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Old 06-29-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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Thinking about doing this with givi cases...thoughts?

I have been looking for bags for my bmw, and I want them to be narrow profile. My budget is limited but I can manage to get givis for a discount. I am totally lusting for micatech s but....$$$.

These are the givi business cases,they are 36 litres, are monokey, so they snap on and off super quick and easy. They have a very slim profile, 7.5 inches wide on the bike. Or just a tic over 7.5.

So two of those on each side, obv, with some sort of topbox. The thing is the interior isn't totally flat. There are some raised areas where there is a bottom part to put office supplies. I am figuring that soft clothes will just form around the raised areas and the same with camp stuff like sleep bag and tent ect.

The good thing is that it's super easy to snap then both off and carry both cases to your campsite or up to your room. One trip only. I am familiar with clamshell cases been using them for a while and the givi system is so easy, it's nothing to remove a case, root around or load, and clip it back on.

What so you think? Too much bag for the bike? Bad idea? Am I missing something obvious with functionality? I can get these cases at a good price point.













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Old 06-29-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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Always, been a GIVI fan, but I'm just going to say, they look like samonsite! But it's not my bike but you asked what do you think. If you like them, go for it. I probably have the ugliest XR650R around. But I like it. I like the GIVI on the ground.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:30 PM   #3
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I thought maybe they looked like classed up pelican cases. Now THOSE are fugly!
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:02 AM   #4
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How about the Trekker 33's? They are pretty low profile, and will look better than those!
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:07 AM   #5
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The trekkers come in at a higher price point and are wider than the ones in the pics. I have a hard time using the latches,they are very stiff,even the ones on my friens tenere are stiff and he has has them a while
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:28 AM   #6
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I'm sorry bro, but those things look "horrible". I would save my money and buy what you want.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:38 AM   #7
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Well, slim is good if your stuff fits in there.

When was the last time someone told you "nice looking bike"?
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:00 AM   #8
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Yesterday......without the bags.....lol
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:11 AM   #9
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Curious as to why inmates think those bags look terrible but pelicans look ' good'.....just wondering.....
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:05 PM   #10
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I think it's just the rounded shape to the box's. They really don't look like they belong on a bike.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:35 AM   #11
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I think the shape of those cases echo the shape of the 800 very well. Similar angles and planes across the top although the case sides are big slabs.

The interior fins would bother me though.

I have Pelicans and I don't think they "look good". The bike they're on doesn't win any beauty contests either. Both the cases and bike show signs of dirt naps.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:57 PM   #12
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Looking good doesn't get your stuff to where you're going. If they suit your needs get them, and use the savings to buy more gas
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:16 PM   #13
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Ahhh..bags have been discontinued and are not available. The one I put on my bike had a broken latch and has been kicking around the shop for a couple of years.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:45 PM   #14
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Have you seen these?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=989588
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:28 AM   #15
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Check out their products. They do soft cases for DS bikes, built like a tank, easy off and on.
I got their Ft. Rock top case for my 06 Breva 1100, it's rarely off the bike, but does come off easily.
They call for 2 straps/side +2 on back of heavy duty velcro, which comes with the bag, I also use a tiedown on back. I got it because it holds like 84 litres of stuff, I have it stuffed with a sleeping bag and some blankets right now to serve as a backrest for my wife. It's also good for us because it surrounds her on three sides, she actually fell asleep on our 1st long ride.
I know it'll easily hold enough, tent and all, for a 2-3 day trip if I ever get the chance to bug out.
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