ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-17-2008, 03:30 AM   #31
Dranrab Luap
E-Tarded
 
Dranrab Luap's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Louisissippi Coast
Oddometer: 29,872
Here's what mine look like. Mine are probably a good example of the ugly the OP mentioned. I am a function over fashion kind of person. The cases serve their purpose well. I never take them off to ride. Who knows when you are going to need to haul a bag of dog food home? As far as handling goes, I don't know they are there and don't typically operate near my limits or the bike limits. I suppose they could affect emergency handling somewhat.

Dranrab Luap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 06:38 AM   #32
V-Tom
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 751
The ugliness of my Givi 52l complements the ugliness of my V-Strom.

Since I wear a suit at work, it's also a handy place to put my suit on the commute, my Frogg Toggs, my Lunch, etc.

The topcase sure makes it practical as a daily driver/commuter.

..Tom
__________________
2006 DL650 V-Strom * 202,000 km 125,500 miles 2012 DL650 100,000+ km, 62,000+ miles
If you really give a damn about safety read the following links:

Why Cars don't see bikes (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report
V-Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 07:54 AM   #33
markk53
jack of all trades...
 
markk53's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Delaware Ohio
Oddometer: 7,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by bongodave
Form over function. They are ugly. So what?
BINGO!

My old standard GoldWing had a box, a removable OEM box, no bags just the box and a windshield. I hated the looks of both, but the windshield was removable for good weather. The box was another story. It's too convienient... Groceries, clothing, rain suit, junk, a twelve pack and pizza, whatever. Too convenient to be removed for any length of time. Much like a good tank bag.

When you really USE a bike, sometimes function is more important.
__________________
Ever get lost? You know, that good kind of lost - come to a dirt road intersection and you have no idea where you are or which way to turn? I like when that happens!

Mark - klx678
95 KLX650C w/Vulcan piston bigbore, Now an 09 KLX250S, selling my 90 Zephyr 550
markk53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 08:00 AM   #34
Dirtgeek
Guest
 
Oddometer: n/a
i'm going for the inverse dorkiness factor. to draw attention away from my own dorkiness i have a giant dorkey givi top case. so in theory it makes me cooler right?...............right?.............you guys aren't helping!

i wear socks with my tevas in the winter. total dorkiness.

al
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 08:44 AM   #35
DAKEZ OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
DAKEZ's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: OR
Oddometer: 19,497
Cool2 Just get a good pair of shades...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtgeek
i'm going for the inverse dorkiness factor. to draw attention away from my own dorkiness i have a giant dorkey givi top case. so in theory it makes me cooler right?...............right?.............you guys aren't helping!
i wear socks with my tevas in the winter. total dorkiness.
al
I want to thank ALL for posting up. And thank you for the photos. My intent was NOT to offend anyone but to have a little fun with our to our NEED to ride and our solutions to making it possible.

So far I have seen a lot of nice looking cases. Nothing has even come close to the Fugly Ugly Well the Givi's come close... but so far even them have been on the right bike so they don't look too bad.

COME ON... LET'S SEE SOME FUGLY UGLY I know you are out there.
__________________
“Watch out for everything bigger than you, they have the "right of weight"
Bib
DAKEZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 08:54 AM   #36
markk53
jack of all trades...
 
markk53's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Delaware Ohio
Oddometer: 7,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAKEZ
So far I have seen a lot of nice looking cases.
Quit lying!
__________________
Ever get lost? You know, that good kind of lost - come to a dirt road intersection and you have no idea where you are or which way to turn? I like when that happens!

Mark - klx678
95 KLX650C w/Vulcan piston bigbore, Now an 09 KLX250S, selling my 90 Zephyr 550
markk53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 09:00 AM   #37
Moving Pictures
Sir Loin of Biff
 
Moving Pictures's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: God's Country, New Brunswick
Oddometer: 8,566
I am secure in my manhood. Therefore, I don't mind having a top box. I ride a 'strom, which is butt-ugly anyway.

