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Old 08-13-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:03 PM   #2
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Bestem (search Ebay). They are $100 with shipping included and are watertight and come with the mounting plate. I've had 3 (stupidly sold the first two when I sold the bike they were attached to) and have nothing but praise for them. I even hooked up the brake light in the last box I bought and it makes for a nice safety feature and took about 10 minutes. I never take it off.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:14 PM   #3
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Had a few Givi, no problems. Have a CooCase, like the stay open feature, same quality IMO. Twisted Throttle is awesome to deal with BTW.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:30 PM   #4
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The most useful for two-up touring that I've found is the E52 Givi.

Takes two full face helmets easily.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:16 PM   #5
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No personal experience except Givi, but since it will move from bike to bike, the extra $80 (or whatever) over a knock-off is worth it, to me, amortized over 5 or 10 years,
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:54 PM   #6
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I have a Givi E52 on my every-day commuter Ninja 250. Works great without complaint. Big ugly suitcase, too! :)
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:08 AM   #7
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Shad SH49 maybe?
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:43 PM   #8
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Had a few Givi, no problems. Have a CooCase, like the stay open feature, same quality IMO. Twisted Throttle is awesome to deal with BTW.
Had the opposite experience with both Coocase and Twisted Throttle...

Givi Monokey is the standard. The cheap Jc Whitney cases are surprisingly good (better than the brittle Coocase IMO)
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:45 PM   #9
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Pelican and SKB are very good quality, just not at all stylish
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:46 PM   #10
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:24 PM   #11
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I'm looking to purchase a hard tailcase for my Kawi 650R Ninja.

Looking at Givi (name recognition and all...) but I was wondering what other good options there are out there, and what I should look at.

Need something as big as possible - 50 + liter capacity would be nice.

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Ive had an E52 for about 4 or 5 years now and like it. It will take two full size helmets and you can get a whole bunch of accessories for it too. I got the luggage rack and backrest. My wife regularly sleeps on the back of whatever bike it's on.
But a couple sleeping bags on top of the luggage rack and she can rest her head and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

its a little fimsy but just as long as you dont drop it all the time, it will last

on the GS in Baja



same box on my FJR

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Old 08-14-2014, 05:58 PM   #12
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got a Givi clone (chinese, I think) off of Fleabay, pretty happy with it. Think it's a clone of an E470. Believe it or not, I found the knock-off's mounting plate superior to Givi's.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:45 AM   #13
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First one I bought was a Bestem 929, basically a Givi V460 clone. If you want plain functionality, it's hard to beat for litres per dollar. Worked very well but looked every bit the $80 case. Shell and lens started fading fairly soon after. It just looked out of place on a any sport touring motorcycle with an MSRP of more than $7999.

Nowadays, I alternate between an E55 and V46. Quality and Aesthetics are worth paying extra, IMO.

I believe Twisted Throttle quit Coocase. Probably due to QC problems.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:35 AM   #14
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Can you...pontificate upon this point?

Is it flimsy enough that you'd look at getting a different case?

I don't drop my bike regularly. So far, I've only been down once on it. Or do you mean dropping the case, like when you're putting it on and off?

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well Ive had the case off a couple times and its fallen off of a bike or a desk and some of the plastic molding around the edges came off which I supposed should be expected. I mean, it plastic. The hinges are plastic, so if you have a bunch of crap on the luggage rack and you carelessly throw open the box, the hinges are going to break.
If you're gentle with it, the thing should last a long time - I think ive had mine 4 or 5 years now and its fine and its been through at least 15 states and the length of Baja.
I would buy another one.

The really only stupid thing are the keys. A lot of torque is required to open the case and the metal part of the key breaks away from the plastic part of the key so be ready to have the givi keys copied. Thats my only real complaint

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Old 08-15-2014, 11:25 AM   #15
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I have had my Givi E50 Maxia since 1999. It is now on it's 6th motorcycle. It's starting to show its age a bit, but still works great. One of the best purchases I have made.

I would suggest you take a look at the vendor's return policy regardless of what you buy. Some places charge a restocking fee, and some don't. There is a reason I haven't bought anything from Twisted Throttle in a long time...
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