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post #1 of 6 Old 07-29-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Alum. Panier, or Givi e21

Had a close encounter with a deer, Progressive will replace my Givi e-21 side bags, (along with alot of other stuff), but here's the question I'd appreciate input on... My e-21 purchase was mainly over price... always seemed a bit small. I see the aluminum panniers on

http://www.whitehorsepress.com/produ...oducts_id=5637

so, for the money from insurance, and a little cash of mine, I could put these on instead... I have the mount for the givi bags, can I put these bags on that? also, I've tipped the bike over a couple times, the e-21's actually saved the bike, got scraped up, but survived quite nicely... will the aluminum pannier hold the bike up and not crush, or get destroyed if it tips or falls over? Thanks in advance for any idea's,
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Had a close encounter with a deer, Progressive will replace my Givi e-21 side bags, (along with alot of other stuff), but here's the question I'd appreciate input on... My e-21 purchase was mainly over price... always seemed a bit small. I see the aluminum panniers on

http://www.whitehorsepress.com/produ...oducts_id=5637

so, for the money from insurance, and a little cash of mine, I could put these on instead... I have the mount for the givi bags, can I put these bags on that? also, I've tipped the bike over a couple times, the e-21's actually saved the bike, got scraped up, but survived quite nicely... will the aluminum pannier hold the bike up and not crush, or get destroyed if it tips or falls over? Thanks in advance for any idea's,
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My understanding is that the Givi racks will take only Givi bags so you'd have to come up with a way to mount any other type of luggage. To what extent Al panniers will hold up in a tip over depends on how violent the tip over is. They will probably hold up ok.

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I have the same panniers, and they will certainly hold up well in a minor drop, and probably do okay at a little bit of speed, but fortunately I don't know for sure. Not sure about bolting them up to the Givi racks either, but you should be able to fab something if necessary. I have Shad racks now, and I'm going to have to do something for them as well.

Anyway, main point I wanted to make is that if you do go ahead and get the panniers, you can get them cheaper from Murph:

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=363

His prices include shipping and the service can't be beat.

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I've got the same exact panniers on my vee and love 'em. I got mine for $293.02 at my door, free shipping from vstroma.com. They are the same panniers on klr650.com(same warehouse). I use sw-motec racks($235.00) from Twisted Throttle. They seem pretty sturdy and hold quite a bit, I'm very impressed with mine for being around $550.00 for everything. However, you will have to get some fasteners from a hardware store and bolt them up yourself. But, you can angle them anyway you want.

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thanks all for the replies, looks like a good way to go..
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If you decide to go with the aluminum panniers, like the ones I use, I suggest that you get a tube of indoor/outdoor silicone sealer to put around the bolts. This will help keep the boxes dry in case of rain.

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