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    Pannier frame 650 GT scooter

    I've just picked up my new scoot and totally in love with my new travel buddy. I plan on a riding trip in an area where the expectation is 4 seasons in one day this will require more luggage than usual and I would prefer to have it securely stored in hard panniers. Unfortunately I have just found out that Givi no longer make the pannier frame to fit the scoot; I've tried international suppliers; searched forums on how to make pannier frames; tried to get schematics for something that would fit modifying slightly depending on the panniers purchased. I may be able to get some made but my contact hasnt done this before and would be struggling without some guidance. Any suggestions on where I can go to get some schematics or some diy information.

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    Hey Scooter Gal, Welcome to the group. 4 seasons in one day is a challenge for sure. I've had similar situations on my fall rides from the northern USA (Ohio) to Florida; low below freezing temps (colder than forecasted) to near 100f within an 18 hour period. I left geared up for cold and stripped down as it got warmer.

    Have you considered a topcase and backpack you can carry with you when you leave the bike? That has worked for me, but I travel pretty light. I'm with yah on the hard panniers though. They would be nice to have.

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    Scooter Gal,

    Try http://www.petes-superbike.com/tubul...6-p-46359.html
    http://www.petes-superbike.com/tubul...6-p-46359.html

    link was provided to me by Greyhound on this forum a couple month ago and when I checked about a month ago via email they still had them. I would verify this. They are out of Canada. I didn't purchase yet, haven't been able to justify the cost of these and the couple of times a year I would use them. I have soft panniers that work for now. I don't think these work with the newer model Givi bags that have the newer quick release as I recall when I looked back in July.

    I really wish someone would make a nice hard sidebag/pannier rack for the c650GT that would be readily available.


    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter Gal View Post
    I've just picked up my new scoot and totally in love with my new travel buddy. I plan on a riding trip in an area where the expectation is 4 seasons in one day this will require more luggage than usual and I would prefer to have it securely stored in hard panniers. Unfortunately I have just found out that Givi no longer make the pannier frame to fit the scoot; I've tried international suppliers; searched forums on how to make pannier frames; tried to get schematics for something that would fit modifying slightly depending on the panniers purchased. I may be able to get some made but my contact hasnt done this before and would be struggling without some guidance. Any suggestions on where I can go to get some schematics or some diy information.

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    2014 C650GT Quartz Blue Metallic

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    I made some side racks to take GIVI boxes, and have made racks for other bikes. Unfortunately, there isn't enough interest to make it worthwhile to manufacture racks for low production models, and few people will pay what it costs to make them.
    A large water proof duffel over the rear seat will carry enough gear for "hoteling" it for a couple of weeks, and is very cost effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveADV View Post
    Hey Scooter Gal, Welcome to the group. 4 seasons in one day is a challenge for sure. I've had similar situations on my fall rides from the northern USA (Ohio) to Florida; low below freezing temps (colder than forecasted) to near 100f within an 18 hour period. I left geared up for cold and stripped down as it got warmer.

    Have you considered a topcase and backpack you can carry with you when you leave the bike? That has worked for me, but I travel pretty light. I'm with yah on the hard panniers though. They would be nice to have.
    Thanks SteveADV - WOW!! now that is extreme! hopefully my experience will not be anywhere near as bad.

    Yes I plan on getting a top box in addition to hard panniers; part of my trip will be via ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania and the bike and all the gear will be left in the hold of the ferry; sight seeing and short hikes will leave any luggage vulnerable during the trip and as I am already planning a longer one up the centre of Australia the year after I might as well jump in and get secure luggage now. Previously just had topbox and waterproof carry bag but bike was not left unattended for long periods.

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    Thanks Bicyclenut

    I checked out their site which indicates their supplier still has some (fingers crossed). Cannot order online - no shipping options to Australia. Might have to contact a friend to organise for me. In the meantime I have emailed them to confirm that they still have some pannier frames available and if they can ship to me thru some other avenue. I have soft panniers as well as a waterproof bag which I strap to the seat and topbox but my travels now require more secure luggage. Life is becoming much more interesting and filled with new adventures.

    Yes me too. This search has been crazy - just when I think I might be on the path to finding a set of frames I run into another dead end. Maybe this time will let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowdog View Post
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    Thanks Snowdog. Unfortunately soft luggage which I already have is not really an option as the trip I am planning involves taking a ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania which means leaving the luggage on the bike in the hold; and on the side of the road when hiking or sightseeing - a little too vulnerable.

    I understand completely that people often dont want to pay for custom built components (some things dont change) thankyou for the photos showing how you have mounted them. I know it will be costly but if I get stuck and friends son may be able to make me some from the photos you provided. I'd have a go myself but have no idea how to weld. LOL Who knows what sort of mess I could end up in.

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    Tasmania! Now that would be a great ride!! I would love to do that, New Zealand ����, North & South Island, and then over to Australia... if I could only take a year sabbatical away from work!!
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