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Thread: Reflector Fiasco and Gear Bag

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    Reflector Fiasco and Gear Bag

    So for the bikes (and bike buyers) that couldn't get their rear luggage racks due to the Reflector Issues, BMW was supposed to send us a really cool gear bag for carrying things on the back rack while they battled DOT. My photocopied letter the dealer gave me says a $259 value or such.

    Has anyone received this bag, and if so is it anything one would use for touring as a centerbag?

    Pictures?

    I've had my bike now for over a month - not a peep from BMW on the bag...now dealer says they will mount my racks when I come in.

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    BMW Gear Bag

    I'd imagine that the bag BMW is going to send you is their large back-rack duffle. I had the first iteration of this bag years ago and used it for a number of cross-country trips. The design of the old one had a waterproof zipper and that eventually failed. The new one corrects that with a folding top. Here is some information:

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    Hi G-Man:

    That looks like a great bag. Am getting ready to pull the trigger on Mosko Moto saddlebags and was going to also get the MM centerbag - maybe I'll wait a little while.

    Thanks.

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    I didn't order racks on my 2017.5 GS. Wonder if they'll send me a FREE bag....?
    Did you get some sort of confirming letter?

    PS, The Mosko's are pretty great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tincup View Post
    Hi G-Man:

    That looks like a great bag.

    Thanks.
    You'd definitely want the newer model (probably blue in color) without the diagonal waterproof (up to a point) zipper. Knowing the BMW system I'll bet you'd lose a lot of touring time waiting for the bag to arrive. Those Mosko's do look good.
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    All of the customers I have sold GSA's to in this period, have left with the bag in hand at delivery... I'm not sure why other dealers haven't done the same.
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