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post #1 of 11 Old 06-26-2007, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Givi hard cases: E21 & V46 installed (pics)

I needed some bags in a hurry, and wanted something that would bolt on without fuss. The Suzuki bags look great, but they're bigger than I need, and they're a bit spendy. (They also require the fine rear rack to be replaced, which is a bummer.)

I went with the Givi E21N side cases and PL528 mounts, plus the V46N top case and E528 mount. (Total cost around $650 before shipping & tax.)

The E528 mount is two "Z" rails that bolt to the stock rack, and then the standard Universal Monokey mount to bolt to that. The side racks went on without any fuss, bolting to the top rack, the passenger footrests, and an included crossmember.

Now I have 21+21+46 liters of storage, and a profile no wider than the handlebars for lane splitting. Sweet.



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post #2 of 11 Old 06-26-2007, 07:44 AM
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Great choice; I have exactly the same setup and love it:
Givi E21 Sidecases
Givi V46 Topcase

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Just purchased my GIVI E21N side cases...............already had the E450 Simply top case. I can't wait for them to get here to install. Will free up alot of storage.
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I just put my E21's on a few days ago and think they're great also... they're the perfect complement to my E52 top-case... I can now stow all my clothing and helmet out of the weather but with the bike and still have room left over.

One question though... I can't seem to get them to detach from the racks by pushing the red button on the outside... I have to open the top and push the latch down inside... I've tried the key in every position but I still can't detach the cases without opening them up... what am I doing wrong? May be I just need to really jam the button down?

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On my E21 cases I simply turn the key clockwise to the first position (indicated by a picture of a lock and the word "remove") and press the red button firmly. The case pops right off the rack.

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(pictures fixed, above)

I am able to remove the cases with a firm push of the button (in the first key position), but I had more trouble mounting the cases on the racks.

They should just slap into place, while locked. The top case does this just fine.

I ended up disassembling the red "latch" piece from the E21 cases and filing down some protruding plastic. I also lubed up the area with a film of grease. Now the work much better. The red latch should slide up and down under spring tension easily. If yours hangs up like mine did, that would make installation more difficult.

Now I can slap both locked cases onto the mounts, and remove them with an easier press of the red button.
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One question though... I can't seem to get them to detach from the racks by pushing the red button on the outside... I have to open the top and push the latch down inside... I've tried the key in every position but I still can't detach the cases without opening them up... what am I doing wrong? May be I just need to really jam the button down?

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Are you using SW-Motech quick release racks?
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I have the same set up on my bike except I have the 360 case. It will hold 2 full face helmets and the E21's are the perfect size for around town or on a trip, which I did Sunday down to Seneca Rocks and back. 425 miles and I felt like I did half that. The bike (& seat) are that comfortable.

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Do you guys that are using the Givi racks have any pictures with the bags off?
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Are you using SW-Motech quick release racks?
I'm not. I had a hard time finding any description or pictures of what those racks actually do.

As I could understand it, ALL racks are "quick release" for the bags themselves. After all, the release is part of the bag design.

I think the Motech racks actually let you remove the "rack" part that goes over the pipes, leaving only hardpoints or somesuch. It left me scratching my head. I'm okay with leaving the Givi racks in place all the time. Rear crash guard, right?
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