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Hard Bags and Racks

Seams like there is alot of confusion about hardbags and racks for the "V". How about a Photo Poster Board from owners who have already installed bags and racks on their "V's". Close up picture of the turn signal area is of special interest to me. Am leaning towards Givi Brand bags and mounts but would like to see the final products installed before I push forward. Thanx to all in advance.
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Here are the H/P 40 liter bags
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The Givi Bags seem to look the best, I am not sure if they are a pain to use or not. They in my mind are cheap either but seem to be of good quality. Does anyone know if the givi 35s are waterproof
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Hi Atgatt,

Nice bags. Thinking about upgrading from H+P 30L to 40L.
Like the H+P as boxy (less broken stowage) and sexy from the rear.
Also need less cleaning/polishing to make it look good.
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Is the picture showing here 30L bag and what is the cost for the rack and bags. They do look good what is the brand name I have never heard of them before
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Hi Armcphail,

Atgatt's the 40L, mine the 30L.
Not sure about the price in the US.
Cheapest here in the South east asia region is Singapore (Sing dollar 930)
That rack and 40L. That's about US$ 610 today.

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Opp.. Hepco and Becker Junior.
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Just to make this clear for me, the sidebags in the picture are 30L
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Which picture?
Atgatt red V is 40L.
Silver/Blue V is 30L.

No problem.
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I have never had any issues with my givis...completely waterproof.
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Here some photos (replicated from another thread to keep it all in this thread too..):







A few more photos here:
http://fookseung.fotki.com/automotiv.../hard-luggage/

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The pictures look great, I just purchased the rack for the Givi system, now I have to find a set of v35s.
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The Givi Bags seem to look the best, I am not sure if they are a pain to use or not. They in my mind are cheap either but seem to be of good quality. Does anyone know if the givi 35s are waterproof
They are waterproof. Big enough, but not huge. Sometimes I wish I had larger bags, but usually they are just right. Best bags I've had to date were the ones on my K75. Big, but contoured to the bike so they didn't stand out. I like the look of those HB40's, but man do they protrude!

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Yes the Givi bags do look like they , belong on the bike. I don,t do much if any overnight stuff so for around town and a day trip here and there it will likely work
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One more question for the Givi G35 owners, can the passenger still access the riding pegs
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I like the look of those HB40's, but man do they protrude!
Maybe it's because I've looked at them for so long, but even the 40s are not that big.

When you think that in reality they only stick out a few inches past each end of the handlebar, it's no big deal.

Plus, when I had my Bonneville and I got rear ended, the bike came down on the left side with me on it. If not for the bags, I hate to think of what could have happened to my left leg. So good, tough, hard bags offer more than just storage. They also help protect the bike in falls.

If anything, I wished the 40s were larger to about a 55 liter. Not wider, just deeper since there is plenty of room still at the bottom of the bags.
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Yeah the 40's aren't all that big I don't think. My soft sport panniers on my Suzuki were 35L, these are only marginally bigger. But I do think they stick out a lot. I suppose you can't have big bags that don't stick out... On a plus side they're nice and square, easy to fit things in. My mate with a VStrom has those contoured Givi bags, and while they look good he constantly complains about how he can't effectively use all the space in them due to the odd shape...

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My passenger has never complained about the V35s interfering with the pegs, but she does have a little more trouble getting on.

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Oh Yeah, that reminds me about the H/P 40L, with only my 28" inseam, I REALLY have to "saddle the horse" for my right leg to get over the right bag.
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The V35s also make it tougher for me to mount, but I notice it more getting off. I tend to be a little stiffer after a ride and they make it a bit harder to get that right leg over, but that just comes with the territory.

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