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Offline Maverick

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Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2018, 05:25:46 PM »
I have a black bike, so the black outback on mine  :018:

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Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 12:31:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by VfuRry [+]
The OEMs have been fine, and I quite like them, but I still wonder every so often whether to get the SWMs, mainly because they're top-loading.  The reason I don't is because I can't really justify spending another £900 or so for a few weeks' use per year, when I already have a more than adequate set of luggage.

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The Outback gear looks fab, but my rationale is the same as yours VfuRry.

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Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 08:51:42 PM »
This is GIVI setup... V47 TopBox, V35 panniers with PLX1110 fiiting kit. Total cost approx. £600 these days for full kit. Brilliant value luggage over Honda OEM stuff. Inner bags for all three cases total about additional £100.
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Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 12:46:53 PM »
I talked the dealership down to $1050 US. I showed them I could get them on eBay for $999 and went back and forth on price. Give it a try.

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Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2019, 07:22:18 PM »
Givi here also...    I first had the 37 liter bags but I pawned them off on my wife and got the 48 liter bags now.   I love the whole setup.   I bought the quick-detachable mounts, but I've never taken them off, so I don't know why I did that.

A little secret, if you buy them directly from Italy, they will refund you the VAT taxes and the price is much lower.   I think my 37 liter with mounts was $800 shipped from Italy.   
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Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2019, 05:15:33 PM »
I have the Honda OEM bags only because the bike came with them when I bought it. They look ok I think but I like black rather than the original color so I vinyl wrapped them. They certainly don't seem to be very rugged though. If you're going off road I would go with a different brand. For highway use I'm sure they will be adequate.

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Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2019, 04:43:25 PM »
Hey there, crossturds :430:  I joined this site when Honda announced that the CT was coming to the US, but not until now did I pull the trigger on one due to a screaming deal.  I am leaning towards the Givi Trekker Outback 48L side cases.  My logic for the wider cases is that I need helmet storage, and the incremental cost of 48L vs 37L is far less than buying a top box.  Also I have never liked how a top box looks on any bike.  I would appreciate any advice on the matter.  I never plan to split lanes in traffic.  Thanks!

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Re: What's the Way to Go for VFR1200X Panniers?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2019, 01:45:25 AM »
PS - I just looked at my profile and see that I was confused about when I registered.  Anyway, I have had my eye on the CT ever since Honda announced that they were bringing it to the US.  I always thought that I would buy a used one, but thanks to the fact that so few of us appreciate the model, I scored a deal on a new 2017 that I could not easily refuse.