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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
Moved this over to the Tenere when I traded in the KLR............
Do you moonlight as a coroner/pizza delivery/ice cream vendor?
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.
Mine works great for me.
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.
I've been using this Givi E45 for about 18 years now. Extremely tough, watertight and replacement parts are readily available.
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...
how is gas mileage affected by the reflash??
My mileage went up a little after the flash.
My gas mileage also improved a bit, not enough to ever off-set the cost of the reflash. .........
.... Bit one ride and it's paid for in grins.
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.
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.
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. :huh
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
How often do the valves actually need adjusted on the first check?
mine were still in spec when I check them at 33,000
Two of my intakes were loose and out of spec on my first check at 29,000. Exhausts were all in spec. Several on the YST forum found they had tight exhaust valves on their first check and one other owner recently posted that he had loose intakes also on his first check. Mine sure seems to run a bit better with the intakes properly set.
My 4 Exhausts were tight and 1 Intake on the 1st check. I wouldn't skip the 1st one. Maybe skip the 2nd check.