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I know that some use the s1000f for touring but have not seen many setups. Can anyone post some pics of the saddlebags they use for touring. A discussion of preferred brands would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I invested in the Givi Sport-T line of kit. The cases are 44L combined (they weigh 22 lbs full of gear), the tank bag (ring mount) is 5L at ~2 lbs full, and I have a 22L tail bag which weighs 5-7 lbs full of gear. I did one trip where I needed my Kriega R15 (mostly for a water bladder). There's enough room for mounting tents, sleeping bags, and other bits with ROK straps.

It's a tight squeeze with both a tail bag and backpack but I make it work for "commuting" to/from my destination.

Here it is with just the cases and tank bag.



Edit: Here are links if you want to replicate my setup. Revzilla seems out of stock but you should be able to find everything over at https://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-by-bike/suzuki/gsxs1000f-15/givi.

* https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/givi-st604-sport-t-multilock-22l-side-bags
* https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/givi-tst3110-sport-t-saddlebag-supports-suzuki-gsxs1000-f-2016-2019
* https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/givi-3110kit-brackets-for-side-case-racks-suzuki-gsxs1000-f-2016-2019
* https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/givi-st607-sport-t-22l-tail-bag
* https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/givi-st602-sport-t-tanklock-4l-tank-bag
* https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/givi-tanklock-bike-specific-flange-suzuki-v-strom-1000-xt-gsx-s1000-f-2014-2019
 

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That setup looks fantastic lost! I think the white F is what I would have gotten if it was available when I bought mine. ... not that I'm sad about my Triton Blue, it's second best IMHO.
 

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Here is my touring setup. I have the SW-Motech Blaze saddle bags and kriega US-20 tail bag. I was able to fit things for one week tour of Norway. Only problem is that I would prefer the tail bag beeing a little further bag to have more room to move while riding. For next summers tour I am thinking about getting a tank bag as well.
 

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I'm a fan of the Ventura setup. You get the "L" brackets to fit your bike. Then you get the "Pack Rack". Then you get one or two bags from Ventura and you're set. I love that at the end of the day I go "ZIP, ZIP, CLICK, CLICK" and lift my two bags off the bike and head into the hotel while my pals are screwing around with their bungy cords and straps and hard luggage 'inserts'. The next day is just as easy. Slide the bag over the pack rack; click the two strap buckles that hold the bags at the bottom to the pack rack. Zip one bag to the other (zipper on each side)...and ride. Quick, easy, fast.


I pack everything that is in the Ventura bags into those plastic Walmart bags. Keeps stuff dry and organized. The bags sit on the pillon area like a passenger. I've 'tested' stability (on a CBR929) up to 145mph - all good.
Here's the link to a thread on here about the Ventura setup: https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/tires-misc-equipment/22674-ventura-rack.html
 

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Thanks all for the ideas. I guess I'm particular to the Givi Sport-T saddlebags. I have a bmw k1300s at the moment and like to strap my tent and SW motech bag over the top of the saddlebags. Works well and is easy. I think I could do the same with the Givi bags. I also like the tank-fitting sw motech tank bag. It has a low form fitting profile that looks good on the s1000f.
 

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I use the Suzuki set up for tank bag (which I upgraded to the one with the electrical connection so I can have a charger in it) and the rear end bag. Then I bought the SW Motech side panniers. They are a bit small but I got it all in.





My problem is the screen. I have the Suzuki touring screen, which provides good body protection (stops you getting blown off the back) but the wind turbulence behind it and the associated noise is horrendous. I tried the original screen too, and although that was quiet, it offers little or no wind protection and after a while of travelling at 80 mph, you are battered by the wind.



Anyone know of a good and quiet touring screen>
 

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Anyone know of a good and quiet touring screen>


I used an MRA Racing screen on my f and thought it worked well.

However, it interfered with my PUIG Hypernaked mirrors with SW Motech mirror extenders (both added later); so it is up for sale. Now use a Powerbronze screen which is better than stock, but not as good as the MRA.
 

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I have a couple of different things that I can combine:
- Kriega US20 tailbag
- SW Motech side bags that can be removed with no irons hanging around

Here a couple of pictures with everything at the same time:





And here how it looks like when removing the side bags (this is the reason I bought it)



 

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Congratulations. That is really neat and the best set up I've seen! Did you get the SW Motech as one package? (I have the US20 Kriega already) - or did you buy the fitting elsewhere?
 

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Thanks, it is one set, not cheap, but I don't regret getting it... The model is called SW Motech Blaze and it is specific for different bike models.
 

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I also think the Kriega plus the Blaze saddlebags is the best touring setup for our bike. Easily comes off leaving no racks. I have the Kriega US-30, fits on the back seat.


The Blaze are 21 liters per bag when expanded, plus the 30L kriega, you got 72 liters of storage capacity.


Add a big 30L tank bag, like the Alpinestars Tech Aero or the Oxford X30, and that's 103 liters! If you really want to go nuts, you can secure a 20L kriega to the top of the 30L kriega.


I do wish the bike had hard saddlebags like the ninja 1000, I find them more pleasant to use than soft bags.
 

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I invested in the Givi Sport-T line of kit. The cases are 44L combined (they weigh 22 lbs full of gear), the tank bag (ring mount) is 5L at ~2 lbs full, and I have a 22L tail bag which weighs 5-7 lbs full of gear. I did one trip where I needed my Kriega R15 (mostly for a water bladder). There's enough room for mounting tents, sleeping bags, and other bits with ROK straps.

It's a tight squeeze with both a tail bag and backpack but I make it work for "commuting" to/from my destination.

Here it is with just the cases and tank bag.



Edit: Here are links if you want to replicate my setup. Revzilla seems out of stock but you should be able to find everything over at Suzuki GSX-S1000F Motorcycle Accessories | TwistedThrottle.com.

@lost did you plastidip or vinyl wrap any part of your bike white?
 
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