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Old 12-14-2010, 09:36 AM   #16
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I sold mine and bought some aluminum panniers...

Now with the jokes out of the way, I did keep the top case. I drilled a hole in the bottom and added one of those tank bag wiring kits to the bottom. I sealed it with silicone and then snaked a power cable under the passenger seat mount to my toolbox area fusebox I mounted.

Without taking much from the bike at all I can charge all my electro gidgies and even run the bluetooth stuff for the GPS and intercom and all that stuff. The rest of the space I use to stuff in bulky lightweight clothes or rain gear or whatnot.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:51 AM   #17
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Here are two very high tech mods I would like to share...

Figuring it probably gets hotter in the left box due to the exhaust heat, I choose to use that more narrow left case for tool storage. I went vertical with my tool storage in bank bags, held upright by zip ties. It would likely work well with tool rolls too, I bet.

The rubber bands, imported from Germany, keep the lid support cords from pinching in the seals no matter what the angle of the dangle. The rubber bands pictured here are two size number 16, 2 1/2' x 1/16" or 63 x 1.6mm looped together. Works equally well on all three lids, and puts a smile on the faces of observant onlookers. ~Jeff

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Old 12-18-2010, 09:31 PM   #18
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The rubber band idea is so simple and fixes my biggest complaint about the cases. Might go about performing this hack tonight.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:48 AM   #19
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This is excellent. Easy to do, effective and reversible.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:00 PM   #20
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Agreed. I might experiment on a bunji net tonight.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:28 PM   #21
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Agreed. I might experiment on a bunji net tonight.
Now you have gone and cheapen the whole thang! The only good bungee is a dead bungee, or bunji...
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:48 PM   #22
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I think the mod that the Vario side cases really need are an additional brace for stability. These cases essentially attach at the top and side and allow too much "wobble". I've thought about attaching a brace between the two cases at the bottom rear corners to reduce the sag and take the wobble out. There is a big difference between the way the bags hang on the bike empty and then loaded/extended. I've not ridden with the Varios off road, but I think the plastic side attachment point would eventaully fatigue and fail.
http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206321

And to make the best use of the space in the left-side pannier, there's this....

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134982
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:48 PM   #23
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Would shock cord make you feel better? I was just going to bunji for test. Change to shock cord once I work it out and know how much I need.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:09 PM   #24
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Would shock cord make you feel better? I was just going to bunji for test. Change to shock cord once I work it out and know how much I need.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:37 AM   #25
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http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206321

And to make the best use of the space in the left-side pannier, there's this....

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134982
Can you repost the pictures here. They are not visible without an ukgser account.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:24 PM   #26
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Can you repost the pictures here. They are not visible without an ukgser account.
Register on UKGSer.com........no?
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:08 AM   #27
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Register on UKGSer.com........no?
I think the point is that most of us are on several forums already and don't want to sign up for another one, just to see a picture.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:29 AM   #28
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I think the point is that most of us are on several forums already and don't want to sign up for another one, just to see a picture.
Then don't see the picture.....

Alternatively - do register, see the pictures and check out the rest of the madness, interspersed with the occasional nugget, which is UKGSer.
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I'm not an UK GSer, and many other members here are not from UK as well.
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I'm not an UK GSer, and many other members here are not from UK as well.
And I'm not from the USA. So much for the spirit of adventure......

You guys really need to get out of this "domestic" mindset. It's a big world out there.
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