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post #1 of 51 Old 08-29-2009, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Got a case of the saddlebags? How wide is your ass?

Maybe this could be a sticky. I know there is a luggage pictures thread, but I thought it might be useful to have one with measurements and a rear photo of your luggage system. When I was trying to decide what size of cases I wanted to mount on my bike, my biggest concern was width. I wanted it to be as narrow as possible which can be a bit of a challange finding the right combination of capacity and overall width.

In my many searches of this forum for photos, measurements, etc.; I came up short on information. It is pretty easy to find the width of a Wee with Pelican 1550s mounted to Givi racks, but there aren't a lot of places the find how wide the bike is with a less popular case such as the Seahorse SE-720.

Post what you got: soft, hard, Wee, Vee, ugly, pretty, heavy, light, whatever is attached to the sub frame of the bike, let us know.

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Seahorse SE-720 boxes (approx 26L each) mounted to Givi PL532 racks with Happy Trails pucks. Total width is 36"


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If you go over the VSRI forum and search the luggage section there should be a sticky thread showing the widths of the various bags with various racks.

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Givi E45 (left) and E36 (right) mounted to Givi 532 racks. Between 42 and 43" wide which is hard to measure due to the rounded edge of the cases, but you get the idea. Wife doesn't think it's too wide since it makes her look like she is 30 again.

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48"......I carry my golf bag atop my small Givi bags and in front of the trunk. Do they make my ass look big?

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If you go over the VSRI forum and search the luggage section there should be a sticky thread showing the widths of the various bags with various racks.
That is great for all the folks who use that forum. I don't and surely many more like me use this forum. Some people merely ride their V-strom, but I am a Stromtrooper, thus I prefer this superior forum.

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That is great for all the folks who use that forum. I don't and surely many more like me use this forum. Some people merely ride their V-strom, but I am a Stromtrooper, thus I prefer this superior forum.
I didn't realize that the forums were mutually exclusive.

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Givi E45 (left) and E36 (right) mounted to Givi 532 racks. Between 42 and 43" wide which is hard to measure due to the rounded edge of the cases, but you get the idea. Wife doesn't think it's too wide since it makes her look like she is 30 again.

i also run E36 on the right and E45 on the left . it really helps when going between posts that are ment to keep traffic out of places . it means you can aim for the middle . with same size bags it would be less easy

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32" at the widest point. Totally custom.


And, the maximum width is high enough that it is never an issue. I can now go places I could not go with a more conventional luggage system. I can carry all of the same gear, PLUS extra fuel and I am "skinnier"......



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Pelican 1550's mounted to SW Motech bracket = 38" wide (Approx 35L per bag)


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