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post #1 of 8 Old 07-28-2017, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Givi Trekker/Outback/Dolomiti: Worth the Updgrade?

When I bought my Strom, the bike came with a set of Givi E36 side cases. These cases have worked very well for me over the last 2 years and 20k miles. They are damn near watertight, they snap on an off easy and are a big enough to stash all my goods for a long ride or my Shoei X2 helmet in. However I have 2 complaints:

1) With their clamshell design, when I open it, stuff falls out.
2) They're ugly

I got a set of internal bags which has helped with my falling out dilemma. Now the whole bag falls out, not individual stuff lol. However I am considering upgrading my bags to one of the nicer looking, more adventure styled options from Givi. Are the new bags far superior to my current ones? Does anyone have these and if so, what is your complaints if you have any?

Lastly, which one would you buy and why?

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I had the OEM cases on my DL1000A which I never liked that much. I got the GIVI Trekker Outback 37L cases and am really pleased. I got them direct from Italy, and when I ordered there wasn't that much in print about the Dolomiti cases, although I like the looks of them a lot. The prices were pretty close and I knew the Trekker Outback cases work great on the Vee2, so I went with them. Considering a top box next...
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I have Kappa K-Venture panniers and top box. These are identical to Outback and also made by Givi, but the panniers fit on the Monokey locks like you already have for your E36 which means you can use your existing racks. Well made boxes with removable lids (swing up also works if you leave the straps on).

My only complaint with them is the hindrance of easy on/off. My E36 had one button to press to get them off, these ones you have to open the lid and turn two screws inside to get them off. The advantage of that is they are more secure. Another big advantage is that they are completely waterproof where my E36 would leak sometimes. Top loading is great too, as you mentioned, things do not fall out anymore, and you can stack things on top for trips.

I consider it a good upgrade, although spendy.
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Things may have changed, but when I had the original Givi Trekker cases on my first Tenere back in 2012 they were NOT waterproof. The Outback series are and I'm sure the newer Dolomiti.

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I have Kappa K-Venture panniers and top box. These are identical to Outback and also made by Givi, but the panniers fit on the Monokey locks like you already have for your E36 which means you can use your existing racks. Well made boxes with removable lids (swing up also works if you leave the straps on).
Quick question on this. You mention the K-Ventures use the same Monokey system my E36 does. I noticed that Givi uses a new monokey "cam-side" system. Does the Kappa's use that or the standard (aka old) Monokey system?

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Kappa uses the old monokey rack that your e36's fitted on but it needs a little adapter plate fitted these come with the k ventures,
I have k ventures, e36's and e21's and I use all 3 types at different times,
I think I read that the dolomiti snap right on the monokey racks with no adapters needed, if I had known that I'd have bought the dolomiti instead of the k-ventures.

edit, my mistake, the dolomiti need the adapter fitted too, so glad now I got the k-ventures as they seem alot tougher.
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I saw an article in motorcycle consumer news re these bags. haven't noticed them before. they aren't cheap. top loading polypropelene. if I was in the market for some bags these would be a top consideration.

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I bought a set for my 2018 1000 and I am regretting it... The Shad Sh36 with SH58x top case is a much better setup.

The outbacks take up almost all of the leg room for the passenger and make getting on and off the bike a pain as they mount so high. I could have got the shad setup for about half the price.

Not at all impressed with Givi, I went with them for everything on my new bike and every single part had some sort of issue with the exception of the tank bag.

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