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PostSubject: Too Many Givi Options   Too Many Givi Options I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 30, 2023 8:41 am

So many options, so hard to choose. Brake light option (I see Admore mentioned, and Givi sells some installed already and some with kits) confuses matters even more. What are people's favorite Givi topcase installs?
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PostSubject: Re: Too Many Givi Options   Too Many Givi Options I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 30, 2023 1:52 pm

Givi E52 with an Admore (mini) light-bar mounted using the two back bolts of the Givi rack.
If you look in my Gallery you will find photos I took while I was installing it.

https://www.silverwing600.com/gallery/Personal-album-of-MikeO/Personal-album-of-MikeO-cat_u308.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Too Many Givi Options   Too Many Givi Options I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 30, 2023 2:50 pm

my 1998 E-46 works well, hole cut in top for dog----over 500,000 miles on a variety of bike/scooter.

Their stuff while expensive is pretty good---Their adjustable windshield about best choice for SilverWing! Kinda controls buffeting.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Many Givi Options   Too Many Givi Options I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 30, 2023 3:09 pm

Givi makes 2 lines: Monolock and Monokey- in general, the Monokey cases are a little thicker with their walls, so less ‘flimsy’ but the Monolock cases are still very good, just less expensive. I also have an E52 Monokey (bought it used) and put an Admore kit in the case where the red reflectors are- I have it hooked to my brake lights and a flasher to alert traffic behind me. I can’t post a video of the lights working on here, but if you want to see it and the flasher in use, PM me your email and I’ll send the video clip that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Many Givi Options   Too Many Givi Options I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 30, 2023 3:12 pm

Givi V47 with brake light kit and inner bag was my choice. Big enough if you like to make longer tours, inner bag helps to get your stuff if not camping that I prefer to do. When touring in Norway I pick the EA 101 soft side bags for lighter things like sleeping bag etc and EA126 cylinder bag for tent and other heavier gear. Finally a tunnel bag for things that need to handy.


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PostSubject: many thanks   Too Many Givi Options I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 30, 2023 3:22 pm

I appreciate all this info.

I haven't been able to see rhyme or reason to the E, V, B nomenclature, likewise the word "tech" prompts a shrug. Is it just the ones with "tech" in the name are smoke gray vs. red reflectors?

Just back from a run up to Buttsville, where Johnny's sells a quality hot dog (cooked in peanut oil!) and another gas up, which as my second begins to confirm what everyone says about mileage and the generous warning about being low on fuel.

I'm interested in a top case with brake lights, and will likely engage the assistance of a buddy who's at least 1000% percent better with tools than I am if I'm able to go that route.

Thanks all!
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PostSubject: Re: Too Many Givi Options   Too Many Givi Options I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 30, 2023 4:37 pm

If memory serves, the total tank volume is 4.2 gallons, of which 0.9 is the reserve- that’s about 40 miles but I would never push it that hard. As soon as that last LCD on the fuel gauge starts to flash, start looking for a station. I have been in that situation once and thought I would run it dry because I was on a detour and there were no gas stations without riding a bit. When It runs to the last flashing LCD and I refill, it’s typically 3.3 gallons to full, so the math works out for the 0.9 gallon reserve. Most of the time I get ~ 48 mpg (I think the newer ones with the O2 sensor do a little better- mine is an 03).
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PostSubject: Re: Too Many Givi Options   Too Many Givi Options I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 02, 2023 9:54 am

RedCinema wrote:
I haven't been able to see rhyme or reason to the E, V, B nomenclature, likewise the word "tech" prompts a shrug. Is it just the ones with "tech" in the name are smoke gray vs. red reflectors?


I'm interested in a top case with brake lights, and will likely engage the assistance of a buddy who's at least 1000% percent better with tools than I am if I'm able to go that route.

Givi stuff is simple enough to fathom out, you either want a top box to fit a Givi Monokey rear rack or a Givi Monolock rear rack.

You needn't worry about E, V, B or whatever, just find the size you need in litres and buy it. Do you want it small and compact or able to store one full face helmet, or two if you carry a pillion.

What's confusing about red v smoke grey reflectors? It's just the colour of the reflector trim on the rear of the case that you can match with the colour of the rear lights plastic on your scooter.

I bought a Givi E55 with grey reflectors to match my new Silver Wing in 2010. The Silver Wing is long gone and the E55 has been on my Forza since late 2018. Having looked at the Givi website recently I'm now considering a larger size box

If it was me I wouldn't waste my money and complicate things buying a rear light kit, they're totally unnecessary. I've never been behind a bike or scooter with it's top box fitted with lights. There's thousands of fast food delivery riders riding about on small capacity scooters with big black rear boxes far larger than anything Givi manufactures, and they don't have lights on them.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Many Givi Options   Too Many Givi Options I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 04, 2023 11:01 am

Meldrew wrote:
RedCinema wrote:
I haven't been able to see rhyme or reason to the E, V, B nomenclature, likewise the word "tech" prompts a shrug. Is it just the ones with "tech" in the name are smoke gray vs. red reflectors?


I'm interested in a top case with brake lights, and will likely engage the assistance of a buddy who's at least 1000% percent better with tools than I am if I'm able to go that route.

Givi stuff is simple enough to fathom out, you either want a top box to fit a Givi Monokey rear rack or a Givi Monolock rear rack.

You needn't worry about E, V, B or whatever, just find the size you need in litres and buy it. Do you want it small and compact or able to store one full face helmet, or two if you carry a pillion.

What's confusing about red v smoke grey reflectors? It's just the colour of the reflector trim on the rear of the case that you can match with the colour of the rear lights plastic on your scooter.

I bought a Givi E55 with grey reflectors to match my new Silver Wing in 2010. The Silver Wing is long gone and the E55 has been on my Forza since late 2018. Having looked at the Givi website recently I'm now considering a larger size box

If it was me I wouldn't waste my money and complicate things buying a rear light kit, they're totally unnecessary. I've never been behind a bike or scooter with it's top box fitted with lights. There's thousands of fast food delivery riders riding about on small capacity scooters with big black rear boxes far larger than anything Givi manufactures, and they don't have lights on them.
You can change out the grey reflectors to red ones on their site and I added their light kit which I hooked up to the brake lights makes you much more visible instead of just the tiny stock rear brake light,I tap the brake a few times when I see people approaching me if I’m at a red lights,,I’m going to add red led’s under the passenger handgrips to make me more visible from the sides at night…I just bought a nice light jacket with 5 pc CE armor in hi viz color,I was looking at airbag vests but decided on just a jacket.
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