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Old 08-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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Givi T431 soft saddlebag review

Hi guys, just thought I would offer up my two cents on the Givi soft saddlebags.

First off, I was looking at Nelson Rigg 950 and the First Gear Silverstone saddlebags. Both, because of their shape did not want to fit well with a passenger on the Sv and that was my main concern. The Givi's also seemed to have a shape compatible with a passenger.

A shop handy to me had the Givi's and offered them at a good price 149.95$, so I had to try.

First glance at the Givi's, I liked what I saw, nice construction looked solid, weather proof zippers. The Givi's are 19 litres expandable to 25 litres so are quite comparable to the above bags. They also come with outer rain covers.

My wife and I were planning a 5 day trip on the Sv so we were gonna need some stuff(and my wife does not pack light). Had to expand to the 25 litre but they held a suprising amount of clothes and other gear.

There were no instructions with the bags(that helped) and you are pretty much on your own to figure out, but once mounting was figured out...on and off in 2-3 min.

The bags held up well, look good on the bike and do not "hang" as others I have seen. My wife said she had no problems on the back with the saddlebags(other than trying to figure out the best way on and off the bike).

I would recommend these bags to anyone who wants soft saddlebags or an other option other than the mainstream bags out there.

I have also included some pictures so you can see how I installed and how they look.





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Old 08-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #4
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Sorry for the large pics guys, but I thought the larger would give you good detail on the bags.






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Re: Givi T431 soft saddlebag review

Nice. In the last photo it looks like they're putting some pressure on your rear turn signals. Do you think they might eventually do some damage or are you not worried?
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Re: Givi T431 soft saddlebag review

They do put on pressure, but I have seen some that are much worse.

I do not think that it would do any damage over time because they are a rubber mount anyway(just my opinion). You could put the rear strap over the grab rail and this does help with the pressure even more,but my wife found that it was uncomfortable mounted this way.

Mind you if I had a pad for her to sit on that would probably work too.
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Thankyou for that considerate and intelligent report.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:48 PM   #10
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Not a problem. I hope that it helps with the decision proccess when buying soft bags, and the mounting of.
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