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Who sells GIVI cases/racks/screens in the lower Mainland? I found some places around Seattle but I would like to compare prices. If they're close, then I will give the locals the benefit of the doubt.
 

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sport-touring accessories like Givi hard bags and luggage systems are usually special ordered through catalogs specifically for customers' bikes - no one store in the lower mainland has a selection for you to look at on the shelves. however, some customers order things - change their minds or what have you and some dealerships' P&A departments end up having a set (or two) sitting around from an order that you can check out or have a look at. your best bet is to call ahead first and ask specifically... so's you don't waste your time riding around from store to store (not that that's such a bad thing...).
a little digital leg work and research is always the key to a good shopping quest! :D
 

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Check craigslist and ebay for the best deals on Givi stuff. It's a lot cheaper used.

That being said, I bought my Givi Wingrack and E360 cases through the Suzuki dealer in Coquitlam at Lougheed and Shaughnessy. A former co-worker bought three cars from them, and when I mentioned I wanted motorcycle stuff he called the dealer up and told them I was coming and to give me a deal. I got a pretty good discount off the price in the catalog, so I was a happy person.

But Z-Rex is right... Nobody in town has a selection to look at. Go to the Givi website and see what you want, and then go to the Importations Thibault catalog and look it up to see what it'll cost (before discounts). Then call the local shops and see what kind of a discount they'll give you.
 

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I checked locally and found that it was waay cheaper in the States. Bought my racks online from Twisted Throttle. I fitted the racks, then got Skagit Powersports in Sedro Wooley to order in a set of bags. That took a week for them to arrive. I then rode down, clipped on the bags and rode home.

Significant savings over your local bike shop. Taking into account taxes and exchange (but not duty!), I saved $150 + on just the two bags over the price quoted by Imperial. My 2 cents worth.
 

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I got a great deal on an E460 case at RMS around inventory time (better than mail order), but I don't know that they keep much stock on hand. I'd second the idea of looking for used stuff--places like sport-touring.net, advrider.com, etc.

FWIW, the GIVI stuff has held up very well for me and I wouldn't hesitate to buy more.
 

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Teds got nice hard bags that are like givi but a different brand and very competitive prices. Check Imperial MC in Bby if you're not set on GIVI
 

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post update... just got back from Richmond Motorsports and they have a full set of Givi's (saddlebags and top case) on display on a Givi display rack - complete with generic mounting hardware. Give Blake or Heather a shout and they can show it to ya...
 

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Thanks for all the input. I checked the catalog and the rack is $150 and the cheapest 46L case is just over $300. Who gives bcsb discounts?
 

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Thanks for all the input. I checked the catalog and the rack is $150 and the cheapest 46L case is just over $300. Who gives bcsb discounts?
Almost nobody, if they have to order it in special for you anyway. You're only likely to get significant discounts by finding something in-stock in-store.
 

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I think I'll call a few places down south and see if the prices compare. and go from there. Unfortunately, craiglist was a no go. I was also looking for a screen and twisted throttle had one for $144US while I can order one locally for $155CND.
 

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I got a great deal on an E460 case at RMS around inventory time (better than mail order), but I don't know that they keep much stock on hand. I'd second the idea of looking for used stuff--places like sport-touring.net, advrider.com, etc.

FWIW, the GIVI stuff has held up very well for me and I wouldn't hesitate to buy more.
+1 on quality of Givi
+1 buying at RMS. They ordered in a Monolock E30 and LED kit for me; arrived a week later. Fair price. :thumbup
 
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