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post #1 of 20 Old 06-15-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Givi E21's are they any good?

I'm thinking about a set of E21's to replace my larger saddlebags to give my wife more footroom. She can only get her heels on the pegs now, and only has a size 7 shoe? The 21's are cheap price-wise, but are they good bags? I looked at footpeg relocators, but to buy two sets it would cost around $350! Cheers--BB

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Nothing wrong with the E21's other than that they only hold 21 litres per side. For one person for travelling light or two for an overnight type ride they are great.
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Thanks K1W1, she got spoiled by the floorboards that were on my cruiser, a little out of place on a Strom. BB

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+1. I've had them on for a couple weeks, riding daily, and I like them. For versatility, I use my tank bag and tail bag as liners. That way, if I need more storage capacity, I can throw the bags on the tank and rack and then fill the side cases.
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Love mine. Hold all my emergency stuff with room to spare leaving the E52 empty for helmets, groceries, etc. They held up in my minor dirt road tipover, and they held up for a chap from England trekking about Afrika.

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I use mine for 2 week camping trips along with a 46 litre topcase plus 17 litre tank bag. You need to back carefully but there really is no need for those huge sidecases people use - just encourages you to haul more crap! -unless you want to do without a topcase.
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Nothing wrong with the E21's other than that they only hold 21 litres per side. For one person for travelling light or two for an overnight type ride they are great.
Yep. I leave mine on all the time. You can still split, and with a top case too they're great for my solo camping trips. For general use, 21L isn't huge but I find I can pretty reliably get a grocery bag in each. Good for dumping overpants into when you're heading somewhere not so moto, too.
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Knew I had some photos somewhere.

Plenty of passenger leg room.



and not too wide.



and ideal for 2 kg (4.5 lbs) of Cherries.

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I like mine, I fit a lot of stuff in them. They are sturdy. No regrets and quick installation, too. I leave them on all the time and add a Givi top case for trips.

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Great looking top loading case for overnight or around town travel. I always have them on the bike but I do use E36's when I travel. Givi racks give you
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