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View Poll Results: the toughest hard luggage
Givi 6 18.75%
Hepco & Becker 4 12.50%
Happy Trails Pannier Kit 10 31.25%
Jesse Luggage 4 12.50%
JC Whitney 0 0%
Kappa 0 0%
Krauser K-Wing 0 0%
Yukon II Panniers 0 0%
ZEGA Cases 1 3.13%
Pelican 7 21.88%
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post #1 of 13 Old 09-19-2006, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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What's the toughest hard luggage?

I was wondering...
what hard luggage side case is
the toughest?

I meen which one can take the BIG hits
(like a bike drop at standing or on the move)
and still be serviceable as luggage (not gashed
wide open or cracked to bits).

I meen the luggage that can withstand a
nuclear bomb blast.

I know this is a very subjective thing but
it's not like I can go out and try all the side
cases that are out there that will fit on the
v-strom. LOL

Givi
Hepco & Becker
Happy Trails Pannier Kit
Jesse Luggage
JC Whitney
Kappa
Krauser K-Wing
Pelican
Yukon II Panniers
ZEGA Cases


Forgive me if I missed any.
Feel free to point it out if I have.






Thank you.
Pelican added. :lol:
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You missed the toughest one already.

Pelican cases on a huge rack:
http://www.adventure-motorcycle.com/...=i&item=000043

Maybe you can edit the poll?
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You missed the toughest one already.

Pelican cases on a huge rack:
http://www.adventure-motorcycle.com/...=i&item=000043

Maybe you can edit the poll?
Thank you.
It's corected.

Wow.
That dose look tough!
How much room is there?
It it as big as the Givi 52?
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You can find the makers of the product right here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...102759&page=29

Lots of good pics and details on the setup. Its defintley not cheap, but its a very hardy system. The whole thread is littered with pictures of people dropping their biks on the cases and getting up and riding off. And full drops, not just skids Its a very tough system, that has a ton of storage space, and isnt much larger than the handlebars. Its also got a excellent locking system, and the rack is top notch. Basically doubles as rear crashbars. One guy even posted pics of him killing a bird with his

The only downside is its not cheap. Many people make there own pelican luggage systems with the motech quick disconnects racks. I personally feel that the rear rack is defintley worth the extra dough, and will hold up indefintley.
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I highsided my Wee Strom last October on a run to Deals Gap. My Givi E360 was scuffed, but it is still intact and waterproof and more importantly it probably saved major damage to the bike. If I trade my 05 Wee on an ABS 07, I'll have a serious lQQk at the Pelican cases if I can get the storage capacity

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I just found out I can restore my Givi E36 cases that filed themselves down on the asphalt at close to 100mph. The lids were the only damaged parts, only one was barely penetrated, and Givi USA says lids only can be purchased for $61 each.

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Yukon II's are not hard. They have an aluminum backplate, but the rest is soft.

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Quote:
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Yukon II's are not hard. They have an aluminum backplate, but the rest is soft.
Thank you.

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I just found out I can restore my Givi E36 cases that filed themselves down on the asphalt at close to 100mph. The lids were the only damaged parts, only one was barely penetrated, and Givi USA says lids only can be purchased for $61 each.
Wow.
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Givi?

My E51 survived a low speed (<5 mph) drop onto pavement with a light scuff. I sanded it lightly, and it's really hard to see any damage.

The mounting rack on the other hand stripped out one of those little mushroom-cap thingys. As I couldn't find one for sale, I had to turn one myself on a lathe and then re-thread the cross bar it ripped out of. All fixed, and 5k miles without coming loose, but still a pain in the arse at the time.
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Well...I had thought that most
of the cases would be cracked and
dented beyond repair with so much
as a good drop.

It looks as if I were very wrong.
It now seem like any case at all is better than
no case when it comes to protecting the bike.
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