Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Adapter for Adventure rack to accept Givi topcase
I just installed a pretty cool kit that I bought from Richland Rick at Adventure Tech. He sells a kit to adapt the 2012+ Adventure model luggage rack to fit a Givi top case. I also had to purchase a Givi kit from Revzilla ($22) which Rick specified on his website.
The result: Excellent build quality. The Givi V40 topcase fits like a glove with no wobble or rattle.
The reason: I got this because other topcase mounting kits add another layer that gets bulky. Let me explain. On the Adventure model we already have two layers of racks: 1) plastic base rack, 2) metal Adventure rack. Who wants to add a third mounting plate the way Shad, Givi, and Bestem usually require. Rick's kit is merely two little brackets and a couple of posts. Simple and strong.
current: '12 DL650 Russell seat & Akra CF and '13 WR250R