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post #1 of 10 Old 05-07-2016, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Luggage size on 2014 Adv.

Looking for the interior mfg's listed size of the 2014 adv. bags. Bought it with the adventure package. They have the suzuki name on the side.
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-07-2016, 09:41 PM
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The 26L (6.8 Gal) and 29L (7.6 Gal) right and left Side Cases provide ample room for clothes, tools and other needs. All pieces lock, attach and detach with the ignition key. Included are both side cases, upper, and Lower Side Case brackets.
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Funny how you buy a 650 which is a smaller bike and they give you 37 and 45L cases and you get small ones on the big 1000.
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The OEM bags are obviously on the small side and it seems that most troopers want more capacity, so they would not be a good choice. Lots of larger aftermarket options out there. For me it was just what I needed to prevent over packing with stuff I didn't really need. My biggest complaint about my previous bike was that it was too heavy. So I would bitch about how the weight hampered handling in the twisties, and then fill up the gigantic luggage with as much useless stuff as I could fit. I'm not an around-the-world adventure rider, I don't camp, almost never have a pillion rider and almost never go off pavement. I do cross the USA and it seems I have everything I need in those small side cases and I'm really enjoying being 220lbs lighter!
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MrMagoo I like your post. The problem is for two up and camping my OEM cases are too small. I got an aftermarket topcase on the cheap (Bestem), but am wishing I got my usual Givi. Even though I got an SW-Motech plate I am having trouble figuring out a good mounting.

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Yep, I hear ya 2thDr. As satisfied as I am with the OEM cases for solo, no-camping travel, I would definitely be looking for more space if riding two up.
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Luggage size on 2014 Adv.

I use a set of OEM aluminum panniers from my 650XT on my 1000 and they look great IMO. I purchased the SW Motech Evo racks and they hook right up. They're 37 & 45 liter capacity combined with my SW Motech Trax 45L top box I carry everything I need and then some. Very durable and lightweight, the Trax boxes are the way to go.

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Yep, I hear ya 2thDr. As satisfied as I am with the OEM cases for solo, no-camping travel, I would definitely be looking for more space if riding two up.
Finally got my Givi E460 knock-off topcase (Bestem) installed. I have the SW-MOTECH steel luggage plate and drilled holes to match in the Bestem supplied adapter plate. It should be enough for two up and camping solo. Camping two up, not so much...

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I have Caribou cases on the sides and I am completely satisfied. I didn't mount a top case on the back, even though I want to. Still researching the safety of it. Have read that it can break your back if you get rear ended, but not sure how true that is. It makes sense I suppose if you get a big one, but I would think it would break free from its carrier at some point.
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Gotta love Givi. Spendy but all my bikes have them.
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