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How big of a top case?

I am hoping to add a Givi 47L Top case, has anyone successfully fitted one? Are there any physical limits to how big I can go? (Bike already has SW Motec pannier racks with Givi 21 cases, or I'd be going with happy trails.

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There is no limit on size. You can fit any Givi you want. I have an E360, V46 and E50. All work well on the Kawasaki/SWMotech racks with a universal plate.

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I am hoping to add a Givi 47L Top case, has anyone successfully fitted one? Are there any physical limits to how big I can go? (Bike already has SW Motec pannier racks with Givi 21 cases, or I'd be going with happy trails.

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Here's mine with Givi E470 and E21 with SW Motech racks. Check out the show us your bags thread.

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I don't think there is a limit on what size top box you can fit. there is however a limit on how much weight you can stuff in a top box. in the Givi range the cheapo monolock can carry less than the monokey. hwoever thats no tthe only limit, theres alos a limit on the rack, and I've heard tales of the OEM rack giving way on a weld, thought to be becuase the rack was overloaded.
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IIRC a givi monolock top box is rated to carry around 3..5Kg, whereas the monokey is 5..10kg
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I have e21's and the v46 verry happy with the combo. the v 46 fits my full face helmet and joe rocket jacket. the sides hold the pants and riding boots/gloves. tried the 52..just looked to big on the rear imop.

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Good Feedback. Much appreciated! Any thoughts/experience with the Coocase from Twisted Throttle?
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So has anyone tried the Coocase S48 Astra topcase? If so, would you please post pictures? I haven't found any with this top case. It's either this one or the V36 for me. Hopefully I will order this week.. Thanks!

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Not a fan of back case as it sticks out. is there anyway to have the back case on the passager seat. any standard fitting in the market for this mode.

Presently with Tail bag, but need back case for long tour.

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The only cases i have seen for the back seat are usually soft cases. But even they can be spacious and water resistant. I cannot have those of course because I have to swing my leg over and would constantly hit it.
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Yeap!. Got to agree with you on leg swing. even with my Tail bag cant swing leg over. Need to cross over the seat. but do we have a choice as bikers.
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So has anyone tried the Coocase S48 Astra topcase? If so, would you please post pictures? I haven't found any with this top case. It's either this one or the V36 for me. Hopefully I will order this week.. Thanks!
He is the Coocase S48 Astra..




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I have an E52 that I use daily. Like healdem says, you real concern should be weight. Volume should be whatever you need to carry you stuff, but don't overload it. Also remember where that weight is! It is up high and behind the rear wheel. If you have heavy stuff to carry you might want to consider side cases, as they are lower and pretty much centered over the rear axle.

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I was actually surprised at the weight limits, they are pretty low.
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Had a E52 before. Nicely fits 2 helmet. Like mentioned, not meant for heavy loads. Looks nice with it's rear LEDs.

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[QUOTE=Hamie;84767]He is the Coocase S48 Astra..



Thanks for posting the pics Hamie Very nice setup.

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