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Garage Pro Universal Motorcycle Travel Trunks - JCWhitney

can't beat that + free shipping

anyone tried this top case?


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I've had one of these. They are OK. The locking mechanism usually fails unless you are very careful with it. It is a better alternative to soft bags as it's waterproof and keeps its form. If you can't afford givi then this is the next best thing, just don't expect too much from it. Be gentle with it and try to maintain the locking mechanism and you will probably be happy with it.
I bought used givi cases after having one of these top cases several years. The givi will last me my life time so in the long run its worth it if you can afford it.

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Looks similar to what I had on my scooter. Pretty cheap, like Netizen said, the lock is almost useless. Have to be careful when closing it to make it latch. Mine would randomly open when going over bumps.
 

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+1 on the Bestem topbox. I just purchased one for my wifes CTX700. Bigger than the medium Garage Pro, but it is solid for the price. Actually look very similar in build quality from the pictures.
 
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The JC Whitney (and possibly the Bestem, but I haven't used that personally) boxes will fit (snugly) on a Givi Monolock mounting plate. I've got one of those on my Concours. The mounting plates they provide aren't great. Just another option for you.
 

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question for givi owners:

Givi Mounting Hardware for V35 Side Case Without Top Case for Honda NC700X 12 13 | eBay

that's all i need to mount this V35 side cases? w\o top. or there is something else?

Givi MNTG HRDWR Side Case V35 | eBay

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Re: your first link, The 1111Kit is cheaper at Revzilla at $42 free shipping. http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/givi-1111kit-kit-honda-nc700x-2012-2013

Your second link shows a PLX166. These are model specific. I think you want a PLX1111 (for NC700X), not a PLX166 (for VFR800)
 
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I have one of those Garage Pro's, for about 40,000 miles. It is good for the price. I haven't had a problem with the locking latch, but then, I am careful with any plastic locking mechanism. I had the Givi side cases on my g650gs and those plastic locking were worse than the garage pros (IMOHO).
 

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Re: your first link, The 1111Kit is cheaper at Revzilla at $42 free shipping. Givi 1111KIT Kit Honda NC700X 2012-2013 - RevZilla

Your second link shows a PLX166. These are model specific. I think you want a PLX1111 (for NC700X), not a PLX166 (for VFR800)

all this givi stuff is really confusing. on top of that-they have no pictures of the products. i mean..they maybe good at manufacturing but totally suck at marketing. as so resellers of their products.

this 1111Kit-is it enough to mount side cases? maybe i'm dumb,but it's still not clear to me. even with your post above.
what is the PLX1111?

Givi PL1111 Tubular Sidecase Rack Honda NC700X 2012-2013 - RevZilla

looks like it's a rack. but then-if it's a rack,then what this guy was selling?(first link in my post)? cause it's look like a rack to me too.

Givi Mounting Hardware for V35 Side Case Without Top Case for Honda NC700X 12 13 | eBay

or one need both? this 1111KIT + PLX1111 in order to put v35 side cases w\o top?
can't they just post it on their website the 'right way'? straight forward-if you want side cases you will need: a,b,c,d and so on.


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Yes, the Givi stuff is confusing and the vendors are sloppy in their ads and listings. But if you call Tour and Ride or Revzilla, they can spell out specifically for you what you need for your bike.

The Givi products for NC700X have 1111 in the part number. The V35 side bags need the PLX1111 brackets to attach the bags to. That is the big loop hardware you're seeing in the pictures. To attach the PLX brackets to the NC, you either need the 1111FZ mono rack side arms for a top case, or if you don't want a top case, then you get the 1111KIT instead of the 1111FZ.

If you think Givi's marketing is bad, wait until you try to follow their installation directions!
 
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Yes and the 291 has great lights. It is not as good as my GoldWing but it definitely lets them know you are there..... Even my Harley neighbors, that call the top box an "old Man" box say they always know when I'm riding anywhere in front... they can see me. I have the GIVI side bags and love them but the Givi Top box was 4X the cost for the Bestem and I already had a GIVI FZ1111 Top Case Fitment Kit Rack so have saved money with the Bestem . The GIVI is a better mounting system than a normal Bestem mount. I did use the Bestem mount on both of my DL650s and never had a problem, but the Givi Top Case mount is more secure.
 
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