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Offline Steve_Reinschmidt_CO

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« on: April 21, 2010, 11:51:00 am »
Does anyone have experience with Shad or Givi or any other brand top cases? I
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 01:18:00 pm »
I put the Kawasaki OEM top case on my '08 C14 and love it! It was easy to install and holds a full face helmet, plus some extra stuff.  
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 02:40:00 pm »
I have the givi e52 on my c10.  It's a great bag, but don't use the givi brake light get the admore lighting brake light, it's much better.  

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 02:40:00 pm »
I've had both Givi and Shad. They're both great top cases. The Givi tends to cost more by the time your done purchasing the extras to use it. My Shad 46 that I have on my C14 came with a steel mounting plate that I installed in place of the OEM C14 rack. So it cost me the price of some screws and washers besides the price of the case. But if you buy a Shad, double check that it still comes with a steel rack. With the Givi you definitely have to purchase a way of mounting the case for extra money.    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  08 C14,03 Mean Streak, & 86 C10  

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 01:56:00 am »
My thought on top cases, the bigger the better.  With that said, GIVI has a 55 liter.  I have the E46 with the LED tail light and love it, just wished it were larger.    Look at it this way, this is one item that you will use the entire time you have a MC, so get what you want.    tcars  John  
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 01:27:00 pm »
I have a Givi that came with my first Concours.  I am now on my third bike and over 100k miles with the same case.  With a bit of "Back to Black" treatment it still looks and functions as new.  That is the only input I have for ya.  Photos[/url]
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 03:42:00 pm »
Thanks for all the feedback. I really appreciate it. I think I
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 05:15:00 pm »
Last I saw anyone post the color trim was on indefinite back-order.    Here's what a Givi E55 looks like on the back of the bike.    

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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2010, 10:11:00 am »
That does look pretty nice!    BTW: your garage looks just like mine.. a little messy and full of motorcycles:)  
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