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Old 03-01-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Lightweight side cases???

I'm looking for hard cases for my weestrom and don't want to add much weight. have the sw motech quicklocks.

what are some choices in lightweight cases? I'm not too concerned about crashworthiness as that is a poorly understood arena where you're chasing the "weak link in the chain".... don't want to bend the frame

these will mainly support day trips and occasional overnighter - no weeklong pack-everything just now.

thanks for advice guys
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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I love my Givi E-21s. Top-loading (every case should be IMO) and only about $150 a set. They don't stick out beyond my bar ends, yet have plenty of space. Along with a small waterproof duffel bag, I've done about a dozen 7-day tours with E-21s.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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+1. I had the E21s and they worked well -- reasonably crash worthy as well. Not huge, but a larger side case makes the bike a bear in a crosswind. They are nicely waterproof and dustproof.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:05 PM   #4
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do those things really weigh 11lbs each?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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Has to be less than that. The whole thing including bracket and lock might weigh 10 lbs.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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Yes, they are light - certainly not 11 lbs each.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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do those things really weigh 11lbs each?
Per the Revzilla site, the max load is 11lbs per case. That's probably the 11lbs figure you saw.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:38 AM   #8
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I just put a pair of Seahorse 520 cases on my DR650. They are small, but are nice and tough and waterproof, and inexpensive ($37.99 each + $7 shipping for a pair). They'll do what I need so I'm happy.

This is them on someone else's bike, I don't have pictures of mine yet.

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:46 AM   #9
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interesting - never heard of Seahorse cases.
being a dr pilot myself, I know you have to watch weight on the back of that one unless you're going to redo the suspension. i like my soft bags on that one

guys appreciate the correction on the Givi weight - bet you're right about the 11 being the limit
I need something about the size of the Givis to fit the motech sideplates and mount securely.

i live near an Academy outdoor - and noticed online they have a drybox that is similar to one of the toploader Pelicans that is maybe just slightly less wide than what I'd really like - but if they have it I'm going to have a look. couldn't see the backside in the picture - problem with the pelican toppers is they have ridges on the back that make them an ill fit on the racks.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:23 AM   #10
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why hard for that type of use? go look at the Nelson Rigg 850 bags. light, good bang for the buck
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #11
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BTW, I couple of years ago I had the nice lady at bagsforbikes.com make me some liners for my E-21s since nobody else seems to. They rule!
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:49 AM   #12
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why hard for that type of use? go look at the Nelson Rigg 850 bags. light, good bang for the buck
Normally, hard bags are chosen over soft bags for greater security when leaving the bike unattended.
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