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    Standard Highland Box verus Givi Trekker
    on: Mar 31, 2018, 08.06 pm
    Mar 31, 2018, 08.06 pm
    Anyone here swopped their Honda boxes for Givi Trekker or similar and did you think you gained an advantage over the original ?

    Thanks

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    Re: Standard Highland Box verus Givi Trekker
    Reply #1 on: Mar 31, 2018, 09.52 pm
    Mar 31, 2018, 09.52 pm
    Easy, answer the Honda Top box is just not big enough, For me the top box has to take my helmet and also the stuff you carry ,I.e. for me camera's flask odd tools ect.So i have bought a Givvi top box and fitting kit, problem solved.

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    Re: Standard Highland Box verus Givi Trekker
    Reply #2 on: Mar 31, 2018, 10.54 pm
    Mar 31, 2018, 10.54 pm
    I opted for Trekker luggage over the Honda gear on my first CT.  At that time the top box had the zip extender which I didn’t like.  Another factor was that with the Trekker setup my wife found she could get more comfortable, the Honda stuff made her foot position on the pegs uncomfortable.

    My second CT is a highlander, the cases went straight in the loft and I still use the givi stuff.

    To be fair I have never used the Honda cases so cannot give an opinion on what they are like in use.


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    Re: Standard Highland Box verus Givi Trekker
    Reply #3 on: Mar 31, 2018, 11.41 pm
    Mar 31, 2018, 11.41 pm
    Thank you guys.  I have changed the top box and put my GIVI 56 on.  I like the look of the 37 litre GIVI boxes as the Honda seems a bit "bulky".  I probably worry over very little !

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    Re: Standard Highland Box verus Givi Trekker
    Reply #4 on: Apr 01, 2018, 09.29 am
    Apr 01, 2018, 09.29 am
    The first thing I did when I bought my CT one month ago was order the fitting kit for the Givi Outback Treckers that were previously fitted to my Crossrunner, but the Kit has been on back order from Italy since then. However the latest news is that Parcel Force should deliver to me this Tuesday 3rd April.

    The bike came with the plastic Honda cases but they are so wide, also I prefer top opening cases so that odds and spares can go at the bottom with an overnight bag on top that just needs lifting from the Panniers at each stop.

    I also have the smaller Trecker Top Box where Helmet and Puncture repair kit fit nicely.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Standard Highland Box verus Givi Trekker
    Reply #5 on: Apr 01, 2018, 01.08 pm
    Apr 01, 2018, 01.08 pm
    *Originally Posted by Hjaltland [+]
    Anyone here swopped their Honda boxes for Givi Trekker or similar and did you think you gained an advantage over the original ?

    Thanks

    I had the Honda top box, which I 'lost' in Scotland, on a NC500 trip,  (check your fitting plate nuts) Have replaced it with the smaller Givi trekker outback box.

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    Re: Standard Highland Box verus Givi Trekker
    Reply #6 on: Apr 01, 2018, 05.18 pm
    Apr 01, 2018, 05.18 pm
    Thanks all, good advice.  Happy Easter.

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    Re: Standard Highland Box verus Givi Trekker
    Reply #7 on: Apr 08, 2018, 10.16 am
    Apr 08, 2018, 10.16 am
    If you are looking for storage space, then the OEM box will not satisfy. But if it's security, then I won't go any other way than OEM.

    Riding on the roads in Nigeria you will get into pot holes and extremely uneven road surfaces. I have had my Givi top box fly off its mount several times, so much so that I would never use a Givi top box without securing it with some bungee chords. The heavier it is the greater the risk of it flying off and surely, the bigger the box the heavier it is.

    The OEM boxes are so so secure in the way they mount that this risk of flying off is no risk at all.

    I have come to learn to live with not being able to put my helmet in my top box and for me it's a small price to pay to have my box secure.
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