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Offline dkeso

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[Request] GIVI panniers + topbox pictures and opinion
« on: July 11, 2017, 11:41:43 PM »

Hi all!

I just bought a z1000sx 2017  ( :416: ) with the Tourer kit. I asked here for ventura kits before buying and got good help (  :828: !). Now, after a few travels with pillion, I'm absolutely sure I need a topbox so she can rest (a bit). She feel unsafe without something in her back and I don't like that.

After searching in this forum, I know how ventura set works but before buying, I would like to know all options and this means that I would like more info about full GIVI set (panniers + top case).

I have some questions:
  • To install the Givi topcase + panniers, pillion handles must be removed. Does the Givi set have handles/Can the pillion grab something?
  • Can someone, please, post some pictures from behind, front and side (and top?)? I can not figure how it looks with the photos I found.
  • How much did you pay for the full set? A local seller ask me for 901€. It seems a fair prize, but I'm still searching.
  • Do you really like it? What is your opinion about the set? Does your pillions found it useful?


Thank you very much!!!
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Re: [Request] GIVI panniers + topbox pictures and opinion
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 08:07:38 PM »
I'm actually planning on picking up the full Givi set tomorrow (V35 sides + V47 top) and probably installing this weekend. Price is indeed somewhere around 900 euro for all the necessary parts (haven't found it anywhere cheaper).

Just as you, main reason for getting it is for the added comfort for my wife, although the extra luggage space doesn't hurt either ofcourse :)

I will take a few pictures if I get it done this weekend.

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Re: [Request] GIVI panniers + topbox pictures and opinion
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 08:20:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by PierreDuMort [+]
I'm actually planning on picking up the full Givi set tomorrow (V35 sides + V47 top) and probably installing this weekend. Price is indeed somewhere around 900 euro for all the necessary parts (haven't found it anywhere cheaper).

Just as you, main reason for getting it is for the added comfort for my wife, although the extra luggage space doesn't hurt either ofcourse :)

I will take a few pictures if I get it done this weekend.

Thank you very much!!! I'll really appreciate those pictures! :828: :828: :828:

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Re: [Request] GIVI panniers + topbox pictures and opinion
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 06:28:11 PM »
So I installed everything this afternoon. It wasn't exactly the simplest of installs (in part due to Givi's "instructions", in part due to Kawasaki's annoying safety screws) but with the right amount of patience and can do attitude you can get it done in a couple of hours  :002:

To answer your question: the bars that replace the original have some clearance. In theory a pillion should be able to use this as handle bars. However, if you also attach the siderack for mounting the V35's this space becomes to narrow to comfortably put your fingers through: see http://imgur.com/n6JwmPK and http://imgur.com/w3vv3oq

And here's a picture from the back/side: http://imgur.com/TusCsT2 and http://imgur.com/jQ10dlJ. Note that I haven't moved the blinkers yet (which you really have to do, they bend pretty awkwardly if you don't)

All in all I think the whole set looks pretty decent. I'm glad I got it!

If you have any more questions regarding installation or other pictures, feel free to ask!

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Re: [Request] GIVI panniers + topbox pictures and opinion
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 08:31:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by PierreDuMort [+]
So I installed everything this afternoon. It wasn't exactly the simplest of installs (in part due to Givi's "instructions", in part due to Kawasaki's annoying safety screws) but with the right amount of patience and can do attitude you can get it done in a couple of hours  :002:

To answer your question: the bars that replace the original have some clearance. In theory a pillion should be able to use this as handle bars. However, if you also attach the siderack for mounting the V35's this space becomes to narrow to comfortably put your fingers through: see http://imgur.com/n6JwmPK and http://imgur.com/w3vv3oq

And here's a picture from the back/side: http://imgur.com/TusCsT2 and http://imgur.com/jQ10dlJ. Note that I haven't moved the blinkers yet (which you really have to do, they bend pretty awkwardly if you don't)

All in all I think the whole set looks pretty decent. I'm glad I got it!

If you have any more questions regarding installation or other pictures, feel free to ask!


 :828: I like it! It looks nice.

Can you, please, post two more pictures? One like this one, and another like this one.

And last question: how will you move the blinkers?


Thank you very much! This is really helpful and I'm sure that other users will find this post useful  :028:.

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Re: [Request] GIVI panniers + topbox pictures and opinion
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 08:44:18 PM »
What you want is a 2011 - 2013 SX rear mudguard assembly.

As the pannier setup you have now, was on those bikes as standard, the indicators will miss the panniers and not be pushed up as they are in the last photo.

If you ask nicely someone that took theirs off might be willing to part with theirs
Regards David.

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Re: [Request] GIVI panniers + topbox pictures and opinion
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 10:56:06 AM »
There is a bracket included with the Givi rack to lower the blinker's positioning (I only spotted it AFTER I reattached the tail fml :008:) It will leave your tail with two holes where the blinkers originally were though...

As for the other pictures you asked: http://imgur.com/Narucis and http://imgur.com/YuNoU3h

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Re: [Request] GIVI panniers + topbox pictures and opinion
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 12:17:43 PM »
Thank you very much! I think I will get them, looks better than I expected and seems to be secure and comfortable for the pillion. Happy pillion means happy travel :D.

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Re: [Request] GIVI panniers + topbox pictures and opinion
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 02:21:10 PM »
I lowered the blinkers today. Just a heads up: some small electrical work is required. As the wires aren't long enough to make it all the way to the battery, you'll have to lenghten them a bit.

Final view from back with lowered blinkers: http://imgur.com/TPxNyBk

I'm also going to install the backrest for the happy pillion :001:

Further down the road I'm probably also going to get the stop light kit, as the stock light is hidden pretty deep when the top case is mounted.

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Re: [Request] GIVI panniers + topbox pictures and opinion
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 05:30:51 PM »
Surely having that top box so high up and hanging off the back of the bike must affect stability and ride quality when fully loaded. It must act as an air brake or worse, a sail! :187:
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