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post #1 of 13 Old 09-16-2008, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Riders---I need to buy luggage racks for my vee. Can any of you riders that have either the Givi or Sw-Motech give me some pro and cons of either. I like the SW but do not know if the mounting system for the Quick-Lock well stay tight. Let me here from you riders. At the present time I well be using soft bags.
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post #2 of 13 Old 09-16-2008, 08:38 PM
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I like the SW but do not know if the mounting system for the Quick-Lock well stay tight.
Not an issue. The SW racks are fantastic.
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post #3 of 13 Old 09-16-2008, 10:52 PM
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The main advantage of the Givi racks is they sit closer to the bike than the SW racks. And they're cheaper, I think.

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I had the SWM's and liked them but they stuck out too far (IMHO) and I never took them off anyway so I got the Givi's and am happy.

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The main advantage of the Givi racks is they sit closer to the bike than the SW racks. And they're cheaper, I think.
Exactly why I chose the Givi racks. The ability to detatch the racks is seriously overrated. Once you get luggage on this bike, it's very unlikely that you'll want to take it off. And even if you do, the Givi racks don't look THAT bad. I mean, hell, it's V-STROM... why are you caring about appearances?

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The Givi rack just seems cleaner to me. The bike looks good whether the luggage is attached or not.

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I have the SW-M QL racks. I only have bags on when I'm touring and like the clean look around town. I have over 31,000 miles on my bike and the racks are as tight as they were when new, just as tight as the Givis on my previous bike. Now this is a clean look.


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I have the givi racks, it is nice to pop the luggage off when you arrive at the hotel and not have to carry the rack into the lobby.
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I have the givi racks, it is nice to pop the luggage off when you arrive at the hotel and not have to carry the rack into the lobby.
The bags can be taken off the SW-M racks too and the racks left on the bike. It's just that the racks can be taken off when the bags are not used when traveling locally.

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I have the sw-motec evo quick loc racks on my vee. I have put them through lots of rough miles on back roads in Colorado loaded down. I use 20mm ammo can panniers. Each one weighs 19 1/2 pounds empty. No problems with them getting loose or any problems of any kind. I bought a spare locking pin but can tell unless someone really works to steal one I won't need it.

I also like the fact that I can pop them off in about 30 seconds and the bike is naked. And the new evo racks are tucked in tighter to the bike than the old sw-motech racks. Distance from the side case mount tubing to the muffler -1 inch. The fit and powder coat finish is excellent.

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