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post #1 of 19 Old 02-24-2007, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone using Givi E46 keyless?

Anyone have nay experience with these cases on a wee? They look interesting but I wonder how wide they will be on the bike. Don't want to turn it into a barge. Thanks.
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post #2 of 19 Old 02-24-2007, 03:33 PM
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E41's?

Do you mean the E41 keyless cases? Those are the only keyless model that I am aware of. I use them on my Wee interchangeably with Happy Trail AL panniers. The E41's, on the GIVI mounts are about 44" across the back:



They are about 4" wider than the bar ends on either side so you definitely have to be aware of their width in tight spaces. I banged one against a Mazda that was parked in an akward way, blocking access to a gas pump once. It was after a very long ride and I was fatigued. I just forgot they were there. No damage was done to either vehicle but I probably won't forget them anymore.

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Can you say HUGE!

I've got these bags and they are big. If you are looking to haul more than enough stuff these are the bags for you. But watch those posts at the gas station. And forget about splitting lanes with these jumbo's.
 
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You've got those MightyShep? Can I rent some square footage:mrgreen: when we go to Reno??

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Sure I'll have to evict the Guatamalan's that are living in them now! :mrgreen:
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Yeah, those

Yes, I did mean the E41 Keyless. Thanks for the input and photo.
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Sure I'll have to evict the Guatamalan's that are living in them now! :mrgreen:
Oh my! How unP.C. of me.....
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I've had the E41's on another bike. I loved the quick access of the keyless tops. I very rarely had to open the whole side panel. The only warning I would have with these is make sure that you get these panels closed. I have had a couple instances where I thought they were latched and they weren't. The wind will catch them and blow them wide open. I was lucky and caught it in time, but I know guys that have had the wind catch them and break them off. That being said I wish the V35 bags I just purchased had the keyless option quick access. It really is that nice.

And as others have said watch the width of these bags as they stand off the sides of the bike and make the bike pretty wide. You would want to be very careful where you try to go with the bike with these mounted. I loved the large size and the ability to carry about anything I could want to carry on a bike, but I didn't like how wide they made my bike. That was probably the biggest reason I didn't buy them for the Vee.

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...make sure that you get these panels closed. I have had a couple instances where I thought they were latched and they weren't.
You should have seen how sad my wife was when we rode back to pick up her favorite shirt that blew out of the top of one of my E41's, that she didn't latch properly. The thing had been run over a number of times and was pretty much trash.

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You should have seen how sad my wife was when we rode back to pick up her favorite shirt that blew out of the top of one of my E41's, that she didn't latch properly. The thing had been run over a number of times and was pretty much trash.

Awww c'mon that's just character. Wear it with pride!

Oh yeah, and even though they have a sealing gasket around the lid, they are NOT water tight. Use space bags if you want your stuff to stay dry.
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