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LUGGAGE - Q&A - all you could ask and then some Part ONE

LUGGAGE - Part 1

This should answer any and all questions
MAKE Sure you check the date for relevance and also don’t reply to a dead thread.

I put this together in order to make the questions people have easier to answer and reduce the repetitiveness of questions.

Taken from General Discussion threads, ALL 400+ pages (if you print it out, it’s 24-8.5”X11” pages )

Part 1

Preference;
Someone asking questions like,
“What do you think of…?”
“Which do you prefer, X or Z?”

Part 2

Brand comparisons

Questions are to the nature of; “What to do…?“How do I…?”“Where do I get…?
“How can I…?ETC…

Part 3

DIY; it’s just that

FYI; so you can find/fix/learn

Testimonials; so you can make a decision on what other people have found through experience

Repairs, Cautions and Warnings (lessons learned), Installations and Pics of luggage (various)

Preference;

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/showthread.php?t=558

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=1862

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=2029

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=2108

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=2552

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=2693

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=2914

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3012

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=2899

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3413

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3502

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3692

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3709

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3907

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4143

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4182

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4314

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=9900

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=13211

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=16227

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=16377

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=18144

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=18328

https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=26246

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=27997

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=30540


TOP CASES and BACK RESTS and COMPARISONS

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/showthread.php?t=851
Top Box
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=1483
Top case Base Mounts
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=1639
Top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=6752
Top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=9544
Top Box
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=10634
Top Box
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=11428
Top Mount options
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=12706
Top Box mount
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=13066
Top Box
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=17837
Top Case or Hard Bags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=10146
Top Box vs. Side cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=19856
Top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=19761
Top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=19745
Top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=22093
Top Box w/pad
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=22238
Top Case/side cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=6197
Top Case Size
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=25417
Top Case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=35727
top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=43751
Top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=43326
top case Size
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=31321
top case/Loading
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=13336
SHAD top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=25650
Krauser K5 top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=23426
JCW Top Case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=24464
SW-MOTECH Toprack
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=21793
Givi Top Box
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=15884
Givi Top Case/Backrest
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=35133
Shad SH50 top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=20584
Shad top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=37842
Givi E55
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=39220
Givi V46 NF Top Case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=39773
Givi E55
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=47213
Givi E21 Top Box
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=32621
Coocase S48 top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=32459
Aluminum Top Boxes
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=39857
Top box lights-Brake or tail
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=43357
Givi Top case hardware
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=44339
JCW Top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=19365
Placement of JCW top box
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36
Backrest
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=11395
Back rest
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=24025; Back Rest
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=46426
Top box pad
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=15884
Givi Top Case/Backrest
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=39738 backrest vs. top box
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=11140
Top Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=26228
Givi E45 vs. Shad 42L
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=28937
Givi E52 vs. V46
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=33084
E36 vs. E45 top case
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=33781
Givi V46 vs. Coocase S48

TANK BAGS and TANK PANNIERS and ENGINE GUARD BAGS

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=11351
Tank Bag Pack List
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=1351
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3919
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4573
Tank Bag (Dead Links)
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4850
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4861
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=10925
Tank Bags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=11822
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=11946
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=13579
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=15633
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=17246
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=18725
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=20501
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=17847
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=22741
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=23111
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=23931
Tank Bags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=25300
Tank Bags Bags Connection
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=27513
Tankbag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=28040
Alternative; Tank bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=29089
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/index.php
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=35658
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=36951
Tank Bag Camera
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=40398
Tank bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=41100
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=42988
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=45402
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=45485
Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=47533
Magnetic Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=30115
Tank Bag Marsee
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=41478
BMW tank bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=41617
CORTECH Tri-Bag Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=23578
Tank Bag Size JR Manta
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=23659
Wolfman Explorer Tank Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=21554
Tank Panniers
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/showthread.php?t=583
Tank Panniers
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=34218
Soft Luggage and Bags for engine guards
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=34500
Engine Guard Mounted Panniers

