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Givi PL532 Pannier Racks for Suzuki DL650 V-Strom The bike specific PL532 side racks from Givi give you the ability to mount Monokey Side Cases to your ride, providing a safe and secure platform to carry your gear. Note Top and side cases are sold separately.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great cost effective mount for DL650
PostedMarch 13, 2013
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NorCalCommuter
From Fairfield
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased at PL532 to mount E21s to my DL650 VStrom. I am, at best a mediocre mechanic.
It took about 2 hours to completely install the rack on my 2011 DL650. There was some fiddling involved - the left side rack did not line up with the rear left side OEM rack screw hole, but I was able to coax the whole thing into place without too much trouble. Because the PL532 mounts under the OEM rack, I was also able to mount my existing JC Whitney topcase in it's original location, which was an unexpected surprise.
All in all, this is a great rack and a cost effective entry in the Givi "family" of cases.
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki KLX250S
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Givi E21N Monokey Panniers The E21 cases are designed as side cases only and are ideal for use in the city. They are narrow in width and open from the top, making them easy to ride with. Sold only as a pair, they have been designed asymmetrically to give the right and left case a unique appearance. They come in a variety of finishes, which make them good all round cases, suiting any style of motorcycle. Features Sold as a pair Dimensions 16.7 Long x 7.7 Wide x 13.7 High Capacity 21 liters each Max load 11 lbs/case each Empty weight 9.96 each Note Mounting hardware sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good quality, easy install, great cases
PostedMarch 13, 2013
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NorCalCommuter
From Fairfield
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I installed the Givi E21s on my WeeStrom (DL650) using an (also purchased from RevZilla) PL532 rack. The ordering and fullfillment process from RevZilla, was, of course, flawless.
I am, at best, a mediocre mechanic.
After bolting up the rack with the usual amount of fiddling that comes with aftermarket luggage/bars/handguard/etc., the cases went on nicely - I was even able to get my JC Whitney top case to re-attach and be fully functional.
I purchased these cases primarily for space on my commute - with a laptop in the topcase, there was only a small amount of room left for my lunchbox/etc. and I prefer to not use a tank bag.
The cases are spacious (enough) for lunch, extra clothes, an extra visor, tools and a bunch of other stuff. They also look good (black cases/black bike), and, perhaps most importantly, the come in just a hair under 36 inches in width, or about the same width as the OEM bars - this is important as I didn't want any extra width while lane sharing. So far the cases have done well, and fit nicely in between the cars on my commute.
One thing to note - the cases did make the bike handle slightly different - it rides a bit lower, but I'm sure I can work around this by adjusting preload. The cases actually lower the center of gravity, so, after some time getting used to the cases, I think the bike actually handles better at parking lot speeds.
With all this in mind, I'm really happy with the E21's
Rides: 2010 Kawasaki KLX250S
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