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Old 01-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #31
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I will and I'm lucky that I have Givi right next door and they told me they had samples of all cases there.

Also, I WAS going to ride today with someone but that got cancelled but when I folded up my new pants
that I just bought in 5x (haven't worn them yet) and put them in the top box, that's about all I could fit
so yeah, it's a pretty pathetic size and will NOT do the job for me 'cause if I can't bring any spare clothes and have room
left over for other stuff, then it's not enough and I DID buy the bike to ride locally and also run errands and go shopping so the trax luggage has to go.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:57 AM   #32
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If I knew if I were going to keep the mounting hardware or not, I'd have already put them up for sale here
but I'm not sure so I'll have to wait.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:25 AM   #33
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Happy Trails are a good value. Large enough to be useful, decent mounting hardware (in my experience), convenient top-load design.



Use Jesse bags on a different bike and they're very nice. But they're a lot more $$$

edit: Just reviewed Happy Trails website and noticed their prices are approx 30% higher than they were a few years ago. Costs are increasing for everybody, but 30%.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:23 AM   #34
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Metal's gone up like crazy. I know people around here that collect scrap metal and sell it.

Anyway, here's Givi Canada's reply about the new cases...

"George,This is a new product that is not available anywhere at this moment. They should be available for the summer of 2013, if everything in production goes well.
Thank you for your interest in Givi."

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:29 AM   #35
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Metal's gone up like crazy. I know people around here that collect scrap metal and sell it.

Anyway, here's Givi Canada's reply about the new cases...

"George,This is a new product that is not available anywhere at this moment. They should be available for the summer of 2013, if everything in production goes well.
Thank you for your interest in Givi."
Was the note from Givi interesting or of value.
ie: it's invisible to the human eye.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:37 AM   #36
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Was the note from Givi interesting or of value.
ie: it's invisible to the human eye.
It's in a different color font. If you're still using the dark background it would be difficult to see. Highlight the text with your cursor to make the font contrast with the background.
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Highlight the text with your cursor to make the font contrast with the background.
Thanks. Didn't know I could do that.

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:42 AM   #38
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Not to hijack, but I have the Maxia Givi top case and and it holds (almost literally) a ton of stuff. The only complaints I have are that the light connections are useless and the lid hinges need to be constantly tightened if you want the it to stay open for loading. The carrying handle on mine will also not stay locked down, but that's a minor gripe.

My question is this, my Vee came with the Suzuki sidecases. I hate them. I want to get different ones, but if possible I'd like to keep the stock mounting racks.

Does anyone have any experience mounting other cases to the Suzuki rack?

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:08 AM   #39
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Was the note from Givi interesting or of value.
ie: it's invisible to the human eye.
Sorry, didn't even look at that :)

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:10 AM   #40
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Not to hijack, but I have the Maxia Givi top case and and it holds (almost literally) a ton of stuff. The only complaints I have are that the light connections are useless and the lid hinges need to be constantly tightened if you want the it to stay open for loading. The carrying handle on mine will also not stay locked down, but that's a minor gripe.

My question is this, my Vee came with the Suzuki sidecases. I hate them. I want to get different ones, but if possible I'd like to keep the stock mounting racks.

Does anyone have any experience mounting other cases to the Suzuki rack?
No hijacking, no problem. Is that the 55 liter case?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:00 AM   #41
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No hijacking, no problem. Is that the 55 liter case?
I believe it is

I put some things in to give you some scale. My daughter claims it's more comfortable on long trips than an ammo can



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Old 01-21-2013, 10:09 AM   #42
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I believe it is

I put some things in to give you some scale. My daughter claims it's more comfortable on long trips than an ammo can



Ok, that's just awesome
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:20 AM   #43
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I believe it is

I put some things in to give you some scale. My daughter claims it's more comfortable on long trips than an ammo can


I don't see any air holes....

I hope you're not taking any long trips.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:08 PM   #44
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I don't see any air holes....

I hope you're not taking any long trips.
I taught her to breathe shallow. She knocks on the lid when she turns blue.

If only I could fit her mother in there. Sorry hon, can't hear you over the wind noise, stereo, gps, ear plugs
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I taught her to breath shallow. She knocks on the lid when she turns blue.

If only I could fit her mother in there. Sorry hon, can't hear you over the wind noise, stereo, gps, ear plugs
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