|Subject: Which top case? Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:40 pm|| |
I have been looking at top cases for my Silverwing and have narrowed it down to the Givi monokey e 52 and the monolock E 47. There seems to be a big price difference and I am unsure of what is needed to mount either of these.
Any advise will be much appreciated.
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|Subject: Re: Which top case? Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:32 pm|| |
Do you ride anyone much? You may want to try this site:
I'm thinking of getting this and taking my top case off. I have the cheap-e topcase I got on ebay for about $70 shipped. It isn't as nice as a Givi though. When I had my Majesty I had the 46 liter Givi and really liked it. Very high quality. Tell us what you get when you get one.
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|Subject: Re: Which top case? Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:05 pm|| |
- RobinC wrote:
- I have been looking at top cases for my Silverwing and have narrowed it down to the Givi monokey e 52 and the monolock E 47. There seems to be a big price difference and I am unsure of what is needed to mount either of these.
The monolock is for light weight usage only.
http://www.twtouring.com/luggage.htmMonokey vs. Monolock
We get questions about the difference between the Monokey and the Monolock
lines. Here are some basic differences:
|Generally speaking, the Monokey cases can hold more volume than the |
Monolock cases. However, within the products that we carry, this is
really only evident in "smallest" (E30 - Monolock) and "largest" (E52 -
Monokey). The other 3 cases we carry are pretty close in size,
regardless of which product line they come from.
|Regardless of size, the Monokey cases (at least the ones we carry) have a |
carrying capacity of 22 pounds whereas the Monolock cases are only rated at
6.6 pounds. If you plan to carry substantial weight, you should be
considering the Monokey line.
|The Monokey and Monolock cases use different mounting racks; a Monokey |
case will not work with a Monolock mount and vice-versa. However, a
Monokey rack will support all Monokey cases and a Monolock rack will support
all Monolock cases. Thus, you have options for upgrading (or
downgrading) within a product line without purchasing another mount.
|The Monokey cases do not come with a mounting rack; you must purchase one |
separately. We try to keep in stock a number of Monokey mounting plates
for certain touring-class scooters (see below); if your bike isn't listed,
please contact us to see if we can get a mount for
your specific bike.
|The Monolock cases do come with a mounting plate that is designed to be |
used on many bikes that already have a tubular luggage rack. However,
some bikes (notably, many of the touring-class scooters) don't have a suitable
mounting rack. Here again, we try to stock Monolock racks for many of
these bikes. Unless otherwise noted, if you purchase a Monolock case and
a Monolock rack, you will end up with an extra "universal" Monolock mounting