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post #1 of 14 Old 01-15-2016, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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I love my oem side cases. They look cool, but they lack space, lots of precious space.

Not to insult anyone who love them, but i hate rectangular metal cases that break the look of the strom (imho).

I've been shopping and was curious about the SHAD 3P system on the Vee. Is the bracket system solid? How close are the cases to the bike compared to the oem ones? I've been a givi customer, how is shad quality-wise?

I've seen a picture posted here of a khaki strom with them at a side angle, if anyone has a set, i'd sure like to see the front and back of the bike, not shown on the website, to see the gaps and overall look!

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I love my oem side cases. They look cool, but they lack space, lots of precious space.

Not to insult anyone who love them, but i hate rectangular metal cases that break the look of the strom (imho).

I've been shopping and was curious about the SHAD 3P system on the Vee. Is the bracket system solid? How close are the cases to the bike compared to the oem ones? I've been a givi customer, how is shad quality-wise?

I've seen a picture posted here of a khaki strom with them at a side angle, if anyone has a set, i'd sure like to see the front and back of the bike, not shown on the website, to see the gaps and overall look!
The SH36 have tons of space, I can fit my xxxl helmet in one and have room to spare! I don't like the rectangular box look either, and I don't like the big racks on the bike when the cases are not on it. 90% of the time I only use a tank bag.

The bracket system is VERY solid. They do stick out further then the OEM cases but that means both sides hold an equal amount.

When I first got mine, they where very stiff to mount and unmount, so much so that I thought I would snap the handle off them and that it would be lucky to last one riding season. However after some use they broke in nicely and now latch and unlatch very easily. I can take them on/off with one hand once I got the hang of it. Silicone lube on the rubber helps as well.

One nice thing is not having to lock them, very handy. I've included a few pictures.
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I like them way better than OEM. I have the sh48 top case as wellnot pictured here ....
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I almost went with these, but didn't because they weren't a standard rack. I didn't want to be limited to one set of bags. I really like the way they look and the size.
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Thanks guys, digging the pics!

Is this how yours look from the back, the brackets look a little thin and seem to extend far from the bike?


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I almost went with these, but didn't because they weren't a standard rack. I didn't want to be limited to one set of bags. I really like the way they look and the size.
that's exactly why i went with them haha. Curious why you would want more then one set of bags?

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Thanks guys, digging the pics!

Is this how yours look from the back, the brackets look a little thin and seem to extend far from the bike?

looks right to me.

it's basically a piece of conduit bent to fit. it's very solid though, it wont budge.

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Shad 3P system

I love the 3P system as well. I don't even notice the rack anymore when the SH36s aren't on. The bend in the rack follows the contours of the bike nicely. The rack feels very solid. My only problem is that, with the SH36s attached it makes it pretty difficult to split lanes here in CA.

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Ok so if you look at the bike from the back, obviously certain bags stick out farther (wider) then others. Between shad, OEM, and givi, who has the set of bags that has the Slimest profile? I don't much care about who has the biggest bags but who has the slimmest overall?

Not sure of the overall capacity of the OEM ones but let's suppose we're talking about relatively equal sized bags here. Who's would be the narrowEst ?
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After two years now I can definitely say these are great side cases. Your not left with an ugly set of racks when the the side cases are removed. The racks blend in very nicely with the bags off.



They are both less expensive (by hundreds of dollars in some cases) overall and better looking than the competition. The Mrs. says they greatly improve the appearance of the Vee2. I agree.



Regarding the width of the bags......



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