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Old 01-02-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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Givi outback trekker panniers

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Any have a image of a f800/f700gs with a installed panniers of a givi trekker outback luggages (without the luggages mounted)?

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Old 01-02-2014, 05:21 PM   #2
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I think you wanted a picture of the racks... which I don't have at the moment. However, here are pics of the set of Givi Trekker Outbacks I put on my F800 this fall.







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Old 01-02-2014, 06:15 PM   #3
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Wow, that rack's nice and tight

How do you like the setup? Is this the quick detachable one? I switched from the Holan racks to SW Motech last week for a thinner profile, but the givi ones look even tighter. Maybe it's my eyes playing tricks because I was pretty sure that the givi racks were 10mm wider than the motech ones (580mm vs 570mm).
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Wow, that rack's nice and tight

How do you like the setup? Is this the quick detachable one? I switched from the Holan racks to SW Motech last week for a thinner profile, but the givi ones look even tighter. Maybe it's my eyes playing tricks because I was pretty sure that the givi racks were 10mm wider than the motech ones (580mm vs 570mm).
They are tight on the bike. I used to have an exhaust guard that there was no longer any room for. As far as the setup goes... I've only used it around town so far, but the bags are quick detach and seem very well constructed. I work part-time in a Moto Shop and had been hoping to order the SW Motech ones myself - however, our supplier didn't have any in stock and didn't look like they were going to have any in the forseeable future. They loss.

I'm pleased with the purchase - they seem very similar to the BMW Factory ones on the new F800GS Adventure.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:48 PM   #5
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Stained, The suitcases you have are two of 37 liters or 45 liters? With this configuration, the bike is symmetric (ie, the same distance from the center of the seat to the ends of the bags)? With a suitcase of 37 in the exhaust side and 45 on the right side, quedaria not symmetrical?

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Old 02-03-2014, 07:25 PM   #6
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Stained, The suitcases you have are two of 37 liters or 45 liters? With this configuration, the bike is symmetric (ie, the same distance from the center of the seat to the ends of the bags)? With a suitcase of 37 in the exhaust side and 45 on the right side, quedaria not symmetrical?



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I got two 37L cases. I've never measured them for symmetry - but they look alright. The racks come out the same distance from the tail though - a 45 would probably look odd.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:26 PM   #7
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Wow, that rack's nice and tight

How do you like the setup? Is this the quick detachable one? I switched from the Holan racks to SW Motech last week for a thinner profile, but the givi ones look even tighter. Maybe it's my eyes playing tricks because I was pretty sure that the givi racks were 10mm wider than the motech ones (580mm vs 570mm).

And they aren't the quick detach model - we were told that model had been discontinued.
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And they aren't the quick detach model - we were told that model had been discontinued.
I can imagine why. There are plenty of complaints about the SW Motech quick detach shearing off during crashes, and they've had 10 years to get it right. Their's is a very good quick detach system, I can't image givi having one upped them. I went the SW Motech route last month, but it would have been nice to have some options.
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Those boxes look sharp, nice set-up.
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I think you wanted a picture of the racks... which I don't have at the moment. However, here are pics of the set of Givi Trekker Outbacks I put on my F800 this fall...

They look great!
Have you tested the cases under rain to check whether they seal properly?
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They look great!
Have you tested the cases under rain to check whether they seal properly?

No - I was recovering from a leg fracture last season and didn't do any travelling at all.
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No - I was recovering from a leg fracture last season and didn't do any travelling at all.
Stained - best of luck with your continued recovery and a much better 2014 for you.

Any chance of getting a picture of the Givi racks alone without the cases?
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Stained - best of luck with your continued recovery and a much better 2014 for you.

Any chance of getting a picture of the Givi racks alone without the cases?

Thanks! I recovered quite nicely - I've been back to regular duty at work since mid-November after a stint at HQ for a couple months. I still get some swelling after a hard day and I can forecast weather like a sumbitch.

I will try and get you some pics tomorrow. .
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:14 AM   #14
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Get completely well soon! I know how it feels...been there 2 years ago.
I'm so ready to get these panniers, it's just that I don't wanna be the one to complain about them leaking, in this forum
May I ask if you can put your stuff in there directly or you using bags?
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Get completely well soon! I know how it feels...been there 2 years ago.
I'm so ready to get these panniers, it's just that I don't wanna be the one to complain about them leaking, in this forum
May I ask if you can put your stuff in there directly or you using bags?

Where I haven't used mine to travel yet - I can say that I haven't used anything to carry stuff in my trips to the shop or out and about on day trips. Most times I remove them and use my pelican top box for my incidentals.

Packing for an extended trip? I use 8L compressible dry bags and will continue to do so. This way ensures that I don't overpack and I can compress stuff down to a smaller package. What doesn't go in my panniers goes in a dry duffel.

I won't use a manufacturers drop in bag - stuff never fits right!

I just finished my nights, so I'll try and get you some pics when I'm finally somewhat human again - later today.
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