deltamed OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Utah
Oddometer: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by vtbob View Post
I don't know that they are heavier than any other aluminum case of simular size. Maybe?/ just don't know.
I have the large 10" cases and my guess each case is 8-10lbs. My tool roll weights about the same as the case it is in.

I agree with the statement about size....smaller is better...and if you have the room you will take more stuff.

That said my 10" cases were just right for my 6 week alaska trip last year.
Thanks VTBOB, great feedback... Wonder why the 10" cases are more expensive than the 9"? I've got an e-mail in to Jesse. Hopefully they will respond...
deltamed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 04:48 PM   #34
JRose
Studly Adventurer
 
JRose's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Birmingham, 'Murica
Oddometer: 627
Quote:
Originally Posted by kelsow View Post
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.

I dig Kirk's style. Those are pretty legit, and priced right.
JRose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 05:33 PM   #35
runnin4melife
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Maryland (I hate DC traffic)
Oddometer: 803
So A weak point on the BMW/Touratech aluminum bags, apparently they do not fair well from a rear hit. Someone backed into my bike today and it messed up the locking system and bent the rack a bit. Will see if I can reshape it, but I have their insurance info etc... if not.
runnin4melife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 06:51 PM   #36
JRose
Studly Adventurer
 
JRose's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Birmingham, 'Murica
Oddometer: 627
Quote:
Originally Posted by runnin4melife View Post
So A weak point on the BMW/Touratech aluminum bags, apparently they do not fair well from a rear hit. Someone backed into my bike today and it messed up the locking system and bent the rack a bit. Will see if I can reshape it, but I have their insurance info etc... if not.
Damn, that sucks. At least they didn't haul ass on you.
JRose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 01:09 PM   #37
deltamed OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Utah
Oddometer: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRose View Post
I dig Kirk's style. Those are pretty legit, and priced right.
Those bags are MASSIVE! Probably more than what I need, but thanks for the info!
deltamed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 07:07 PM   #38
JRose
Studly Adventurer
 
JRose's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Birmingham, 'Murica
Oddometer: 627
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltamed View Post
Those bags are MASSIVE! Probably more than what I need, but thanks for the info!


Main appeal to Kirk's cases to me are the racks. He builds them out of a little stouter material, meaning that they have a better chance of survival on a fall.
JRose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 04:59 AM   #39
deltamed OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Utah
Oddometer: 18
Hepco & Becker Gobi for BMW F800GS

Does anyone have some pics of their F800GS with HB Gobi panniers installed?
deltamed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:13 AM   #40
kelsow
Beastly Adventurer
 
kelsow's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia
Oddometer: 1,097
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltamed View Post
Does anyone have some pics of their F800GS with HB Gobi panniers installed?






I had a set of these mounted but I lost one when riding a very bumpy road.
Didn't notice it went missing till 150k later.

I used the plastic insert/adapter on the rack and where the bag clamps on, it broke.

These bags are VERY wide when mounted.
Something like 44"

I wouldn't recommend them for this application.
Very nice bags though.
__________________
"Kelsow's helmet is so tight, it cuts off the circulation to his personality."
Location: Doucheonia
Ride: 2010 BMW F800GS
Site: dualsport.ca and rideatlantic.ca
kelsow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 11:16 AM   #41
deltamed OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Utah
Oddometer: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by kelsow View Post






I had a set of these mounted but I lost one when riding a very bumpy road.
Didn't notice it went missing till 150k later.

I used the plastic insert/adapter on the rack and where the bag clamps on, it broke.

These bags are VERY wide when mounted.
Something like 44"

I wouldn't recommend them for this application.
Very nice bags though.
That's exactly what I needed to know. Thanks a lot for the pics and the advise!
deltamed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 01:31 PM   #42
Dwreker
The Wrecker
 
Dwreker's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: VA
Oddometer: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRose View Post
I dig Kirk's style. Those are pretty legit, and priced right.
+1 on Kirk's Panniers
(sorry about the crappy cell phone pics)



Quote:
Originally Posted by deltamed View Post
Those bags are MASSIVE! Probably more than what I need, but thanks for the info!
The great thing about working with Kirk is you can give him whatever dimensions you want, plus he makes a quality product.
Dwreker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014