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post #1 of 11 Old 05-24-2010, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Need to move topcase back 4"

I have a Givi topcase that I would like to move back about 4" to give my passenger more room. If you have done it, please reply with the details and pics if possible.

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-24-2010, 12:27 AM
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Search the forum for Bestem Top Case, and you'll find that almost everyone who bought one moved the mounting plate back to give the passenger lots more room - as you intend. Many of the strategies shown on that thread can be done with almost any mount plate system, or at least get you in the right direction.

I did the mods too, with limited tools - a dremel grinder, a drill, and some creativity!

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Amotostuff makes a bracket that moves Givi cases back. I've had one since I first bought my topcase. It's not 4" but it's better.

http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...dl1000_luggage

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I would be cautious about moving it that far back. I moved mine 2" and you can feel the effect of it wagging the bike.

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My el' cheapo Bestem mounting plate [real thick heavy steel] cantilevers out off the back of the stock rack about 4" or so, and the case is solid.....+2 pts for cheap heavy thick Chinese steel! Ni Hao!

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If you still have the pad on there, take it off. My wife was a lot more comfortable without it, and it gave her more room.

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I would be cautious about moving it that far back. I moved mine 2" and you can feel the effect of it wagging the bike.
I think it's more a function of the heavy twisting you do on the throttle....

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Thanks for the ideas.

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post #9 of 11 Old 05-25-2010, 06:49 AM
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I made mine up from some cheap pieces of steel I had laying around. A couple of simple flatbar extensions to go under my GIVI mounting plate worked fine, and cost me almost nothing.


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Exactly what I needed, Thanks!
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