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Givi Trekker Cases

Post by Stu46Duke » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:56 pm

Well after much debate and exploring every option available I've finally bitten the bullet and bought a set of Givi Trekker luggage. They're about the same price as the SW Motech Aero luggage but look more secure and flexible. Two 33 litre side cases and the Givi side rails and top box mount. This way I can swap the cases around and use one as a top case when I don't need the full luggage.

The frame rails and rack mount are fitted. So easy even i can do it. Hopefully the cases arrive this week as they are on back order. For anyone who's interested I'll post some pictures once they arrive.
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Re: Givi Trekker Cases

Post by birdie » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:31 pm

no harm looking :D Still undecided wot to get for next year tour !

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Post by Stu46Duke » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:56 pm

Cases have just arrived. They look good and sturdy and came with a common lock for both cases plus a spare for a 3rd case if you need it. I especially like the split opening so you can get at things without having to fully open the case. I'll try and get some photo's posted tomorrow.
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Post by Stu46Duke » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:03 pm

Attached are a couple of photo's of the trekker cases both side mounted and top mounted.
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Post by Stu46Duke » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:07 pm

And one or two from behind and inside the cases.
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Showing fully opened.
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Showing the partial opening.
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Post by Battery Doc » Tue May 22, 2012 6:39 am

Hi Stu46Duke. Just wondering. Are you able to fit a large size full face helmet in the 33L Trekker side case?

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Post by CPB » Fri May 25, 2012 5:09 pm

Looks like plenty of room for a long trip.

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Post by Stu46Duke » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:21 pm

Just got back from 2 week Europe tour with the Trekker cases. Totally waterproof (test courtesy of the Spanish rainy season and the nastiest storm I've seen in Manosque) and the option to load side or top was very useful.

Battery Doc, the 33l case won't fit a helmet but I believe the 46l option will.
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Post by zimm17 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:19 pm

Which top mount is that? How did it bolt to the KTM plate?
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Post by Stu46Duke » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:54 pm

Its by Givi, the SRA750 top plate. It mounts above the existing rack so you can keep the hand grips using 4 allen bolts to replace the existing with spacers all provided. 10 minutes to fit.
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Post by zimm17 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:17 pm

Thanks for the info! I'm going to try this route first (since it only cost $20), but if doesn't work, might have to get the plate.
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Post by seh750 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:51 pm

Used this setup on a 10 day trip through 4 states and 2 provinces. Had stuff I needed during the day in the top case and the rest in the side bags. Worked great, very happy with this setup. For a shorter trip I just used the side bag and put one the right-side Trekkers in top-opening mode.

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Post by manxzulu » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:31 am

Can anyone tell me how wide the Trekker boxes are?
I have Trax boxes fitted and they are wider than the handlebars, which has cuased some slight filtering problems. (Sorry again taxi at Lake Como with broken mirror)
These are even wider than my mates BMW GS Adventure boxes. Much cuter though!!!!

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Post by seh750 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:17 pm

They are wider than the handlebars, but not by much. I'll try to measure them in the next couple of days for you. It may depend on what rack you are using as well. I'm using the Givi rack. I believe the SW-Motech rack is wider.
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Re: Givi Trekker Cases

Post by Muppet » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:25 pm

Stu,
I have the same setup on my bike, which I've just bought so came with all the luggage (not new, a 2011). Tell, me, do your panniers 'move'? By that I mean, the rear of the pannier frames aren't actually bolted to the bike, but they simply bolt together with the cross bar brace, and therefore there is an amount of flex, sideways movement if you like, in the whole setup. Looks like it's obviously meant to be like that, but it's a bit odd, are yours like this?

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Post by seh750 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:01 am

manxzulu wrote:Can anyone tell me how wide the Trekker boxes are?
I have Trax boxes fitted and they are wider than the handlebars, which has cuased some slight filtering problems. (Sorry again taxi at Lake Como with broken mirror)
These are even wider than my mates BMW GS Adventure boxes. Much cuter though!!!!
With the Givi mounting kit, the Trekker 33 bags are about 38.5" wide. The mirrors, by comparison are about 37" wide.

Err, you said Lake Como...so the bags are about 98cm wide and the mirrors about 94cm. So not a huge difference.
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Post by seh750 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:02 am

Muppet wrote:Stu,
I have the same setup on my bike, which I've just bought so came with all the luggage (not new, a 2011). Tell, me, do your panniers 'move'? By that I mean, the rear of the pannier frames aren't actually bolted to the bike, but they simply bolt together with the cross bar brace, and therefore there is an amount of flex, sideways movement if you like, in the whole setup. Looks like it's obviously meant to be like that, but it's a bit odd, are yours like this?

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Not sure who Stu is, but I can answer this. Yes, with the Givi mounting kit, the bags do move a little. The pannier frames are bolted in four spots to the bike and there's a cross bar around the back. Definitely a bit of flex in the setup, but nothing that seems to be problematic.
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Re: Givi Trekker Cases

Post by Muppet » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:07 pm

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Muppet wrote:Stu,
I have the same setup on my bike, which I've just bought so came with all the luggage (not new, a 2011). Tell, me, do your panniers 'move'? By that I mean, the rear of the pannier frames aren't actually bolted to the bike, but they simply bolt together with the cross bar brace, and therefore there is an amount of flex, sideways movement if you like, in the whole setup. Looks like it's obviously meant to be like that, but it's a bit odd, are yours like this?

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Not sure who Stu is, but I can answer this. Yes, with the Givi mounting kit, the bags do move a little. The pannier frames are bolted in four spots to the bike and there's a cross bar around the back. Definitely a bit of flex in the setup, but nothing that seems to be problematic.
It was Stu46, the OP, but thanks very much for your reply, that's put my mind at rest. Seems a little odd compared to others, but perhaps it's for the best, lest stress on weaker parts of the rear subframe I guess.

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Re: Givi Trekker Cases

Post by manxzulu » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:25 am

Thanks for the answers. They are about the same as my Trax
boxes. Will just have to be more careful.

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Post by MichaelheK » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:14 am

All the GIVI stuff I have ever used fit fairly well. Did you leave all the bolts loose until all where started?
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