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Old 04-05-2011, 07:21 PM   #241
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Any options for the Multistrada 1200? I know SW motech offers racks.
Funny you should ask. We're updating the website now and adding the Multistrada 1200 to the list... Yes, V2 Cases on SW-Motech Racks are available. It's best to give us a call to place an order.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:21 PM   #242
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Here are a few awesome photos sent to us by a customer. Excellent detail of the Micatech quality!















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Old 04-08-2011, 06:02 PM   #243
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Wink New Website

Check out the new site we just launched earlier today. A slick new layout with easy to find information about the products. We think you're going to like it

Go ahead and subscribe to the blog while you're there

http://www.Micatech.net

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:12 PM   #244
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Check out the new site we just launched earlier today. A slick new layout with easy to find information about the products. We think you're going to like it
Love the new site! Much, much better that the old one!
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:03 AM   #245
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Love the new site! Much, much better that the old one!
Thanks! We're pretty excited about it too
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #246
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I liked the new site as well, looks very sharp.

I did have a problem trying to order my V2's online though. Your registration system is only usable by people from US regions. There are no Canadian provinces in the drop down list and a Canadian postal code is rejected by the system. I'll be calling early next week to place my order, but I just thought a heads up going your way wouldn't go amiss.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:54 AM   #247
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I liked the new site as well, looks very sharp.

I did have a problem trying to order my V2's online though. Your registration system is only usable by people from US regions. There are no Canadian provinces in the drop down list and a Canadian postal code is rejected by the system. I'll be calling early next week to place my order, but I just thought a heads up going your way wouldn't go amiss.
Thanks for the heads up. We'll look into getting that updated. We look forward to your order, thanks! FYI: We typically ship UPS within the United States and USPS if going to Canada - it'll save you a good chunk of change.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:00 AM   #248
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V-Pilots out and about

Just received a new V-Pilot photo from one of our customers. Great looking bike!
Details: BMW R1200GS with 10" Black Micatech V-Pilot Panniers and Medium Black Top Case



The snow is melting up here in NH and we're enjoying the riding! Are you guys out riding? Post up some photos of your 2011 spring adventures.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:11 PM   #249
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Ordered!

Your 888 number doesn't work from Western Canada either. Luckily a little digging at the website turned up your regular phone number.

Looking forward to my new luggage in the near future so's I can send you pics for your zippy new website. Can't have everyone thinking the KLR-A is the best looking one.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:54 PM   #250
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Ordered!

Your 888 number doesn't work from Western Canada either. Luckily a little digging at the website turned up your regular phone number.

Looking forward to my new luggage in the near future so's I can send you pics for your zippy new website. Can't have everyone thinking the KLR-A is the best looking one.
Awesome - Looking forward to your photos!
Sorry about the toll free number. It's not NAFTA approved.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #251
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Hattech Double Exhaust on 2010 R1200GS

Received and installed. Tested around the block, not on a real ride. That will come on the weekend, but here are initial impressions and photos.

This is for informational purpose for people trying to find a narrow exhaust that will work with full sized left side pannier on Pilot mounts without lowering the stock exhaust.







It installed fine, some small glitches though. There were no instructions so I went with "feeling it out". The "hanger" seems to go behind the frame mount or else it won't fit correctly, the bolt was a bit too short for this to grab the lock nut properly. Should have been 5mm longer. I'll get a longer bolt locally.

Also, the fit is not absolutely perfect, it doesn't slide on as much as the OEM exhaust, but the connection still seems solid. Some exhaust gases coming out at the bottom, but really not much and shouldn't be a problem at all. I hadn't checked whether the same happens with the OEM installed which is totally possible.

I did some noise measurements, but just with an iPhone 4 and the Faber Acoustics app. This is supposed to be surprisingly precise with regard to differences - which is the important part for what I wanted to know.

Surprising result: the Hattech is about 3db(A) at idle and 5db(A) at 3500rpm quieter than stock. That is with baffles in and I didn't test with them removed. The sound seems to be pretty much the same, just less loud on my 2010 model which I like very much. Whether there is a performance difference I have no idea and will probably never find out as I'm not planning on putting it on a dyno.

Weight-wise the Hattech is 6.3kg while the OEM is 5.2kg on my bathroom scale, so the Hattech is 1.2kg heavier. Not a problem for me. I didn't buy it for performance or weight saving but for the narrow profile.

So far I am very happy with my purchase. I'll report more once I have really ridden the bike with the new exhaust and will make a decision then whether I keep it (and order the Micatech V-Pilot) or not. At the moment, it looks like a winner!
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:26 AM   #252
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Cug,

Thanks for the Hattech write-up. Good notes. Let us know how it goes during your test rides. It certainly looks pretty slick!

Drop us an email and we can find a customer in your area if you want to take a closer look at the Micatech Pilot Mounting system. Perhaps seeing it in person, comparing your bikes side by side and taking real time measurements will help determine if everything will fit together properly.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:25 AM   #253
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I'm fairly certain that everything will fit together. Given the photos I've seen and how it looks installed, there will probably about 1/2 inch clearance between the exhaust and the case.

I'll just give the exhaust some run-in time to see whether I like it, whether it stays tight and that there are no obvious problems.

During that time I wait for you guys to think more about the 9" cases or even toploaders for the Pilot mounts ...
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:39 AM   #254
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During that time I wait for you guys to think more about the 9" cases or even toploaders for the Pilot mounts ...
We here ya. Although, 9" cases aren't likely to get made. As for the top loaders... we're sketching
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:07 AM   #255
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We here ya. Although, 9" cases aren't likely to get made. As for the top loaders... we're sketching
Awesome. Keep me updated! I can beta test ... But I'm pretty far away unfortunately.

Nevertheless, I'll get cases as soon I plan a longer tour - the coming one will be done with soft luggage as it took just too long for the exhaust to arrive here.
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