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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2014, 09:17:44 pm »
I have the Givi 47L monolock case and Phil's rack. If you get the "T"nuts that Phil also makes you can adjust the trunk and aft a good bit. I have mine adjusted all the way back to suit my wife's comfort. I added a back pad from Givi as well.  It will tightly hold two helmets, or a ton of other sh.........stuff.
 
It does look a little funky since it is so high and far back. It also catches a fair amount air at highway speeds. But overall, I am very happy with it.

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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2014, 10:38:38 pm »
Ted,
   The Admore lighting kit has a plug that goes right in the back of the trunk. It's not like the givi kit which was built into the rack. It's a solid water tight connection that works well.
   What they didn't mention is that you have the final say on where the plug goes on the Admore kits. You actually drill the hole in your case for the wiring.



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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2014, 11:28:03 pm »
I have the Givi 47L monolock case and Phil's rack. If you get the "T"nuts that Phil also makes you can adjust the trunk and aft a good bit. I have mine adjusted all the way back to suit my wife's comfort. I added a back pad from Givi as well.  It will tightly hold two helmets, or a ton of other sh.........stuff.
 
It does look a little funky since it is so high and far back. It also catches a fair amount air at highway speeds. But overall, I am very happy with it.

I've never noticed my givi catching air. For everyday riding I always have my trunk on and never my side bags. If anything I feel like the side bags catch too much air. However I can ... Speculate... That if I had my C14 up to 155mph for a short sprint I didn't notice my trunk catching any air.  :)
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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2014, 04:38:44 am »
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  That is a Russell Day Long Seat.  It is the best thing I have done to this motorcycle and the best seat I've ever had.
 The only drawback is that it raises the seat height up by approx. 1 1/2 to 2 inches. I've put 600 mile days on the seat without any problems (hot spots).
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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2014, 05:38:50 am »
  I have the Givi E-55 Top Box, as pictured, with the admor lighting. It holds everything I need for long trips and it has the brake, running and turn signal lights.

What brand and style of seat is that on your bike? It looks really comfortable. Is it?
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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2014, 12:48:00 pm »
I just picked up my 2013 Connie in Sept 2014 and went through the exact same thought process. Many, many mods later to ergonomically customize the bike, make it safer and increase performance a bit, I settled for the Givi E55 monokey case with the back pad for my wife. Fits 2 full face helmets with a bit of room to spare (not much) for gloves and anything that is "compressible". I believe there is only 1 rack from Givi that is for that top case so that makes your choice easy. An item worth mentioning is to make sure you get the monokey system and not the monolock. In a nutshell (if you don't already know), monokey system is more robust and will last forever. Monolock are for lighter applications.

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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2014, 04:42:57 pm »
I installed the Givi E55 monokey case on Givi rack. It's great, on the way to work my brief case fits and then the XXL Shoei helmet and other stuff goes in, while I'm at work.

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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2014, 04:54:50 am »
JERRY0012: Your question is about the monoKEY trunks. That limits you to GIVI. All the Kawasaki trunks are monoLOCK and will require the universal mounting plate. I had a 50L on my bike and it held 2 modular helmets. They are usually a little larger than full face helmets. A 47L - 55L should meet your needs.

Philip will a Givi Monokey 55 work with any of your racks? Is it sturdy enough on the rack alone without extra supports like the Givi Rack has? Thanks for your help!

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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2014, 02:27:38 pm »
My racks are so rigid you can support them on the edges and stand in the middle without any distortion. However, they attach to the plastic grab-rails so that is the weak point. Nearly everyone reports that as a trunk mount they are "solid as a rock". If you want to try one I have a money back warranty.
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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2014, 02:49:04 pm »
H2 I wasn't aware the Monolock was for lighter applications.
I bought the Kawasaki Trunk as I was able to get it with Color Matching. Don't know of any other that has color matching?
The Kawasaki Trunk only comes in Monolock, so I'll eventually get it to fit the way I want.

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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2014, 04:18:18 pm »
My racks are so rigid you can support them on the edges and stand in the middle without any distortion. However, they attach to the plastic grab-rails so that is the weak point. Nearly everyone reports that as a trunk mount they are "solid as a rock". If you want to try one I have a money back warranty.

That answers my question. I just wanted to make sure it would be sturdy for when my wife rides with me on rare occasions. I'm fortunate to have a 2010 Goldwing as well and she enjoys riding in the big "LazBoy"
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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2014, 04:46:30 pm »
H2 I wasn't aware the Monolock was for lighter applications.
I bought the Kawasaki Trunk as I was able to get it with Color Matching. Don't know of any other that has color matching?
The Kawasaki Trunk only comes in Monolock, so I'll eventually get it to fit the way I want.

Ride safe, Ted

Check it out the link Ted, u might find the link useful.

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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2014, 03:59:12 pm »
I chose the Givi Trekker series (33 & 46). they come with metal panels that can be removed and powder coated to match the motorcycle:



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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2014, 05:28:20 pm »
Thanks H2.
Good info.

But, I already have the Kawasaki Trunk....
Will make it do.
Plus, I like the looks of it!

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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2014, 02:59:00 pm »
I have an old monokey. It's the "Maxim" model I yhink (the badge came off a long time ago). It's great and super durable. I modified the rack to work with the Connie. It is black, so it doesn't stick out too much on the dark blue of my 2010. Also, I put those felt furniture feet you can get from Ace hardware under it to prevent rattling - worked great. It holds two helmets fine.

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Re: Givi Monokey Suggestions
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2014, 06:59:00 pm »
I just picked up my 2013 Connie in Sept 2014 and went through the exact same thought process. Many, many mods later to ergonomically customize the bike, make it safer and increase performance a bit, I settled for the Givi E55 monokey case with the back pad for my wife. Fits 2 full face helmets with a bit of room to spare (not much) for gloves and anything that is "compressible". I believe there is only 1 rack from Givi that is for that top case so that makes your choice easy. An item worth mentioning is to make sure you get the monokey system and not the monolock. In a nutshell (if you don't already know), monokey system is more robust and will last forever. Monolock are for lighter applications.

Ride safe, all the best !
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