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    Oct 2005
    Whitefish Bay, WI, 3mi N Milwaukee

    Hard bags, et al...

    I want to upgrade from the system cases that I have on my '02 R1150R.
    The system cases are a bit flimsy and they leak. They are about a year old.

    Jesse? Other Names?

    What do you use? What do you like about them?
    "What is beautiful is simple, and what is simple always works"....Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47.
    Currently bikeless, but looking hard! "Center yourself in the vertizontal. Ride a motorcycle...namaste' "

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    Sep 2006


    Check out my thread on R1200GS panniers. I am in the process of getting a bike right now but I looked at a few bag websites and got some input from owners.

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    Dec 2005
    I like my Happy Trails paniers, but they are aluminum and probably wouldn't look great on anything but a GS.
    Check out Micatech, too.

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    Don't forget your towel
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    Bainbridge Island WA
    Givi makes bags and mounts for almost all models of BMW. I've used the same set of bags on 3 different bikes over the last 10 years. Waterproof even here in the Greyt Northwet.


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    Registered User CHARLES960's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    Atlanta Georgia

    powder coat to match

    Get some big ol bags and then PC to match or compliment the bike. Should give you 3x the room, and look good. I don't like the givi side bags b/c they are basically clamshells too. The top load holds much more. A givi top box is hard to beat though.

    I saw a HD full dresser with Happy Trails and the bags lookd fine.


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