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Old 04-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #16
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Oh the locks come with the rivets.

But just buy Jeese's.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:53 AM   #17
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Ditch the plastic crap and invest in some proper KTM branded / touratec manufactured aluminium hard cases.

These things are bulletproof and indestructible.

Expensive but you get what you pay for - Superb German engineered products made to last a lifetime.

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:11 AM   #18
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Oh the locks come with the rivets.

But just buy Jeese's.
What he said!
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:37 AM   #19
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I *think* I have a set of latches with new locks I would be happy to sell you cheap and get them in the mail asap
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:38 AM   #20
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Are these boxes that terrible? I was about to order a pair.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:10 AM   #21
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Are these boxes that terrible? I was about to order a pair.
No, not terrible. I've had mine since 2004 and they've held up well. In that time two locks have broken. One got torn off in a spill and the other developed a stress crack. The one that got torn off did not bend anything and has no noticeable marks on it. Not sure the same would be true of a rigidly mounted aluminum case. In my view it's better that the lock popped and let the case go.

If I was looking to buy cases I'd look at them all, there may be better ones out there. When I bought my 950 KTM was giving them away so the choice was easy.

The OP already has these cases and they're good cases so why piss away even more money to replace them. $30 and 30 minutes of time every few years to replace a latch is one of cheapest maintenance items you'll have with this bike.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:18 AM   #22
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No, not terrible. I've had mine since 2004 and they've held up well. In that time two locks have broken. One got torn off in a spill and the other developed a stress crack. The one that got torn off did not bend anything and has no noticeable marks on it. Not sure the same would be true of a rigidly mounted aluminum case.
The aluminum cases bend if you apply too much stress to them. But you just bend them back and all is fine.

When I was fairly new to riding with my aluminum side cases, I was lane splitting between a stopped large truck and some SUV with a mirror that stuck out way too far and managed to catch a rear tire on the big truck by an inch or two while trying to avoid that big mirror. I went from 5 mph to 0 in about an inch. It bent the inside of the case out a little bit when it absorbed that energy. When I got home, I spent a couple of minutes with a rubber hammer and now you can't tell which case got bent slightly.

I like the toughness of the Touratechs.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:28 AM   #23
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When I was about to get the Hepco Becker Gobis (finally I decided to keep my waterproof Ortliebs) I was sure I would be ordering the more solid attachment HB sells as an option.
Cons are that you have to drill your Gobis (not a big deal if they are already thrashed) and you have to access the interior of the bags to unlock them, but that's not a deal breaker to me.

http://www.motorcycleadventure.com.a...roduct_id=2524

More info on the H&B website, I tried to post a link but my antivirus says their page is infected with Trojans

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Old 05-01-2013, 07:41 AM   #24
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Are these boxes that terrible? I was about to order a pair.

No, they are not terrible. I've put the entire weight of the bike on them to leverage the 950 out of the mud with no damage. Never broken any lid locks but have broken the attachment locks due to falls. No worries, just ratchet strap them back on. The hinge areas may need repair soon but they are 7 years old and I use them all the time.

I feel much safer around them than the sharp edges of the metal boxes and have been around plenty of damaged metal boxes from hitting rocks and falls.

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Old 05-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #25
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Are these boxes that terrible? I was about to order a pair.
No they aren't but their are just better options available.

I rode with mine for 5 years before swapping them for Jeese's. The Jeese's are just better that is all, don't have the sharp edge of the other metal boxes, hold more than the Gobis and aren't anywhere near as wide.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #26
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Oh the locks come with the rivets.

But just buy Jeese's.
Yeap

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No they aren't but their are just better options available.

I rode with mine for 5 years before swapping them for Jeese's. The Jeese's are just better that is all, don't have the sharp edge of the other metal boxes, hold more than the Gobis and aren't anywhere near as wide.
Yeap

But I am not bias , all the luggage stuff I have had over the years I rate the Jesses as totally top notch.

Even when you do this to them

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Old 05-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #27
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I also have the Jesse bags. I have crashed many times. They are scuffed but still open and close just fine.

If you are going offroad much get the soft bags (but you probably already knew this).

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:23 PM   #28
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Are these boxes that terrible? I was about to order a pair.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #29
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Now I have to put in a word of defense my fellow German countrymen from Hepco & Becker, who are manufacuring those plastic boxes for KTM!

I used two setups so far, one grey set I bought for my F800GS and which I sold with that same bike, and one black set that came with my 990. No problems with any of those! I even crashed once, when I passed a tree too closely on a narrow trail. The left box came off (nice safety feature), I drove in the ditch, but nothing broke. Just open the lock and reattach the box.

However I can imagine that in hot sunny climate the plastic will age faster (UV radion is not good for most kinds of plastics) and something might crack/break after some years.

I sold those boxes again with the 990 last fall and now I am using soft luggage, which is much lighter, offers the same volume and also is totally watertight.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:41 AM   #30
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I am another Pro Jesse Luggage user. Yes they are $$$, but well worth it, plus they have great resale. I have had them on KLR's, Vstrom's, BMW's, and KTM 990's. I would not have anything else...

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