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post #1 of 10 Old 03-05-2012, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Givi PLR3101 vs. SW-Motech

Someone was kind enough to do a write up with some great pictures for the SW-Motech quick release luggage racks for the 2012 here.

I'll be getting my 2012 Wee this week and looking forward to getting some luggage for it. Anyone have experirence with the Givi Rapid Release rack yet? Any comparisons to the SW-Motech? Symetric/Asymetric? Strength? Install difficulty?
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While I haven't installed the PLR3101, I have installed the PL3101 Pannier Holder.

I did find the rack a pain in the ass to fit as the right rack holes did not align to the bike holes by about 4mm, so I had to use a bit of force to align them.

But now they are fitted, they are fine and have been working great for over 2 months now.

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I've also been eyeing the PLRs, and believe that they were released only recently, so I'm not surprised that no one seems to have any experience with them yet.

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Yeah, I can't even find more than a couple pictures of the rack. Everything is of the right side. Can't tell what it looks like from the back, how wide they are on each side or anything. I've still got some time, so I am hoping someone gets them and chimes in before I have to make a decision. Would be nice to save around $50 from the SW-Motech equivalent.
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took the plunge

Bought, received & installed the Givi rapid release side rack and aluminum top rack. Read between the two install threads and decide for yourself.

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Bought, received & installed the Givi rapid release side rack and aluminum top rack. Read between the two install threads and decide for yourself.

PLR3101 & SRA3101 Install
Excellent write up and pics sir! I have the same set up only with the GIVI "trekker 3 pack".

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Have any of you found any "down side" to the quick release givi rack....I'm ready to order the givi side racks....but not sure to go "quick release" or not...

Do like the looks with the rack off and around town I often run just the "trunk".

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downside

The only downside I see is around the custom tool. Having to carry around one more tool and its not as easy to use as a regular screw driver.

So if you are going to be popping your racks on/off frequently my opinion would be that Motech has the edge there.

I would have ridden around with the racks on and no bags and not through twice about the looks, but that is me. I still prefer the clean stock look as most of the time I am like you and will only have a top case except for the longer multi-day trips.
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The only downside I see is around the custom tool. Having to carry around one more tool and its not as easy to use as a regular screw driver.

So if you are going to be popping your racks on/off frequently my opinion would be that Motech has the edge there.

I would have ridden around with the racks on and no bags and not through twice about the looks, but that is me. I still prefer the clean stock look as most of the time I am like you and will only have a top case except for the longer multi-day trips.
I have the Motech on the Adv. True you use a screw driver or even a quarter to remove the racks but there is a downside to that. It only takes a couple minutes to pop the racks off with the cases still mounted if you felt like stealing them. It makes the locks for the cases pointless.
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I've also been eyeing the PLRs, and believe that they were released only recently, so I'm not surprised that no one seems to have any experience with them yet.
on my bike. They were super easy to install and do not require the turn signal moving. I like the three point attachment, it is SOLID.
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