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post #1 of 28 Old 05-24-2014, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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I am sure a bunch of you new owners are in the same boat as me. The clock is ticking and I want to hit the road. Particularly north for me to experience the Dawson summer events and perhaps Alaska. Dawson happens around the 20 June and at my rate of travel I need 10 days to get there. But I need the damn farkles. I'm a camper so I need the bags. Got the skid plate, center stand Monday and no sign of bags or crash bars. Guess I could Jerryrig it and may just have to do that. And then there's Suzuki. I could get the bars and break my vow to stop wasting money. But there's still the bags. What to do, what to do!
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post #2 of 28 Old 05-24-2014, 01:29 PM
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I'm hoping to be in Dawson for the 20th too...but I figure 6 days should be plenty from Vancouver.

Do you mean you ordered your bags already and they haven't arrived?

I wouldn't worry as much about the crash bars. They are only important when you need them
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post #3 of 28 Old 05-24-2014, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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No. You can't get any bags yet.
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I am in a similar situation for my attendance at the Mohawk Trail trip. I did get engine guards on ebay and am very happy with them.i am waiting for sw motech skidplate as it attaches to the engine guard crossbar.
I will be utilizing dry bags and rok straps to carry my stuff.
It is clear that patience is needed when purchasing a new model. In the end it will all be good.
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post #5 of 28 Old 05-24-2014, 09:36 PM
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No. You can't get any bags yet.
Get some soft throwovers like these: Products - Andy Strapz
and get riding (and save cash).
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post #6 of 28 Old 05-25-2014, 06:53 AM
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I've got AndyStrapz Expedition bags and the frames he's designed for the new bike and over 9,000 km so far they have been great.
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post #7 of 28 Old 05-25-2014, 08:10 AM
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Id probably buy a giant loop if I were you. I just looked at Andystrapz and they are $910 shipped to the US so I'll pass on those.

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Had a look, Jake. The two choices run at 450 and 700 bucks. Great bags but a lot of plusses added on to that for Canada.(One distributor out of Quebec). Or I could make a road trip out of it to Kenniwick, Wa. Around 500kms., one way. If they got em and if they work. But for soft bags I was looking for something in the two to three hundred range.

And just discovered Mosko Moto, a Fairly new startup company run by back country riding guys. Their gear looks exceptional. Unfortunately, their Panniers are still in development and on preorder ($around $450) their expected date is Aug.

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Id probably buy a giant loop if I were you. I just looked at Andystrapz and they are $910 shipped to the US so I'll pass on those.
Ouch, that's a lot of freight when the basic bags are AU$345!
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Yes but I think the racks are $370 as well. The freight was only $120
I'm getting by with a Wolfman Ranier tank bag and Wolf Tail rear bag. Those are close to the size of a lot of saddlebags when expanded so I'm good for a little while because I do mostly local riding. I may just wait to see what Jesse comes up with. I'm still thinking Twisted Throttle racks and Kirks Panniers alu bags.

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