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Old 03-01-2015, 11:20 PM   #1
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Touratech side mount toolbox

http://shop.touratech.com/toolbox-fo...adventure.html

Hi guys. Per the link..... has anyone tried one of these, side mount Touratech toolbox for the GSA, on their bike?
Do you have to remove the rear mud guard thing off the bike?
How is it lasting?
Is it water proof?

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Old 03-01-2015, 11:28 PM   #2
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I have one on order as there still a good wait for it. I had a Twalcom box on my older GSA which worked great. I'm not a big fan of the tank bag on the new GSA where hopefully this will be a good fit to keep tools and such out of the way. It's recommended if doing heavy off-road where you going to max out the suspension to remove the mud-guard as this can hit the toolbox at max travel. Let's see in a few weeks the quality of the product...
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:35 PM   #3
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Looks good, has anybody actually mounted one? Is it sturdy?
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:33 AM   #4
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Note these are not intended for the ZEGAS

Totally different bag mounting system
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:47 AM   #5
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should be working for those R1150GS riders that got the 1200GS alu cases right?
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:22 AM   #6
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It's made for all R1200GS/A's with the Standard BMW Pannier racks. They made it where you can mount it on either side.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:08 PM   #7
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It's made for all R1200GS/A's with the Standard BMW Pannier racks. They made it where you can mount it on either side.
You'd think they'd make it to fit their own Touratech racks, too. They told me today that it will fit Touratech racks without the panniers, but not with them.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:15 PM   #8
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TouratechUSA called today to say they received a big shipment from the Touratech mothership and my side mount toolbox would be shipped today.

So, if you've been waiting to order, now would be a good time and if you have one on order and haven't heard from them call to check on your order.

800.491.2926 is their number.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:53 PM   #9
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Are the instructions suggesting to delete the opossum scraper or is it necessary?
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Old 03-06-2015, 02:46 PM   #10
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Instructions state to remove the mud guard to prevent contact with box. Some say not necessary, but at full suspension travel the guard will hit the box and something will break. The suggestion that one rides easy so never fully compresses suspension seems foolish as one can not predict when full travel might be required on the street or trail. Why hobble the suspension design. Either remove the mud guard or forget the box. All boxes in this location of the same design are subject to this issue.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:43 AM   #11
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Finally received my new Touratech toolbox in the mail this week. Here it is mounted on my GSA. For now I left the mud guard on but I'll be removing this especially when going off road. Great box so far. Also you can see I just picked up the new Aventuro helmet by Touratech as well. So far great two new products for them.





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Old 03-21-2015, 02:54 PM   #12
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Well done, I like the design a lot.
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:00 PM   #13
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Is it plastic?
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:06 PM   #14
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Is it waterproof? I didn't see anything on the site saying it was.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:57 PM   #15
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It's a hard plastic surrounded the metal plating. I'll have to give it a good wash with the hose and see how it holds up to water. For the most part I would imagine it would detour most water but I'm sure you could have some get in there through the bolts but not much.
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