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Hi,
in the US you are travelling defenetive more long distances as we do over here in Germany.
But in our forum (http://www.AN650.de) we have an ingenieur who created the HOLDER for hard shell bags.
See this: http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=411
Thats quality "Made in Germany", non-rosting steal (VA, see an other picture: http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=415).
The load can be up to 5KGs each side (10KGs together on both sides = equal about 20 lbs) and it´s not expensive, just 99,95Euro (equal about 125.00USD) plus shipping.
Here´s one more: http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=416
Its available for both, the 2003 and the new 2004 Burgman AN650.
Together with a top case you can take all you need for 2 persons for a week-trip!

If you are interested, just let me know! This is an friendship offer to BurgmanUSA-friends, non commericial interests, limited quantity!
Mike
 

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This is interesting, but I'd have some questions.

Who manufactures the side luggage and how much does it cost?
(I am assuming that the $125 is for the mounting brackets.)

Do the side cases have a carrying handle that would make it easy to carry them into a hotel/motel room?

Are the tops of the sidecases lockable?

What colors are available for the side cases?

Do you need to drill any holes in the bodywork to attach the brackets?

I would be concerned with how easy it is to remove the side bag, because you'd need to to that everytime you buy gas (which is often).

The other issue is that adding side bags increases the width of the machine. With my V-Strom, I only mount the side cases when I'm going to need them. I often ride it without the cases. The mounting hardware on the V-Strom does not look too bad when the side cases are not on the machine. These brackets for the Burgman are not as inobtrusive. You'd pretty much want to ride with the bags on all the time - to hide the brackets.

Additional storage space is always tempting - but these are the questions that came to mind when I looked at the pictures.
 

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OR...Paul. You can make your own outa Aluminum like I did... I got photos in the gallery.... so take a look. The bags that Mike is talking about are the Givi E-21 side cases.. About $ 140. for the set of two. They do have handles and they do come off with the push of a button. I can E-mail you the plans if you like....the file is big so you need high speed. I've sent about 20 sets of plans to others... they are free and the cost is cheep to make them... I found an old hwy sign to make mine. I now have aprox 150 litres of storage...just like a Goldwing !
 

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Thank you blueburgerbob
for helping the explanation of the Hard shell side bags. All you said is correct.

My answers to the questions:
Who manufactures the side luggage and how much does it cost?
- MADE by GIVI, they are called here in Germany "Givi Cruiser Case E21". Volume about 21Liter = max. 5KGs (10lbs) each side. (For more info in ENGLISH and pictures check here: http://www.givi.it/home/frame.asp, look for MONOKEYS and search for the E21) Please ask your dealer in the USA for the sales price or check in eBay

(I am assuming that the $125 is for the mounting brackets.)
- Correct

Do the side cases have a carrying handle that would make it easy to carry them into a hotel/motel room?
- YES

Are the tops of the sidecases lockable?
- YES

What colors are available for the side cases?
- 6 different colours are sold in Europe, but its different from country to country, just ask your dealer pls

Do you need to drill any holes in the bodywork to attach the brackets?
- NO

I would be concerned with how easy it is to remove the side bag, because you'd need to to that everytime you buy gas (which is often).
- DEFENETIVE no problem, its very easy - every time

The other issue is that adding side bags increases the width of the machine.
- NO! The 2 mirrows in front are the maximum of the width. The back of the Burgman with the 2 bags is still smaller. THIS was one of the main issues when the idea was born to increase the storage space and create the mounting brackets for the Burgman AN650

Ofcourse you can make your own construction, as "blueburgerbob" told you. But these brackets are tested on the Germany Autobahn with high-speed (!) and meanwhile also tested on about 25 other BurgmanAN650 from the very north of Germany down south to Austria.
Not a single problem occur...

It´s a pitty, that you cant read German. Cause in our forum http://www.AN650.de are about 5 pages discussion/questions/answers about the brackets.

I hope that I answered all your questions?
Again, this is not a "cheap construction" to be sold cheap at "Wooolworth". This is HighTech, VA-steel, German TUEV approved (our cars and bikes must go to that inspection every 2nd year - they make the rules...) and proudly made by German ingenieurs just and only for BURGMAN-FRIENDS.
Best regards
Mike
 

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Mike,

Thanks for the answers.

I checked the Arizona Motorsports website (where I bought my Givi trunk). They sell the E21 sidecase set for $150.16 in Flat Black. Colors are higher, as are those embellished with chrome. Colors listed were metallic black, metallic silver and candy apple red. I would probably get the flat black if I do this - they are the least expensive, and my trunk is matte black. For under $300 for the mounts and sidecases, this is worth thinking about.

Here is the link to the E21 details at AZ Motorsports
http://store.azmusa.com/21ltrcruissi.html
 

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Monorack?

Guys:

Doesnt Givi make a thing called a Monorack that mounts the Trunk and the bags?
 

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Hi Mike,
I was looking at Fehling (http://www.fehling.com) protection guards from Germany. Does any of your friends have these and the saddle bag holders? I would like to know if there is any conflict in the rear of the scoot with both items.
Thanks for your response.
Rob i SoCal
 

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postage for the brackets (saddle bags holders)

Hi Rob

no, these saddle bag holders are for bikes, not for the AN650. They won’t fit. And they start rusting after less than a year. I had protection guards from Fehling/Germany on my former HELIX-Scooter as well as the last bikes I had, Harley E-Glides.

@ all:
I asked the German post for the price to mail the mentioned brackets (1 pair 99,95Eu left/right = about 120.-$) from Germany to the USA.
The costs are as follows:

Postage 29.- Eu (about 35.-$) if mailed by ship and truck (6 weeks)
Postage 45.- Eu (about 54.-$) as airmail (7-9 days)

So - with airmail a set for your Burgman AN650 (and Ex) will cost you 145.-Eu (about 175.-$) and will fit for live time...

Don’t you know someone based at the US military here in Germany? He/She can bring it home one day for you?!

Best regards
and enjoy the beautiful spring time now!

Mike
 

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I do know someone stationed in Germany. I wouldnt want him to wait until his tour is up though. I'd sure like to get the protection bars for a resonable price.

Also I'm really looking more for the side case mounts pre made.

Any source for these?

Thanks
 
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