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Offline CuddyBuddy

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Side Case Question
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:18:59 PM »
I have matching GIVI side cases and top box on my V1, and they also match the bike.  (See pics below.)  This weekend while riding I was hit by a pickup truck.  I'm okay, but the bike isn't.  Starting the insurance process now.

I'm wondering what is done these days regarding saddlebags.  I see lots of adventure bikes sporting aluminum cases.  I can replace my side cases with what I have, or change them (if the mounting brackets match).

Thank you.
Paul
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Re: Side Case Question
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 06:24:59 PM »
Paul, it's a matter of personal preference of course, but I think those black Givi bags look pretty sweet on your bike.  Trying to picture aluminum boxes, I don't see the improvement.  If you are planning on offroading (and your tires suggest it hasn't been a priority yet), I can see the aluminum cases.  Otherwise...  nah.  There is a pretension factor if your bike is obviously not set up for off-road.  If you do get aluminum cases, I suggest black ones for your bike, not silver.

My bias is that I have factory cases on both of my bikes (including the V1K), so take that FWIW.
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Re: Side Case Question
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 06:31:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by Komboloi [+]
Paul, it's a matter of personal preference of course, but I think those black Givi bags look pretty sweet on your bike.  Trying to picture aluminum boxes, I don't see the improvement.  If you are planning on offroading (and your tires suggest it hasn't been a priority yet), I can see the aluminum cases.  Otherwise...  nah.  There is a pretension factor if your bike is obviously not set up for off-road.  If you do get aluminum cases, I suggest black ones for your bike, not silver.

My bias is that I have factory cases on both of my bikes (including the V1K), so take that FWIW.
Thanks Komboloi.  I'm thinking exactly what you're saying.  I like the side cases I have.  And I do practically no off-road.  Gravel side roads is the closest I get to off roading.

But, since the side cases will be replaced, just testing the waters to see what's out there.

Appreciate your input.  Thanks!
Paul
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Re: Side Case Question
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 07:05:44 PM »
For me it's a no brainer.... stick with the Black cases they suit your bike  :169:   
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Re: Side Case Question
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 07:14:34 PM »
the givi boxes you have use a different mounting bracket to the aluminium boxes you are considering,didnt know if you knew

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Re: Side Case Question
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 07:19:42 PM »
FWIW, in my very humble opinion, the Series 1 Versys cases look MUCH better than the Series 2 cases.

I would stick with what you have if it was my bike.
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Re: Side Case Question
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 08:43:18 PM »
The ones you have/had look good.

The metal ones look daft when used on road even attached to aggressive advs. Many damage relatively easy too. Stickers may adhere better.

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Re: Side Case Question
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 09:53:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by powerfulpete [+]
the givi boxes you have use a different mounting bracket to the aluminium boxes you are considering,didnt know if you knew
I was wondering about that.  Thanks!
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Re: Side Case Question
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 09:54:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by CuddyBuddy [+]
I have matching GIVI side cases and top box on my V1, and they also match the bike.  (See pics below.)  This weekend while riding I was hit by a pickup truck.  I'm okay, but the bike isn't.  Starting the insurance process now.

I'm wondering what is done these days regarding saddlebags.  I see lots of adventure bikes sporting aluminum cases.  I can replace my side cases with what I have, or change them (if the mounting brackets match).

Thank you.
Thanks everybody.  I'll stick with what I have.  Appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Paul
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Re: Side Case Question
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2018, 12:46:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by dizzy [+]
The ones you have/had look good.

The metal ones look daft when used on road even attached to aggressive advs. Many damage relatively easy too. Stickers may adhere better.

I have givi dolomiti aluminium panniers not metal though so there definitely not daft

 



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