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Old 11-23-2013, 10:04 PM   #46
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They look like a great idea, just in need of a little more refinement.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:49 PM   #47
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Looks to me like they have their own scaffolding ... how else do you keep them off of the muffler?
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:52 AM   #48
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Can I assume they don't come off easily?

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No, you have to unbolt them. They come with inner bags, so idea is to leave them on the bike. I think that they are aimed at people that want metal panniers, that only use them 2 or 3 times a year, and don't want the scaffolding left on the bike when not in use.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:55 AM   #49
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I rate them 5 pukes.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:12 AM   #50
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I just weighed my Globescout 35l special set. With mounting hardware they are 35 lbs for everything. Just the bags weigh 27 lbs for the pair.
You could stuff 35l Zegas with a tent and sleeping bag and be the same weight as the Globes are empty. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:09 PM   #51
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You could stuff 35l Zegas with a tent and sleeping bag and be the same weight as the Globes are empty. [IMG][IMGhttp://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c143/ezbeemer/01-050-0031-02.jpg[/IMG][/IMG]
Maybe, but those aren't the current models and Zega Pros are far more expensive / dont look near as good / are made of thinner material. If that picture is an indicator of how they weighed them, they also dont have any mounting hardware or locks. Id bet a large sum of money that a comparable set of Zega Pros wont be near the above quoted weight.


Besides that, whens the last time you were riding and said, "Self, this ride sure would be better if only I had saved 5 lbs by going with lighter bags." ???
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #52
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No, you have to unbolt them. They come with inner bags, so idea is to leave them on the bike. I think that they are aimed at people that want metal panniers, that only use them 2 or 3 times a year, and don't want the scaffolding left on the bike when not in use.
I dont know jow long it takes to bolt them on but I just installed my Globescout racks in abiut 15 minutes. By this logic Id still rather have a rack system. And they look hideous and dont look like theyd be very stable. Sorry, but major market fail.
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:30 PM   #53
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I dont know jow long it takes to bolt them on but I just installed my Globescout racks in abiut 15 minutes. By this logic Id still rather have a rack system. And they look hideous and dont look like theyd be very stable. Sorry, but major market fail.
I won't be buying them. Think I'll stick with the varios, or go for the new GSA panniers.

Does anyone know the make of metal panniers with the quick release scaffolding? I can't remember who does that, but you can remove the mounting bars very quickly, for when you don't need the luggage on the bike.
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #54
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Maybe, but those aren't the current models and Zega Pros are far more expensive / dont look near as good / are made of thinner material. If that picture is an indicator of how they weighed them, they also dont have any mounting hardware or locks. Id bet a large sum of money that a comparable set of Zega Pros wont be near the above quoted weight.


Besides that, whens the last time you were riding and said, "Self, this ride sure would be better if only I had saved 5 lbs by going with lighter bags." ???
The original Zegas are still available and the Pros are made from the same 1.5mm Aluminum. They do add the weight of plastic corners and a heavier latch/ hinge setup
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I won't be buying them. Think I'll stick with the varios, or go for the new GSA panniers.

Does anyone know the make of metal panniers with the quick release scaffolding? I can't remember who does that, but you can remove the mounting bars very quickly, for when you don't need the luggage on the bike.
Givi makes the quick release racks for the Hexhead and Camhead. I do not know if they make them for the Wethead.

As for the ones using the stock mounts, I am betting that could be made quick release.

The bags are fairly basic, but not bad for the price.

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Old 11-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #56
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Questions: does the pre-GSW Vario top box mount to the GSW top box mounting bracket? In other words, does previous top box models work with the GSW?
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The original Zegas are still available and the Pros are made from the same 1.5mm Aluminum. They do add the weight of plastic corners and a heavier latch/ hinge setup
Ok, the original Zegas are still around. The rest of what I said still applies.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:43 PM   #58
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Questions: does the pre-GSW Vario top box mount to the GSW top box mounting bracket? In other words, does previous top box models work with the GSW?
Have just ordered replacement bracket for 2010 GS top box prior to putting the bike on the market, don't know if it will fit my 2013 or not but I sincerely doubt it since very little camhead gear fits the WC. Will be glad to let you know as soon as the bracket gets here, FedX said they were expecting some delays due to "a national service disruption", guess that means the weather...
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #59
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Have just ordered replacement bracket for 2010 GS top box prior to putting the bike on the market, don't know if it will fit my 2013 or not but I sincerely doubt it since very little camhead gear fits the WC. Will be glad to let you know as soon as the bracket gets here, FedX said they were expecting some delays due to "a national service disruption", guess that means the weather...
Sorry, I missed the question. No, it will not fit.

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Old 11-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #60
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When I saw the thread I couldn't believe it

This is just what I've been looking for " watercooled panniers "

Now I can keep my beer and food cooled down in the middle of summer.
Funny you should suggest that - I'm considering modifying a yeti cooler by putting the TT rapid trap top box mechanism on the bottom for exactly that purpose. It's an expensive fail if it doesn't work though ...
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