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Old 08-31-2012, 03:05 PM   #2896
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I have them. they are pretty good - look better on norge/Breva i think. the Stelvio LH pannier is a bit tight and awkward for space but the thing that really hacks me off is that they leak - the shape means the front top corner isn't clamped so tightly, especially on the left one.

Oh well, everything goes in bags. Mind you - most things leak in the amount of rain we are getting nowadays :/
On my recently sold Norge I replaced the rubber gasket on the OEM hard bags. The new gaskets are about 1/4" wider than what came on the bike and seem to be a softer rubber. The old ones pull out of their slot and the new ones simply slip in the same space. With new gaskets my bags never leaked, and I gave them a couple good opportunities to let me down! In fact, the seal was so good that it was more difficult to open the bags due to the slight vacuum formed. The replacement gaskets came from Moto International. Dave R. has the stock #. Check to see if they come as a single gasket or are shipped as a pair. The bags appear to be the same as OP's photos.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #2897
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I'm liking this bike more every time I ride it. Damn Italian seductress She likes to be ridden hard


These bikes really have a naughty side, and you see that above 5k rpm. My bike has a really smooth spot at 5500rpm (maybe because that's where I spend a lot of my time ) and it's right in the sweet spot.....whack the throttle open from there and you best be pointed where you want to go because you're going to get there FAST. On the other end of the spectrum, it will thump along at 4000-4500rpm all day, deliver GREAT fuel mileage (or so I"m told.... ), and provide a very smooth ride. Very Jekyl and Hyde sort of thing, but in a school girl/dominatrix sort of way.

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Old 08-31-2012, 03:51 PM   #2898
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On my recently sold Norge I replaced the rubber gasket on the OEM hard bags. The new gaskets are about 1/4" wider than what came on the bike and seem to be a softer rubber. The old ones pull out of their slot and the new ones simply slip in the same space. With new gaskets my bags never leaked, and I gave them a couple good opportunities to let me down! In fact, the seal was so good that it was more difficult to open the bags due to the slight vacuum formed. The replacement gaskets came from Moto International. Dave R. has the stock #. Check to see if they come as a single gasket or are shipped as a pair. The bags appear to be the same as OP's photos.
Good to know. The implication is that MG has addressed the leaking and new bags (should?) use the new gasket.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:50 PM   #2899
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I've been bit!

What a great looking bike. Stopped by to check one out in person today and I was very impressed.

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:11 PM   #2900
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What a great looking bike. Stopped by to check one out in person today and I was very impressed.
Want to be even more impressed (and poorer)? Ride one.

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:16 PM   #2901
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Want to be even more impressed (and poorer)? Ride one.

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That will follow I'm sure.

The price of the bike is a breath of fresh air compared to a 12GS.
I really like the layout and build quality of the bike.
It "talks to me" much more than the BMW.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:24 PM   #2902
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Want to be even more impressed (and poorer)? Ride one.

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Is Elk Grove's test ride policy any different that Munroe's? Because I'm not too keen on a follow-along test ride like at Munroe.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:49 PM   #2903
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Is Elk Grove's test ride policy any different that Munroe's? Because I'm not too keen on a follow-along test ride like at Munroe.
I think it depends on if they have a dedicated demo bike or not. For the Stelvio they don't so my test ride was led. For the Tiger Explorer they might have their demo bike now so that may be on your own. You should call them and ask.

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:47 PM   #2904
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #2905
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Kinda looks like a Griso.......a lot like a Griso.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:13 AM   #2906
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Kinda looks like a Griso.......a lot like a Griso.
It is a Griso, even says it's a Griso

Same 8v motor
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #2907
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It's the Bomb

Loving it so far....it's the bomb!
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:09 PM   #2908
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^ love the orange version!
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #2909
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^ love the orange version!
I totally agree. I saw the grey one in LA last week and liked it, but when I saw the orange one today in NH I went "WOW". No doubt what color I will be after. For me the visual appeal of a bike is very important. 43 months after getting a black/yellow F800GS I still never get tired looking at it. I feel this bike has the same potential for me.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:03 AM   #2910
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It is a Griso, even says it's a Griso

Same 8v motor
I swear I watched it twice and was sure the video title said Stelvio. I had my coffee and thought I was seeing straight. I gotta get something checked?
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