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

LUGGAGE - Part 2

This should answer any and all questions as the dates of the first questions go back a few years.

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

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)

Breakdown comparisons
Krauser vs. Givi Luggage
Jesse Bags vs Hepco-becker
OEM vs ???
Givi vs
Shad vs Givi
SW-Motech vs Happy Trails
Aluminum vs Plastic
Pelican vs Trax
Alum. Pannier or Givi e21
Pelican 1600 vs SKB; What Racks?
Caribou Cases - Caribou Rack vs Hepco-Becker
Pelican vs Caribou
Happy Trails vs SW-Motech rack
Happy Trails Denali vs Caribou 40L vs Jesse Odyssey II
Gobi Vs Caribou

Packing Items List
Packing for 12.5 hr Ride (Each Way)
Go Bag, items
Luggage rack
Question /Preference;
Racks (Luggage that is)
Question; Size
panniers and frames vs tip-overs
Crashbar worthiness Givi Side mounts
Ground Clearance
Luggage mounts
Luggage Warranty
another Luggage Option
Polishing vs painting alum cases
Question; where to buy/what
Pelican vs tank bag
Question; Preference; Packing; Loading a tent,
straps in luggage
passenger seat bag
removable racks vs mounted permanently
Question; Alum pannier mounting
Cases and racks Question; electrical cabinet locks
Dog Transportation
Bicycle Carrier

Question; Mounting gear
Question; Kappa replacement part
Question; Cortech Super Mini Tank Bag
Question; Nelson-Riggs SB900/CL850
Question; speed
Question; Key/removal of case
Question; Side Cases on...all the time
Question; Nelson-Rigg SB900
Question; Skid Plate & Ground Contact
Question; Shad mounting plate, OEM rear rack
Question; Shad Mounting
Question; replacement parts Givi
Question; Mounting gear Givi
Question; Jesse/Givi Compatibility
Questions; Givi E41 questions
Questions; GIVI E41 lid combination locks
Question; E21's load
Question; Changing combo on Givi E41
Question; modification Givi rack
Question; Givi topcase adjustability
Question; GIVI E41 combo problem
Question; Wiring a Givi Maxima topcase
Question; Givi mount
Question; Givi Top Box--Drilling
Question; Givi trunks
Question; Givi E92 brakelight kit
Question; Givi V46 top box lights working opposite
Question; Givi racks interchangeable
Question; Givi to JCW Mount
Question; Corbin/Givi top case mounting plate
Question; Givi E528 topcase rack with JCW trunk
Question; Combo change; Givi Side Cases
Question; Givi e450 Topbox Mounting
Question; Weight Limit Givi E36
Question; Kappa universal top case mount
Question; 1000 Givi PLX mounts on 650
Question; Givi E21 Rear Foot Clearance
Question; Givi E52 handle popping up
Question; Givi Keys
Question; Givi E21 size (gear)
Question; Givi E21 durability, crash info
Question; Givi luggage rack mounting problem
Question; Givi lock in JCW case
Question; lids for Kappa
Question; broken Givi E52
Question; Givi v35
Question; Givi weight limits
Question; GIVI Top Case
Question; GIVI how to clean kick marks
Question; GIVI install racks for V35s
Question; Kappa factory luggage
Question; GIVI top case brake light issue
Question; How to remove Givi Brake Light Contact
Question; Givi E41 combo lock resetting
Question; Givi Rapid Release
Question; Givi on SWmotech
Question; How to wire; Givi brake/blinker lights
Question; Givi e52 Maxi w Light Kit - Flickering
Question; Pelicans on GIVI racks
Question; load capacity E21
Question; Size
Question; Key broke
Question; Alum case painting
Question; luggage rack
Question; Attach JCW trunk
Question; paint
Question; paint
Question; paint
Question; paint
Question; Caribou Photo’s
Question; pannier mounts
Question; Nelson-Rigg SB-900
Question; SW Motech rack
Question; SW Motech Luggage Rack
Question; installing SW Motech side racks
Question; How to install SW-MOTECH Siderack
Question; SW Motech + pelican strength
Question; JCW Top Case – Lights
Question; JCW topcase
Question; Whitney Top Box to OEM Rack
Question; mounting JCW Top Box
Question; Mounting JCW trunk
Question; JCW large cases; which rack
Question; JCW Topcase
Question; JCW boxes
Question; JCW Top case capacity
Question; Reflectors
Question; H&B siderack
Question; where to buy tank side bags
Question; Rain cover
Question; Who makes case
Question; Luggage Rack Bolts
Question; Keys Lost Advice
Question; H&B Gobi sidecases, SW Motech EVO Lock Rack
Question; Moto-Fizz tail bag mounting
Question; Motofizz on rear rack
Question Suzuki Hard Bags OP 06
Question; OEM Luggage mounts
Question; OEM Luggage top box adjustment
Question; OEM top case mounting
Question; mounting rack to OEM topbox
Question; Suzuki Soft Tailbag
Question; Suzuki brand top box
Question; OEM Suzuki luggage
Question; removing rubber pad on rack
Question; removing rubber pad on rack
Question; Adventure motostuff top rack
Question; Mounting Racks problem
Question; soft luggage, Scorpion slip ons, no heat shields
Question; Riding with a…dog
Question; Two Brothers pipes and Soft Sadlebags
Question; Luggage Weight
Question Ammo Can Mounts
Question; Cleaning map pocket plastic
Question; Faded Nelson Rigg saddlebags
Question; Top Case vs Backrest 2 Up
Question; Key Sets
Question; Two-Up with Luggage
Question; packing ideas
Question; soft bags' rear strap
Question; tank bag Magnets/Paint
Question; tailcase reflectors/ Where to Find
Question; soft bags against exhaust
Question; mileage, square vs rounded
Question; Lights on side boxes
Question; Pelicans & humidity
Question; How wide is your ass w/pics
Question; Moving Top Case Back
Question; Bestem Top case
Question; Aluminum tray
Question; Pannier Bar Capacities
Question; Coocase S48 topcase Installation
Question; Pelican lid locks
Question; OEM racks with other luggage
Question; Panniers fuel consumption
Question; Help Identifying cases

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