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Givi E-21's from Sport Tour

I ordered my Givi side cases from Sport Tour on Monday and received them on Tuesday. They installed easily and seem to be exactly what I needed. Excellent service at a fair price.
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does it come with the mounting junk? I'm looking at them through twisted throttle but you have to buy the mounting thing separate...? does that make sense?

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does it come with the mounting junk? I'm looking at them through twisted throttle but you have to buy the mounting thing separate...? does that make sense?
The racks are always sold separatly due to the fact that you can mount any of Givi's cases on them (with the exception of the V35). If you are going for a long trip, I would recommend larger cases such as the E41.
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does it come with the mounting junk? I'm looking at them through twisted throttle but you have to buy the mounting thing separate...? does that make sense?

I paid $357 for the bags and the mounting hardware delivered. I wanted the smallest hard bags that I could get, still there good for a 2 or 3 day trip. I like the looks much better over the larger bags. I agree that you need larger bags if you are planning a lot of distance traveling. I have a Goldwing for that.
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Great setup....I got the same set.



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I like it. It looks a lot more balanced IMHO than the super huge bags, although I'm all for function over form, if you need room.



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Just placed my order! I think those bags look perfect on the V. My buddies 900RR has WAY more built in storage than the stock Versys.

My wife will appreciate the bags too, she won't have to hold her purse (why she brings it on rides I dunno) anymo.

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I agree, they look like they were made for the Versys.




Now if someone can some how get a color matched stripe or something...



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That looks great! I though you had to move the lights for those bags but based on the pic, I guess not.
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Thanks Paul that's the same look as mine. I also tried flipping the mount over and it locates the signals ends behind the license plate which is somewhat cleaner. I went ahead and ordered shock after-market LED signals for front and rear. I just don't like the look with the relocation bracket.
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Anyone have the Top case from Kawi?
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Got mine in the mail and installed them yesterday, just in time for a ride out to the sticks. The 21s are really small! They will hold a couple gallons of milk on each side with plenty of room on top. I REALLY like having these hard locking bags on the bike. It makes it a real pleasure to bring some extras along, gloves, rain gear, a snack, some tools, a camera, etc and not have to worry so much when stopping for lunch. The Givi mounting hardware looks like factory and seems very sturdy. The only bummer is having to move the turn signals. My left signal wiring is about 2" short, I'm going to solder up a short extension and it will be all good.

If anybody is considering these bags, once the mount is installed (takes about 1/2hr or so, excluding wiring the left signal if needed), the bags mount and dismount in seconds, and once mounted seem very secure. You don't feel them on the bike, and they do not interfere with the passenger. Once I installed these bags I took off on a 120mile ride through the country, 25% or so on unpaved forest roads. We even managed a creek crossing. I never once even worried about these bags or if they'd come loose. Wifey likes them. Very cool.



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Looks Awesome, thanks for the great pics and the write-up

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does it come with the mounting junk? I'm looking at them through twisted throttle but you have to buy the mounting thing separate...? does that make sense?

Do you by chance have a link to Sport Tour website?

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I just received these bags and the PL447 mounting kit today. I tried to install the mounting kit, but I can not for the life of me figure out how to mount the rear of the rack up near the seat. The instructions show some sort of tab there, but my Versys doesn't appear to have this tab. It is a 2008. Does anyone have any suggestions? am I missing something? Thanks.
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I just received these bags and the PL447 mounting kit today. I tried to install the mounting kit, but I can not for the life of me figure out how to mount the rear of the rack up near the seat. The instructions show some sort of tab there, but my Versys doesn't appear to have this tab. It is a 2008. Does anyone have any suggestions? am I missing something? Thanks.
Who did you order it from? I'm thinking the tabs come with the "fitment kit". Is is possible you've got the bags, the mounting bracket but not the fitment kit? Bummer.

Sport Tour has their site setup so that the kit goes in the shopping cart with the bracket.

Call or email the folks you bought it from and tell them you need the mounting/fitment kit asap.

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