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Old 10-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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Rear Bag Options For 2012 GSA

Hi Guys,

This is my first post here,

I am on my 8th BMW but my first GS, a 2012 GSA to be exact.

I bought it with the 3 aluminum panniers. I find the bike much more of a pleasure to ride (The getting on and off part) without the top pannier. So it's gonna sit on the shelf unless needed. But I am looking for smaller rear strap on tail bag as an option for local riding. ANY SUGESTIONS/PICS?? Thanks!!
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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Wunderlich has an "Elephant Bag" that many people seem to like.

Welcome btw. I, too, have a 2012 GSA. Amazing, isnt it?
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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Hi Guys,

This is my first post here,

I am on my 8th BMW but my first GS, a 2012 GSA to be exact.

I bought it with the 3 aluminum panniers. I find the bike much more of a pleasure to ride (The getting on and off part) without the top pannier. So it's gonna sit on the shelf unless needed. But I am looking for smaller rear strap on tail bag as an option for local riding. ANY SUGESTIONS/PICS?? Thanks!!
I have Zega Pro's on the side and have a small and a medium Ortlieb Dry Bag that I Rok-Strap on the back. (I choose depending on how much stuff I am packing).

I find the dry bags work really well in conjunction with the panniers.

http://www.ortliebusa.com/prod-347.htm
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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Osmin C,

I have had the BMW; Rockster, (2) R1100S Boxercup Reps, (2) K1200S, Rt1150, K1200GT and now the 2012 GSA, here is how I described it to my friend,

The difference between my BMW Adventure motorcycle and his touring motorcycle is..... We both can ride to the beautiful scenery together, But than I get to ride INTO the scenery while he watches from the tarmac
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:44 PM   #5
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Osmin C,

I have had the BMW; Rockster, (2) R1100S Boxercup Reps, (2) K1200S, Rt1150, K1200GT and now the 2012 GSA, here is how I described it to my friend,

The difference between my BMW Adventure motorcycle and his touring motorcycle is..... We both can ride to the beautiful scenery together, But than I get to ride INTO the scenery while he watches from the tarmac
Well put!
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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I have Zega Pro's on the side and have a small and a medium Ortlieb Dry Bag that I Rok-Strap on the back. (I choose depending on how much stuff I am packing).

I find the dry bags work really well in conjunction with the panniers.

http://www.ortliebusa.com/prod-347.htm
FWIW, this is my plan when I get my '13 GSA too. Seems like the best of all the options.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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I have a Moose Racing tail bag that fits very nicely on the rear rack. It's about 4" high and about 8" square
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:03 AM   #8
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Rear bag

Had a '06 GS with OEM panniers and top box. The top box was handy but made getting on/off difficult.
Also, I did not particularly like the looks of a top box.

In June, traded for a '12 GSA. Roomy aluminum panniers; no top box--just did not like the looks of it--but
needed more space when traveling.

Best solution: a 'dry duffle' or 'dry bag'; mine is a Wolfman medium. There are other good choices. The great thing about these is that you roll them closed...completely waterproof, flexible, and only as LARGE as what you have put into them.
You can attach stuff to the outside if you need to, cheaper than a top box, and they are fine carry off luggage leaving your panniers for camping gear, supplies, etc.

Having had both...I love the combo of panniers and dry bags....
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