At least I didn't sweat my balls off to put 120L of storage on a sportbike, like SOME people I know.
__________________
People before prophets.
Moving Pictures is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 10:17 AM   #38
DAKEZ OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
DAKEZ's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: OR
Oddometer: 19,497
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moving Pictures
I am secure in my manhood...
That's not what she said...

Thanks for the link. Givi on a Ninja= Fugly Ugly
__________________
“Watch out for everything bigger than you, they have the "right of weight"
Bib
DAKEZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 10:33 AM   #39
JBSmith
Ink-stained wretch
 
JBSmith's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Southern Oregon coast
Oddometer: 957
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap
Here's what mine look like. Mine are probably a good example of the ugly the OP mentioned. I am a function over fashion kind of person.
Y'know, there's a unique beauty in function. Look at a well-designed hand tool, for example. It doesn't need engraving, or filligree, or fancy paint. All it has to do is work right, and work well.

That's the way I look at motorcycles. Function first, then form. The latter is worthless without the former. For example I wouldn't have a Ducati 1098 in the garage because, although it looks sexy as hell, it can't do many of the things I require a motorcycle to do. Therefore it has practically zero appeal to me.

But a bike with hard bags and some miles on it, a bike that's not only useful but used, now that's beautiful.
__________________
Tread Life A blog about motorcycles, riding motorcycles, and writing about motorcycles

Cycle Guide Magazine The digital update of the print-era classic
JBSmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 10:47 AM   #40
Dirtgeek
Guest
 
Oddometer: n/a
i'll try to get fugly posted up from my home 'puter this evening. a 650L with a doofy tail bag.

al
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 11:15 AM   #41
dwayne
Silly Adventurer
 
dwayne's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: wheelie in purgatory, Calgary
Oddometer: 3,110
Side cases SUCK on single track, then they too become ugly. DAMHIK.
__________________
Rum Runners Yukon, NWT & Alaska
Roads and Ruins Scotland
Kinbasket Lake Golden B.C.

A "Day" of Dirt Biking Rockies East Slopes
High and Dry Colorado and Utah


"When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail"
dwayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 11:30 AM   #42
Luke
GPoET&P
 
Luke's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Idiotville, OR
Oddometer: 4,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAKEZ


Damn dood that thing looks like it's made for your bike. A definite Not so on the scale. Love the photo. What kind of trees are those Birch, Aspen...?

It's a standard Givi case. It came with the bike. Based on the color it's the same vintage as the bike- 1990. I added the bungee net and an internal divider to hold the important stuff in the top half. The divider keeps the packing neat (well, half as messy) and keeps leaking drinks out of the aformentioned important stuff.

The trees might be birch. The picture is from Bled, Slovenia. Allow me to pimp my ride (report)
Luke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 11:32 AM   #43
meanmotorscooter
Adventurer
 
meanmotorscooter's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Oddometer: 29
Here's my Givi E52:



with light kit:



I went with the topcase to avoid the wind resistance of sidebags. It's also nice not to have to hold stuff in before shutting the lid as you have to do on side cases. If I ever do add side cases, they will be top loaders.
__________________
2008 Flat Black Suzuki V-Strom 650
meanmotorscooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 11:40 AM   #44
grae313
Idiosyncratic Misanthrope
 
grae313's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Ithaca, NY
Oddometer: 990
Quote:
Originally Posted by JBSmith
... For example I wouldn't have a Ducati 1098 in the garage because, although it looks sexy as hell, it can't do many of the things I require a motorcycle to do. Therefore it has practically zero appeal to me.
You know, I used to kind of agree with you, and then I realized, THAT'S WHY YOU GET TWO (or three) MOTORCYCLES!
__________________
"I can't believe we were in the places we were in today." -TheNoid

Ride Report: San Jose to Alaska!!
Smugmug Gallery: All the photos!
grae313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 12:03 PM   #45
Bad Company
Don't call me Shirley
 
Bad Company's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Leavenworth Kansas
Oddometer: 1,285
Topbox ugly? the hell you say!
__________________
“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.”
― G.K. Chesterton
Bad Company is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014