The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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My dad is gonna buy me a zega cases as a graduation gift. I have a 97 make F650 and on the touratech page the optimum system is a combination of 35L and a 41L cases. However, they dont look good when mounted on the bike. Do I have to buy 2x35L or 2x41L?
41L are heavier than 35L and also wider. But more space.
Another question is if I order only cases do they come with mounting kits or do I have order them separately?
Unlike the R1150GS, the Touratech panniers on an F650 are wider than the front of the bike. I have the 35-litre cases on both bikes and it's wide enough! I definitely wouldn't want the 41-litre version on an F650. Very hard to manoeuvre in traffic, in my opinion.
Besides, if you get larger than 35 litres, you'll only carry more weight which you don't need.
On my travels with a pillion, the rule has been roughly one pannier each. If you are riding alone you definitely shouldn't need 82 litres.
The mounting rack is ordered separately but I think the brackets are located in different places on the pannier depending on the bike so make sure you clearly order for your specific bike.
This doesn´t quite answer your question, but my suggestion for the F650 is the Jessies.
I had a Dakar F650 earlier this year and used Jessies. Although I don´t like Jessies personally, and it is a personal thing, they are good for the F650 as the wrap around the pipes and sit in quite close to the bike. By far the best panniers in your case.
I managed the beginning if my RTW trip with these and had space to spare - with my tent outside.
*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
My wife had the BMW cases on her 1999 F650ST and I had Jesse panniers on my R100GS. The BMW cases are probably as wide (if not wider than) the Touratech panniers. We encountered a number of situations where I could go and she could not. Everything from splitting lanes to parking the bikes.
While the Jesses are more difficult to pack you might want to check the respective widths on their websites befoe finalising your decision!
Redwood Meadows, AB
Just to complete the infos about the TT/Zega cases: The cases are plain without any mounting brackets. Touratech offer the set containing rack, cases and mounting brackets cheaper than if you buy the single elements. For +/- €50 more TT offers to fit the mounting brackets as best suited for the bike.
Other panniers might be just as good or better, but the TT rack is the best I found so far.
Worth mentioning that Metal Mule now make a Skinny Mule pannier which is 31Ltr. Just about to order a set for my Africa Twin having had the Touratech paniers previously. By using MM's 31 & 38Ltr instead of TT's 35 & 41Ltr I hope the overall width will be a little narrower. The reduction in capacity shouldn't be a problem as I never managed to fill the larger boxes even on our big trip. LB.
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