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    Wanted - panniers or large top box
    on: June 19, 2020, 09:29:05 pm
    June 19, 2020, 09:29:05 pm
    Looking to do a trip in the near future once the lockdown is relaxed. So, putting the feelers our to see if anyone has any of the above. White would be preferred but not a deal breaker.

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    Re: Wanted - panniers or large top box
    Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 06:40:14 am
    June 20, 2020, 06:40:14 am
    *Originally Posted by Goggins [+]
    Looking to do a trip in the near future once the lockdown is relaxed. So, putting the feelers our to see if anyone has any of the above. White would be preferred but not a deal breaker.
    Skids had a large topbox for sale a while back, might be worth a try  :028:
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    Re: Wanted - panniers or large top box
    Reply #2 on: June 20, 2020, 08:40:51 am
    June 20, 2020, 08:40:51 am
    *Originally Posted by Corringdon [+]
    I have a Givi V40N Monokey top box for sale. It is in excellent condition as I only used it a few times on my previous bike. It has a 40ltr capacity, 10kg load weight, and can easily take a full face helmet. It comes with a base plate but a bike specific rack must be purchased to fit the base plate to. Such racks are available from Givi or SW Motech. £45.


    It's still available.
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    Re: Wanted - panniers or large top box
    Reply #3 on: June 20, 2020, 11:05:28 am
    June 20, 2020, 11:05:28 am
    CBM Thanks for the heads up.

    Corringdon  I already have the standard 31lt one so ideally a 45lt would be the one I’d be looking for. I will keep your offer in mind though.

    The bike did originally come with panniers but were sold before I bought it. Still wondering if it’s best to go down the bike specific ones or the aftermarket ones. With the latter, I could always keep them for my next bike. If I ever changed that is!

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    Re: Wanted - panniers or large top box
    Reply #4 on: June 20, 2020, 12:16:05 pm
    June 20, 2020, 12:16:05 pm
    *Originally Posted by CBM [+]
    Skids had a large topbox for sale a while back, might be worth a try  :028:

    Sold, sorry.   :006:
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    Re: Wanted - panniers or large top box
    Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 01:48:47 pm
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    Thanks for letting me know Skids.

    Corringdon, you say a bike specific rack needs to be purchased for the plate to fit. Would it have to be a Givi one or would the plate fit onto the original Honda one?
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    Re: Wanted - panniers or large top box
    Reply #6 on: June 20, 2020, 06:47:29 pm
    June 20, 2020, 06:47:29 pm
    I'm sorry, Goggins, I can't answer that question because all Givi bike specific racks have different fittings and fixtures. The rack for the latest CR is SR1139. The photo below shows the holes in the Givi plate which attaches to the SR1139 rack. I've added letters, and the measurement between A and B is 155mm, between C and D 159mm, between A and C and A and D it's 165mm.
    The dimensions of the SR1139 rack can be viewed at this link:  https://media.givi.it/XN-Prodotti/istruzioni/SR1139.pdf  from which you may be able to determine similarities between it and the Honda rack.

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    Re: Wanted - panniers or large top box
    Reply #7 on: June 20, 2020, 07:44:43 pm
    June 20, 2020, 07:44:43 pm
    Honda luggage is made by Givi and you should be able to use your ignition key to unlock it. You can see both the rack and adapter plate on the RHS of this copy of the Honda accessories brochure.

    You still need an adapter plate for any make of top box though. Seems like a bit of a rip off.....why two? Why doesn't it fit direct to the rack?

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    Re: Wanted - panniers or large top box
    Reply #8 on: June 20, 2020, 10:37:08 pm
    June 20, 2020, 10:37:08 pm
    Thanks for both lots of info. I will measure up tomorrow off my own one and report back.
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    Re: Wanted - panniers or large top box
    Reply #9 on: June 21, 2020, 11:12:34 am
    June 21, 2020, 11:12:34 am
    Re Givi adapter plate. I went for the Givi M35 metal plate to fit a Givi Monokey Top Box. Two allen headed threadlocked bolts will bolt through to the original Honda rack (no drilling required), with a couple of small spacers between plate and rack.
    Very sturdy, and tested on a couple of trips to Gibraltar Spain with an overloaded Givi V47 topbox without any issues whatsoever.
    The Givi M3 plate is the same design but plastic, so I would avoid.
    I think the M35 plate is being discontinued according to Sportsbikeshop:
    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/212296
    but I see it is still available here:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Givi-M35-Aluminium-Plates-Complete-Carrier/dp/B0046AZ9XI
    or here
    https://www.mandp.co.uk/products/m35-monorack-top-plate-520435
    Don

    PS Think the amazon seller is in italy, so would go with M&P, unless you can find a secondhand one on ebay.
    Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 11:30:20 am by Red Leader

     



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