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Old 02-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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New Luggage (Bumot panniers)

I have a long ride coming up this summer and have been in the market for luggage to replace my current system cases. I have used Happytrails, Jesse, BMW Adv cases and BMW system cases in the past, but I wanted to try something different this time. I decided on Bumot luggage from Rick at XPlormoto in Arizona. After talking with Rick a few times and looking at the pictures a 1,000 times, I placed my order. The boxes were delivered five days later.

It took me a few days to find the time to mount the cases, but I finally got around to it this past Sunday. The installation is straight forward and not too time consuming. The set comes with 2 brackets in order to relocate the turn signals further back. I think the boxes would fit without relocating them, but I don't like the idea of signals being blocked behind the boxes. Here are a few pics from the installation and the finished product.

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I chose the optional 7 liter tool box that mounts on the inside, of the right side mounting bracket. The charcoal canister either needs to be removed or relocated to mount the box. I have not decided which route to take on this issue. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I plan on a full write-up of the luggage after I complete my AK trip this summer. 13,000 miles round trip from GA to Deadhorse should be a good test. I can't wait.

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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Looks great and seems like a good fit for your trip.

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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I'd like to see the tool box installed
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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Good looking set. The mounts look pretty substantial. From the XPlorer web site looks like the cost is less than a comparable size Jesse. $1150 is what I paid for my Odyssey 1's in 2005.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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Nice looking cat. Really the panniers look very nice. I have been following the Bumot thread in the Vendors section.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:16 PM   #7
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I plan on a full write-up of the luggage after I complete my AK trip this summer. 13,000 miles round trip from GA to Deadhorse should be a good test. I can't wait.
They look heavy duty. We went to Fairbanks and I went to Deadhorse last year.
Bring as little as you can get away with. Too much crap turns your nimble GS into a class A RV with more potential for your FD to quit.

Check this guy out if you need tires. I started with fresh Tourances in ATL and bought a new rear from him after Deadhorse.
http://www.advcycleworks.com/tires
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I hope to mount the tool box this weekend. Charcoal canister has got to go.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:29 PM   #9
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They look heavy duty. We went to Fairbanks and I went to Deadhorse last year.
Bring as little as you can get away with. Too much crap turns your nimble GS into a class A RV with more potential for your FD to quit.

Check this guy out if you need tires. I started with fresh Tourances in ATL and bought a new rear from him after Deadhorse.
http://www.advcycleworks.com/tires

As far as the crap goes. We are considering leaving the non essentials in Fairbanks, to lighten the load. How did the Tourances do ? I was thinking of getting a new rear, TKC,in Fairbanks, before Deadhorse.
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As far as the crap goes. We are considering leaving the non essentials in Fairbanks, to lighten the load. How did the Tourances do ? I was thinking of getting a new rear, TKC,in Fairbanks, before Deadhorse.
PM sent with some trip info.
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How they do that with the exhaust? Is one pannier smaller?


EDIT: Oh wait I see. They are even because of the tool box space on right. How wide is the whole shebang outside box to outside box?
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How they do that with the exhaust? Is one pannier smaller?


EDIT: Oh wait I see. They are even because of the tool box space on right. How wide is the whole shebang outside box to outside box?
I'm gonna guess 38-40". I do like this setup with the toolbox.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:05 PM   #13
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I will get a measurement tomorrow. I also plan to remove the charcoal filter and mount the toolbox. I will post pictures once completed.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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Got the tool box mounted today.

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #15
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Tool box and/or RotoPax container?

Hmmm...just lookin' at that nice installation and wondering if that TOOL BOX might also make a nice secure home for a 1-gallon RotoPax? You never know when you'll need BOTH TOOLS and a little extra FUEL!

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