Givi recommendations for BV350 top box?
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Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:13 pm quote
I've decided to buy a Givi top box for the BV 350. Want to be able to carry a decent amount but not have the box so big it looks gawdy.

Any size/model recommendations?
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'14 Piaggio BV 350
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Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:00 pm quote
I use a Givi E340 NA that has seen service on both my BV250 Tourer & now the BV 350... It's been a great case, and will carry a decent amount, though I find the lock a bit 'finicky' - it can occasionally be difficult to unlock... But it always has...

As my BV 350 is blue, I occasionally lust after the OE 36 liter case in the matching color, but the E340 has worked so well, is paid for, and I rarely use a top case, that I haven't made the buy... The OE case is a bit expensive, too...

https://www.scooterwest.com/ocean-blue-36-liter-piaggio-topcase-bv350-bv35035-do.html
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Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:04 pm quote
I have a Kappa K35N. Basically the same as Givi, uses Givi bases, but for less money. It will hold a full face and a half helmet. I've had it on 5 bikes, including a GT200 over the last 4 years. I'm very happy with it.
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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:56 pm quote
I like SHAD trunks for their keyless opening and overall value and quality. But my wife has a GIVI on her SilverWing and I have a KAPPA K37N on my Liberty. The KAPPA is very nice quality and it looks great but I have a brand new SHAD SH39 with backrest still in the box calling me sometimes. Opening the KAPPA with a key all the times gets old. Then again its become habit. Im torn sometimes....
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2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:07 pm quote
I rented a BV while in Greece a few years ago. It had a Givi V47. Same top case as I have on my GTS. I plan on purchasing a BV soon. I will get a second Givi universal mounting plate for the BV and I will be able to switch the V47 between the GTS & BV. I also have the AdMore LED kit for the V47 so I will need to purchase a second wire harness for the BV as well.
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2017 Piaggio BV350
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Location: Irving, TX
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:40 am quote
I picked up a Givi B47 Blade Monolock for mine.

The only caveat I have for them is to make sure you order everything you need to install it. I thought I had everything I needed, and it turned out I didn't.

To install it, I needed an adapter plate, Givi E349 Adapter Plate Piaggio BV350 2012-2018.

I also got the brake light kit for it (Givi E126 LED Stop Light Kit For B37 / B47 Top Cases), but it doesn't work 100%. One of the contacts doesn't quite contact, so I need to modify it to sit slightly higher. I just haven't gotten aroudn to doing it.

It's big enough to hold a full-face helmet, a pair of shoes, and my winter riding jacket. Or my shoes, my Bag of Holding, two medium Domino's pizza boxes, a box of Domino's wings, and a bag with 20-oz bottles of soda and some candy bars.

The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't have the nifty internal cargo net/straps that the Piaggio top case had on my old BV350. I keep meaning to research them, but it keeps slipping my mind.

This is the only pic I have of the case on the bike:

BV Topcase.jpg

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