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Old 11-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #20491
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What is everyone using for top cases? I was looking a the pelican but am looking for suggestions. I would like to be able to put a laptop in it and maybe a change of cloths for commuting to work.
I've been pretty happy with the OEM top case. Can fit a XD-3, but little else when it's in there. I'm single and it can handle most of my grocery store visits..

Could it be bigger? Sure. But it suits my needs 90% of the time and I like that it's keyed to the ignition. YMMV

I've never owned a Pelican, but I think it is probably more robust than the factory top box. I think if you took a particularly bad spill off road with the factory box, it might not hold up as well.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #20492
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Mine works great for me.

Although-

I want to switch to the altrider or another rear rack and it doesn't look like there is any adapters for the OEM topcase...bummer.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #20493
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What is everyone using for top cases? I was looking a the pelican but am looking for suggestions. I would like to be able to put a laptop in it and maybe a change of cloths for commuting to work.
I've been using this Givi E45 for about 18 years now. Extremely tough, watertight and replacement parts are readily available.

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Old 11-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #20494
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What are the rpms at for 80-100-120 kms.
Roughly 2800-3400-4200.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:23 PM   #20495
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Roughly 2800-3400-4200.

Thanks... I really need to get one of these on a test ride.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:25 PM   #20496
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Thanks... I really need to get one of these on a test ride.
When you do, keep in mind that a reflash will turn the motor into an absolute torque monster...
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:04 AM   #20497
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how is gas mileage affected by the reflash??
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #20498
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how is gas mileage affected by the reflash??
My mileage went up a little after the flash.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #20499
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My gas mileage also improved a bit, not enough to ever off-set the cost of the reflash. .........
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.... Bit one ride and it's paid for in grins.

Regards, Paul
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:20 PM   #20500
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So I thought I'd share photos of my new GIVI Trekker cases (33l). I wish they had a flat matt color but I guess they look okay. (Sorry shaky dark garage photo).

The distance from the bike for symmetry isn't too bad



I like the option to open the cases two different ways. Either on the top



Or clam shell style



Most of all I like the side latches for a more secure closure.



I'll try to return and add on the road observations for them after I get some time and maybe warmer weather to try them out.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:03 AM   #20501
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nice post buildit. thanks for the detailed pics. I was thinking when i buy an S10 I would either get the trekkers or jesse luggage setup. there is a 400.00 difference roughly.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:50 AM   #20502
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So I thought I'd share photos of my new GIVI Trekker cases (33l). I wish they had a flat matt color but I guess they look okay. (Sorry shaky dark garage photo).


Most of all I like the side latches for a more secure closure.



I'll try to return and add on the road observations for them after I get some time and maybe warmer weather to try them out.

Hmm. That's weird. I have a Givi Trekker as a top case on another bike and it did not come with a side latch.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #20503
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The side latches were added after GIVI received complaints that the lids leaked. I think I got one of the first sets that had the latches. It takes a bit more time to open them, but that's OK if they don't leak.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:58 AM   #20504
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The side latches were added after GIVI received complaints that the lids leaked. I think I got one of the first sets that had the latches. It takes a bit more time to open them, but that's OK if they don't leak.
Good to know. Thanks
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:06 PM   #20505
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valves

How often do the valves actually need adjusted on the first check?
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