Givi B37 Monolock Top Case
Very nice unit.
I was looking for a top rack system that would not only look nice but also fit my bike very well and usable storage for my full-face HJC helmet . Was very confused about what to get until I watched REVZILLA's series of videos describing not only the different styles of cases but also the mounting racks needed.
I first bought the Givi SR1119 top case rack for my bike, a 2014 Honda CB500F. I figured I needed it since the bike did not have a rack system already installed, just the grab handles. This rack is extremely solid and installed literally in just a couple of minutes, replacing the grab handles.
After watching the videos, I figured the Givi B37 Monolock top case was the right size, not too big for the bike but big enough to hold a helmet and maybe small jacket and gloves. REVZILLA's price on both items were about average with what's out there and I got free shipping.
Upon delivery, I installed the top rack without issue. I opened the B37 top case and found it bigger than I thought. It was sleek and the reflectors were attractive. I started installing the mounting plate to my top rack and learned that the round washers described in the multi-lingual directions were not there. No big deal. Very import mounting instruction: The diagram is just an example and don't try to use the holes they described when attaching the plate to the rack. I changed and manipulated it a little using two different holes to the rear of the unit to affix it. Another installation idea is do not tighten any of the bolts/nus until you've attached the actual top case to the rack and center it, there might be so moving during tightening to get it square.
Got it installed and it was perfect. The mounting tabs hold very well and locking system works great. The only issue I have is that you cannot remove the key in the unlock position. You have to lock the unit or the key won't come out. Sometimes that's kind of annoying but I understand the security aspect. And I would have liked a painted glossy finish instead of the flat plastic orange peel surface but that's cool. Overall, I would recommend this top case and rack
September 24, 2015
Looks,and ease of use
Have been using for 3 months now. Excellent product! Easy to install, looks great and easy to open and take off and on.
August 31, 2015
Installed on my 2011 KLR650
I had to drill a few holes in the KLR OEM rack but all in all a pretty easy process. Solid mount.
September 14, 2015
Nice Top Case!
Givi top case arrived quickly. This case is the just the right size for my wife's trips to get extras at the grocery store. Installation went great, and was not long or difficult. I watched a YouTube of someone else's installation just for a confidence builder. Be sure to purchase the Top Case Rack for mounting.
November 17, 2014
Excellent product, with good price. Comes with all hardware and easy too install. Ten to fifteen minutes. No regrets.
October 7, 2014
great bang for the buck
This top case, like all top cases, looks a bit dorky, but it is dirt cheap, installs in a flash, is stable at highway speeds, and is waterproof. What more could you ask?
August 5, 2014
Flippin' thing ejected itself from a pothole - but SO strong
To be fair, it was because I didn't use the supplied mount and just through I could figure out a solution. Well needless to say, my solution sucked and I hit a huge pothole on my bike and this box went flying. It was crazy seeing it in my rearview mirror come to a tumbling stop in the middle of the road.
But aside from some surface scratches and a few knicks, this box was so strong! I highly recommend it as it looks great too. Big enough for an XL helmet and a pair of shoes. Buy with confidence.
March 13, 2014