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Offline Sculptor55

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Givi TKR33 panniers
« on: April 09, 2021, 13:50:24 »
Hello All,
Has anyone fitted Givi Trekker TKR33 panniers to their 2017> DL650?  I’m interested in the overall width, which is difficult to gauge from photos. Deciding on luggage is proving difficult, Trekker 33’s plus quick detach mounts look to be a potentially good option.
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Re: Givi TKR33 panniers
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 14:20:47 »
This is on a 2013 650. Left pannier is 47lt, right is 33lt, done it that way because of high exhaust. You won't have that problem.
If you go to the Sportsbikeshop and check their site they give the dimensions of all the panniers.
https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_cat/1663

Personally if I was to buy now I'd go for the top loader style (Dolomiti or Outback) I think they are easier to 'work with'.
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Re: Givi TKR33 panniers
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 21:29:55 »
Thanks Mick, that’s useful information. Your measurements suggest that the Trekker 33’s on my bike would be around 100cms, which is narrower than some other options.  The Outback cases are probably worth the extra cost, decision time....
Thanks again for taking the time to measure your bike.

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Re: Givi TKR33 panniers
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 18:00:09 »
I've got them on my 2018 650 xt. They are 97cm wide.

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Re: Givi TKR33 panniers
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2021, 18:59:40 »
I agree with Barbel Mick, I would get the top load type Dolomiti or outback. I have a 2016 DL650. with 33 litre Trekkers. there's a dip where the carrying handle is which fills with water, so when you open them about a cup full of water drops inside.  I find them too wide for filtering through traffic. twice I have had the locks jam and unable to unlock the cases due to rain in the locks, so I carry a small WD40 tin under the seat.

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Re: Givi TKR33 panniers
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2021, 09:49:36 »
Yeah, forgot about the water issue! After the first couple of times it happened we've always carried a small, towel in the backbox, (comes in useful for other things too).
The locks can stick but I don't think it's a water ingress problem because it happens to the backbox too. I lubricate mine a couple of times a year with graphite powder, I wouldn't recommend WD40, or any other oil based product, as they cause crap to stick in the lock & cause more problems.
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Re: Givi TKR33 panniers
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2021, 21:00:53 »
Thanks to everyone for your responses, I’ve decided to go with the top loading Outback set up. More expensive, but will do the job....

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Re: Givi TKR33 panniers
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2021, 22:05:05 »
Good choice. Post some pics when you have them fitted  :thumb: