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post #1 of 24 Old 03-29-2008, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Which Givi to buy???

After doing many searches related to topcases, I've pretty much settled on a Givi. The only remaining question is which one? I really only need enough room for my laptop case on the way to the office and enough storage for a large Shoei, my jacket, gloves and mini tank bag. The e52 and v46 look great, but almost seem like overkill. For people that own Givi's what would you recommend?
Also, do the Givi's come with a strap or something to keep the contents from shifting around? It's hard to tell from the website and there are NO dealers nearby that actually have one in stock.
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I don't remember which model top case I have (E260?), but if you want to be able to fit all of that stuff in one, don't buy this. Fortunately, I travel light so it works for me.
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I know the V46 has straps for sure, most of the Givi's do. If you want to store a large helmet, riding jacket, gloves, AND a small tankbag you'd better go for the e52. Even with that, you may not be able to squeeze it all in.

Here are two large Arai's in a V46 for reference:

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Get the E52. It will hold a drunk hooker.

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Does the e52 have internal straps?
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Does the e52 have internal straps?
Yes, yes it does.

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I'm very happy with the E52, but beware if you get it with the integrated tail lights. If you get the lights remove the protective cap at the inside bottom of the case. Put a drop if fingernail polish on the two screws. Replace the cap. I rode around for several weeks without the lights working thinking I had a short. No short, just screws that had worked themselves out.

Yeah, it has a strap and that red thing on the lid seems to be a document holder. Can't put too much up there. Few papers, maps or small booklet. It's kinda a pain to open the doc holder, so I really don't keep anything in it.


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Yeah, it has a strap and that red thing on the lid seems to be a document holder. Can't put too much up there. Few papers, maps or small booklet. It's kinda a pain to open the doc holder, so I really don't keep anything in it.
While it's still in the picture I posted in my previous post, I eventually removed the document holder from my V46. For my uses, all it did was take up valuable space.
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Go big or go home. Seriously, if you get the smaller case, you'll end up wanting the larger one in the long one.
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get the e52, you will not believe what you can get in there. like i learned in the construction industry, better more than less
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