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Panniers, Racks, Luggage

I have a 2016 V650 and am shopping for luggage and racks. I have a top case already so I am looking for rear side panniers at this time. I am fairly set on hard luggage vs soft. The V will primarily be used on pavement. Looking for opinions and pictures of any hard luggage for these bikes. I seem to be gravitating to the top access type boxes as that is what I have on my KLR
Right now I'm looking at the following:
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SW Motech EVO or H&B quick release racks
Givi PL4114

Panniers:
Globescout 35L
Givi Monokey Dolomiti 36L
Solobox 39L
Tusk 37L

Appreciate the input. (I'm New)
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Right now I'm looking at the following:
Racks:
SW Motech EVO or H&B quick release racks
Givi PL4114

Panniers:
Globescout 35L
Givi Monokey Dolomiti 36L
Solobox 39L
Tusk 37L

Appreciate the input. (I'm New)
I have the TUSK panniers on my '08, and I am seriously considering putting a set onto my '15. (Can't find the pic of the '08, but here's my '09 w/ similar panniers.)


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I have the TUSK panniers on my '08, and I am seriously considering putting a set onto my '15. (Can't find the pic of the '08, but here's my '09 w/ similar panniers.)

I want to put Tusk on my 13. What racks and hardware do I need?
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Yeah I would really like to see a pic of the Tusk ones in a Gen 3 Versys. I also really like the Globescout but they are spendy compared to Tusk. I have happy trails on my KLR which are very similar to Tusk and really like them. That style fits the KLR well but not sure about the newer Versys. Someone on RMATV he these pics posted.

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Top-loading Givi E-22s on SW-M Evo quick-release carriers. Despite the fact that they're easily removed, the SW-M racks are stout as hell and have absolutely no play in them anywhere. I think you could hang just about any type of side cases on them with the appropriate adapters or a little fabrication.


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Appreciate the input on the SW Motech racks. I'm pretty set on those or the H&B which I am told are virtually the same. I really like the quick release feature. Your Givis look nice but they would not be large enough for me. I have 33L on my KLR and I want at least that size or bigger as need room for my wife's stuff as well at times😀
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I want to put Tusk on my 13. What racks and hardware do I need?
Sorry I can't help you more, but my records don't show WHICH ones, altho' I used GiVi mounts, along w/ a Happy Trails kit to mount the bags to them.

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Appreciate the input on the SW Motech racks. I'm pretty set on those or the H&B which I am told are virtually the same. I really like the quick release feature. Your Givis look nice but they would not be large enough for me. I have 33L on my KLR and I want at least that size or bigger as need room for my wife's stuff as well at times😀
Have you seen these? https://acmemoto2.com/ I'm thinking about it.

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I want to put Tusk on my 13. What racks and hardware do I need?
Sorry I can't help you more, but my records don't show WHICH ones, altho' I used GiVi mounts, along w/ a Happy Trails kit to mount the bags to them.
Just called Revzilla. All you need is to buy the SW Motech EVO racks and the tusk panniers. The panniers bolt directly to the racks. To remove them you use the 6 quarter turn releases on the rack and remove the pannier and rack as one assembly. Otherwise you could use bolts with plastic knobs to attach the picture to racks if you wanted to leave the racks on the bike. Just a thought. I think I'm gonna go this route, but I want to see a pic of the large (37L) tusk panniers on a Gen 3.
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Appreciate the input on the SW Motech racks. I'm pretty set on those or the H&B which I am told are virtually the same. I really like the quick release feature. Your Givis look nice but they would not be large enough for me. I have 33L on my KLR and I want at least that size or bigger as need room for my wife's stuff as well at times😀
Have you seen these? https://acmemoto2.com/ I'm thinking about it.
Hmm interesting. Those do look pretty cool. Close to the Globescout in price, one more to add to the list!!

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Do you have the medium or large Tusk on your 08? Did you find any other pictures of that bike? Thanks.

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Do you have the medium or large Tusk on your 08? Did you find any other pictures of that bike? Thanks.
Pretty sure they are the LARGE ones - here's a few pics:







(Can't measure them right now - they're in AZ, about 1,700 miles S of here.)

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Thanks man. I think I might go that route. Sure hard to beat the price. Won't feel so bad if I lay it down either. I would be mad if I spend $1000 on Globescout panniers and dent or scratch one.
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Thanks man. I think I might go that route. Sure hard to beat the price. Won't feel so bad if I lay it down either. I would be mad if I spend $1000 on Globescout panniers and dent or scratch one.
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That sucks! That is why I opted for the NON LT version. Didnt want to ever have to buy a factory pannier as a replacement.
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That sucks! That is why I opted for the NON LT version. Didnt want to ever have to buy a factory pannier as a replacement.
Did NOT buy a new one - just "fixed" the 'broken' one!

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Alright, now I'm torn between the SW Motech EVO rack and the Hepco and Becker rack. Main differences I see are :
SW Motech
-flat mounting surface with pretapped holes for mounting panniers
-Rear cross brace attaches to license plate bracket (may spoil my plans of getting a fender eliminator)
Top attachment point uses the factory tapped holes on the inside of the factory rack which will interfere with my top case rack I have on. Not sure if this is an issue or not

H&B
-round tube frame. Need to buy happy trails puck kit for $75 in order to mount panniers
-rear cross brace passes by the fender so I think I could do the fender eliminator.
-rear cross brace looks like it needs to be unbolted to remove racks
-Top attachment is just a matter of pushing the rack into the factory mounting slots on the factory rack.

Does anyone have experience with the H&B on a Gen 3?
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Alright. I ordered the H&B racks so all that's left is a set of panniers. Found these on eBay. Obviously from China, but any thoughts on these? It's pretty much between these and the Tusk.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F231645129311
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Alright. I ordered the H&B racks so all that's left is a set of panniers. Found these on eBay. Obviously from China, but any thoughts on these? It's pretty much between these and the Tusk.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F231645129311
Check out Motostorm.com. I ordered Givi Dolomiti cases from there. Saved some significant money, plus I really like the cases.
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Check out Motostorm.com. I ordered Givi Dolomiti cases from there. Saved some significant money, plus I really like the cases.[/QUOTE]

I was considering the Dolomiti cases. Looks like they are $600 shipped from Motostorm. Not bad at all, but still more than double the price of the Tusk. I'm just having a hard time justifying anything above the $500 price point when I have happy trails (pretty much exactly like Tusk) for my KLR and am very happy with those. I just am not sure the Tusk style panniers "fit" the Versys. I like how the Dolomiti cases or the Pazoma cases look so much better and feel like they would "fit" the Versys.
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