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post #1 of 12 Old 02-05-2009, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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givi cases vs suzuki cases

Thinking about installing hard cases on my DL650 and would like to hear opinions about Givi cases or Suzuki cases. I have heard that the Suzuki cases are not very good. They both cost about the same.
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-05-2009, 11:52 AM
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I have been told that GIVI makes the Suzuki ones?????
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post #3 of 12 Old 02-05-2009, 12:08 PM
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I know people with both. No problems encountered either way.
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Earlier Suzuki cases were made by Kappa, a Givi subsidiary. Later ones were made by Soft. People who have had Suzuki and Givi liked Givi much better, especially the mounts.

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post #5 of 12 Old 02-05-2009, 02:05 PM
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The other nice thing about the Givi is that they have a great variety of cases that all use the same mount. Apart from the "monokey side" ones, all the Monokey cases fit on the same mounts and all the monolock ones do as well.

You can also get a bunch of tumblers that use the same key so for me my 5 cases all use one key.


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post #6 of 12 Old 02-05-2009, 02:14 PM
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Don't use the suzuki case. The case seems kind of cheap and when mounted takes up about 2" of the rear seat.

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post #7 of 12 Old 02-05-2009, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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givi vs suzuki cases

thanks to all for the great feedback. I went ahead and ordered the Givi cases from Sport Tour
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post #8 of 12 Old 02-05-2009, 06:43 PM
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Suzuki Topcase for Sale!

I have a brand new Suzuki topcase, mount and color matching insert for sale. $225 takes it all!!! I paid over 400 with tax and shipping. I have only had them for a few months and have barely used them. They have no scratches or dings period. If intersted PM me for pics.

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the suzuki top case requires you remove the beautiful aluminum stock rack and bolt on a very ugly steel one

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post #10 of 12 Old 04-19-2009, 12:02 PM
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Looking for an OEM topcase mount

When I bought my 2007 Wee I included the OEM three bag setup. My main complaint is that the top case overhangs the back of the seat by a few inches. I've been thinking of how to make an adapter plate that would bolt on and allow the case to be moved back. Seems to me it would be easier to modify an OEM mounting plate.

So, if anyone has an OEM topcase mount and has no use for it, I'd appreciate hearing about it.

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