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post #1 of 11 Old 10-07-2009, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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MPG and Givi Sidecases

I'm weighing my different luggage options and I'm torn between which side cases I'd like to get. I like the look of the E36 but they seems less aerodynamic than some of the other designs. However, I'm more concerned with fuel economy on a longer trip than the look. So, I'm curious which side cases do you have and by what percentage does your mpg decrease (on average) when running with the luggage.

Also, if anyone has pics of their Wee with black E360 side cases I'd appreciate a pic or two.
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I've got big, fat E45s, but they probably only cost me a few MPG. I haven't done any testing with and without the bags in identical conditions, so I can't say for sure.

But, based on experience I'm guessing that it's probably only 3 or 4 mpg at worst. My tendency to cruise at 80 mph is probably a much greater cause of mpg loss.

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Here's my K7 with a pair of E360's and a V46 top case. I have never checked mileage numbers with cases on.
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which side cases do you have and by what percentage does your mpg decrease (on average) when running with the luggage.
my average decrease is .8 MPG with E36s.
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...Also, if anyone has pics of their Wee with black E360 side cases I'd appreciate a pic or two.
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I have a E36 on the right and a E45 on the left and at the same speed I might have lost 1 mpg. Not enough to worry about, but all kind of space to put stuff, a lot more than my C-10 concours that use to have.
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Relax, Janice, there's a BIG difference between "a pair of E36's" and "a pair of 36EE's".

I also have the E36 LUGGAGE and also the E21's, and I notice a small fuel mileage decrease with the big bags, but not much. I think the biggest difference is between NO bags and ANY bags.

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Thanks to all (well, most) for the info and thanks to StromTech for the pics.
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On a long trip first concern is having everything you need. Making sure your bike is well serviced, and having a great time. MPG is about 10,000,000,000,000 on the list of things you should be thinking about. If you get 55 or 35 who cares, try not having the right gear or tools when you need them, then you will pissed. I have all 3 bags Givi keyless bags and all the room I need. The perfect DL1000 for me.
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