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Old 02-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #91
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Kinda dissappointed in the lack of Micatech's in this thread!
Loaded for a 23 day tour of 9 western states.



The GIVI top box is usually empty on the road, and gets used to store my helmet when going into Starbucks, or carrying groceries back to camp.

I've never put gas from the Rotopax into the tank, but the campstove uses it and it's nice to have if I want to see if I can make it to the next "real town" 6 miles away and not get robbed by paying rural fuel prices.
ONE gallon of water goes quickly though!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:20 AM   #92
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #93
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THAT is bad ass.

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New Globescout Panniers from Advdepot.com and 2x2cycles.com bicycle rack.

You have two things I'm very interested in here: the GlobeScout panniers and the 2x2cycles rack. How do you like each? What is the 2x2 install like? I didn't find their info as enlightening as I'd have liked. More pics please? Cost to make everything actually work?
Very cool!
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #94
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New Globescout Panniers from Advdepot.com and 2x2cycles.com bicycle rack.
That is awesome!
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #95
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Just added them to the "100 Threads"...item #51 IIRC
New Globescout Panniers from Advdepot.com
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #96
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You have two things I'm very interested in here: the GlobeScout panniers and the 2x2cycles rack. How do you like each? What is the 2x2 install like? I didn't find their info as enlightening as I'd have liked. More pics please? Cost to make everything actually work?
Very cool!
So far I love the Globescout panniers. The attention to quality is unbelievable. However, I can only compare them to previously owned BMW OEM Adventure and Jesse panniers. Bill and Rob from advdepot are great guys to deal with, too. I can't wait for the interior bags and lid organizers to come in.

The 2x2 bicycle rack is ok. I bought it used from an inmate for $75 less than retail. Kind of pricey, but there's really only one on the market right now. I got it mounted to my GSA after the owner and designer of the rack (Garrett) texted me some photos of his setup. It was pretty easy, but hardware to mount the rack to the GSA rack was kind of cheesy. the bolt heads were so small that they needed washers (which were also too small) to keep them from slipping through the GSA rack holes. i thought they were replacements that the previous owner gave me, but Garrett's pictures showed the same screws. again, nothing that cant be replaced at ACE, but you'd think you'd get better hardware on a $300 rack. I took the rack off and plan to purchase some wingnuts to make the rack easier to install and remove. Honestly if my motorcycle wasn't my main mode of transportation, I'd get rid of the 2x2 rack.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #97
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i signed up for their newsletter to get $100 off their panniers, although i have not received any emails..did you get a deal on them?
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #98
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Exactly my setup... slightly different Jesse's and a Wolfman dry bag - but I love this setup. Add, a sleeping bag to the side case tops - with straps in dry bags and a tent and bed rolls in the dry bag and we have enough room for two.

For normal trips I add a small tank bag that I made myself that can carry wallet, gloves etc. without getting in the way. For longer trips I put on a Large Expedition tank bag from Wolfman.

Perfect!
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #99
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i signed up for their newsletter to get $100 off their panniers, although i have not received any emails..did you get a deal on them?
Yes, I was their beta tester for the GSA panniers. I submitted a pretty detailed review to them that should be made available shortly. After 3 weeks I'm still loving them and get many compliments on them.


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Old 02-28-2013, 08:13 PM   #100
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I chose my current luggage setup based upon cost mostly. I have two Seahorse SE720 cases as panniers and a Givi E45 as a top case. Each side case is about 26 liters, so my total capacity is only about 100 liters. The top case cost $150 and the two side panniers cost $140 total. So, my luggage ran me under $300 total (excluding mounts, of course) and is all lockable. I'm happy with that for now.

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #101
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Okay! I've tried everything to post an image and can't get anything to work. I've searched everywhere, but haven't been able to get anything to post with the available info.

Anyone willing to help ? Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #102
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Okay! I've tried everything to post an image and can't get anything to work. I've searched everywhere, but haven't been able to get anything to post with the available info.

Anyone willing to help ? Thanks.
Click on the IMG code on the right hand side of the picture. Then copy and paste it here.








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Old 02-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #105
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All of these aluminum cases are starting to make me jealous.

I ended up going the plastic route and getting 3 SKB cases that fit my needs. I mounted them on a Jesse rack that I bought off an inmate on here. I ended having to make an aluminum spacer to make up for the distance of the muffler. I have 80 liters in the two side cases and 50 on the top one. I have about 400 dollars in the cases themselves.



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