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Do you notice a difference in stability and handling during freeway/highway driving, when the two side cases are installed?

Has your overall fuel efficiency(Miles Per Gallon) been affected?

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Aaron
 

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Aaron...........!!!!!!! Just a guess BUT probably no more so than installing a top case on a 400.....!!!!!! BUT - if you really need them - GO GET EM......!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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Aaron

Maybe a little less MPG...I really do not pay much attention, since I always average around 50MPG

No more noticeable wind effect with the cases on or off...I have Kiwidave's with Givi E360's

I ride with them off, unless I am going for more than a night...I have a top case for everyday use

Hope this helps

Bill
 

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Thanks for the replies so far. Sounds like MPG and stability shouldn't be affected much at high speeds.

Next question: For those that live in California. Do you share lanes with the side cases on? Looks like the Burgman(w/ cases on) might be a bit wide for lane sharing.
 

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Info not from a Burger but before I bought my 650 I had a Piaggio X9 500.
With throw-over saddle bags I got around 10% less fuel economy than my mate on an identical X9 on a long trip. Without the saddlebags the economy was identical on both bikes.
 

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I have Givi 52 top box and E21 side cases mounted on my 07 650. The bike is as stable with the boxes equally loaded and installed as it is without the boxes on. With boxes loaded and installed I lose some mileage per tank of gas but it still averages 43 mpg that way. Unloaded and without bags I average 50 mpg combined city/highway.
 

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I have a Givi V46 top box and Givi E41 side bags on mine. They seem to have no effect on stability at interstate speeds.

I have done several 500 mile days with all bags and wife at interstate speeds. Traveling at 70 mph, as indicated by my Zumo GPS, (my speedo is about 10% optimistic) I lose close to 20% in fuel economy. It will average 38 mpg at interstate speeds and high 40's otherwise.
 
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