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post #1 of 6 Old 09-01-2014, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Any issues with the SE bags?

Anyone have a 2013 or newer 650 ABS SE? I want to know if there are any issues with the bags. I know the Expedition bags have crappolla locks on them, but I wasn't sure if this was the case with the SE's plastic bags. I am buying this winter, so I am just doing my research around farkles in advance.

Tips on good hand guards, accessory plugs, heated grips and GPS mounts would also be appreciated.

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Plastic bags are just ugly (and perhaps expensive from a dealer). With heated grips - just go for Oxford.

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Plastic

I had plastic bags on my GS 1150 and now have an SE with them. I like that they have handles, even though they are smaller than Suzuki aluminum panniers. Also if you have a tip over , just paint em no dents like the aluminum...and cheaper . My $.02
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How much do they cost? How much do they weigh? You could get a set of Givi luggage for just over $1000, including mounting hardware. E41 sidecases are about $600 to your door with the V46 under $400.

Handguards - Suzuki ones are plastic, while some aftermarket ones also have a metal bar for much higher strength in case of a drop. Some of the aftermarket ones are Barkbusters, Acerbis and Moose.

Waterproof accessory plugs - there are all kinds out there including usb, cig lighter, powerlet and more... Some mount into the fairings, at the top of the steering column (triple tree) or on the sides of the bike, some can just be velcro'd to a convenient spot along the dash area and some reside under the seat. Some folks use a radar shelf to mount accessory outlets - so many options....

Heated Grips - a number of decent ones including Oxford, Kimpex, Symtec and more - strongly consider heated gloves if you are going to be riding in the cold for long periods. If you are thinking about running multiple electric devices, consider getting a voltmeter to monitor your power draw.

GPS mounts - RAM, SW Motech and much more. There are huge threads dedicated to pictures and descriptions of different GPS set-ups.

If you haven't already, check out the Google search function in the top middle of the forums - almost any question you can think of has been asked before - lot's of good information.

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I had plastic bags on my GS 1150 and now have an SE with them. I like that they have handles, even though they are smaller than Suzuki aluminum panniers. Also if you have a tip over , just paint em no dents like the aluminum...and cheaper . My $.02
Yeah, I'm totally good with plastic bags, I just wanted to make sure there were no issues with the SE bags. Thanks for your response - I'm leaning toward the SE now.
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Better spend your money on Givi (I like E41). Much more versatile and larger capacity. The SE just look ugly.(IMO)

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