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Does my bum look big in these cases?

Hi All,

I just ordered these from Revzilla. They are the Givi Trekker 46L bags. Now that I have them on the bike I am rethinking if I should return them and get the next size down, the 33L. It just looks a little cartoonish and maybe overkill. They look huge on the bike but I don't think there is any doubt I'll have enough room on my trip.

I know this is all personal needs and preference but has anyone used the 46L as side cases and how do you like them? Do you find them too large and unwieldy for the bike? What about when they are weighed down with gear?
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It has been my experience that the crap I carry will expand to fill every nook & cranny.
Aside from bumping in to stuff...I would be too tempted to over-load my ride if I had that volume.
I think Mr. Eddie is the go to guy on this subject.
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Meh.....

Here are my side cases.

It's sure nice to have room to put all of my stuff.

You will get used to seeing them and then it will look normal...
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No matter where you go - there you are.
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...I know this is all personal needs and preference but has anyone used the 46L as side cases and how do you like them? Do you find them too large and unwieldy for the bike? What about when they are weighed down with gear?
I BELIEVE the Tusks I have on BIG RED are the same size, but I mounted them so that they're ABOUT 4" narrower, using GiVi PL447 (?) racks. Here's a look....



As you can see - they are WELL inside the width of the turn-sigs.

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Those Givi cases are awesome, but the 46 L ones look HUGE on the Versys. They are very square which translates into great practicallity I'm sure, but they do seem to stick way out.

These are 40L Kappa K40s.
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Huge? They are the biggest I've seen yet. In comparison, Fast Eddie's and ATYC may be the best I've seen yet.
If they would pictorially document what they did, it may save Vs. owners from buying sub optimal racks/bags.
(Givi's are nice, but they are still huge.)

Nothing wrong with any rack, I guess, but it takes away from the supermoto tourer aspect if not done well reseatched. For some reason, everyone
thinks the first thing they need is the most expensive option, saddlebags and racks. Good luck. I'll stick to my 40" dia x 40" long
US Army duffel bag that sits like a passenger on my rear seat. And I've got hard backpacks for smaller loads and aerodynamic efficiency.

I had my sets of saddlebags before on traditional tourers that were on the bike from PO or bought on a new bike package model.
Fast Eddie's looks like the most tucked in I've seen and ATYC's bags really look efficient all the way around in almost every aspect.
Since it would be hard to beat either one of their bags, if they could take pics and specify parts for their bags, it would enhance the site
for all the owners leaning towards saddlebags/racks. If you got to, you have to do it: but at least get the best features at the best price.
This site has almost every other option nailed down and presented, except saddlebags.


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Huge? They are the biggest I've seen yet. In comparison, Fast Eddie's and ATYC may be the best I've seen yet.
If they would pictorially document what they did, it may save Vs. owners from buying sub optimal racks/bags.
(Givi's are nice, but they are still huge.)

Nothing wrong with any rack, I guess, but it takes away from the supermoto tourer aspect if not done well reseatched. For some reason, everyone
thinks the first thing they need is the most expensive option, saddlebags and racks. Good luck. I'll stick to my 40" dia x 40" long
US Army duffel bag that sits like a passenger on my rear seat. And I've got hard backpacks for smaller loads and aerodynamic efficiency.

I had my sets of saddlebags before on traditional tourers that were on the bike from PO or bought on a new bike package model.
Fast Eddie's looks like the most tucked in I've seen and ATYC's bags really look efficient all the way around in almost every aspect.
Since it would be hard to beat either one of their bags, if they could take pics and specify parts for their bags, it would enhance the site
for all the owners leaning towards saddlebags/racks. If you got to, you have to do it: but at least get the best features at the best price.
This site has almost every other option nailed down and presented, except saddlebags.

In your opinion. Different strokes for different folks.


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In your opinion. Different strokes for different folks.
Duh! Why don't put that on every post? Stating the obvious is rarely beneficial.
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Duh! Why don't put that on every post? Stating the obvious is rarely beneficial.
You probably don't see it, but your posts generally come across as factual statements, not opinion.


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I'm afraid the DOT will require an escort and WIDE LOAD markings.
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Huge? They are the biggest I've seen yet. In comparison, Fast Eddie's and ATYC may be the best I've seen yet.
If they would pictorially document what they did, it may save Vs. owners from buying sub optimal racks/bags.
(Givi's are nice, but they are still huge.)

Nothing wrong with any rack, I guess, but it takes away from the supermoto tourer aspect if not done well reseatched. For some reason, everyone
thinks the first thing they need is the most expensive option, saddlebags and racks. Good luck. I'll stick to my 40" dia x 40" long
US Army duffel bag that sits like a passenger on my rear seat. And I've got hard backpacks for smaller loads and aerodynamic efficiency.

I had my sets of saddlebags before on traditional tourers that were on the bike from PO or bought on a new bike package model.
Fast Eddie's looks like the most tucked in I've seen and ATYC's bags really look efficient all the way around in almost every aspect.
Since it would be hard to beat either one of their bags, if they could take pics and specify parts for their bags, it would enhance the site
for all the owners leaning towards saddlebags/racks. If you got to, you have to do it: but at least get the best features at the best price.
This site has almost every other option nailed down and presented, except saddlebags.

Those are some big bags!
That looks like a Taxachusettes plate.


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Yeah... I'd be inclined to exchange them for the 36L's. You'll be using your space a bit more wisely with the lower volume.

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That looks like a Taxachusettes plate.
Why yes it is! Not too far from you. I'm in Billerica.
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Thanks everyone.

I wish I could love these cases but I just can't seem to.

I think I am going to swap them for the 33L. As someone mentioned, I'll use every nook and cranny, that's just too much gear to be carting around. I wanna minimize my load not carry the kitchen sink. I'm not sure why they look so huge to the other ~40L cases, perhaps its just because they are so square.

In any case, if anyone else was considering the 46L I hope this helps them decide.

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Does my bum look big in these cases?

Just IMHO, the only bags that I would have on my bike from all those mentioned here previously would be fast Eddie's because they don't look so outrageously huge on his bike compared to the way the others look.


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Hi All,

I just ordered these from Revzilla. They are the Givi Trekker 46L bags. Now that I have them on the bike ... Do you find them too large and unwieldy for the bike? What about when they are weighed down with gear?

Don't know if it's the camera angle, but they look huge, car huge, "no more lane splitting huge"

The wind drag on your bike will cost you in mpg and top speed

But must admit that if you are going for a week, you will not miss anything, it will all be there in one of those 2 cases


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Here's a thread that I started showing how I mounted up my aluminum 'bags....

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...-panniers.html

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Thanks everyone.

I wish I could love these cases but I just can't seem to.
That's a good decision, because you gotta love your bike, & those coffins you have on it now are just plain UGLY!!!
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