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Old 11-07-2013, 12:55 PM   #541
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I love it in every way except the look of the bags from the back.... I would like to fix that next time around....
Like the GS, I'd give it time and let it grow on you. Like a fungus. And just make a habit of approaching the bike from the front. Problem solved.

There are a ton of aftermarket bags solutions out there too. There may be one that you like the styling of better. I bet these guys are going to support the new WC bike:

http://www.ridermagazine.com/gear/wu...gs-review.htm/



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Old 11-07-2013, 01:22 PM   #542
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sorry i don't want to derail this thread but I was VERY disappointed with my Xplorer top case. I REALLY loved the dimensions of it (and the styling was decent)
however where was just too much plastic on plastic construction in the vital areas — eventually the main top hinge broke off half way through a long trip which did nothing to endear me to the brand.

Got Zero support from the company and I eventually tossed it out the other day after a year of use. If the top case is anything to go by those side cases would also shear off in the lowest of low speed drops.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:35 PM   #543
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Like the GS, I'd give it time and let it grow on you. Like a fungus. And just make a habit of approaching the bike from the front. Problem solved.

There are a ton of aftermarket bags solutions out there too. There may be one that you like the styling of better. I bet these guys are going to support the new WC bike:

http://www.ridermagazine.com/gear/wu...gs-review.htm/



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Nice!

BMW should offer this as an option with their kit, I went with TT panniers at the time on my 09 because they were 45 liters and in stock when I wanted them. This is what I am looking for with 45 liter TT or BMW panniers that don't requier relocating of the passenger foot pegs on my new WGS!

Thanks, nice find. I had seen it before on the road, I did not know it was a kit!

That's a nice BMW rear!
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:39 PM   #544
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I can't wait to get the New Vstrom, ride down to Starbucks and flip off all the guys dumb enough to buy one of these.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:43 PM   #545
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I can't wait to get the New Vstrom, ride down to Starbucks and flip off all the guys dumb enough to buy one of these.
When you see a GS at starbucks, the rider is usually refuling for another 500 clicks...
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:48 PM   #546
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I'm just playin. I love all bikes not named Harley and wish that I could afford $20,000 or whatever one of these cost. I could afford it, just not the ensuing divorce proceedings.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #547
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Does any tour bike route the exhaust under the pillion?
A race bike sure, but one that can have your lady back there in the summer for a 400km day?
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #548
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #549
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Does any tour bike route the exhaust under the pillion?
A race bike sure, but one that can have your lady back there in the summer for a 400km day?
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #550
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raises the load mass centre by how much? You can jack stuff up all you like - it gets unwieldy after a while. The other options are to keep the top half of the bag and cut off the bottom, thus altering the volume, move them outwards - thus breaking the design rules where I live, or keep the bags the same and drop the exhaust and you're back to a position of half the group loving it, half the group hating it and the other half being ambivalent.


Mind you, nothing like the thrill of carrying large heavy things on the back seat :)
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:58 AM   #551
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Ah nice example. A 10 year old, failed attempt of a sport touring motorcycle.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:00 AM   #552
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:15 AM   #553
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Does any tour bike route the exhaust under the pillion?
A race bike sure, but one that can have your lady back there in the summer for a 400km day?
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:42 AM   #554
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Now yes... this is a fantastic rear.
(and a great bike)
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raises the load mass centre by how much? You can jack stuff up all you like - it gets unwieldy after a while. The other options are to keep the top half of the bag and cut off the bottom, thus altering the volume, move them outwards - thus breaking the design rules where I live, or keep the bags the same and drop the exhaust and you're back to a position of half the group loving it, half the group hating it and the other half being ambivalent.


Mind you, nothing like the thrill of carrying large heavy things on the back seat :)
Dude, your wife know you talk about her like that? .

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