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post #1 of 23 Old 04-02-2019, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Considering a pair of Givi V35

Howdy Troopers. I am thinking about installing a pair of Givi V35 side cases onto my 08 Wee. The previous owner had purchased a 45L Givi top case and Givi adapter plate for the top case. I like this case a lot and really like how easy it is to take on and off of the bike.

My main concern is the exhaust that I have. I put a 14" Delkevic oval on the bike and really like it. I am hesitant on the side bags because of my concern about the exhaust outlet melting the side case.

Have any of you used side cases with a 14" Delkevic on your Strom? Just looking for feedback before I would pull the trigger on the side cases and mounting bracket.

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Sorry I canít help with your exhaust question. Personally, Iím not a huge fan of the V35 Giviís. I have a set of smaller 21Lís for commuting and a set of large 45Lís for long trips. Since these are both flat bottom style, they use the same mounting brackets so itís easy to swap them out.

I get the appeal of the V35ís, they hug the bike tighter so they might look a little better in some cases. But on the Gen1 Wee, with the single side exhaust, the right bag is pushed out further and a bit higher up. It looks goofy, in my opinion. In addition, Iíve heard several complaints about the awkward shape making them more difficult to pack (do they hold a helmet?)

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I love my V35's. They hold lots more than my old 21's, look better, and pack just fine. Someone once said the Trader Joe Cooler bags available for about $8 will fit them great and makes packing easier. I have seen them there, and might pick one up as test. The 45's are gigantic, 21's too small, the V35's... just right.


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Thanks for the link on this Matt. The shape of the side cases definitely look squirrely from the rear. Of course most adventure bikes are pretty squirrely looking anyways. I guess that is the main reason it took me so long to own one but once I discovered the leg room and the handling capabilities, oh man!!

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Sorry I canít help with your exhaust question. Personally, Iím not a huge fan of the V35 Giviís. I have a set of smaller 21Lís for commuting and a set of large 45Lís for long trips. Since these are both flat bottom style, they use the same mounting brackets so itís easy to swap them out.

I get the appeal of the V35ís, they hug the bike tighter so they might look a little better in some cases. But on the Gen1 Wee, with the single side exhaust, the right bag is pushed out further and a bit higher up. It looks goofy, in my opinion. In addition, Iíve heard several complaints about the awkward shape making them more difficult to pack (do they hold a helmet?)

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I also can't help with the exhaust part, but I can confirm that the v35's can hold a helmet, depending on size. My wife's ICON full face, XS helmet fits nicely with room to spare. My Shoei Neotech L will not fit. The shape is an issue trying to pack large items, and yes, the bike does look a little lopsided due to the clearance required for the exhaust. I've got these cases because they came with the bike, but with my very limited experience, if I was replacing them I would look for something more regularly shaped.
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On my 05 Wee I had E-35's and a Scorpion exhaust. Never a problem. As long a the exhaust tip is pointing straight back. 122K like that.

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On my 05 Wee I had E-35's and a Scorpion exhaust. Never a problem. As long a the exhaust tip is pointing straight back. 122K like that.

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BTW that "awkward space" might fit a spare fuel container very nicely as it did with the Jesse side cases




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You guys don't find your side entry cases a pita?

I have a E460 and I can't imagine using it as a side case, unless I never access it until I reach destination.

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Web, I use Roadgear zippered mesh bags in my oem side cases. Large open weave, you can see everything in the bag, easily fits the contours of the side cases. No digging through top-loading case to find anything.
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