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Anyone know of any good luggage aftermarket sellers? Want some packs for longs trip preferably soft bags, one in the back and one on either side of it.
 

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I saw a nice selection of official BMW Motorrad bags on the UK Store, U.S. site should also have them listed. I always try to go for the official stuff first before aftermarket, kind of cool having it all matching...looking like it just rode right out of a catalog :D

Any idea of what size bag (in liters) you're looking for, or what you plan to carry?
Seen a 55 liter.
 

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BMW branded bags are just that, you pay a premium to have their logo on things and it's not worth it. You can get better quality for cheaper from aftermarket companies who specialize on travel bags/carriers. sw-motech has a great selection of bags for a wide range of bikes. The g310r isn't out yet but I won't be surprised to see them come out with a few once the bike is released.
 

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Defionitely cheaper options, so unless you must have the whole branded outfit, you are best served by looking a other copanies.
 

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I like when they have rain jackets :p

That looks to be sufficient for everyday riding. You should be able to carry around the couple things that you need to for the day.
 

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Before getting into the actual bag section, you may want to look at getting a luggage rack first. From the looks of that g310r seat, there isn't a lot of room to strap on the necessary bags for a road trip. something with a lot of fixation points.
 

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Now that you mention it, I took a look at the luggage bars that comes with the g310r and they look weak. May need to replace the seat to a single rider seat and use the passenger area for the luggage rack, bypassing those bars.
 

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BMW is going to come out with various luggage options for the g310r so you may find what you need from them. If you can replace the rear seat with a cowl, you can attach a luggage mounting plate in its place.
 

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would you also be interested in a backpack? Soon i'll be looking for one to keep a laptop as well as a top bag to mount at rear. I think some top bags for the rear also come with a slot or space for a laptop.
 

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Backpacks are a pain for long trips and it's unwanted additional insulation in the summer. Sure they're handy but I can't handle the backpack on top of the armored jacket.
 

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I just use a swiss gear backpack and they have ones made specifically to carry laptops. Great for short rides but it does tend to head up your back because of the extra padding added to protect the laptop. If I don't need to carry a laptop, I do prefer the backpacks made with a hydration bladder pocket, put some ice in there and you have both a source of water and an ice pack for your back.
 

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Backpacks are a pain for long trips and it's unwanted additional insulation in the summer. Sure they're handy but I can't handle the backpack on top of the armored jacket.

that's one situation I have avoided carrying things like this in, but for every day monday-friday usage it will do. I see some college/university students do that. with long distance riding I rather carry a top box. a friend of mine does that, throws in some power banks too and never runs out of battery power out on the road. on the flip side with a box in the city leaving valuables inside is a bit risky.
 

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I definitely wouldn't leave anything valuable in a top box. Just too risky as anyone can essentially get into them if they really wanted to. I would leave more insignificant things in there though as it is a chance to take. You're not gonna be walking around with all of your belongings, just the valuable ones.
 

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Have a smaller, separate bag to carry around for important things and strap it to the side of the g310r. The top case can remain where it is with unimportant things.
 

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I think this was posted somewhere... or I think I saw it here, not too sure. Anyhow.. these cases and bags can only help until this happens.. Skip to 3:00 mark.

 

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Well you're just looking at the worst case scenario at that point. It will always be a possibility for bikes, best you can do is install security systems and get insurance. But generally, a locked top-case is good enough with a smaller portable bag for important things.
 

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I think this was posted somewhere... or I think I saw it here, not too sure. Anyhow.. these cases and bags can only help until this happens.. Skip to 3:00 mark.
Definitely taking it to a completely next level. That's literally, the worst case scenario of someone stealing your bike and highly doubt that happening anywhere near often.

Just install a general security system that detects motion vibrations. It pages you, you come outside. Simple.
 

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For the last few years I have used a kriga R15 pack with a hydration bladder and a kriga us5 bag with a tank adapter as a tank bag. They have served well for short day rides. I plan on getting their us30 pack set (a 10 and 20 liter bag set) using then10 as the tank bag and the 20 as the tail bag with the 5 attached to the 20. It should be a fairly versatile set up. Also saw that the gas appears to have a rear rack that includes passenger handles which should be a bolt on replacement and provide a sturdy platform. Kriga.us is their site. Not inexpensive but good quality
 
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