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post #1 of 14 Old 06-13-2007, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Top case?

Does the addition of a top case effect the handling/buffeting of the bike in anyway?And are there any cases that are better in this regard?I'm looking for a case to accommodate a helmet,jacket,pants and that has a decent locking/theft protection,what's the best quality case available for this application?TIA

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Does the addition of a top case effect the handling/buffeting of the bike in anyway?And are there any cases that are better in this regard?I'm looking for a case to accommodate a helmet,jacket,pants and that has a decent locking/theft protection,what's the best quality case available for this application?TIA
I don't notice any difference with a 52 litre Givi box.

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i've had mine up over 110 mph with givi, in a fairly stout side wind, with no problems.
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I have noticed only a marginal difference in handling when the crosswinds hit my Givi 46.

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I notice a small difference with my cheap JC Whitney Large Topcase.
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i've had mine up over 110 mph with givi, in a fairly stout side wind, with no problems.
+1 on the givi at 110mph
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I don't notice any difference with a 52 litre Givi box.
Ditto, 48L Kappa (Givi knockoff).

A biker without full-face protection should only ride as fast as the slowest hornet.
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It's going to depend on how much weight is being carried and what other de-stabilizing inputs are involved. The sticker on the Strom luggage rack says not to exceed 10kg or 22lbs. I got spit off due to a tank slapper after taking three pieces of loaded luggage to 119mph indicated. I always ride with a Scotts steering stabilizer and keep it under a real 80mph since then. Many luggage items come with a warning to not exceed 80mph.

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Does the addition of a top case effect the handling/buffeting of the bike in anyway?And are there any cases that are better in this regard?I'm looking for a case to accommodate a helmet,jacket,pants and that has a decent locking/theft protection,what's the best quality case available for this application?TIA
With some effort, I'm able to jam my helmet, jacket and pants into my Givi E52. Here's a rear-view pic...


And here's a view from the side...


The bike seems to handle fine with the E52 and I eventually got used to the look of this big bulbous thing on the back. It's got a decent lock but a determined thief could get it off the bike or force it open.

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GIVI E450 Simply top case

I have the E450 and have not noticed any problems what so ever. Weight may be an issue but I would think not so much as to cause extreme handling issues. Even the big case can only hold so much. As long as you don't have it filled with bricks!

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