Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oakland, CA 94602
I have a 2014 DL1000 with GIVI Outback panniers on it. A year ago a friend said that it looked loose. I checked it and it was tight but the center pannier did bounce a bit.
I finally took a good look at it and thought I would add some additional metal support under it to stiffen it up. So I drilled into it to add the supports and found it to be plastic! Even with the metal supports added it never felt solid.
The whole rack moves no matter what you do. Does anyone know of a steel rack that I could replace it with?
I think it sucks that Suzuki would do that. I might have to get a BMW.
Which is one of the big reasons I bought my older model DL650 - rock solid OEM metal rear rack.
Current Bike: 2007 ABS Wee, rebuilt forks with Cogent DDC, Elka rear shock, tapered roller steering stem bearings, fork brace, Admore top box lights, LED side-only turn indicator lights, Powerlet outlet, frame sliders, Givi windscreen, Givi top box.
Prior Bikes: 2003 EX250, 2007 DL650 (non-ABS)