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post #1 of 11 Old 09-25-2013, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Aventure side bags - 3kg limit?

Just picked up my 2012 Adventure on Monday, and something struck me as I was going over the bike - only a 3kg weight limit on the stock side bags? That's only about 6.6 pounds. Is that really accurate?? Or can you load them up a bit more than that? Just seems low, especially when you consider the option of tying additional items on top using the provided strap brackets.

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Most bikes have the same little weight ratings, like 10 lbs in the top box etc. I don't think I've ever had a bag loaded that light.

I had a rear rack sticker that said 12 lbs, thats about what the GIVI 52 actually weighs...
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There is no way that can be right... but if you have a label indicating that, I guess it must be.

That'd be one label I'd be inclined to ignore.

My Givis, loaded for a trip, weigh in at 19 lbs non exhaust side and 15 lbs exhaust side, and that honestly seems light to me. Even they are rated at around 20 lbs ea., and they are less substantial than the ADV bags.

I'm sure you would be fine at quadruple the weight, easily.
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I noticed the same when I took possession of my bike. I think the bags themselves can take more weight. The problem is with the rack. A welding cracked on a recent trip. I had it re-welded in a local shop instead of trying to go through the warranty process. Less time consuming and cheap @ 15$. This is what the bike looked like fully loaded with extra dry bags strapped on top of the side and top cases.
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My two (suzuki oem aluminium) side cases weigh between 15 to 20 pounds loaded. I also have a top case but don't keep much up there on long trips. The frame may be stressed if the bike was taken off road with that weight, but there does not seem to be a problem for normal highway riding. Side cases are normally only on the bike for trips.

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Is the sticker on the inside of the lid?
I saw the same sticker and asked the same question.
I believe that 3kg limit is for the lid, not for the case. There are plastic hinges on the lid, therefore it can't hold a lot of weight when it's open.

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Is the sticker on the inside of the lid?
I saw the same sticker and asked the same question.
I believe that 3kg limit is for the lid, not for the case. There are plastic hinges on the lid, therefore it can't hold a lot of weight when it's open.
Ahhh! Now I'd be much more inclined to believe that. Makes total sense. And yes that is the sticker I was referring to. So basically, don't use the open lid as a seat

I'll have to check my manual and see if it gives a weight limit on the bags.

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Givi's home Italian site used to list bag weight and load limit. The E52's weight and load limit were equal. You could carry one but you couldn't put anything in it. Lawyers write that stuff.

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Yeah, I mean I'm not looking to fill them with bricks or something. I think it would be reasonable to expect them to handle 30 lbs or so.

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I concur. The subframe and bags are pretty durable. I'd be comfortable with 20 pounds in them. Less if I was off-road, more if I stuck to the highway. But if I was borrowing YOUR bike, I'd fill them with bricks and go off road. ha ha ha ha ha

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