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Old 09-16-2010, 04:17 PM   #61
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Givi E41 Sidecases, hold most of the "weightier" items.
Givi Topbox, holds frequently used/accessed items, (camera, rain gear, mobile phone, helmet and gloves when I'm off the bike).

Canvas swag (makes a great backrest) and camera tripod (fullsized) strapped to the back seat with 2 x camlock straps.







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Old 09-22-2010, 01:09 PM   #62
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Not sure yet...

Just finished mounting them last night...LATE. Going for a ride tonight to see how they handle...


DSCF4125 by c.stain, on Flickr


DSCF4128 by c.stain, on Flickr

Rode to work with them this morning. I commute 100 miles each way and wanted something to hold my briefcase, raingear and lunch and stuff. No noticeable vibration..and i still managed to eek a total of 246 miles out of my tank of fuel. I haven't loaded them heavy yet..but I think I'm gonna like 'em!

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Old 09-23-2010, 06:03 AM   #63
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Just finished mounting them last night...LATE. Going for a ride tonight to see how they handle...


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Those look cool... and big!
Give us some details



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Old 09-23-2010, 06:54 AM   #64
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:41 AM   #65
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I'll post some more detailed pictures and a build description this evening!
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:45 AM   #66
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Those ammo cans are cool, but they weigh a ton!!
They do weigh a lot, but they really can't be beat in any department except maybe looks. But then, I like how they look.

Waterproof, tough, big, easily secured from thieves...and CHEAP!
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:34 PM   #67
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:45 PM   #68
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Man I just bought my strom today. She's a beauty,2006, totally naked with a scorpion carbon fiber exhaust, 9150 miles. What bags should I get, cost be damned? What other farkles can you recommend?
Thanks,,,,,
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:28 PM   #69
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Man I just bought my strom today. She's a beauty,2006, totally naked with a scorpion carbon fiber exhaust, 9150 miles. What bags should I get, cost be damned? What other farkles can you recommend?
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"cost be damned". Get Jesse. Too much for me and the opening is only 6.5 inches wide but look so cool.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:49 PM   #70
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The next bags I buy will probably be the Micatechs. I prefer side opening bags.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:15 AM   #71
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:32 PM   #72
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Here's mine... loaded down for the long-haul.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:03 AM   #73
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Givi V46 Monokey top box
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(changed from GT standard luggage as Givi's are bigger and the combination lock top hatch on the side cases is ace when touring - easy quick access to contents e.g. chain lock or drink etc.).

I had them on my SV650 K6 (naked) until I dropped it recently.
Had only the top box on and my left leg was mashed a fair bit
so tend to always have the side cases on now to protect my leg if nothing else!

Do like a top box for camera etc as it is easy to access without having to take a side case off.

Also have an expandable tank bag that converts to a day rucksac.

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Old 09-27-2010, 02:56 PM   #74
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LIGHT 3-bag Rig

I am one that, much as I like my Weestrom, its way too heavy in any form. So, I had a good large topbox for it, but the thing was heavy enough that it got in my skull, so I dumped it.

I made a tail rack using DR/KLR favorite "BBQ Grill" mounted with aluminum 1" square tube & L's. The whole rack is the heaviest part of this 3-bag rig, and it comes in at probably a hair under 3 lbs or so. On the left of the bike I have one of those very light [too light ... it will take one fall and that will be the end] standoffs that mimics the stance of the exhaust can. Weighs about as much as a cheap alum curtain rod. about as stout also

Top 'bag' is a Cortech ATV front trunk. of its own, it is very light, but very tough, and I give it shape with Sterilite-type boxes [dollar store or Target.. wherever]. Sidebags are Cortech sport touring bags - top loaders. I can unzip and reach in either of them sitting on the pilot seat. They are quite stable in this position - the faster you ride the steadier they sit.

So, this rig has no merit except very light weight, and good carrying capacity, and probably cost me $200 total.





One thing beneficial about that flattish rectangular tail box is they are stackable. I have two of these and will be picking up a 3rd.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:07 PM   #75
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I am one that, much as I like my Weestrom, its way too heavy in any form. So, I had a good large topbox for it, but the thing was heavy enough that it got in my skull, so I dumped it.

I made a tail rack using DR/KLR favorite "BBQ Grill" mounted with aluminum 1" square tube & L's. The whole rack is the heaviest part of this 3-bag rig, and it comes in at probably a hair under 3 lbs or so. On the left of the bike I have one of those very light [too light ... it will take one fall and that will be the end] standoffs that mimics the stance of the exhaust can. Weighs about as much as a cheap alum curtain rod. about as stout also

Top 'bag' is a Cortech ATV front trunk. of its own, it is very light, but very tough, and I give it shape with Sterilite-type boxes [dollar store or Target.. wherever]. Sidebags are Cortech sport touring bags - top loaders. I can unzip and reach in either of them sitting on the pilot seat. They are quite stable in this position - the faster you ride the steadier they sit.

So, this rig has no merit except very light weight, and good carrying capacity, and probably cost me $200 total.





One thing beneficial about that flattish rectangular tail box is they are stackable. I have two of these and will be picking up a 3rd.
Could you PM me a pic of just the rack? I had a rack on the KLR with a Kolpin bag that looks very similar to yours. I have a Givi rack on top with a JC Whitney box right now, but would like the option of using the Kolpin bag that I have has unused for 3 years.
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