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post #1 of 8 Old 09-11-2006, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Givi e-21's

Should I go with a Givi side rack or a SW Motech quick release. I am leaning towards the SW quick release, but with the 21's they say the rack is exposed. If I go with the Givi rack smaller width but is it a hard rack to remove on and OFF? Help me make a decision so I can blame somebody else.
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-12-2006, 06:55 PM
 
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I have the 21's on a Givi rack. Very secure. Very strong.

Removability? Asfar as I'm concerned, the rack is on permanently. (Why would you want to remove it?). Same with the sidecases - they're on all the time.

My vote - Givi ('cause that's all I know about).

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-13-2006, 01:35 PM
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The Givi racks aren't that bad looking on the bike if your concerned about looks. But if you don't want to look at them all the time, then go with the SW quick release because it's an effort to take the Givi racks on and off.

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I have the Motech racks, and I have yet to remove them. It is nice to be able to remove them to work on the bike however. I was ready to buy the Givi 21's, but I choose to go with Pelican 1430 top-loaders instead. The Pelicans look great on the Strom, very rugged.
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I have the Givi racks with the E21's and I'm not taking those things off :!: Took too much time to get the frickin bolts aligned the first time. Why take them off anyway unless you plan on dropping the bike offroad or something.

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I have the Motech racks, and I have yet to remove them. It is nice to be able to remove them to work on the bike however. I was ready to buy the Givi 21's, but I choose to go with Pelican 1430 top-loaders instead. The Pelicans look great on the Strom, very rugged.
csr67. Can you take the dimensions of the inside of the 1430 case without foam? I think the dimensions given on the Pelican site must be the interior dimensions with the foam in because they are so different. Their dimensions work out to about 15L each using the sites interior dimensions.

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I have the Motech racks, and I have yet to remove them. It is nice to be able to remove them to work on the bike however.
This is a question I have for owners of the Givi racks. How is the clearance around the rear wheel for working on the bike? Is there enough room to remove the rear wheel, or does the rack have to come off?

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Remove the bags and don't worry aboput the racks 8)

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This is a question I have for owners of the Givi racks. How is the clearance around the rear wheel for working on the bike? Is there enough room to remove the rear wheel, or does the rack have to come off?

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