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Offline Gareth38

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Givi Trekker outback or Dolomiti?
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:32:58 AM »
Fitted my 2018 Tiger XRT with a givi trekker 52 litres top box (half black plastic half alu)
Main reason was so my better half could have a back rest. However, When riding solo above 120KMH (70mph in old money) I get lots of  turbulence, so for this year's long solo ride to the Picos d'europa  (including at least 500kms of autoroute)  I want to fit panniers and leave the top box at home. I would then use all 3 cases for any long trips with madame. (Turbulence disappears with the top box if riding 2 up)
I've nearly lost my sanity trying to understand which panniers to buy (from this web site and others)
The triumph ones are 37/37 and lots of you say the high/forward position of the mounts/scaffolding makes them uncomfortable for passengers (risk I cannot take)
So I'm thinking  Trekker outback 37/37 or maybe 37/48   or Dolomiti 36/36
Questions - which support is needed for the dolomiti? (R or CAM)  what are the widths of these  options ( I assume something around 105cms?)  The dolomitis seem about 100euros cheaper but are there any reasons against?  - any one got photos of these 2 set ups?
My T dealer (Grenoble) is pretty good to me so I'm happy to order the Triumph or givi stuff through him. So although I'm sure other brands may be better - I'm going to limit my choice to these Givi or Triumph OEM (which of course is also givi)
any thoughts? :440:
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Re: Givi Trekker outback or Dolomiti?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 11:54:44 AM »
I have the outbacks for sidecases and Triump for the topcase.


Sidecases saw ~30K miles. Top case saw > 60K miles already. Top case saw countless drops, sidecases survived a few trail drops on soft ground. Overall, I wouldn't get anything else for the sidecase. The top opening is crucial (as opposed to sideways opening and everything falling off and not being able to get 100% space utilization). And the ability to tie things on top of it is very, very important for me




I can also take them off and use them as stools or whatever.

The top case: I am attached to it and I love it. Turbulence - yeah, above 100 mph I start feeling the bike. At 115 things wobble - if I don't like it I simply don't go that fast; or remove the entire set. My usual travel speed is whatever the highway traffic is doing...

I don't take them off when I go off the beaten path either




Two up is not a problem at all with this setup. My wife occasionally rides with me (even though she has two bikes, sometimes she likes the comfort) She never complained about the sidecases - as far as I know they are not getting in her way.

As you can see there is ample room to the footpegs


Sorry, I couldn't find a clearer shot where she is sitting there. But this one shows how perfect the fit is - at least for her stature.


And riding performance with two up is phenomenal - but I give that to the TEX not the panniers. I don't think it'd be any different if I was towing a Panzer behind me... She is sitting behind me on this video


I would 100% recommend the Trekker Outbacks - either from Trekker or from Triumph. I have both sets and at one point I had the 48 lt on the left and 37 on the right. Now I have both 37s and I am perfectly happy with either setup.



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Re: Givi Trekker outback or Dolomiti?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 02:29:35 PM »
I have Triumph branded Givi Trekker, 37L/37L and the Top box which is fine solo as it is slimmer. I have had three pillions and not one has complained about the location of the Triumph panniers which sit at the same as the seat height. Givi sit slightly lower and back. Having said that I guess my shortest pillion was about 5'6" someone shorter may have an issue. The Triumph/Givi are top quality and to my mind look much better than the Dolomiti, for a €100 I would stick with the Triumph or Givi Trekker just on looks. (granted that is subjective). Triumph 37L are mounted symmetrically, not sure the Givi Trekkers are but that does give you the option for a larger Givi Trekker pannier left hand side I think.

check out these vids for ideas on Givi




The last vid is mine on Triumph panniers on a 2018 Gen 3.


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Re: Givi Trekker outback or Dolomiti?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 06:06:23 PM »
I have a set of trekkers that I have rotated though three bikes, just changed mounts, according to model. Very happy with them, although they may leak a  very small amount, as I have found some moisture inside after a rain ride. Not enough to damage anything, but there. I do keep every thing in dry bags, so it is not an issue. They are my first choice. :152:

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Re: Givi Trekker outback or Dolomiti?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 04:27:24 PM »
Thanks for the great photos, videos and feedback. Think I’ll go with the givi racks and 2x 37litre trekker outbacks. Should keep the rear end a bit narrower than the 37/48 option. I like the suggestion that even with the smaller cases we can always bungee strap a small bag or even a small tent on top.  :821:
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Re: Givi Trekker outback or Dolomiti?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 08:01:07 PM »
 :028: right on. Happy riding...
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