SADDLE BAGS/ SOFT BAGS/DUFFLE BAGS

Soft bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=29872
Soft bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=30425
compression sacks
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=34218
Soft Luggage and Bags for engine guards
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=35305
Soft Luggage
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4187
Question Saddlebags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4055
Question Saddlebags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4378
Question Saddlebags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4518
Question Saddlebags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=4543
Question Saddlebags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=28330
Question; Soft bag stand offs
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=27326
Duffle Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=45456
Waterproof Duffel
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=19442
Moto Pak Soft
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=12034
Securing Nelson-Rigg bags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=21609
Nelson Rigg CL-950
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=26530
Nelson Rigg CL-850
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=29208
Bags-Connection Drybag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=22381
TraX Saddle Bags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=22917
Ortlieb Saddlebags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=2016
Cortech Sport Tailbag/Saddlebags

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=40627
Cortech vs. Fieldsheer Soft Bags

TAILBAGS

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=1502
Tail Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3913
Tail Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=3914
Tail Bag (out dated links)
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=10372
Tail Bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=33723
Soft tailbag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=38018
Tail bag
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=7160
Cortech Sport Triple Tail Bag

SIDE CASE SPECIFIC

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=10146
Top Box vs. Side cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=12222
Side Cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=20173
Side cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=21059
Side cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=46195
Side Cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=20896
krauser sidecases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=24499
JCW as side cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=27512
Bestem as side cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=27704
Sidecases on Givi Rack
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=38441
Trax side cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=41228
Trax Side Cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=1652
SW-MOTECH Sideracks

BRAND PREFERANCE and COMPARISONS

https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=14935
ammo cans
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=18905
Happy Trails
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=35261
SKB Cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=38441
Trax side cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=40283
Seahorse Cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=42048
FYI Micatech bags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=46722
ep!c Cascade Panniers building panniers
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=6003
Jesse Bags
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=48193
Jesse Odyssey 2
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=16036
Moto-sport Panniers
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=19912
Shad - where to buy
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=31360
Shad
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=38687
Shad
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=19999
Bag-liners
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=2445
Suzuki Luggage
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=20901
Suzuki Hard Cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=23109
Suzuki Luggage
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=27344
OEM
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=39081
fit Suzuki mountings
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=7027
Bags-Connection
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=10666
Bags-Connection
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=24591
H&B Junior Cases
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=20327
Caribou
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=9806
Caribou
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=10748
Caribou handling
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=22199
Caribou
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=28436
Caribou
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=35596
Caribou
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=7572
Pelicans
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=11157
Pelicans and Mounts
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=16260
Pelican
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=20387
Pelican/SW Motech racks
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=20631
Pelican 0340
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=33476
Pelican 1520 vs 1550
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=41909
Pelican 1490s
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=41606
Pelican 1430's colors
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=43680
Pelican 1550 hard mounted on tail rack
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=21429
Pelican 1440 case installation
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=12865
SW-Motech
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=20416
SW Motech Alum. Boxes
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=33971
SW-Motech Quick release luggage Rack
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=9920
Givi Luggage
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=23048
Givi E41
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=34866
Question; Givi Racks
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=35399
Givi E36 vs E45
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=39310
Givi E460N vs E360N
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=8057
Givi
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=37604
Givi
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=13721
Givi V46
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=38195
Givi E45's
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=40664
Givi racks mounting other gear
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=46077
Question; Kappa Quality
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=45899
Question; MPG and Givi E36 vs E360
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=7080
E-21'S AND sw Motech

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You are one dedicated mofo! Thanks for the compilation. Now, if we can just get people to look around a tiny bit before they ask the same questions again...

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Damn! Thanks for doing all this work - great help. We need to find you a girlfriend or something - you have too much time on your hands! Maybe when summer comes to Edmonton (second week of July?) you can get out and ride!
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Damn! Thanks for doing all this work - great help. We need to find you a girlfriend or something - you have too much time on your hands! Maybe when summer comes to Edmonton (second week of July?) you can get out and ride!
Been riding since the beginning of March...4500+/- kms already. Got a wife, started this project while on vacation and didn't stop until it was done.

Did after she and daughter went to bed. I thought it would help things like the search function...

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