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The luggage I was able to obtain second hand for the DL1000 was a set of Jesse Odyssey 47ltr hard cases and mounts for $700 pretty good value for quality gear and in great condition....
Just wondering who uses what
 

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Tusk brand medium side cases from Rock Mountain ATV/MC on Moose Racing mount with an MMG top box from Amazon. Cases $224, top case $88, mount was on the bike when I got it with Pelican side cases. Got tired of the side open.


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Tusk brand medium side cases from Rock Mountain ATV/MC on Moose Racing mount with an MMG top box from Amazon. Cases $224, top case $88, mount was on the bike when I got it with Pelican side cases. Got tired of the side open.


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When did you buy the Tusk cases? I did not see them on RM ATV/MC's website, nor did I see them on Tusk's.

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I am running SW Motech Trax side cases and top box, over 8 years now. 45L on the left and 37L on the right. Mounted with the Quick-Lock EVO racks. And a 38L top case.
 

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I have Pelican 1550 (35lt) side cases with Caribou mounts on SW Motec racks. Just got a 38lt Trax top box with all mounting hardware and locks for 200 bucks on sale from Suzuki.ca They have Trax side cases on sale also for the 12 to 16 650s at 800 bucks a set racks included. Plastic cases are 600 and 250.
 

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I have two sets....



A set of knockoff Pelicans I bought back in 2013 (I think) from an electronics supply house, and...



An old set of Nelson Rigg soft bags that I bought in 2012. I think they're CL-800's, no longer being made. I adapted the soft bags to attach to a set of packboards, so they can hard-mount to my pannier racks. Both sets began their lives on my V-Strom, and transferred over to my Yamaha. The knockoff Pelicans have about 70,000 miles on them between the two bikes, and still going strong....
 

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I don't believe in side cases especially hard paniers. I'm running Givi XS307 tank bag and a Moose Racing tall tail case. I have all the room I need behind me for strapped waterproof packs on the passenger seat.
 

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Tusk brand medium side cases from Rock Mountain ATV/MC on Moose Racing mount with an MMG top box from Amazon. Cases $224, top case $88, mount was on the bike when I got it with Pelican side cases. Got tired of the side open.


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Were they hard to mount up to those racks? I am interested in getting a set of Tusk Luggage for my bike but I was not sure how to mount them up. Thanks

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Went from SW Motech Trax to Givi Outback and now with Givi E360 for longer trips. E22 for running around and weekend trips. 46 liters Kappa top case (used all the time)
 

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Simon -- Are you riding 2-up? What do you want or need to carry in your cases for "long" trips? One of the most useful things I've read over the years about packing for longer trips (and therefore the associated luggage you will need): treat a long trip as simply a series of 3-4 day trips. I've taken that advice to heart, and it's allowed me to focus on slimming down the stuff I need, and therefore the luggage space I need for said stuff.

Also, think about how you'll use the luggage most of the time. For me, long trips at this stage of my life are the exception -- I make roughly one 7-10 day trip per year, with multiple day or short weekend trips. Since I use my luggage 99% of the time for daily commuting and around town stuff, I chose accordingly.

My current setup:

Top Case: 26L Storm iM2400, hard-mounted.

Side Cases:


  • Hepco Becker Lock-It racks
  • Caribou Cases mounting kits for the bags
  • 19L Storm iM2370 cases
Daily Use

I use the top case and small side cases just about daily for commuting & around town use. Their 64L of total space is adequate for grocery shopping, carry out, and other errands, and the side cases are nice and narrow (a couple inches narrower than my handlebars) for moving through urban / suburban traffic.

Client Site Visits

On the occasions I need to travel to client sites, my boots go in one side case, the pants in the other, helmet locks to the bike upright so it doesn't collect water if it rains, and I wear or carry my jacket inside. (My jacket is a Motoport Marathon with Quad armor, which won't fit in all but the biggest cases. I'm not willing to keep a massive case on the bike for the relatively few times I need to do so. If I need to stash a more normal jacket, like my Darien, it would fit in the top case.)

Day Trips

For day trips rather than daily commuting-type stuff, I pop off the side cases and the side racks and run with just the top case -- takes all of about 60 seconds.

Longer Trips

Over the years, I've found myself slimming down my luggage capacity and focusing on packing lighter. Wish I'd done so sooner. If for some reason I need gobs of space -- haven't yet in ~2-3 years with this bike, anyway -- I can swap out the side case hardware to a pair of 40L SKB cases (they came with my Caribou setup when I got it 2nd hand from my meathead brother), or load up a waterproof bag and strap it to the seat.
 

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Do you feel like there is enough space with the E22s there also for long trips? Thinking if I should get the E360 bags or the E22
I had a very similar Givi setup, in terms of capacity, on my 2005 Wee and it was fine for trips to Newfoundland, South Dakota and B.C. but I did supplement it with a small back-pack bungied behind me on the seat though (used for extra clothing, mesh jacket etc.) on those trips (15-20 days).

All my stuff (see pic) would have fit into an E52 top and E360 sides but it was nice to have the backpack for hiking and carrying camera gear around.


- Martin
 

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