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How many of you ride your GS with the cases on at all times?


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I really like the looks of my 07'GS Adventure with all of the aluminum cases on. Plus, it's always handy to be able to carry what ever you need. I really don't want to be taking them off and on all of the time. How many of you just keep them at all times?

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About the only times mine come off are for trips to the shop for service, cleaning, or loading the bike on a trailer, none of which happens very often. I frequently run errands on the way to or from work, so they come in pretty handy.

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I feel naked riding without them, but it does make my bu# look smaller thumbsup.gif

 

The reality is that I like to be prepared (for whatever) even on 200 mile day rides, so I have tools, jacket liners, spare gloves, Power Bars, water, etc. with me at all times.

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I really like the looks of my 07'GS Adventure with all of the aluminum cases on. Plus, it's always handy to be able to carry what ever you need. I really don't want to be taking them off and on all of the time. How many of you just keep them at all times?

I don't have the GS, but have the Vario cases for my 'standard' R12GS. I take mine off when not in use. Same with my RT.. no cases unless I'm travelling overnight.

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Side cases ~100% of the time ON. I like to store my riding gear when I get to my destination

"Trunk" 50% of the time ON. Same here... helmet gloves and pants or jacket.

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I just bought my 07 GS adventure and have the BMW bags. I never take them off unless I'm over nighting somewhere. I say leave them on all the time. Like you-I like the style and looks of them. They are handy and useful! Hope this helps. David Farcas ragman@wildblue.net

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I know it's not the same but I have an RT. Personally, I leave my cases on. But my kids, my wife, well pretty much everyone thinks it looks sportier/faster without them. confused.gif

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Thanks everyone. Looks like they stay on. I love the way the bike looks "buff" with the cases. It really turns heads. I always see people staring at the bike at intersections. It's a little cramped when hopping on and off, since my feet keep hitting the cases. But, oh well.

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I take mine off when I know I am riding in some of the rougher stuff. I have the Jesses on my 03 GS Adventure and I have had a few latches come undone when riding some of the washboard dirt roads. So when I know I am riding in the dirt, I strap a bag with emergency essentials on the rear rack and take off all hard bags.

 

But when on the road, they are on all the time.

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