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Old 07-07-2010, 10:51 AM   #46
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Micatech, are you planning to have samples off the top rack at the MOA Rally? I am interested in looking at your top case, I currently have Micatech side cases and a BMW Adventure top case. I love the Micatech side cases and hate the BMW top case. (I will have a GIVI top case on the bike for the trip to the rally as my wife hates the BMW case more then I do.)
Hi Hennepinboy. Glad to hear the panniers are treating you well. We'll be at the MOA rally with at least one top case. Be sure to swing by the booth, check it out, and say hello. We'll have prototype backrests there too so bring the mrs. and test it out.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:13 PM   #47
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Our Micatechs have been to almost all of the states, plus Canada!

(BTW, at the end of this trip, we only had 2 states left to fill in.)

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Old 07-08-2010, 09:34 AM   #48
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Our Micatechs have been to almost all of the states, plus Canada!

(BTW, at the end of this trip, we only had 2 states left to fill in.)
Looking good! Be sure to post some pics of the remaining states!
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:41 PM   #49
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Hope to see the V2 cases and new Roof Rack at the BMW RA rally in VT later this month. I'll be dropping by your booth
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:39 PM   #50
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Rally Season

That's right! We'll be out west for the BMW MOA rally in Oregon next week. If you're at the rally be sure to pop into the vendor building and swing by the booth.

A few weeks later we'll be at the BMW RA rally in Vermont. Again, swing by the booth to check out our full product line as well as a bunch of prototypes.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:21 PM   #51
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Just another happy customer, lost in the woods somewhere!

This is one of the best products I have put on a motorcycle.

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Get a pair of your own!

Uhh, Susan, I saw some top boxes in a prior post. Please e-mail me when they are ready. Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:32 PM   #52
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This is one of the best products I have put on a motorcycle.
Thanks and great shot! Playing on the trails or Bruced in the Tag-O-Rama?
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:36 PM   #53
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Thanks and great shot! Playing on the trails or Bruced in the Tag-O-Rama?
Both!
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:07 PM   #54
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I'm ready to buy a pair for a 2010 F650GS. What is the cost of shipping to VA?

Most important - I need to retain my Vario topcase and rack - Is it easily compatible with SW's luggage rack for the V2's? I see they replace the original grip bars. The Vario rack bolts down onto/into them.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:53 PM   #55
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I'm ready to buy a pair for a 2010 F650GS. What is the cost of shipping to VA?

Most important - I need to retain my Vario topcase and rack - Is it easily compatible with SW's luggage rack for the V2's? I see they replace the original grip bars. The Vario rack bolts down onto/into them.
The Vario mounting should be OK. However, we haven't tested this out yet. We recommend you contact Twisted Throttle (who distributes the V2 cases as well as SW-Motech products). Twisted Throttle will have the best knowledge on the Vario Case to SW-Motech mounting. They will also be able to quote you on shipping. Great timing considering they are having a sale on Micatech V2s!

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Old 07-12-2010, 02:54 PM   #56
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The Vario mounting should be OK. However, we haven't tested this out yet. We recommend you contact Twisted Throttle (who distributes the V2 cases as well as SW-Motech products). Twisted Throttle will have the best knowledge on the Vario Case to SW-Motech mounting. They will also be able to quote you on shipping. Great timing considering they are having a sale on Micatech V2s!

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Due to all the positive vibes today from Micatech and Twisted Throttle, I'm taking the plunge. Outfiting a 2010 BMW F650GS with V2's on SW-Motech racks, locks, bag liners and Reflectguard kit for a fair price.

Please let me know when the roof racks are available as I would like a set of those as well. Thank you and I will report in on the compatibility with BMW's Vario topcase rack.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:48 PM   #57
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Due to all the positive vibes today from Micatech and Twisted Throttle, I'm taking the plunge. Outfiting a 2010 BMW F650GS with V2's on SW-Motech racks, locks, bag liners and Reflectguard kit for a fair price.

Please let me know when the roof racks are available as I would like a set of those as well. Thank you and I will report in on the compatibility with BMW's Vario topcase rack.
Awesome! Be sure to post some photos when you have it all installed. RoofRacks should be ready in early August. Keep an eye on this thread for the latest info.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:31 PM   #58
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The Micatech black V2's are installed on my F650GS and work well all around. Beatiful fit and finish Micatech! The SW-Motech rack marries up perfectly to BMW's Vario topcase rack. The 4 position option is a real plus and my wife and I exercised it already finding the most comfortable fit for both of us. We commute 2 up most days/week.

The only issue I had with the installation was SW-Motech's instructions and hardware for the installation of the cross girder onto the rear fender. It shows (and they provide) 3 M5x25 bolts and washers to attach the girder to the fender. The problem is there is nothing to screw them in to. Add to that that the intended holes in BMW's fender are quite large. I ended up having to supply my own nuts and washer step ups to bridge the larger holes. An unsightly solution but it works. Furtunately the (US) license plate holder and plate itself end up hiding most of it. Anyway, SW-Motech needs to modify their illustration and provide the necessary lock nuts and washers to complete that step.

Other than that, the system looks great, works perfectly, and provides 14 liters more storage + better top loading options for the same price as BMW's Vario sidecase setup. I am glad I chose Micatech!
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:53 PM   #59
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I am glad I chose Micatech!
We'll pass the word along to SW-Motech. Can't wait to see some photos!
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:38 AM   #60
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