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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-17-2015, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Top case...I am confused

Do I have to use the Hondaline top case bracket kit to install an aftermarket like the GIVI or Shad...etc?


I should mention that I have the Hondaline saddlebags, so I am looking at Honda saddlebags with GIVI/Shad?ETC top case. I do not want the Honda top case.




Thanks. I am a bit confused.

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Top case brackets are brand specific. You would use the honda bracket for oem, Givi for Givi etc...
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Do I have to use the Hondaline top case bracket kit to install an aftermarket like the GIVI or Shad...etc?


I should mention that I have the Hondaline saddlebags, so I am looking at Honda saddlebags with GIVI/Shad?ETC top case. I do not want the Honda top case.




Thanks. I am a bit confused.
The OEM rear carrier will accept any manufacturers universal mounting plate allowing you to mount any rear case of your choosing. Since you already have the OEM saddle bags, this would be the best way to go. The others are not compatible with the OEM bags.
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I have honda luggage rack givi top case came with universal mounts. 10 minute install. I have honda hard cases also.
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The OEM rear carrier ... Since you already have the OEM saddle bags, this would be the best way to go. The others are not compatible with the OEM bags.
This^^. Then mount on the Honda carrier whatever brand you wish. (I'm a Shad fan, myself.)

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The OEM rear carrier will accept any manufacturers universal mounting plate allowing you to mount any rear case of your choosing. Since you already have the OEM saddle bags, this would be the best way to go. The others are not compatible with the OEM bags.
Hi all,

Just thought I'd throw in some thoughts on this topic, as I just installed the Honda OEM sidecases with a Givi Maxia E55 topcase and Givi FZ33 top rack. They are indeed compatible. I can't speak for Shad, but there was absolutely no problem combining the Givi and Honda cases (the Givi web page actually shows their rack combined with the OEM side cases). Pic is attached so you can see what it looks like. The combo in the picture gives me almost 115 liters of storage. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Good luck with your choices!

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I run the Honda side cases and a Shad SH50 up on top - with the stock/OEM rear carrier. Bolts on perfectly fine. Love the big case (can fit two helmets) on top!

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FYI, I did get an email from Shad stating that their rack was fully compatible with the OEM bags.
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The OEM rear carrier will accept any manufacturers universal mounting plate allowing you to mount any rear case of your choosing. Since you already have the OEM saddle bags, this would be the best way to go. The others are not compatible with the OEM bags.
I have the OEM bags and the Givi rack and Topcase. They are compatable and much better quality than the OEM rack. I think the givi rack is 1133fz for the CTX. Superior quality in the V47 Topcase.

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Dan,

How do you like the Cee Bailey 21" windscreen with vent? I'm especially curious how effective the vent is. We just purchased a 2014 CTX with std windscreen and are considering the CEE Bailey
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