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post #11 of 74 (permalink) Old 06-03-2020, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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I have a Givi 47 liter on now, but here is a pic on mine when had the Givi 52 liter for reference.
Yeah, that one does look a bit big.
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Although not usually picky about such things, I liked how on this model of Givi 47 the lenses matched the lenses on the bike and the shape was more like the saddlebags shape



from the side it doesn't overwhelm the look of the back of the bike but it still will hold more than it should. I don't put helmets in the trunk so don't know if they will fit.



I carry some rock straps, a tire repair kit and a folded flat Frogg Togg rain suit in mine if I'm going out and may get caught in rain.

It's not recommended to put a lot of weight in the trunk of an FJR even with an SR 357 although some load them up and travel thousands of miles that way without issue. I don't need to load it up so I don't.

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Nice. Thanks for the pics.
What's kinda funny is that yesterday, I was looking around at other FJRs and found a blue one 3yrs newer (last year of the gen2) w/ a givi 47 on it.
It looks good.
I'm going to have to talk to them about it.
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I have the givi with the pad you attach for the back rest. The pad was kinda expensive, but Ive never heard her complain at all & shes not shy about letting me know about that stuff.
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I have the v47 and v56. Both are superb. Both look like they came from the factory with the bike. I have a slight preference for the look of the v47 tech case.

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This must be an older 47? It's a monokey, but not as bubbly.
I like it.
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Good price. Guess I overpaid for mine! The black 2009 is one of the best looking FJRs around in my totally unbiased opinion.

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buy the '09...did you??? I would have bought that in a heartbeat...

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Looks like a regular v47 with a backrest installed. They also come in a tech version, with smoked instead of red lenses, which can make them look different even though only the lenses color is different.
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This must be an older 47? It's a monokey, but not as bubbly.
I like it.

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Good price. Guess I overpaid for mine! The black 2009 is one of the best looking FJRs around in my totally unbiased opinion. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif[/IMG]
I really liked the silver one for some reason, but it got sold the day before I was scheduled to look at it.
No worries, though, because I like the look of the black ones as well (and they're faster, so......). 😂
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I really liked the silver one for some reason, but it got sold the day before I was scheduled to look at it.
No worries, though, because I like the look of the black ones as well (and they're faster, so......). 😂
Kilgore, one thing I would add is when you’re looking at a used fjr that’s had a topcase used on it, always pull the seats and look back at the subframe by the tail lights for cracking/breaking, it is a $650 repair just for parts.

A “stiffy” made very well by one of our members here will not prevent breaking the subframe, only a givi sr357, or similar Shad tube rack or what I have which is the heavy aluminum Yamaha sourced rack will help. That all said, the stiffy will prevent the broken piece’s from littering the highway behind you which is a definite plus !

I had several conversations with Yamaha when the subframe broke on my 14 (the fastest color red) and they were adamant about a max of 7lbs on the rear of the bike unless you used the heavy aluminum rack which bumped things up-to 10lbs.

I’ve had several people accuse me of overloading my topcase to break it but I can assure you that because of all the warnings from the guy’s here I was sensitive to the weight thing and the most I ever carried was my cpap which weighs in at 5lbs. I did have a “stiffy” installed from the start.

Now my opinion is that I think that since the subframe is a cast aluminum piece that maybe some have a “defect” that causes them to break like a thin spot or maybe a carbon track, don’t know but most never have a problem but in my opinion the rear subframe is a poor design at best. I believe as well that just riding the bike down the road, hitting bumps, etc that cause the topcase to shake around is a contributing factor to breaking my subframe.

So now that I’ve thrown that downer out there just do yourself a favor and on a used bike take a look at the subframe under the back cowl before you part with your money.

They are very terrific bikes with a few warts that can really put a smile on your face, and the forum here is loaded up with great people willing to help. Let us know what you buy, maybe a few pictures to go with that.

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