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post #1 of 5 Old 10-02-2018, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Givi V37 Side Cases

I pulled the trigger on a pair of Givi V37 side cases for my 2018 Vee XT. They arrived today, so I figured I'd take a few pictures and describe the install process.

Before I begin, I apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures. Raining outside, then got dark quick, so most of them are inside the garage with crappy light. Anyway, onto it...

As I said, I ordered the Givi V37 Side cases. The mounting racks for these are PLXR 3114. On Revzilla, they're listed as Givi V35 Rapid Release Sideframes.

On a side note, OnTrac (delivery company) completely destroyed the box for the mounting racks. I was amazed the racks were still in it. However, they were excessively wrapped in bubblewrap, and were therefore undamaged.

The racks come with different length bolts, and different length metal spacers. Pay attention to which lengths go on which sides:

When attaching the plate mounts, the directions aren't very clear on 2 things: First, that you need to widen the 4 holes so that the metal spacers aren't sitting on top of the plastic. I found it easiest to remove the to plastic pieces (one on each side of the bike) with an allen wrench:

Then drill them out on a block of wood to 12mm diameter (or 1/2 inch).

The second part I found lacking in the directions was which way was the inside / outside of the mounting plates. Never having had cases before, I put them on incorrectly at first. In this picture, you can see the raised part where the pins 'lock-in'. They should be pointing towards the bike, not out.

This picture has them in the correct position. Note the smooth face plate:
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-02-2018, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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With the mounting plates installed, the racks are very quick to install (with the included 'special tool'). For those that don't know, the PLXR frames are 'quick release' - with the tool it just takes a 1/4 turn of the 3 mount points, and the racks come right off, just leaving the 3 small install plates. Very slick. This picture has the frame mounted on the right side of the bike, with the three mounting points shown:

And the left side:

From the back:

And with the cases:

I hope this was helpful. All-in-all a pretty quick install, especially when I figured out that I needed to drill the holes wider.

Happy Trails!
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-03-2018, 02:50 PM
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Really looks sharp.

2018 1000XT, black. The Night's Watch. Givi bars, Givi rear wheel mud guard, Givi radiator screen. Givi topcase Monokey. Puig screen, Freeway Blaster horn, Speedohealer. SW Motech R. brake reservoir guard. Tuono mirrors.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-04-2018, 01:03 AM
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Now if you add the Givi top rack, the one with the support bar underneath, it comes with a longer bolt for that center junction, and I found the bolt on the back of it was impossible to tighten. I could never find a way to put anything on it to keep it from spinning in behind. Not a lot of space in there. As a consequence, it is always squeaking over bumps or if I move the top box up and down by hand. I might tackle that this Winter if I can figure out some way to tighten the stupid thing.

Who knows, with my skills lately, maybe I have the thing installed backwards or something.

Your install looks great, hopefully you like those boxes, looks like a funky shape.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-12-2019, 05:36 PM
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Hi guys. Been reading this. I have a 1000xt and have the larger Suzuki (givi really) top box (monokey plate). Can you fit the plxr3114's as well as this top box.
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