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post #1 of 5 Old 05-28-2011, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,

I know I didn't follow up my last post about the cross country trip, update on that is I didn't do it and I'm back on the east coast, but I still wanted to do it so today I picked myself up a 05 VFR800 with ABS in red and I love it, and I'm still going to do the cross country trip but now I got a good reliable bike to do it on.

My question is, I need some luggage but the price of givi's are retarded (I know they are great though) so I was looking at getting some used givi side brackets and some universal hard case bags for the sides, Does anyone know of some good ones at a decent price? I checked on ebay but I like to see some peoples opinion.

Or am I better to get the top case bracket and a top case (which I can get a universal topcase for free from my father cause he wants to change his) Side cases are better for touring aren't they? opinions?

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-28-2011, 02:27 PM
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Pelican and Otterbox make some nice stuff, but not MC specific...

I personally dont think that Givi is really the cat's ass as far as looks go.




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Givi is at the top of my list. I have 3 E36 & 2 E45's for a great mix and match. There is a reason why you don't see these that often for resale as used.

SW Motech makes quick release racks so you can compare with Givi.

My source for Givi is :

Givi Motorcycle Luggage Hard Cases, topcase, sidecase

Alternative: get a Givi rack system, a universal mounting plate for your Dad's box and a couple of soft sidebags for the time being.


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Im going to throw a set of Pelican Cases on mine in a few weeks. SW Motech makes a quick release mount for them...

TwistedThrottle.com : Quick Release Mounting Kit for 2 cases. (Sidecase Setup) - PEL.205

There is a pretty good video at the bottom. I chose Pelican because I know they will last forever and I should be able to get the cases a little cheaper (friend is a distributor). And the mounting hardware can be put on a variety of Pelican cases so you can find used ones on Ebay. If everything goes to plan I will put up pictures and stuff in a few weeks.

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I found a cheaper option to the Pelicans by browsing the ADV rider forum. Seahorse cases, about 90% as tough and almost 1/2 the price. Seahorse Cases - Waterproof - Protective - Made in USA I'm using the SE720's. If they hold up to the ADV guys running them offroad and adventure touring I am sure they will hold up just fine, in fact I'm very pleased with them.

I mounted them directly to a set of SW motech quick release racks that were on Sale at TwistedThrottle.com's scratch and dent section, My side luggage setup cost me about 250$ total including shipping. The only thing I paid full price for was the SW motech rear aluma rack for the topcase. I got the topcase with my VFR a few yrs ago.




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