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Old 12-15-2005, 06:42 PM   #16
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Been there, done that.. don't want to do it again... Posted pics of a 20 to 25 mph get off in my Review of Micatech thread... scratches to the contact points.. no structural damage, to mounts, case or bike.
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Old 12-15-2005, 06:47 PM   #17
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Tell me about the R12GS exhaust lowering kit. Do you have a link? The micatechs hang pretty low, the exhaust would have to be below the rear axel height to clear the case.
Karl,
By the looks of this picture, compared to the micatech cases, there's enough room to permit installing the lowering kit, which I'm getting from Happy Trail. I think Bob at Micatech might be working on a lowering kit. I actually like the looks of the pipe in its stock position, but function trumps form, and if I can have full size cases, not that I need THAT much space, I might go that route..

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Old 12-15-2005, 06:51 PM   #18
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Have you decided if yer sellin & how much you want for yer stock bags yet?
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:06 PM   #19
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Have you decided if yer sellin & how much you want for yer stock bags yet?
Decided? I had no choice. Once the wife found out how much the micatechs cost she helped me with my priorities. Sorry I did not offer them up publicly but the did go to a fellow Advrider. I believe Bubblehead will take delivery of them tomorrow. He got a fair deal and I am sure he will put them to good use.
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We pay Motorrad to design weight off the bike then pay TouraTech to bolt it right back on.
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:09 PM   #20
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By the looks of this picture, compared to the micatech cases, there's enough room to permit installing the lowering kit, which I'm getting from Happy Trail.
Yep looks to me like it would work. With a full size left case you could probably pack a small family to take with you on rides.
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:13 PM   #21
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Here are some pictures of the mounts. I'm pretty sure that is a powder coating



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Old 12-15-2005, 07:32 PM   #22
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Here are some pictures of the mounts. I'm pretty sure that is a powder coating
GB, I was gonna answer this for you, but rc's picks pretty much do it. You were probably just thinking of the bullets, eh?
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:36 AM   #23
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I know powder coating the mounts matches the frame of the bike, but I was hoping to get mine anodized... or maybe I should just stick to what I see here, which looks great... Thanks for posting all those pics!

Now I gotta decide whether to go with a lowered exhaust or not..
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Old 12-16-2005, 12:44 PM   #24
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I've had these for about a month and have been very happy with them. (Pics http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105148)

If you are thinking of lowering the exhaust to get more luggage space, keep in mind these bags are quite capacious.

For those that think they might be too wide, I haven't had any issues commuting with them in LA.

One thing you have to get used to though is that you can't squeeze into a parking space and open the bags. You need some side room for the doors to swing open. Not a big deal, just something you have be aware of.

The customer service and responsiveness from Micatech is excellent.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:51 PM   #25
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I like these cases

I read that you couldn't fit two helmets in the cases because of the "door opening"? Can you explain further? Is it because the cases taper in at the top? I would love to have a case that looks as good as yours but will take two helmets without sticking out any further than your Micatechs.

As I said, nice cases...

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Old 12-16-2005, 04:36 PM   #26
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I like these cases

I read that you couldn't fit two helmets in the cases because of the "door opening"? Can you explain further? Is it because the cases taper in at the top? I would love to have a case that looks as good as yours but will take two helmets without sticking out any further than your Micatechs.
As I said, nice cases...
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Well I got to thinken about it and since it is 18 degrees here and icey and I've had a few beers, and I have nothing better to do. I decided I was up to the challange of putting 2 helmets in the case. It took a couple of trys to figure out how to put them both in there, kind of like a puzzle. Once I figured it out, it is easily repeatable. Here are 2 full face Arai XL helmets in the right case. There is still room for a jacket. Did I mention these cases are fricken huge!

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Old 12-16-2005, 09:42 PM   #27
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Well I got to thinken about it and since it is 18 degrees here and icey and I've had a few beers, and I have nothing better to do. I decided I was up to the challange of putting 2 helmets in the case. It took a couple of trys to figure out how to put them both in there, kind of like a puzzle. Once I figured it out, it is easily repeatable. Here are 2 full face Arai XL helmets in the right case. There is still room for a jacket. Did I mention these cases are fricken huge!

I'm sold.
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Old 12-16-2005, 10:48 PM   #28
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I'm sold.
yeah, that's reason enough for me to wish I went with the micatechs over the Jesse's (which I love, but, it'd be nice to toss a helmet in at a stop).
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Old 12-17-2005, 03:36 AM   #29
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I'm sold.
Well, Poke me in the eye with a shitty stick

I was about to splash out on a TT 41L Special set but now I'm not sure again.


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Old 12-17-2005, 06:29 AM   #30
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I've been told the width of the Micatech luggage was designed to accommodate a helmet. The widest point of the Micatech luggage correlates with the widest point of an XXL Arai helmet that is resting in the case. In fact, I've had a Large and a Small full-face Arai helmets locked in the right
case at the same time.

Karl, when it's turkey time, would you please put that turkey in the case and post a picture!! I'm serious! I am going to email Bob and Sue and ask them to have a "what can you put in your cases contest! Send us your pics".

Great picture! Thanks for sharing
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