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Offline Gustavo

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Re: Using the topbox
« Reply #10 on: Jan 18, 2018, 07:48 PM »
I've had those Givi topcases with a lot more than the nominal 5kg they are rated for and never had a carrier plate break on me, even when off-roading.

The Versys pic from Mexico above was on a 2 week trip, the topcase had my laptop (probably 2-2.5 kg by itself), clothes for about a week, toiletries, one pair of shoes, chain lube, etc. etc.  Over 10 kg if I had to guess.  No issues.

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Re: Using the topbox
« Reply #11 on: Jan 18, 2018, 07:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gustavo [+]
I've had those Givi topcases with a lot more than the nominal 5kg they are rated for and never had a carrier plate break on me, even when off-roading.

The Versys pic from Mexico above was on a 2 week trip, the topcase had my laptop (probably 2-2.5 kg by itself), clothes for about a week, toiletries, one pair of shoes, chain lube, etc. etc.  Over 10 kg if I had to guess.  No issues.

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Re: Using the topbox
« Reply #12 on: Feb 06, 2018, 08:28 PM »
Had my panniers on for about 2 weeks before taking them off and just using the box, the instructions on the box say do not use above 80mph, panniers made it a pain to clean.
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Re: Using the topbox
« Reply #13 on: Feb 06, 2018, 09:13 PM »
In my racing days I used to take them off before I went on the track.   :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Using the topbox
« Reply #14 on: Feb 06, 2018, 09:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by whiskydave [+]
In my racing days I used to take them off before I went on the track.   :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Using the topbox
« Reply #15 on: Feb 06, 2018, 10:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by whiskydave [+]
In my racing days I used to take them off before I went on the track.   :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Using the topbox
« Reply #16 on: Feb 07, 2018, 11:58 AM »
Hats off to you Whiskeydave.  :020:
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Re: Using the topbox
« Reply #17 on: Feb 07, 2018, 03:09 PM »
Like on most of my prior bikes, I like to run a 3-case setup all the time. I keep the top case as light as possible; it's primarily used for storing my helmet when parked, hauling a backpack or messenger bag on commutes, and storing extra gloves, layers, etc. while on tour.  I keep the heavier "bike stuff" (tools, straps, tire kit/pump, 1st aid kit, etc.) in the panniers.  For one-up touring, I prefer to pack my clothes and other "rider stuff" in a waterproof duffel strapped to the pillion seat, which allows quick in/out of hotels without having to mess with the cases. Everyone seems to develop their own method and madness for what works best.  Also, I almost never lane-split (oops, filter) as it's either expressly unlawful or not condoned almost everywhere in the USA, so the extra width of panniers isn't much of an issue.

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Re: Using the topbox
« Reply #18 on: Feb 08, 2018, 12:10 PM »
I originally wanted a Mk2 with panniers and top box, until finding out the stock ones can't be put on together.  I wanted to put luggage in the panniers and leave helmet/gloves in the top box while at work. 

Given the choice of one or the other, I went for a Mk2 with panniers.  Then I bought a tank bag from somebody here and if that isn't enough, the rest goes into a rucksack.

I'm lucky to travel somewhere where I can unclip and store the panniers when I arrive.  Then pack when I leave and clip on in seconds.  That's my reason.
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Re: Using the topbox
« Reply #19 on: Feb 08, 2018, 12:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Guitar_Slinger [+]
I originally wanted a Mk2 with panniers and top box, until finding out the stock ones can't be put on together.  I wanted to put luggage in the panniers and leave helmet/gloves in the top box while at work. 
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It can be done on the Mk2, if you use the the Palmer products adaptor bracket.  :028: :028:

If you want to run with the side cases and / or the top box or both, then the Palmer product adds a rack to the OEM side case setup, so you can add any topbox you like  :028:

Instructions on how to fit to the Mk2 V are HERE





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