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post #1 of 20 Old 08-17-2005, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone tried the GIVI E21 sidecases?

How about a product report? I saw them on the Twistedthrottle site. Only $157.50 for a pair and $141.75 for the racks. I know I'm cheap, that's why I'm interested! There's even a picture with them installed on a DL1000

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post #2 of 20 Old 08-18-2005, 12:22 AM
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Re: Anyone tried the GIVI E21 sidecases?

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How about a product report? I saw them on the Twistedthrottle site. Only $157.50 for a pair and $141.75 for the racks. I know I'm cheap, that's why I'm interested! There's even a picture with them installed on a DL1000
I put mine on a couple weeks back. Got them from twisted throttle along with the racks. Took about an 1/2 hour to mount the racks. Didn't need to remove anything except the tail rack cover to get to the bolts. Very easy install. All the hardware needed came with the rack.

The locking mechanism is good/solid. They fit the racks nicely with no play or rattling. Overall I am happy with them. They are maybe an inch wider than the bars. They are small though. I carry a clear faceshield in one and lock my pants and jacket in the other when commuting. Good for the small shopping trip to the market as well. I also have a small SHAD37 and everything matches nicely.
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marndo, Thanks for the informative report! I think I'll order them. I bought a Cortech tail bag today and it works great. These sidecases should go well with it.

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I forgot to ask, do the GIVI mounting racks interfere with the passenger or operator in any way? In the picture of them it looks like a really long piece going towards the front. Where does that part mount?

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The rack mounts to the passenger foot peg bracket and uses one of the available holes. I like these smaller cases because they leave plenty of room around the passenger pegs. I take the wife and daughter out for rides occasionally and they demand a certain level of comfort .
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I bought a Cortech tail bag today and it works great.
Which tail bag did you pick up? I was looking at the Cortech sport, and was wondering if it was big enough for a laptop. Not sure I want to go the route of the Shad or Givi trunk just yet.
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Check ebay! I saw a pair of e21s and the racks for $330 or around there. It was fairly cheap.

Also, you may want to shoot Glen at www.sporttour.com an email. He was the cheapest I found for Givi stuff.

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marndo,

Thanks for that info. I take my wife and daughters out for rides too. It sounds like these sidecases are what I need.

daswulf,

I bought the Cortech Tailbag. The dimensions are 17.5"long x 12" wide x 10"high. http://www.tourmaster.com/product.html?sku=82-411


There are lots of pockets and room for a full face helmet inside. There is an organizer w/ pockets under the top lid. It fits on the luggage rack nicely. I don't know if a laptop will fit in it though.

It is not the Cortech Sport Tailbag which is smaller. Too small for me.
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Thanks Imagine, I got a price from Glen.

(2) E21N Sidecases = $149.00
(1) PL532 (DL650 sidecase fitment kit) = $133.00

$282.00 Total for all this cheapy goodness! :arrow:

Well, plus shipping :cry:

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I think the racks will fit any Givi case so if you want to 'size up' you are good to go .
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