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  1. JayRay
    08-04-2012 12:58 PM - permalink
    Fellow Stromtroopers. I just bought the Bestem 929 top case (two helmet capacity) from amazon. Got it used-like new for $69. Normally $89. The universal mounting kit proved a bit of a challenge initially because of the clearance where the nuts had to be threaded to the bolt. I really didnt want to drills holes on the vstrom or the oem mounting plate that already came installed.

    1. You will have to cut the bolts supplied with the bestem mounting hardware. They are just too long for clearance allowed under the mounting deck.
    2. Instead of inserting the bolt fromTop to bottom, flip the bolt from bottom to top. This way you insert the nuts and lock washer from the top and not with a 1/2" clearance below.
    Note: make sure the supplied flat washer is near the bolt head or the bolt will squeeze through the slot of the mounting bracket. You could also add an additional flat washer to the Threaded Side of the bolt on the washer before adding the lock washer.

  2. DSRider650
    07-30-2012 06:11 PM - permalink
    Hi Bantam,

    I bought a Givi E255 base plate, drilled two holes in my ADV Suzuki only ADV rack and bolted it on. My E45 topcase works well with the Trax panniers and is both bigger and more aerodynamic than the Trax topcase. I'll see I can get some pics and update my original post.


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    Fat guy on a little motorcycle
    Model V-Strom Owned
    2012 DL650 Adv


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