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    June 10, 2013
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Givi Tank Lock Bike Specific Flange For use with Givi Tanklock Tank Bags. Attaches around the gas tank filler on your bike to allow you to mount a quick-disconnect Givi Tank Lock tankbag. Note Please refer to PDF for bike compatibility, schematic shown for reference only actual flange may vary.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great system!
PostedAugust 11, 2014
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slipstream
From Fox Island
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Givi's tank lock system is very easy to install and use.
Rides: 2003 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi E55 Tech Monokey Top Case The E55 Tech Monokey Top Case is Givi's largest top case with a whopping 55 liters of storage capacity. A rugged plastic construction and Givi's innovative Monokey opening/locking mechanism makes the E55 a solid addition to any bike in need of storage. The E55 accommodates two full face helmets and can carry a maximum load of 22 lbs. Features Optional lid colors available (sold separately) Smoke lenses Holds 2 full face helmets Plastic construction Dimensions 23.2 W x 12.3 T x 18.9 D Capacity 55 liters Max load 22 lbs Empty weight 11.11 lbs Note Adapter plate and/or bike specific mounting hardware sold separately. Internal document holder no longer included.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Gorgeous topcase!
PostedJune 10, 2013
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slipstream
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I needed the biggest case I could find, while trying to maintain the good looks of my bike. Enter the Givi E55, which is one really great-looking case.
Pros: Integrated lights look awesome, and work well. Laser cut key is nifty, though kind of overkill considering my bike's ignition isn't nearly so sophisticated. Fit and finish are perfect. Attention to little details is great, like the little arms that keep the lid open while loading. Shad's SH50 doesn't have this, so the lid likes to drop down on your fingers when you least expect it.
Cons: Givi is a bit expensive, and the case doesn't come with a mount plate, so that has to be bought separately.
Rides: 2009 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi E112 LED Brake Light Kit for E55 Top Cases LED brake light kit for the Givi E55 Maxia 3 top cases. Significantly increase safety by raising and increasing your bike's brake light visibility. Simple installation using pre-molded cutouts on the E55. Requires some disassembly of the E55 accent panels using a screwdriver. Requires tapping existing brake light wires.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice-looking brake lights
PostedJune 10, 2013
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slipstream
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I love how these brake lights look, and add safety to my commute. Installation was a hassle at times, and I had to make some changes.
I like how the contacts on the Monorack make reliable connection to the contacts on the bottom of my E55 case. Great system!
My changes: From the brake light wiring to the Monokey plate, there is no way to remove plate without cutting wires. I added a two-pole trailer plug, which is hidden under the seat.
I didn't like how the wiring ran from the taillights, through another set of contacts at the lock end of the case, and then to the bottom of the case where the contacts meet the Monokey plate. I felt it was overly-complicated, and took up too much room. So I simply ran wires along the top lid, down by the hinges, and over to the contact on the bottom of the case. I secured the wiring with hot glue every couple of inches.
Rides: 2009 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi M3 Monokey Top Plate Kit For F Series Topcase Racks Designed to be used in conjunction with F series Monorack Sidearms to complete a bike specific mounting solution for Monokey top cases. Features Monorack Sidearms sold separately Necessary mounting hardware included Compatible with all Monokey top cases
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great-looking plate, if it matters...
PostedJune 10, 2013
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slipstream
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Buying a Givi case requires you to also buy the mount plate that goes with it.
Pros: It looks great, if anyone's ever going to see it .. ? It's also very adjustable. The optional electrical setup for brake lights seems well-though-out, and makes reliable contact.
Cons: Shad cases come with the plate as a package deal. Givi should take note of this.
Rides: 2009 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi 680F Monorack Sidearms for BMW K1200RS / K1200GT Givi 680F Monorack Support Brackets attach directly to your bikes sub frame and then to a Givi top case mounting plate, providing a secure and stable platform for a Monokey or Monolock top case. Features M5 or M7 Monokey and M5M Monolock top plates sold separately Necessary mounting hardware included Note Top and side cases are sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great-looking, secure system
PostedJune 10, 2013
Customer avatar
slipstream
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I was torn between the Givi E55 vs the Shad SH50, so I tried them both. While I liked the Shad system better, I had to go with the Givi for the extra capacity.
Both systems required me to mount their proprietary system on my bike. The Givi Monorack is slightly more expensive, and better-looking than the Shad. The Monorack arms really blend in nicely with the flow of the bike's bodywork. Installation is a bit of hassle, however, requiring the removal of my sidecase mount arms, and the fairings underneath. The instructions were not very clear, so I pretty much had to go with the grainy black-and-white pictures. The system is very adjustable, perhaps too adjustable. You can get it just right, but it'll take extra time to do so. By comparison, the Shad welded mount comes as a single unit -- Three bolts and you're done with the rack. It's because of my experience with Shad that I had to give the Givi system "average" scores for "Bang For The Buck" and "Ease Of Installation" categories.
Rides: 2009 BMW K1200RS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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