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Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:08:05 pm »
Just got my E55 Maxia 3 Tech. Looks great on my black Connie!




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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 05:55:37 pm »
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Looking good all black KFT!  :great:
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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 07:43:16 pm »
Sweet looks just like mine but mine is red. Same pipe too good choice.

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 08:10:07 pm »
@JQ

I have a back rest coming. Does the back rest shove the passenger into you? Or is there still room for them to be comfortable?

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 08:15:43 pm »
Here's mine....with the Admore light kit brake/running/turn signals...with the backrest.  Let me know what you think.  I didn't think my wife was going to like the backrest on the trunk, but she loves it.  I also have a Corbin backrest for when we are riding without the trunk.





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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 10:21:50 pm »
@JQ

I have a back rest coming. Does the back rest shove the passenger into you? Or is there still room for them to be comfortable?

kilo
Depends on what you used to mount it. I used and adjustable PCA rack and have it all the way back. Works fine for me but my daughter is the only one that ever rides back there and she is 5'06" 125lbs. She has no issues and said it was comfy...

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 12:41:52 am »
How are you guys wiring juice to the case? I ordered the case with a remote lock. There is a quick connect/disconnect plug that is on the bottom of the case, but my SW-MOTECH rack blocks plug.

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 01:57:58 pm »
Haven't yet wired anything.....I don't use it all the time but If I were I would probably use a 4 pin trailer connector for quick disconnect.

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 02:37:27 pm »
that is the motorcycle equivalent to the old Lincoln mobster 2 body trunk! It's huge! Looks great too!

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2012, 01:33:41 pm »
Here's mine....with the Admore light kit brake/running/turn signals...with the backrest.  Let me know what you think.  I didn't think my wife was going to like the backrest on the trunk, but she loves it.  I also have a Corbin backrest for when we are riding without the trunk.





Enjoy!



Maybe I missed it. Where do you have the Admore mounted? In the trunk? If so, I have the E55 and would be interested in more pictures of the installation.

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 11:33:33 pm »
I had a Admore Lit on a E 470 and received nothing but compliments, Posi Tap 's come with the Kit and very simple to wire . I kept the wire harness under the seat until I had to case on .Ran up the front and plugged in to case with a 90 deg connector, very clean and awesome lights.      www.admorelighting.com

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2012, 10:03:08 pm »
Here's mine:



I routed the Admore wire through the hole that the tail light uses. I used a Dremel to create a small notch in the tail light assembly, so I could fish the wire back in when not in use.




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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 11:02:24 pm »
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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 01:45:18 pm »
I mounted mine almost identical to OL....here is a little video so you get the idea.....enjoy.

http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u149/ljcorby/?action=view&current=GiviCasewithLights4.mp4
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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2014, 02:49:50 pm »
Old thread, but going to bump it since this is Givi Maxia specific question:

For you guys (or any others) that bought and mounted a Givi Maxia e55 top box, did you find it necessary to upgrade the base rack from OEM to Phils' all metal plate??

I GET that I need to buy the Givi specific plate for the attachment, but want to know if I should or WANT to upgrade the base as well??

Sorry for the old post bump.

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2014, 04:31:12 pm »
Here's mine....with the Admore light kit brake/running/turn signals...with the backrest.  Let me know what you think.  I didn't think my wife was going to like the backrest on the trunk, but she loves it.  I also have a Corbin backrest for when we are riding without the trunk.





Enjoy!



Maybe I missed it. Where do you have the Admore mounted? In the trunk? If so, I have the E55 and would be interested in more pictures of the installation.


If you look in the first pic, you will see the plug for Admore light kit.  My wife and I always use the case.  I originally went with Phil's rack which was not adjustable front to back and this is before he offered the rails for moving the rack back, so at the time went with the Premier Accessories rack that was adjustable.
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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2014, 04:38:09 pm »
Old thread, but going to bump it since this is Givi Maxia specific question:

For you guys (or any others) that bought and mounted a Givi Maxia e55 top box, did you find it necessary to upgrade the base rack from OEM to Phils' all metal plate??

