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post #1 of 10 Old 06-26-2012, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Giddy like a kid at christmas

Just ordered racks and cases that should come in next week.

Total price... $260.00

Givi pl532 + seahorse SE-720 cases (OSHA Yellow )

Decided to just permanently mount them to the racks, so tack on 5 bucks worth of screws and washers.

I'll post up pics when everything is installed. But what a combo for the price.

amotostuff for the racks and the cases are from Carry Cases Plus.

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-27-2012, 03:50 PM
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yeah, that looks to be a good setup. now all i have to do is clear it with "the boss".
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I got Black Sea Horse cases and like them a lot. Pernamently mounted with the same $5 set of stainless bolts. Such a Deal!
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i just ordered the givi rack from amoto but am holding out on the seahorse boxes. i wonder if one of you guys could post a pic of them mounted or discribe what you have done? are they easy to load/unload without all your gear falling out? i thought of mounting the lid side to the rack but that might be hard on the hinges. thanks
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I also have this setup. I mounted mine to be quick-release, but not because I want to remove them on trips per se. I have inner bags for that. They are pretty tough too; mine survived a minor crash that totaled the bike. I think these can't be beat for the money. For an extra $50, you can get Happy Trails mounting pucks if you want them to come off easily.

P.S. if you order Givi from sporttour.com, I think the shipping is free.

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i just ordered the givi rack from amoto but am holding out on the seahorse boxes. i wonder if one of you guys could post a pic of them mounted or discribe what you have done? are they easy to load/unload without all your gear falling out? i thought of mounting the lid side to the rack but that might be hard on the hinges. thanks
This is how I did mine. There was a guy who improved upon my setup, but he took his photos down.

Seahorse Cases pictures by Thirdjohn_photos - Photobucket

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I'll be mounting mine Friday. Just got the cases in the mail today and I'm impressed. They are well made, have a very durable feel, and seal amazingly well.

I get the racks in the mail tomorrow. I'll post pics on how I decide to mount them. Lots options. I was thinking U-bolts if I can find them with some large rubber washers and some regular washers with nylock nuts. Simple. I'll even shmear some silicon around the drilled holes for added assurance of water-proofness.

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This is how I did mine. There was a guy who improved upon my setup, but he took his photos down.

Seahorse Cases pictures by Thirdjohn_photos - Photobucket
What material did you use for your mounts (the 1"x1/4"-ish pieces)?

Looking at your setup, I really like it and might duplicate it. Simple and "quick detach". I like it alot.

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What material did you use for your mounts (the 1"x1/4"-ish pieces)?

Looking at your setup, I really like it and might duplicate it. Simple and "quick detach". I like it alot.
HW, the forks and bar at the top are cut from a $2 cutting board (aka, HDPE) from Walmart. It's 1/4" thick and sprayed with black Krylon Fusion paint. I cut it on the table saw.

You can also make the forks out of aluminum bar stock from HD. The other Trooper who copied mine did that and made them smaller. His setup was clean, but mine has worked great too. No leaks even without any silicone and have endured overloading on long trips and my crash. HDPE is pretty strong stuff. Side note: I did bevel the edge of the slot to match the angle of the button on the rack and I also stretched a rubber washer over the buttons which makes the forks fit really tight because it takes up what little space there is between the fork and the rack.

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post #10 of 10 Old 07-07-2012, 10:37 AM
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This is how I did mine. There was a guy who improved upon my setup, but he took his photos down.

Seahorse Cases pictures by Thirdjohn_photos - Photobucket
Those boxes look good. Very smart way to go. I think using one for the top case would be cool too.
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