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Old 03-12-2009, 11:05 PM   #121
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Got my Happy Trails boxes mounted. Bad fitment issues. Otherwise pleased. They're sending me a replacement right side rack. Image showing offset is sideways, I know. Sorry!!





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Old 03-13-2009, 12:07 AM   #122
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What is your impression of the HT Griz? I know they are less expensive than most others but are they worth the $$ savings?
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:03 AM   #123
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What is your impression of the HT Griz? I know they are less expensive than most others but are they worth the $$ savings?
IMO, yes, they worth the $$ savings. The welds on the boxes are excellent. Fit and finish on the boxes is excellent. Their mounting system rocks. I am supposedly 1 in 500 or so that has had fitment issues with the racks on the F800GS.

The whole rig is 37" at its widest point. Ironically, with my Touratech handguards installed, my bars are 37" wide too. Its nice to know that if my bars fit through my boxes will too when I'm riding areas in the woods.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:09 AM   #124
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I've never been a big fan of the way HT boxes look. Had a set on my KLR that were rock solid, but fugly. The bare aluminum ones on your scoot look really nice. Works well with the skidplate. Hmmmmm....

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Got my Happy Trails boxes mounted. Bad fitment issues. Otherwise pleased. They're sending me a replacement right side rack. Image showing offset is sideways, I know. Sorry!!





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Old 03-13-2009, 11:50 AM   #125
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I've never been a big fan of the way HT boxes look. Had a set on my KLR that were rock solid, but fugly. The bare aluminum ones on your scoot look really nice. Works well with the skidplate. Hmmmmm....
Thanks, man. I like it too!
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:14 AM   #126
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need the collective advice: what Caribou to choose? There are two similar cases on their website - 35 and 36 l. Can't realise the diference exept the weight and color choice.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:36 AM   #127
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need the collective advice: what Caribou to choose? There are two similar cases on their website - 35 and 36 l. Can't realise the diference exept the weight and color choice.
I went with the 36L Hardigg cases because they're a pound and a half lighter (each) than the 35L Pelicans. They hold slightly more, but aren't any wider. Their latching mechanism is much easier on the fingers, but still bomb proof. And cosmetically, they're smoother and have fewer nooks and crannies, so cleaning the inevitable bug collection off of them should be easier. Durability and warranty wise, it seems to be a wash.

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Old 03-14-2009, 07:52 AM   #128
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need the collective advice: what Caribou to choose? There are two similar cases on their website - 35 and 36 l. Can't realise the diference exept the weight and color choice.

I simply ordered the same thing Woodworks ordered. Good thing he put some time into his research.

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Old 03-15-2009, 01:23 AM   #129
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thanks a lot, mates!

ordered a set of 36L along with the inner bags.

the spring is coming :)
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:21 AM   #130
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Ok, who wants to make me Jesse quality bags with factory racks and Caribou durability and prices? Seriously, this thread is NOT helping me decide at all!
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:13 PM   #131
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:15 PM   #132
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:23 PM   #133
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The narrow width, the design, the black powdercoat, Great customer service with Rick from Xplorermoto, these were the obvious choice for me. I don't think the Happy Trails would stand up to a hard fall like the Jessie's would. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:04 PM   #134
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The narrow width, the design, the black powdercoat, Great customer service with Rick from Xplorermoto, these were the obvious choice for me.
Hmmmm, Have to say, they do look good.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:15 PM   #135
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The Jessies really are the best looking ones out there, hands down. I just wish they weren't so darn expensive. I need a benefactor!

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