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    Registered User JerryAttrick's Avatar
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    Cargo on a GT

    We are about to take a long trip, and I'm a little concerned about the total carrying capacity of the side bags and top box. I was thinking about some panniers, but the three brands I checked don't make them for the KGT.
    (I don't want to pull a trailer.)
    Suggestions?
    JerryAttrick
    2013 K1600GTL, "Siegfried"
    But Mom, I've never found "well enough".

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    GT Fully Loaded

    Jerry
    I did St Pete-Chicago-Santa Monica and back last summer. Had to have cold weather clothes(Pikes Peak 26) as well as warm weather(Needles 108) and the bike carried it all very well. Of course I had the ESA set for two riders and baggage. Not sure that answers your question.

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    I've just added the top case to my GT, after using a soft bag on it for a couple of long trips. While that makes it good for long distance, one-up travel, it is tight for two. Adding a trailer would be tough, as I don't know any company that makes a hitch system for the GT (although there could be one). Although you don't want to trailer, maybe a Uni-Go one wheel trailer might work for you. It's large enough for the purpose, although essentially just a large pannier on a wheel. It's light and has the advantage that you can just wheel it into the room with you. Think of it as rolling luggage. I just checked out their website at uni-go-trailers.com and it looks pretty cool...

    Any Uni-Go users out there want to chime in?...

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    Two-up

    The key word here is "We".
    My wife (previously thought to be a sane and responsible adult) wants to do this trip with me.
    I suspect our best plan may involve some strategically placed UPS shipments at friends' homes along the route.
    JerryAttrick
    2013 K1600GTL, "Siegfried"
    But Mom, I've never found "well enough".

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    Jerry,
    What did u mean by "long" trip? 7 days? 14 days? 28 days? 2 months?
    Camping? Motels?

    This may sound odd, but on a lengthy trip, pack some old clothing, wear and wash a couple times, discard either via a shelter or dumpster, and pick up some new tacky tourist wear along the way

    O yeah but u said the wife was coming along, soooo that may not work, Topcase for shoes, side cases for her clothes and toiletries, tank bag for u

    Good Luck

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    "Long" trip

    We are riding from Tallahassee, Florida to the Redmond rally, taking the shortcut through New Hampshire.
    I think the answer is a big tank bag (and some UPS boxes).
    JerryAttrick
    2013 K1600GTL, "Siegfried"
    But Mom, I've never found "well enough".

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