Got my GS-WC this past Wednesday, and I was lucky the dealer had a set of crash bars, so I'm good to go with that; however I discovered the day after the sale that the panniers are still in Germany, and they aren't sure when to expect those. Additionally, I purchased the Navigator IV and was told it would take a day to arrive--you guessed it, now I'm told that it's back ordered, but it could be in any day--go figure. I'm loving this bike so much without the complete package. Came off of a RT after 4 years and 66K+, and really enjoyed that bike, but the GS is a whole another story--spent the day playing in the rain at the beach in sloppy, wet sand and several washed out ditches along the way. Can't wait for my next long trip.