I GET that I need to buy the Givi specific plate for the attachment, but want to know if I should or WANT to upgrade the base as well??

Sorry for the old post bump.

gr

If you are getting the Givi E55NT MAxia trunk, do yourself a favor and definitely replace the stock rack, you will be glad you did.  Some are also getting the GIVI mounting kit to make it even sturdier, but I didn't do that.  You can go with either Phil's rack with the Givi mounts provided by Phil, or you can go with the PCA rack again with the Givi mounts.  If you do this, you don't need any GIVI supplied rack.  Make sense?
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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2014, 12:44:02 am »
Old thread, but going to bump it since this is Givi Maxia specific question:

For you guys (or any others) that bought and mounted a Givi Maxia e55 top box, did you find it necessary to upgrade the base rack from OEM to Phils' all metal plate??

I GET that I need to buy the Givi specific plate for the attachment, but want to know if I should or WANT to upgrade the base as well??

Sorry for the old post bump.

gr

If you are getting the Givi E55NT MAxia trunk, do yourself a favor and definitely replace the stock rack, you will be glad you did.  Some are also getting the GIVI mounting kit to make it even sturdier, but I didn't do that.  You can go with either Phil's rack with the Givi mounts provided by Phil, or you can go with the PCA rack again with the Givi mounts.  If you do this, you don't need any GIVI supplied rack.  Make sense?

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I found the add-on for the monokey plate on Phils's site, which is what I think I'll do.

Any other tips of tricks for the 55??  Planning on Admore lights for sure, maybe a tank pad and liners later.  >:D

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2014, 12:35:12 pm »
Old thread, but going to bump it since this is Givi Maxia specific question:

For you guys (or any others) that bought and mounted a Givi Maxia e55 top box, did you find it necessary to upgrade the base rack from OEM to Phils' all metal plate??

I GET that I need to buy the Givi specific plate for the attachment, but want to know if I should or WANT to upgrade the base as well??

Sorry for the old post bump.

gr

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2014, 02:02:15 pm »


Larry: What is the imprint on the front of the pillion section of your Corbin seat and how do you get something like that done by Corbin?  Looks neat.

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2014, 06:14:49 pm »


Larry: What is the imprint on the front of the pillion section of your Corbin seat and how do you get something like that done by Corbin?  Looks neat.

Fork

The stitched graphic comes with the Corbin seat by default. It does look sharp.
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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2014, 09:51:51 pm »


Larry: What is the imprint on the front of the pillion section of your Corbin seat and how do you get something like that done by Corbin?  Looks neat.

Fork

The stitched graphic comes with the Corbin seat by default. It does look sharp.

You can ask for it not to be on there, that's what I did...


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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2014, 01:36:14 am »
GR,
If you can swing the funds, the rack upgrade is a no brainer. The stock rack will allow the top case to wiggle and wobble and the stock rack will eventually crack and break. The Phils' rack is the way to go. Plus it makes for a super clean install and looks great when you leave the case at home as well!
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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2014, 11:03:29 am »
GR,
If you can swing the funds, the rack upgrade is a no brainer. The stock rack will allow the top case to wiggle and wobble and the stock rack will eventually crack and break. The Phils' rack is the way to go. Plus it makes for a super clean install and looks great when you leave the case at home as well!
Matt

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Re: Givi E55 Maxia 3 Tech Edition arrived.
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2014, 06:29:42 pm »
I'm using the metal rack from AST (I know some people are having issues with AST service quality!) with the monokey fittings, but it's the same idea as Phil's rack - way more solid than the plastic OEM rack. You need the upgrade because the OEM plastic is not up to par for a box the size of the E55.  With regards to the back rest, my SO prefers riding without because it gives her more space - it is still comfortable because of the back protector in her Rev'it jacket.  I like the monokey fittings to the upgraded metal rack better than the add-on givi template - looks cleaner, even if the givi template is possibly more sturdy.

Good luck.

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