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Lightbulb Givi V35 Monokey Side cases - 1st impression

Givi V35 MONOKEY SIDE cases HK$2680 / US$344


MONOKEY SIDE Mount (art. 017BRU0024) HK$1800 / US$231


Total US$575 (installation charge included)


I bought Versys for it's look, so I will start with it on the V35, too.

With the V35 mounted, the Versys looks huge. V35-mounted width is some inches wider than the handlebar. People in Hong Kong seldom put such a large pair of cases on their bikes. It is not good for flowing around traffic jams. We prefer slim bikes for commuting as such.

The bare Mount alone doesn't make the Versys looks strange. It's tightly joint with the sub-frame while replacing the standard plastic-wrap grab handle. Black "anodized" surface blends with the frame nicely.

I will need some stickers on the V35, and a glossy black paint job on the C35 Cover set to complete the look.

Hopefully, more photos will be taken on the details of the V35 internals

Meanwhile, see how the dealer staff worked on my Versys.










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I just put some on last weekend, and I am impressed. The build quality is very good, they are plenty big, and they look appropriate for the bike.

GIVI could have tucked them in closer to the body an inch or so, and I don't like that I need the key to open them all the time, but that's the only gripe.

2007 Versys Black, V35 Bags, H&B Bars, Skidmarx Hugger.Fender Ex., Avon Distanzia, Braided Lines, Hella 65W bulbs Arrow Can, DNA Air filter, GIVI tall screen (for winter), PCIII, Baldwin Saddle. **SOLD**

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I will need some stickers on the V35, and a glossy black paint job on the C35 Cover set to complete the look.
Specifically you need one that says, "I rode the Alaska-Canada Highway," and another that says, "Where the hell is Wall Drug?"

Verra nice!

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I really like the green V. Looks tight.
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Looks great, I have a question for all you V fans out there, I'm sold on the Givi V35 cases, however I'm undecided which mounting hardware to go w/ Givi or SW Motech. It appears that the SW Motech allows the factory grab handles to be retained (no big deal) and there is an option for a quick release feature that leaves a few tabs, which is very attractive to me. However My biggest issue is total width, does anyone know which option has the narrowest profile.
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My Givi V35 mounting racks (PLX447) retain the original grab handles. Mine cases are supposed to arrive today.
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My medium Shoei Multitec is a VERY tight squeeze in the V35. It is a wide helmet, but anything larger will definately not fit.

2007 Versys Black, V35 Bags, H&B Bars, Skidmarx Hugger.Fender Ex., Avon Distanzia, Braided Lines, Hella 65W bulbs Arrow Can, DNA Air filter, GIVI tall screen (for winter), PCIII, Baldwin Saddle. **SOLD**

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