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Richard230

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Zero luggage options
« on: December 27, 2014, 05:03:24 AM »

I mostly use my Zero to replace trips when I might normally need my car to carry stuff from here to there.  So I am always trying to figure out how to haul more junk on my Zero.  Attached are two photos of my luggage system.  All of the luggage is quickly detachable, light weight, stores taking up relatively little space in my closet and creates no noticeable decrease in performance.  The hard top box makes a secure place to store my helmet and/or jacket if necessary when off the bike.
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Re: Zero luggage options
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 05:22:13 AM »

 I took a different approach. I have SW-MOTECH hard cases with the quick release mounts. I have my 37L cases with my 2500 watt Elcon chargers in them and there is still a little room to store stuff. But I also have the 45L cases for shopping. With the 38L top box and 2-45L side cases you can fill a standard grocery cart up with groceries and fit everything in them. The SW-MOTECH side cases also have the mounts to strap oversize stuff on top of them. Of course the side cases have the hinge in front so not a big deal for short trips if it doesn't close. This allows you to get carried away shopping at Lowe's or Home Depot and be able to strap all kinds of stuff on and not have to ride home to get your truck. The side cases go on and off in seconds. Top box is the same.
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Re: Zero luggage options
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 05:45:31 AM »

I use the SW-MOTECH quick-release saddle bag brackets on my F650GS and like them a lot.  But I use them to mount soft luggage securely to the bike and to keep them away from my hot muffler.   :o
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Re: Zero luggage options
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 07:20:54 AM »

I'm getting the Zero Givi racks (46 days and counting, since order...) and I'll be putting my 3 E45 bags on there. I used to do this on my first SV-650, and I could carry literally an entire full grocery cart. 135 liters of storage.

It's great for bulky things like toilet paper & paper towels. If I also carry my large backpack, I'm seriously set.
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