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View Poll Results: What's your favorite Givi sidecase style?
E21 13 46.43%
E36 9 32.14%
E360 4 14.29%
E45 2 7.14%
E460 0 0%
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post #1 of 24 Old 01-06-2007, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Poll: What's your favorite GIVI sidecase?

E21s - about $165/pair
E36s - about $320/pair
E360s - about $360/pair
E45s - about $324/pair
E460s - about $385/pair
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I have a sidecase that's not listed... it's the E41 and it has the Keyless Access.
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I have the E41's also. But am looking at the 21's.
 
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I got a set of the E41 sidecases as well. They are great for longer trips. I find that they are too big for many uses though. For example, if you commute to work, consider just a top box. I also find them too big for a weekend trip to visit family. When I do that, I end up with the bags mostly empty.

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I have E 21's because the size looks right for the bike, (IMO) and with many miles on the road I have learned I need a lot less than I think I do.

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I have E 21's because the size looks right for the bike, (IMO) and with many miles on the road I have learned I need a lot less than I think I do.

+1. Precisely why I am looking at the E21's. I saw a set at the Long Beach bike show and they looked kinda flimsy. Have you had any problems? I.E. lid closure issues, etc. Please let me know. I also saw someone had taken some top loading pelican boxes and made a pannier set with the SW Motech racks. That looked good too, but more cash than the 21's.
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I use a set of E21's that switch between bikes. They're great little bags, especially for the price. The can certainly be abused by packing too much/forcing odd sized items in and bending the lid latch connections out of sync, but are otherwise pretty solid and do take a decent beating before giving in. They performed well enough that when the integrity of one was compromised on a rock in the middle of a river crossing, I got another set and now have a single backup.

21 may not seem like much space, but it's enough for months on the road, especially with a topcase/drybag across the back seat.

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I use a set of E21's that switch between bikes. They're great little bags, especially for the price. The can certainly be abused by packing too much/forcing odd sized items in and bending the lid latch connections out of sync, but are otherwise pretty solid and do take a decent beating before giving in. They performed well enough that when the integrity of one was compromised on a rock in the middle of a river crossing, I got another set and now have a single backup.

21 may not seem like much space, but it's enough for months on the road, especially with a topcase/drybag across the back seat.
Thank's Bluesurf. That's the kind of report I'm looking for. Anyone else have real world examples of how good/bad the 21's are?
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+1 on the 41's being huge. Maybe really good for two up? Mine came with them already, so I'll make the most of them... I do have a Givi Maxia top case... which is also huge.

Interestingly, when I brought my bike back from Florida in the back of a pickup, we went through a four hour deluge of a rain storm... one of the sidecase had a bit of water it in when I opened it.

I'm not absolutely positive it was latched correctly -- being new to the cases, it's possible that case just wasn't closed right.

One good thing about the really big cases is they increase your rear profile a lot. Not a bad thing.
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Yeah my 41's leak a little too. Not much but some moisture got in after a day long ride in the rain. Most of the time I use Space Bags to get the most of my area and keep things dry. This was the one time I tried the seal on the Givi's and went without space bags. My stuff was wet.
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