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post #1 of 27 Old 11-07-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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I see a lot of Wee's and Vee's with these bags. How good are they? Are the rebadged Givis? Is their mount secure and how strudy are the bags? Are they as good as the Suzuki/Givi V35s?

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They aren't particularly good. They're flimsy, oddly shaped, not waterproof and not particularly well made. When you got them as an enticement for buying a 2011 for $199 they were okay because they are better than no bag at all and the mounting hardware does actually seem pretty good. My thought is that I might mount some Pelicans or the like on the racks at some point.
They are definitely not rebadged Givis, they're nowhere near that well made.

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Thanks for the review. That's too bad because because they're nice looking bags, especially on a black bike.
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They aren't particularly good. They're flimsy, oddly shaped, not waterproof and not particularly well made. When you got them as an enticement for buying a 2011 for $199 they were okay because they are better than no bag at all and the mounting hardware does actually seem pretty good. My thought is that I might mount some Pelicans or the like on the racks at some point.
They are definitely not rebadged Givis, they're nowhere near that well made.
"ditto"

Also have thought about adapting some other boxes to the rack which seems pretty good.
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Thanks for the review. That's too bad because because they're nice looking bags, especially on a black bike.
The best you can say for the bags is they would be okay for commuting if you don't ask much of them.
But if you can get them for a good price don't underestimate the value of the racks, it would be a pretty simple matter to adapt a metal bag or Pelicans to them even with modest modifying skills (mine for example)

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I've been happy with mine on my 2011. They're pretty flexible but I've never had any problems with them. I only wish they were deeper and held more.
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They are (were) made by Kappa, a subsidiary of Givi. Kappa tended to build lower cost luggage, marketed to the urban scooter European market. They are slowly getting more like Givi - new bags, for example, will mount on GIVI racks and vice versa.
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