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Old 07-24-2010, 02:34 PM   #16
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hey, any excuse to show off my ride



this shot was taken on a trip to Yellowstone. Usually I just carry the trunk and a small tank bag.
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:45 PM   #17
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I should take a trip with all three bags and see how it feels!
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:55 PM   #18
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I sure don't notice any difference in the way my bike handles

To me saddlebags look like part of the bike

Top cases? eh not so much
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:05 PM   #19
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Givi V46 for daily use to hold gear etc. I have Nelson Rigg Saddle bags for errands like groceries. On long trips I have a 90 L Drybag I put on the passenger seat which works nice as a back rest. i don't bring the saddle bags because they're not waterproof. I plan on installing some Happy Trails for next season.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:58 AM   #20
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To me saddlebags look like part of the bike

Top cases? eh not so much
I tend to agree with that, but in practice, I much prefer to have the narrow bike rather than the four-foot wide monster the Pelicans make. I ride my bike more like a bicycle than a car, and you'll often find me parked in odd places, or squeezing between narrow urban openings.

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Old 07-25-2010, 05:48 AM   #21
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I'm off to the coffee shop in a few minutes. Just the topper for now. When camping I put all three on cause I carry way too much stuff. I like the look of all three cases on a bike 'cause it means I'm traveling

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Old 07-25-2010, 06:24 AM   #22
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I leave all three on. I never know when I'm going to be stopping off at the store on the way home and I like to have the extra space.

Doesn't really make much of a difference performance or gas mileage wise, so I figure, why not.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:05 AM   #23
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I tend to agree with that, but in practice, I much prefer to have the narrow bike rather than the four-foot wide monster the Pelicans make. I ride my bike more like a bicycle than a car, and you'll often find me parked in odd places, or squeezing between narrow urban openings.

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I've ran single track where i was scraping trees with both bags at same time
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:30 PM   #24
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i have a topcase that stays on 99% of the time. Soft saddle bags come out fo long trips. Tank bag for day trips sometimes.
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:55 PM   #25
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:01 PM   #26
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A pair of GIVI E41 side-cases and a GIVI Maxxia 52L top-case are on my bike all the time. I typically have my Oxford tankbag too. Did a 500 mile day with The_Filly on Friday to get to Westfest. The bike looks nekkid to me without the luggage. I'd love to have a set of Jesse side-cases
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:06 PM   #27
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I've ran single track where i was scraping trees with both bags at same time
Right. And it's a whole lot easier if the cases aren't there.

Just getting into my garage, I have to squeeze around my roommate's car. Can't do it with side cases.

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Old 07-25-2010, 11:05 PM   #28
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Top box - all the time. Cargo net lives in the top box.

Sports bag containing camping gear straps in front of that.

Longer trips, a set of soft side bags.

The top box gets used all the time, the cargo net now and then, the rest, rarely.

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Old 07-26-2010, 02:31 AM   #29
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Givi E45L x 3pcs (as required), i.e., top, side L/R + 21L tankbag + cargo net(s)
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:30 AM   #30
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I run a top box 99% of the time
On trips I mount up the side bags.

However now that the bike no longer lives in Ca I might just run the saddle bags year round since I'm not lane splitting with the bike anymore.

Tank bag only gets used if the trip is an overnight deal.
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