If you have the 48 liter on the right side maybe check to see if the bottom is water proof in a bathtub. My 37 liter ones and my topbox were OK, but the 48 liter one leaked badly. I bought some black RTV silicone and sealed all the seams around the bottom on the inside and now it is perfect.
I've been pleased with my outback top box and so far it seems to be waterproof through some pretty heavy downpours. One issue I had with the lock was having the whole tumbler assembly come out with the key once when I went to open it upon returning from a multi-state tour. There's a nut on the end of the tumbler cylinder that holds it in place that had worked loose. There was no sign that any kind of thread locking compound was ever used. Luckily, the little plastic cover over the lock prevented the tumbler assembly falling out and being lost on the road somewhere. The nut was trapped under/behind the latching mechanism so all I had to do was disassemble the latch mechanism and put the lock assembly back together (this time with some LocTite). I would assume that the side case latches and locks are the same design. A good rainy day activity would be to take those all apart and LocTite those nuts!
Looks great Mike R and @bimota How have they been since using them for some time now? I am struggling to ensure I also get the right equipment for my ‘18 Super Ten with the Givi Outback Trekker set up.
-For the top plate, you bought a Givi Monokey top plate to accept your 52-liter top case?
-Is the givi Monokey and Trekker Outback one in the same system and/or interchangeable? I was thinking the Monokey is simply the key and opening system for the trekker series but descriptions online say to not mix the two and leaves me scratching my head.
-I have the Givi Outback Trekker Cam racks for the panniers. I am looking to get the trekker 37-liter side cases also. Do the cases you have open up with the 52-liter top case or do you have to remove them?
Thanks and appreciate any feedback or clarity anyone can provide.
First off you said 52 liter. There is no 52 liter Outback top case unless you are referring to the regular 52 liter Trekker case. The one shown in Mike R's and bimota's pictures is the 42 litre, he must have made a typo. As for the Monokey system anything that is listed as Monokey will fit on a Monokey rack. That includes the Outback top cases. The side cases (panniers) are not Monokey. They are Monokey Camlock which so far are only used by the Outback side cases. When you say 37 litre Trekker cases I am assuming you mean the Trekker Outback cases. The regular Trekker cases do not fit the cam racks.
Someone just PM'd me a couple weeks ago about opening the cases with the 58 litre top case. The left side clears no problem. The right side pannier requires you to flex it a bit to the right to clear the top case. There is plenty of play and flex in the lid to do this so it is no problem. I do it now without even thinking about it. I had sent the other guy a video of how it clears, but just deleted it yesterday when I was cleaning up my hard drive. The smaller 42 liter top case that most buy shown in the pics above clears on both sides no problem. Here are a couple pics of mine with both the 42 litre and 58 litre top cases. I can open the side cases with both setups without removing anything.
Thanks for that info and awesome setup and bike you have @Super08
I do have the Outback Trekker pannier racks and will look to get those. It appears that I need to get Givi Monokey Top Plate hardware to fit the Givi Top Case.