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post #1 of 11 Old 02-11-2018, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Givi Trekker panniers........Trekker 33BA??.

I'm confused.... hope someone can tell me.

I recently purchased a pair of Givi Trekker top case TRK33B (written on the receipt).
On the internet I find reference to Givi Trekker 33B and Givi Trekker 33BA cases.
What's the difference between the 33B and 33BA designated cases???
All I can find out is that the 33N cases have silver lids and 33B cases have black lids.
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Maybe the A is for aluminium finish version, just a guess.

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Cool Does 33BA mean a modified 33B (2 additional latches)

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Maybe the A is for aluminium fish version, just a guess.
Both the 33N and 33B have aluminium finish lids. the 33N are natural aluminium and the 33B are either painted black or anodised black. (depending on which review you read).
I think I may have stumbled across the answer to my question.
I have just noticed that on most of the U-tube presentations and reviews on the internet that the Trekker 33's there are missing the 2 side latches that are on my cases which assist the top latch in securing the lid closed. Givi have modified the original trekkers ( that may be the A in the part number)
Maybe Givi had problems with the trekker main latch and had to add the 2 additional latches for security? OR had problems with water entering the cases especially if the cases were full and the contents pushing against the lid trying to lift the lip away from the rubber seal.
Can't find any info to corroborate the above however.
By that logic there would have to be Trekker 33NA's as well.
On the internet the Trekker 33B seems to be used generically for both black versions.
In order to open my cases I first have to releases the 2 side latches and then push the central button near the key.

http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...-cases.973426/

Solved: The original Trekkers did have a water leaking into them problem and Givis answer was to add the 2 additional clamps to maintain a tight seal.

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I noticed the external latches on some cases the black ones, TRK**B, but not on the Natural Aluminium style cases. TRK**. Strange!!
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Whenever cases are designated with an N, (TRK**N) the description always refers to the fact that they can be mixed and matched sizes to accommodate exhaust offset. Not that I have seen any difference in the cases themselves other than their size.

Also the Trekker topbox TRK52N can be used only as a topbox according to description.

Givi can certainly be a mystery sometimes.

Anyway are you happy with yours, they certainly look very smart IMO.

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I have the extra clips and mine have leaked every time I have used them in the rain.

The top lock sits in a well and is perfect for collecting water.
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Cool Givi Models.........

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I noticed the external latches on some cases the black ones, TRK**B, but not on the Natural Aluminium style cases. TRK**. Strange!!
Further,
Whenever cases are designated with an N, (TRK**N) the description always refers to the fact that they can be mixed and matched sizes to accommodate exhaust offset. Not that I have seen any difference in the cases themselves other than their size.

Also the Trekker topbox TRK52N can be used only as a topbox according to description.

Givi can certainly be a mystery sometimes.

Anyway are you happy with yours, they certainly look very smart IMO.

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G'day Marty,
There is always the exception to the rule. Givi E22N cases are only sold in pairs and a fixed capacity.
I think that the TRK52N is only rated for top box use has more to do with the loading on the built in mount on the box. A fully loaded 52 litre case would be very heavy hanging off the side apart from the fact that the overall width of the bike would be almost as wide as a car.
One thing the Italians are famous for is their panache in styling.
Givi cases certainly look the goods and from what I've seen they are very sturdy functional cases. I'm an old codger and my needs are more for one up touring rather than off-road adventure riding so these TRK33BA side panniers are great for my needs. 33 litres is ample for me - and keeps the bike thin for city riding.
The only criticism I would venture to make is they are NOT waterproof. Givi really should have put more thought into the sealing design. Not a biggie for me though as I have a 37lt Givi Blade top box (that is waterproof) for any electronic gadgets to be stowed in.
Ride safely,
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Cool to investigate further.....

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I have the extra clips and mine have leaked every time I have used them in the rain.

The top lock sits in a well and is perfect for collecting water.
G'day Rolex, As soon as I read your post I was dying to know if my cases were waterproof or not.
I filled a 2 litre jug with water, closed and locked the L/H case and then poured the water into the well where the Keylock resides. Water immediately began pouring out of the back of the case where the top fitting of the monokey locking system enters the case. This was totally expected as when I changed the lock in my top box I saw that all the locking mechanism under the tumbler and buttons are in a cavity that is external to the inside of the case.
On opening the case I saw about 3 or 4 teaspoons of water in the bottom of the case. So I got my answer - NOT waterproof. Even with the 2 additional clamps and the case was empty, water still got in passed the seals.
Might buy some soft rubber strips and thicken the seal to see if that does the trick, however, for the price charged for these cases Givi should have developed a better sealing system.
My impression of the Trekkers is an excellent case, solid as a tank, easy on/off the bike and dual top/side opening feature (possibly the root cause of leaking seals) is a handy option. Definitely more suited to touring rather than adventure riding. Overall
AND of course all the panache of Italian styling.

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Just looking at the cases I never expected them to be waterproof so it's no big deal to me.

I pack in a big plastic bag first, my bride packs in individual large zip lock bags so she can squeeze out any air first and get as much in as she can.

I was going to try a chunk of sponge rubber under the handle to stop the water pooling up ?

I do have a plan in my head to make some waterproof covers but weather it annoys me enough ever get around to it is the question.

Sticking stuff to plastic is hard to do properly especially in the Aussie heat so adding extra seals and keeping them in place could be tuff.

I recently purchased some strips of rubber and I plan on building some lips inside my bags and top box so things don't stick out the sides when I'm trying to close things up, if it works out I will post it here for you to have a look at.

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Does anyone have a photo of a DL-1000 with these TRK33's as panniers on please?

Hi All, and G'day to our Australian cousins!

I am about to take delivery of a new DL-1000 next week and have got the dealer to fit some givi quick release racks. My idea was to cruise some givi dealers and suss out the best panniers for fit, size and looks. It sounds like a few of you already have these panniers on a V-Strom so I was hoping someone with (hopefully) a 2017+ 1000 might take a photo, please?

I like the idea of the top and side opening and always line boxes with bin liners so the waterproof-ness is not a worry to us - I just want to get some kit that is neat, functional and not to unwieldy ;-)

Cheers all!
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Sorry! Also, does anyone carry a pillion with these Trekkers in place?

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