OEM USA Bags - zipper service?

Philip Hamm philbike20 at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 23 08:26:59 PDT 2008

Great idea!
I wonder - would it cost more to by and replace the zippers in a good luggage shop than the JCWhitney GIVI clone bags would cost?  And would it be worth it?
In case anyone's not familiar with the JC Whitney trunk:
It's basically an uber cheap Givi clone.  From looking at installation pictures from people who own these bags at www.sport-touring.net I believe that I could attach the mounting plates to the OEM Kawasaki pannier hardware fairly easily.
I hate those damn zippers; I've never been thrilled with the zip-zip velcro USA GPZ OEM bags.  Though I do love how weatherproof they are - when they are ziped and velcroed tight I've ridden hours in downpours and never had anything but VERY SLIGHT leakage.
From: <marque at copper.net>Subject: zipper serviceTo: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>Message-ID: <20081021122029.1AA8E715 at resin18.mta.everyone.net>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"  Any good luggage repair shop should be able to help... Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 16:26:48 -0400From: Philip Hamm <philbike20 at hotmail.com>Subject: OEM USA Bags - zipper service?To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>Message-ID: <BAY101-W37A07B0CA9FC3879E519A4D52F0 at phx.gbl>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"  Has anone successfully had the zippers replaced in their OEM USA saddlebags? I am afraid that the zippers on mine are starting to see the end of their days. If you have had service done on the zippers, please share your experience. If my zippers completely fail, I am considering trying to mount some JC Whitney GIVI copy bags, I believe the mounts should attach to the GPZ brackets. -Phil
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