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PostPosted: April 21st, 2014, 3:24 pm 
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I'm looking for hard case for my 1987 Transalp ? What's a good choice ?

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PostPosted: April 22nd, 2014, 8:15 am 
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GIVI make good gear as long as you're prepared to pay. I made my own frame and use soft panniers, and am happy with them. I'm on my second set of soft bags as they wear on the road with spirited riding.

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Fully loaded the soft bags distort a bit and hang a bit lower than the frames and the outside leading corners of the bags can rub on the road in winding sealed road conditions, but they don't get dents or cracks and on the trip below I fell many times due to an as yet undiagnosed arm infection causing me to have trouble controlling the bike, and all the bags got was dusty.
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PostPosted: April 25th, 2014, 7:05 am 
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I have a small Givi case on my 87 Transalp. Mount plate bolts right on to the stock carrier with no problem. A little bit on the small size but fits the bike well. Also installing a set of E21 Givi hard bags if the supplier will ever get me the last 2 pieces I need. Should be a good combination . Rande


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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2014, 8:57 am 
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I've since fitted a cheap 51 litre top box that I bought off an Australian site for about AU$65:

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It does the job and holds lots of stuff, though admittedly I did have to drill holes in the OEM rear carrier to mount the base plate. The only problem with using it is that my Transalp is currently off the road while the rear tappet cover gets some repairs done.

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PostPosted: September 1st, 2014, 2:48 pm 
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Thanks I finally buy and installed Tusk Alu box with a Happy trail rack on it.


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PostPosted: September 15th, 2014, 7:35 am 
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Crikey mate those are enormous, even Gi-normous.

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PostPosted: September 16th, 2014, 2:03 pm 
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37 liters each !!

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PostPosted: September 18th, 2014, 3:03 pm 
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decent looking panniers . the bike looks well I like the idea of a tank cover and tank bag I know someone who has had baglux systems on his bikes very handy especially for maps I recently used my one . I only have a magnetic tank bag its handy but not very stable . I use it as a tidy bag in the top box or panniers and if I need extra home to bring home some grocery's and the all important beer . I can put it on the tank .


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PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 12:38 pm 
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I am going to transfer the Mosko Moto soft bags off my KTM 1190 to the TA. Love these bags and will get a new set for the 1190.
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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 10:23 am 
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If someone is relevant, I can advise.
My good friend has been making luggage boxes from aluminum for several years.
Quality and price are excellent. Sends anywhere. If interested, here is his site
BATANGACASE.COM
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I use it myself - I am completely satisfied. The box withstands even the fall of a motorcycle.
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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 12:01 pm 
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There is a nickname for that on a forum I visit. FAAB, and quite a few of them ride fat arsed adventure bikes. Mine is a cheap arsed adventure bike, with its $65 topbox and homemade soft pannier racks.

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 4:02 pm 
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All I need in my old age is a couple of changes of underpants and a credit card....

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PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 2:26 am 
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All I need in my old age is a couple of changes of underpants and a credit card....

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You're right. But sometimes the credit card has nowhere to shove :) the hollow on the tree does not always read it Image

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PostPosted: November 20th, 2017, 1:56 pm 
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Givi case on here work nice ImageImage


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PostPosted: November 20th, 2017, 2:42 pm 
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Givi case on here work nice ImageImage


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Enough for one nite at a cozy hotel! You got the idea...now then, a cigar would be nice.

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PostPosted: November 25th, 2017, 1:13 pm 
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You can mostly find Givi Panniers on eBay pretty cheap. With a little time, you'll find a rack too. Just set up a standing search. The great thing about Givi panniers is that once you have them they can go on every bike you ever own. Sell the bike keep the panniers. Put them on the next bike. If you own more than one bike you can just have one set of panniers and use them on both.

Givi panniers are pretty light too, and very waterproof. They're probably lighter than the high-end AL panniers and a lot cheaper used. Give stuff goes on and off the bike very fast, you can key as many boxes with the same key as you want they lock and unlock easily.

Because the panniers are light, cheap and pretty rugged I use them as sacrificial protection. You can buy a used E21 (21-liter side rack) for under $50. Empty they weigh almost nothing and it's cheaper to land on them than it is to land on OEM plastic. With crash bars at the front and panniers in the back your legs and the bike are very protected in a tip over.

I have 21-liter side racks and another set of 36-liter side racks and a 45 liter top rack. I can go from mild to massive pretty easy.

I was just offered another set of white panniers in the 36-liter size that are solid but very scuffed for free. I'll probably take these and just leave my camping stuff packed in them for easy go camping.


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PostPosted: November 30th, 2017, 4:26 pm 
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This TA came with these mounts with integral turn signals and two sets of side cases. These are the small ones Image I wouldn’t mind mounting these to
another one of my bikes but I doubt it would work out this nice. Here is the mount. Image


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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2017, 4:46 pm 
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Check out these large Givi rears. These must be for going across the country. I can’t imaging needing this much space. ImageImage


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2017, 10:53 pm 
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Undercover Poe wrote:
Check out these large Givi rears. These must be for going across the country. I can’t imaging needing this much space. ImageImage


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I can. If you have the space you will fill it. Camping gear, jeans and good shirts 2 of each, shorts and t shirts (in Australia it's too hot for jeans all the time), food if camping away from civilization. Emergency tools, 1st aid kit. And the list goes on.

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PostPosted: December 8th, 2017, 1:18 pm 
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This is my MoskoMoto bags off my 1190 mounted to Happy Trails racks. These won't break your ankle in a fall, they are adjustable up and down forward and back, they have many features to attach other bags to or things with Molle webbing and they are bullet proof. They have an inner bag that is 22 once pvc with welded seams that make them totally water proof. I have seen a bag that survived a 70 mph crash on the road and one that survived a bear attack (not water proof after that but the bear never got inside)! I have had many hard and soft cases. They are mounted to a plate system on the back so they mount to almost any rack system out there and they come off in seconds and you can lock them to your racks. The duffel bags that they make for on top of the bike also convert into very nice and comfortable back packs with comfortable and padded straps that are hidden so you don't even know they are there. These are expensive but you get what you pay for, except if your in Australia then you get what you pay for then pay some more!! I like them so much I just bought another set for my 1190. Just do the research and if you can look at them in person then you can see for yourself.
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