Givi Outback Trekker Side Cases Leaking

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Redoubt, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Redoubt

    Redoubt Been here awhile

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    Recently I have noticed water puddling in the bottom of my cases during heavy rainfall. Has anyone had the same issue and fixed it? This just happens in the sidecases.
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  2. AdventureTrail

    AdventureTrail Wannabe Adventurer and YouTuber

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    Yep. Happened to mine the other night when we had really heavy rain. Like raining sideways rain. Has never happened to me while riding in the rain or during light rain. Also, only happened to the right side case. Never the left side. I'm thinking I may try to work up some sealant or something for it to make it more water proof. I'm just happy that it happened in the driveway and not while on a trip. Would suck to have an entire pannier full of soaked gear.
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  3. Redoubt

    Redoubt Been here awhile

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    Yes it only happens when parked. The only 2 places I think where the water could get in is on the lid opening, maybe the gasket. Or under the black plastic corner caps
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  4. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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  5. Chaostrophy

    Chaostrophy Been here awhile

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    I don't know how much they have in common, by my top loading Jesse cases leaked on the freeway. Seals looked good, but they weren't, bought their rubber bits rebuild kit, and all was good again.
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  6. Redoubt

    Redoubt Been here awhile

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    I filled up the case with water and waited for the leaks to start. It is pretty much at every seam and end cap. Ended up masking of the seams and applying rtv, hopefully this will stop. IMG_20200115_192446.jpg IMG_20200115_192458.jpg IMG_20200115_192500.jpg IMG_20200115_192505.jpg IMG_20200115_192527.jpg IMG_20200115_192530.jpg
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