Tag: luggage

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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Master Lock 4688D TSA Luggage Lock Review

Master Lock 4688D TSA Luggage Lock Review

I flew to Colorado in September and took my Glock 19 pistol with me. One key piece of hardware was the Master Lock TSA luggage lock that I put on the outside of my checked baggage. Since returning, I’ve used the lock to keep people out of my emergency kit bag, and I want to […]

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My Method and Experience for Flying With a Handgun

My Method and Experience for Flying With a Handgun

Last week Sedagive? and I flew to another state to visit my dad. It was too far to drive, and that meant checking my handgun on our flight. I haven’t flown with a firearm since before 9/11, and I had read all sorts of horror stories about inconsistent policies, hostile and/or ignorant airline staff and […]

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Real Time Industries Reflective Stickers for Yamaha FJR Saddlebags Review
By September 16, 20103 Comments Read More →

Real Time Industries Reflective Stickers for Yamaha FJR Saddlebags Review

I normally try to blend in, but safe motorcycle riding involves being seen. These retroreflective custom-cut high visibility stickers made by Real Time Industries go a long way to increasing visibility from the rear of my Yamaha FJR 1300.

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Oh snap! JC Whitney motorcycle hard case follow-up

Oh snap! JC Whitney motorcycle hard case follow-up

I am not ready to throw in the towel on my JC Whitney hard cases just yet, but I am getting a little nervous that sometimes you get what you pay for. My first JC Whitney hard case developed a crack around one of the mounting points. I attributed this to the shoddy universal mounting […]

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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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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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