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Old 12-03-2012, 06:59 PM
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I have Givi Keyless and my God, they are WIDE. I have caught then a couple of times on stuff but am much more aware of how wide they are now. I normally ride without them and just use my top box and my huge Wolfman Expedition dry bag for traveling. The Givi's spend 90% of their time sitting on my shop floor (I keep them packed with most of my riding gear). They do come out for some trips though.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:50 PM
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An FJR is not wide at all. Now, my Wee with E36s...that's wide. I worried about them while "filtering" in CA, especially since some folks just didn't like the idea of my getting around them. But get through I did. I scrubbed one side once when I stopped on a bridge to take a picture. For sporty riding, I prefer to leave them off. But for stowing gear, they are great. You do have to remember that you are wide in the behind.
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I watched it a couple times The bike doesn't go into the drink but seems to land on a dock and the rider does a face plant into a boat. He should pay docking fees for being silly


Sure looks like a woman yo me
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I was waiting for a splash, glub, glub, glub

Glad he is ok, but it sure was a sucky way to crash. Slow and on video
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He was a journalist..........or Journey-less??
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I remember reading about Journalist mishaps in some american motomags. Seems these scribes have less talent for riding than they can write up.
I hope their bosses have some choice words for the antics of motorcycle retrieval when they get the bill.
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The video clip even made "Good Morning America" this morning.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:44 AM
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The convenience of having the hard side cases more than make up for the width penalty, in my view. Obviously YMMV. But I don't find myself in places where I need a bike quite that narrow very often. And I will drag all kinds of other hard parts well before I drag my cases when riding.

But then I'm talking about E21's.

Seriously though, I will probably never own another (primary) bike without side cases. Just too convenient.
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Can't wait to read his review of the bike.........
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:30 PM
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Soft side bags will avoid most of the dangers of hard cases, as they have more give. I like my Nelson Rigg CL-850's. They've taken a beating over the past 4 years and are about ready for replacement.
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