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Old 06-15-2015, 11:04 AM   #1
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GSw and Wolfman Beta Plus or SW-Motech bag?

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with either of these bags with the stock seat/grab handles in place.

This post shows the Bags Connection bag on a GS, but it looks to be sans rear seat.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=18

I like the Beta Plus as well, but again am concerned about the channel being too narrow with pulling handles etc.

Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:55 AM   #2
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Wow, 113 looks and no replies....looks like I'll be the first or not.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:54 PM   #3
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I don't know about the Wolfman or the SW-Motech in particular but I did try a soft bag on my GSWA.

I got Nelson-Rigg Adventure bags as I wanted a smaller bag than my GlobeScout hard boxes. I liked the bags and the size but it didn't work too well. The exhaust is so close to the racks on the GSWA that it started to melt the bags and some of the stitching came out of the attachment straps.

I would try to see how much clearance there will be between the bags and the exhaust. Based on other things I have since read 4 inches minimum but I'd want 6 inches if at all possible. 6 inches would be my minimum for vertical clearance as there's a lot of heat going up from the exhaust.
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I don't know about the Wolfman or the SW-Motech in particular but I did try a soft bag on my GSWA.

I got Nelson-Rigg Adventure bags as I wanted a smaller bag than my GlobeScout hard boxes. I liked the bags and the size but it didn't work too well. The exhaust is so close to the racks on the GSWA that it started to melt the bags and some of the stitching came out of the attachment straps.

I would try to see how much clearance there will be between the bags and the exhaust. Based on other things I have since read 4 inches minimum but I'd want 6 inches if at all possible. 6 inches would be my minimum for vertical clearance as there's a lot of heat going up from the exhaust.
Thanks for the info. I think I'm going with either Mosko or Bumot bags, and then figure out some kind of tailbag.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:49 AM   #5
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I got the BMW soft bag for the back of my GSW. Fits perfect, with multiple clip straps. Will use my 52L Givi for longer trips.
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