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Offline Goferbikes

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GIVI luggage
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:44:54 PM »
Anyone got any experience with Givi top boxes please?
Got my eye on a V40 litre box holding 10kg max, but then the Givi monokey rack SRA5119 for the XR has a weight limit of 6kg. Odd, but has anyone experienced this? Grateful for opinions.

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Re: GIVI luggage
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 11:13:08 PM »
I use an E45 topbox occasionally on the XR and every ride on the commuting hack (R1200RS)

The weight limit has been exceeded on every ride. I bought this topbox in 1996 and used on most bikes owned since. Nobody has died.

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Re: GIVI luggage
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 06:57:17 AM »
I use a v47nnt always overloaded and at very high speeds and always OK - as long as you don't go mad you'll be fine.

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Re: GIVI luggage
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 08:53:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by wessie [+]
I use an E45 topbox occasionally on the XR and every ride on the commuting hack (R1200RS)

The weight limit has been exceeded on every ride. I bought this topbox in 1996 and used on most bikes owned since. Nobody has died.
I may well die if my wife finds out how much I've spent on bits over the winter!!!  :024:
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Re: GIVI luggage
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 09:11:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Markymark11 [+]
I use a v47nnt always overloaded and at very high speeds and always OK - as long as you don't go mad you'll be fine.

I bought one, still to use it as it is so-o-o big!

Generally get away with a Givi E36.

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Re: GIVI luggage
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 09:32:24 AM »
I use the big Trekker outback topbox, its huge and works really well.


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Re: GIVI luggage
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 05:24:42 PM »
I've also used my trekker outback 42l and it is also fine. I am really tempted to buy the trekker outback panniers but, just can't quite make my mind up, plus I have spent a fortune this winter as well  :008:

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Re: GIVI luggage
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2019, 06:28:01 PM »
Got the Givi v47. Never paid attention to the weight limits.

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Re: GIVI luggage
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2019, 07:03:57 PM »
I love the outback panniers. I hate side loading panniers. Top loading makes so much more sense.

I am not really sold on the XR's looks so not worried about colour coding etc. I just want a setup that works well.

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Re: GIVI luggage
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2019, 08:02:15 PM »
Slightly off topic but Givi related. I have BMW panniers that use the same key as the bike ignition. Having recently bought a Givi V47 top box can I get a replacement barrel so I can use my BMW key on this too or do I have to have 2 keys and have one flapping about when riding?