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  • #16
    Originally posted by Ride521 View Post
    I'm looking at the SW-Motech bags. Semi hard and not bad to look at either.

    https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...6-11-fz8-10-11
    Ride521, Please continue to post. We need new members participating, we don't need to be pushing them away.

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    • #17
      I used a Cyle Guys expandable tail bag, I loved it, never used it for luggage, mostly for day rides.https://www.partsgiant.com/p355632-t...g-25&r=c-23366

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Ride521 View Post
        I'm looking at the SW-Motech bags. Semi hard and not bad to look at either.

        https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...6-11-fz8-10-11
        Welcome to the FZ1OA!

        I see that you are looking, so I'll reiterate that hard bags are really great. Always waterproof, very secure, stable at speed, and do a GREAT job as sliders (such as when your heavily loaded bike gets off center and fall away from you in a parking lot!!!!)

        Anyway, just throwing that out there. Also, if you get SW Motech with the quick release system, the side bags and racks are gone in a minute for the clean look. Best thing I've ever added to the FZ.
        -'03 FZ1- "Xena"- Custom Orange/Red paint- FuzzyOne mirror mod- SW Motech QR racks- Givi E460 top- E21 side cases- SS brake lines - Scorpion slip-on- Penske 8987 shock- Throttlemeisters- Sargent seat- R1 shift arm- Custom sprocket cover- Cheap ass battery- Extended passenger pegs - Gauge of Eternal Coolness - Valtermoto Rearsets - LED headlights- Carbon airbox covers- Fehling engine case guards (footrests!)- MRA Vario shield -

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        • #19
          I have both the SW Motech Blaze and the SW Motech evo/Kappa KN33 set-ups for the Fazer. Both systems are excellent, but I prefer the hard case set-up just for the security and peace of mind. Never had an issue, but I could see where an unscrupulous person could easily vandalize or tear into the soft bag options if desired. The hard case options are “install and forget about” convenient. With either of these systems, touring capacity for a couple weeks was no problem, although with the Blaze setup I also used a Nelson-Rigg tail bag. Both are great options, the Blaze system is almost invisible once the bags are removed and of course a few pounds lighter overall. The Kappa cases are basically Givi cases without the fancier outer lid, so you save a good amount of money if you go Kappa vs Givi.
          Before purchasing the hard case system, I was concerned about the added bike width and weight on the rear, but those worries disappeared quickly. Don’t really notice the cases behind me at all

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Neanderthal View Post
            The Kappa cases are basically Givi cases without the fancier outer lid, so you save a good amount of money if you go Kappa vs Givi.
            x2. I bought a 52L Kappa top case for my other bike - from an overseas supplier (motostorm) for about 1/2 what the Givi version would have cost. Actually liked the simpler styling of the Kappa and it used the same Givi mounting plates. My FZ1 has a 42?L givi box, but I got that used off craigslist so it wasn't expensive either.
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            • #21
              It is amazing what they charge for small bits of steel tubing and some molded plastic. I was very fortunate to happen upon a brand new, complete SW Motech/Givi setup, here on the forum. Less than half price, still had the film over the logos. Also bought another set of larger Givi boxes off CL for cheap, a 52l top and 41l sides. I've run that and it is a crap ton of storage.

              That said, I would pay what was necessary to duplicate this if something happens to this setup.
              -'03 FZ1- "Xena"- Custom Orange/Red paint- FuzzyOne mirror mod- SW Motech QR racks- Givi E460 top- E21 side cases- SS brake lines - Scorpion slip-on- Penske 8987 shock- Throttlemeisters- Sargent seat- R1 shift arm- Custom sprocket cover- Cheap ass battery- Extended passenger pegs - Gauge of Eternal Coolness - Valtermoto Rearsets - LED headlights- Carbon airbox covers- Fehling engine case guards (footrests!)- MRA Vario shield -

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              • #22
                I appreciate the updated info. I was a fairly active member in 2006 then went overseas for 9 plus years and the bike went into storage. Currently the bike is apart and getting some TLC and then I will be driving it cross country so trying to find soft luggage that works.
                Modding is a drug. FZ1OA is the needle that injects it. Hello, my name is Chris, I am addicted

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                • #23
                  It's unfortunate, after reading through this thread I went onto the SW Motech site only to be disappointed...

                  I put in the information for my 2005 FZ1 and it's comes up with products stated to fit "2005-2016"... I can't even keep track of how many websites have the wrong information listed. So annoying.

                  Good to see you're back stateside and getting the old girl fixed up csamto. I'm just running a Nelson Rigg Commuter Touring tail bag. It expands tall enough to hold a spare helmet or just keep it low like I normally do for extra layers, drinks, etc. Works great but sooner or later I'll find an actual luggage rack that doesn't break the bank. Hopefully...

                  Good luck to you.

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                  • #24
                    @csamto

                    Enjoy the Motofizz medium tail bag, and the Nelson-Rigg saddlebags on your epic trip. They served me well over the years, and thousands of miles. Happy that they went to a good home.

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                    • #25
                      I've been using the medium Motofizz tail bag for at least 15 years on my FZ1. I love it. Still in good shape too. The only thing that has shown it's age is the elastic cross strapping on the very top...it has lost it's elasticity. But it has the little snug tab on it, so I still throw my cover up there sometimes. My wife used the small Motofizz on her bike for several years. She sold her bike, so I use the small one for shorter trips.

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