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The Mysterious Disappearance of a Givi E55 Top Case Cover

The Mysterious Disappearance of a Givi E55 Top Case Cover

Over four years ago I wrote about the enormous Givi E55 top case I run on my 2009 FJR 1300. It’s carried tons of cargo all over the country, and enables me to commute to work. Yesterday I noticed that the top shiny plastic cover of the top case was missing. I have no idea […]

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Givi E55 Maxia hard motorcycle luggage review

Givi E55 Maxia hard motorcycle luggage review

I install the Givi E55 hard motorcycle luggage top case on my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A. It’s a monster.

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Installing a Givi top rack on a 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A

Installing a Givi top rack on a 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A

I’ve grown accustomed to having a lot of storage on my motorcycle. I try to ride as much as I can, and that includes trips to Target or the grocery store. Before I signed the paperwork for my FJR1300A I put in an order for the Givi SR357 top rack from Twisted Throttle. As usual, […]

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JC Whitney motorcycle hard case review

JC Whitney motorcycle hard case review

I install and review the JC Whitney knock-off of the Givi E360 hard cases.

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By your command: My 2004 BMW R1150R
By September 29, 200812 Comments Read More →

By your command: My 2004 BMW R1150R

I traded in my 2002 BMW K1200LTE touring bike for a 2004 BMW R1150R roadster. Part beauty, part brawn, this might be a near-perfect bike for me. First impressions inside.

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GIVI PL351 side case rack installation instructions

GIVI PL351 side case rack installation instructions

After installing the GIVI FZ351 top rack I installed the side racks required to carry my saddlebags. The side rack was in some ways easier than the top rack (all of the pieces fit without the use of a mallet, for example), but in some ways more frustrating. The clips that hold the turn signals […]

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How to Install a GIVI Side Case Bracket on a 2005 Yamaha FZ6

How to Install a GIVI Side Case Bracket on a 2005 Yamaha FZ6

Introduction This tutorial deals with installing the PL351 GIVI side case rack onto a 2005 Yamaha FZ6. These instructions should also suffice for 2004 and 2006 models, as they seem to be identical except for color variations. These instructions are not a substitute for the official GIVI instructions. They should be used as a supplement. […]

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How to Install a GIVI Top Case Bracket on a 2005 Yamaha FZ6
By September 12, 20061 Comments Read More →

How to Install a GIVI Top Case Bracket on a 2005 Yamaha FZ6

Instructions on how to install a GIVI top case luggage rack on a 2005 Yamaha FZ6. Imported from my wiki.

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GIVI FZ351 top case rack installation instructions
By September 12, 20060 Comments Read More →

GIVI FZ351 top case rack installation instructions

After burning several hours, my previously-assumed inexhaustible supply of swear words, and the patience of Lady Jaye, I managed to put the GIVI hard luggage top case rack on my 2005 Yamaha FZ6. The original instructions were in Italian, and the English translations weren’t very descriptive. I did my best to take notes and pictures […]

Cylon becomes a hard case

Cylon becomes a hard case

I’ve got a long write-up forthcoming on installing these bad boys, but I received my GIVI V46 and E21 hard cases today. The hard cases afford me a few minor luxuries my soft bags did not: they lock, to keep casual crimes of opportunity from happening. I was always nervous about someone unzipping my soft […]

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