Givi Trekker Outback 42 Liter Top Case
Does what it is supposed to
I searched for a few weeks before I pulled the trigger on this top case as I wasn't sure it would be "enough" for my needs. There are other brands that are out there that are supposedly bulletproof or bomb proof but at the end of the day that wasn't what I needed.
My Givi top case is used for commuting and carrying a change of clothes, shoes and a lunch box. I have used it to run errands at work and it has made life so much easier #not having to carry a backpack#.
The case can fit one full size full face helmet #Arai XD-4# and a water bottle, towel, nav case, two jars or apple butter and still have room for some more smaller items. The helmet obviously takes up 90% of the space.
If you travel by yourself you could probably pack for a few days. As a pair you might be able to get away with one or two nights. We still haven't tried that out.
The box comes very well packed in a cardboard box and installs in seconds. The biggest problem I had was figuring out which mount to purchase. Lucky for me Givi is located here in Charlotte so I went to the store and bought. )Revzilla is cheaper so I stuck with them on the purchase of the case.# You have two options #for the GS# and both are pretty pricey so make sure you add that to your budget. The Givi website can be a little misleading as to what you need so make sure and research that very well. You need the top case rack not the top case mounting plate. They are not the same thing and the price reflects it.
Other than that the box is great. I've been through a few rain storms and it has kept dry inside. It moves a little bit when going 70 mph plus but so do I so I don't really think much about it. I have been on some gravel fire roads and it did just fine. Twisty mountain roads just fine.
I added the back support for my fiancée and she likes it better than not having it but the hinges still make it a little uncomfortable #if she wasn't wearing a jacket#.
Overall, I love it.
August 26, 2015
matches my bmw side cases
the base plate installed in less than 30 min. and the case pops on and off with ease while having a secure feel snapped on!
June 8, 2015
Great box and looks good
I have only had the box for a couple weeks now but it works great and looks good. I didn't want a huge box so this can fit a helmet easily and other stuff.
June 1, 2015
Metal Rods Fell out when taking out of the box
The metal rods slip off as they are too short, it's noisy, clunky parts, it will dent easily as the gauge of the metal is thin. Looks good, to open and close you need the key, which means if you go to the convenience store and put a bread in there for a 5 block drive you need the key.
May 1, 2015
Some easy Rattle Noise fix to be done...but great nonetheless !
I purchased this Givi Outback Trekker 42L Top Case on my D/S motorcycle to replace an older Givi case that I had.
This case looks great, is really solid and provides many anchors to strap additionnal gear on top for those adventure journeys.
I went for this one since I already had the Monokey plate on my motorcycle and thought it would be a quick & easy swap to get the D/S practicality...and it was.
The spring latch of the Monokey system has slight vertical play in it which can be solved by adding pads on the bottom of the case, between the case & the plate.
Since I was experiencing some rattle noise from the case when passing on bumps & cracks on the pavement or offroad, I thought this would be solving it, but it didn't.
In fact, the rattle came from the two tubular side bars which are probably glued at both ends into the plastic upper corners, not meant to be dismantled since they are riveted. This rattling noise increase over the first weeks of use until I realized the source of the problem: the glue was no longer holding the tubular side bars in place, due to vibrations of the first rides, allowing them to have small horizontal movement and slight vertical movement.
I didn't know such small insignificant issue would prevent me from enjoying my rides from the amount of noise this now generated.
So I fixed it by sliding in some very thin but firm plastic film at both ends of each tubular side bars (used edges of an old x-ray film), preventing the movements.
For the amount I paid plus the fact that this is targeted for the D/S riding group, although the rest of the design seems perfect so far, I would at least expect care from Givi to arrive with a zero rattling fixation method on their spring latch & tubular side bars.
Anyhow, for those who are already convinced to get this case, you now know the rattling fixes beforhand: When you'll be receiving it, get some dense foam with one sided tape and some firm plastic film. Doesn't come with the case...but probably should !
October 28, 2014