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Old 04-23-2009, 09:29 AM   #46
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:04 PM   #47
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Has anyone tried the Great Basin on a DRZ??
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:53 PM   #48
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Our first production units arrived and could not wait to drive over to BMW of Western Oregon to show it off and shoot some photos on their beautiful machines. The owner and some of his key people were there to see it and were extremely helpful by wheeling several bikes outside so we could shoot in the sun.

We started with the F 800 GS. Yes, the fuel cell is easily accessible by simply loosening up the strap on that side. Or, you can position the saddlebag slightly to the rear and have no issues at all.



Most guys are replacing the stock exhaust canister but even if you leave it on, as long as the bag is not touching the pipe, there is plenty of air flow to avoid melting.





Next, we fit the R 1200 GS.





Very tidy and no heat issues on this machine.



No problem lane splitting with out kit on this bike.



There’s a little spare room behind The Great Basin for another dry bag or tent.



Everyone agreed this is very svelte and trim.





I believe this is 100% stock, but please correct me if I’m wrong about that.



X- Country? This little bike was really nice and with our kit securely attached, would still be an easy machine to learn on and have fun doing it.





Looping 2 of the 3 rear compression straps through the passenger grab bars locks the unit on the rear of the bike. We intentionally left these a bit ‘long’ so you can use them to secure a dry bag or tent.



HP2 – We get calls or emails about this monster almost daily. Does it fit!?!? The answer is yes, if you have the OEM footrest brackets and rear passenger grab bars.



Whatever it takes to keep the bag off the pipe. If it’s touching the pipe it will melt.



The right side is not a problem but either the OEM footrest brackets or some other sturdy attachment point is required. These attachments are reefed down as tight as you can get them and are the primary structural component in our system.

Nice and tight.

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Old 04-28-2009, 05:39 PM   #49
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X- Country? This little bike was really nice and with our kit securely attached, would still be an easy machine to learn on and have fun doing it.





Looping 2 of the 3 rear compression straps through the passenger grab bars locks the unit on the rear of the bike. We intentionally left these a bit ‘long’ so you can use them to secure a dry bag or tent.

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Old 04-28-2009, 10:10 PM   #50
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Thanks Nate - I'm still new to the BMW line up.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:31 AM   #51
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We should have stock of the Great Basin next week in Australia. I already have half the units pre-sold, so if you want yours.. Get in soon.

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Old 05-16-2009, 08:43 AM   #52
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Hp2 Enduro Fit

Hi,

sorry but i cannot understand how you say it fits on the HP2 enduro. The GB bag is clearly touching the muffler not only on top of it but on the side.

........so i guess......then...IT DOES NOT FIT,

.............. unless the muffler goes down by 10 inches using a plateˇˇˇ as they do holan guys when fitting cases racks.


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HP2 – We get calls or emails about this monster almost daily. Does it fit!?!? The answer is yes, if you have the OEM footrest brackets and rear passenger grab bars.

Whatever it takes to keep the bag off the pipe. If it’s touching the pipe it will melt.

The right side is not a problem but either the OEM footrest brackets or some other sturdy attachment point is required. These attachments are reefed down as tight as you can get them and are the primary structural component in our system.
Nice and tight.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:11 PM   #53
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Hi,

sorry but i cannot understand how you say it fits on the HP2 enduro. The GB bag is clearly touching the muffler not only on top of it but on the side.

........so i guess......then...IT DOES NOT FIT,

.............. unless the muffler goes down by 10 inches using a plateˇˇˇ as they do holan guys when fitting cases racks.


Look here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=463642
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:23 AM   #54
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:08 AM   #55
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We got the Great Basin bags in stock and ready to go (with all EU tax, duties etc paid, so price you see is what you pay)
Get em here!
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:09 PM   #56
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X-Challenge

I just picked up one of the Great Basins for my X-Challenge and 800GS. This freakin' thing is a work of art!!! I don't know what I'm going to do with all my free time at stops. This thing will keep you so organized you'll never have to look for anything again.

I made some very simple mods to the X-Challenge for tie down points and it fits like it was designed for the bike!



From the other side.



A close up of the exhaust.



I'm probably going to put some heat shield tape on the corner of the bag. That should give it plenty of protection since it only touches the heat shield and not the actual exhaust. I will probably tweak the tie downs a bit more before it's finished but so far I like it a lot!!!

Thanks for the great product Dave!


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Old 05-27-2009, 09:42 PM   #57
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For those of you wondering, the Great Basin works fantastic on an XR650R, aka BRP. I don't have a rack on mine, but I do have a fender support that I was able to wrap the rear straps around. I was fully loaded for myself AND my 10 year old for an overnighter and had absolutely no issues. It was wayyyyyy more snug and secure than my old Wolfman bag which I was also pretty pleased with overall. Here's some pics:













FYI, this was a prototype bag that is, for all intents and purposes, the exact same as the production bag, minus graphics and a double zipper on the outer shell.
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:31 PM   #58
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I received my Great Basin yesterday and I can't believe how much you can get in these things and how well it fit on my 950 SE. I will post some pics later.

I was able to get my sleeping bag, tent, stove, gas, camping pillow and 2 water bottles and I still have room for clothing and freeze-dried food.

One of the great things about this system is that once its on the bike, there is still enough room to tie on a dry bag behind it.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:22 PM   #59
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How well does this handle not being fulled loaded down? Too floppy/baggy? For smaller trips, I can't see having this fully loaded up, but wonder how well it accommodates this scenario?

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Old 06-07-2009, 08:25 PM   #60
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It has 5 internal compartments and even if it's not loaded it will compress nicely and keep everything snug inside.
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