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    RT trunk

    Looking to get a trunk for a new RT. Givi V47 looks good. Give me your opinion....please and thank-you!

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    You won't go wrong with a Givi, but I'm partial to Shad top cases. Shad allows you to latch but not lock the case, so you do not need a key all the time. Looks are personal choices, but I think the Shad 58X or 59X cases are a better match to the wethead RT styling .

    http://www.shadonline.com/SHAD-SH59X...p/d0b59100.htm
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    If Givi V47 looks good for you then that's the way you should go. For me, BMW's 28L case was perfect for my '06, '13 and '16 RTs. Not too big, great quality and styling, especially if you paint the top shell to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digtlartst View Post
    If Givi V47 looks good for you then that's the way you should go. For me, BMW's 28L case was perfect for my '06, '13 and '16 RTs. Not too big, great quality and styling, especially if you paint the top shell to match.
    +1 on the 28L, in my opinion it looks great on RT, roomy enough for one up riding

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    I recently installed a Shad 58. I like it's looks and also like the expandable feature. Seems good quality and mounting system is solid.
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    Here is a few pics of my shad and Patricia's Givi also.





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    Here is the small BMW case. I prefer the looks of BMW's top cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    Here is a few pics of my shad and Patricia's Givi also.
    I like the paint job of the Shad. I need to get mine into the paint shop but he's busy fixing deer hits now that the rut is in full swing up here in Michigan. Not a good time to be out on a motorcycle! Those bucks only pay attention to one thing this time of year.
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    I went with the Givi case as the BMW cases are way overpriced. Out of principle I won’t buy one as 2 grand for a plastic box is just ridiculous...YYMV
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    BMW 28L case is $466 new on Amazon. Back pad is $79. Lock cylinder 51257688957 is $27 and easily matched to the bike's key. Total $572. Paint extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDERR1150GSADV View Post
    I went with the Givi case as the BMW cases are way overpriced. Out of principle I won’t buy one as 2 grand for a plastic box is just ridiculous...YYMV
    BMW's 49 liter large case costs $832 MSRP. Works fine on wet-head RTs.

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    Thanks Jeff, I have seen these “older style boxes” but the Givi is still half the price of that and it works just as well. The new case with the led brake lights etc is just too much. Does the BMW case look better on the bike? , maybe, but to me it’s function over form in this case. I’d rather take the extra cash and go for an extended ride!
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    shad sh59x stability

    I've been checking out the Shad SH59X but in all the video's of the top bag, it looks like it shakes quite a bit when the bike is being ridden. Does anyone have any experience with it on a RT?

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    Shake Rattle and Roll!

    Hi,
    I don't have the Shad but I do have the OEM 49L and 28L and they both shake. I think it has more to do with the rear rack basically being stuck out there in the air with just two side arms. MHO.
    Later,
    Norm

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