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Disco Stu

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Suzuki Luggage
« on: May 06, 2012, 09:07:09 AM »
Hi all

 I'm looking to buy a GSX1250FALO complete with Suzuki top box and panniers and want to know if these are watertight or if I would need waterproof inner bags.
 Am I right in thinking that this luggage is rebranded Kappa?

Thanks

Stu

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Re: Suzuki Luggage
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 08:54:57 AM »
I think the panniers are rebranded V35s mate, if so they are waterproof.. I kitted out my 650 with Givi stuff as the Suzuki racks left the top box too far forward for pillion comfort, something to bare in mind.
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Re: Suzuki Luggage
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 08:59:14 AM »
MoTech racks for topbox & panniers on mine - much better look when the luggage is off the bike :occasion14:

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Re: Suzuki Luggage
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 09:06:01 AM »
Check my photo out I have givi panniers n top box fitted as aftermarket to my 1250.... n they fit fine, are waterproof and plenty of room for my pillion too .... oh and the frame doesnt make the bike look too ugly when she's naked ...lol   :occasion14:



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Re: Suzuki Luggage
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 09:21:51 AM »
I like to see the framework on bikes like ours, shows you mean business and don't just ride 15 miles to the local bike meet on sunny Sundays..
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Re: Suzuki Luggage
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 09:50:09 AM »
PMSL  :bootyshake: Yup I get were your coming from jacko  :thumbsup:

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Re: Suzuki Luggage
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 05:33:45 PM »
My GSX1250FA ST has had GIVI E370 Monolock topbox and Kappa K33 Monokey side cases from new in March 2011. I replaced the top box shortly afterwards with the GIVI E470 Simply 3 (the biggest Monolock available at the time) because it can take both of our helmets when away from the bike. Mine are all fully waterproof.
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Re: Suzuki Luggage
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 08:20:31 PM »
I'm looking to buy a GSX1250FAL0

Why a 2010 model anyway? L0=2010, L1=2011, L2=2012, etc.

The model that comes with Suzuki top box and pannier racks from new is known as the GSX1250FA ST. The FAL2 (for this year) is the basic GSX1250 before they convert it to the ST by adding the rack, etc. Even so, if you buy a new one it will still say FAL2 on the log book whichever model you buy. Hope that is clear.  :dontknow:
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Re: Suzuki Luggage
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 07:45:01 PM »
Hi Guys

 Thanks for your comments and advice. I have decided to buy the bike and will collect it on Saturday. I've traded in a Sprint ST 1050
which I bought new 5 years and 25000 miles ago. Excellent bike but I just fancied a change and I think the Suzy will suit me well.
 As for the luggage I see what you mean about encroaching on the pillion but I usually ride solo so this shouldn't be a problem. The panniers look to be monokey type givi but the topbox looks to be monolock ie lighter duty. I have a V46 monokey so may at some point try fitting this using givi universal adaptor plate. Does anyone know if this will fit easily to the Suzuki rack? If not I can always make an adaptor plate as I work at an engineering firm so materials and tools are no problem. Any way I will introduce myself in the new members section when i've got the bike.

Stu

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Re: Suzuki Luggage
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012, 09:27:18 PM »
Hi Stu. The side cases are Kappa K33 not Givi.
You could try fitting the adaptor plate on top but it will look a bit of a bodge and will move the top case up and back about an inch both ways making the bike a bit unstable if you fully load an even bigger box.
My bike is always ridden two-up and my wife finds no problem with the top box at her back (stops her falling off when she falls asleep).
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Re: Suzuki Luggage
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2016, 08:33:03 AM »
My bike also came with the top box and panniers, they are indeed water tight.  But if you want belt and braces save the money and use some bin liners,  they'll be far more "water proof" than anything else.