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post #1 of 15 Old 08-20-2007, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Givi E21, secret new feature

After testing the theory that a fully opened Givi E21 side case can handle highway speeds over 100mph, I've discovered a new secret feature: The lock on the E21 is great for carrying your keys when you don't want to put them in your pocket. Magnets? Magic pixies? I don't know. But you can leave them in the lock and be almost assured they'll still be in there when you get back home.

Next experiment: Bungie-free tail bag test. How long will it stay put before flying off?

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Next experiment: Bungie-free tail bag test. How long will it stay put before flying off?
Reminds me of when I was a reserve police officer a few years back. I was driving along a mayjor city street, speed limit about 40 mph, when I came up on a Honda Accord with a HUGE cup of coffee on its roof! I started laughing so hard I thought I'd run off the road. I debated doing a traffic stop or just letting her continue on, either way I figured the coffee would eventually get spilled! Decided to do a stop so other drivers didn't getting into a laughing spasm like I was! Anyway, believe it or not, I pulled her over and the coffee did not spill. It was in one of those wide-bottomed cups which I guess is why. She was very grateful when I walked up to her window with her coffee in hand! :mrgreen:


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I walked up to her window with her coffee in hand! :mrgreen:
Now that's what I call service! Did you bring her a doughnut too? <---shameless cop joke.

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After testing the theory that a fully opened Givi E21 side case can handle highway speeds over 100mph, I've discovered a new secret feature: The lock on the E21 is great for carrying your keys when you don't want to put them in your pocket.
Just a little to add to this test:

The E21 when used open at highway speeds will not loose assorted tools and a rain cover that is in it's zip bag.
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Just a little to add to this test:

The E21 when used open at highway speeds will not loose assorted tools and a rain cover that is in it's zip bag.
But waterproof pants on top of other stuff do definitely fly out and have to be picked up by following riders.
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Reminds me of when I was a reserve police officer a few years back. I was driving along a mayjor city street, speed limit about 40 mph, when I came up on a Honda Accord with a HUGE cup of coffee on its roof! I started laughing so hard I thought I'd run off the road. I debated doing a traffic stop or just letting her continue on, either way I figured the coffee would eventually get spilled! Decided to do a stop so other drivers didn't getting into a laughing spasm like I was! Anyway, believe it or not, I pulled her over and the coffee did not spill. It was in one of those wide-bottomed cups which I guess is why. She was very grateful when I walked up to her window with her coffee in hand! :mrgreen:
I've done that once - stopped a van with a kid's toy on the roof. The male driver began the usual "Why'd you stop me, I wasn't doing anything wrong" routine, quite rudely. I never said a word, just smiled at him as nice as could be, reached up, removed the toy, handed it to him, and walked back to my car. Hope he felt like a prick!

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I rode home about 3 miles at a maximum speed of 40 MPH in a 1978 Dodge Aspen Station Wagon (sort of a lowered SUV, kids.) with an 18" pizza on the roof.

Made it home intact, but it needed a little re-heating.

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I rode home about 3 miles at a maximum speed of 40 MPH in a 1978 Dodge Aspen Station Wagon (sort of a lowered SUV, kids.) with an 18" pizza on the roof.

Made it home intact, but it needed a little re-heating.
I wonder if they leave anything on top of the space shuttle?
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