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post #1 of 12 Old 07-02-2012, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Getting more passenger room with the givi universal plate?

I picked up an 09 wee and its got the givi universal mounting plate. When I mount my v45 case it pushes into the passenger seating area. My plan was to use some steel flat stock I had laying around to bolt into the old mounting holes then add new mounting holes 2" back. Before I do that I wanted to check in here to see if anyone else had the same issue and how they solved it.

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Neither my wife nor I would ever be called slender. I replaced the stock plate with the adjustable topcase mounting system from Amotostuff and we have lived happily ever after with our Strom. We've made several week long trips to FL and one to VT, fully-loaded and two-up, quite comfortably.

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Good product but I'd like to avoid spending that kind of money if possible.

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I built a two plates, one for the round slide in connectors and one for the latch connector out of 14 gauge steel to move the factory top case back on the Vee. I went about 1 1/2". Worked like a charm! Makes a HUGE difference in my comfort with a passenger.

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I built a two plates, one for the round slide in connectors and one for the latch connector out of 14 gauge steel to move the factory top case back on the Vee. I went about 1 1/2". Worked like a charm! Makes a HUGE difference in my comfort with a passenger.
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Mind taking a pic?
I have already removed all the racking! It is now on the Wee II and I used a different topcase so I didn't use the same setup for that as it came with its own plate.

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I picked up an 09 wee and its got the givi universal mounting plate. When I mount my v45 case it pushes into the passenger seating area. My plan was to use some steel flat stock I had laying around to bolt into the old mounting holes then add new mounting holes 2" back. Before I do that I wanted to check in here to see if anyone else had the same issue and how they solved it.
This is pretty much what I had to do on my Vee. Very simple, and it's stable and secure.

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Dunno what the Givi mount looks like, but for my Bestem case I just drilled 3 new holes and added a 3/4" bolt and nut for the rear one. That moves the case back about 1.5 inches, which works nicely for my stepdaughter.






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I did the same thing on my 07 and that worked for a bestem mount. The givi mount is much much smaller so there isn't a big enough foor print to make new holes. It looks like my first idea was the right one. Thanks for all the feedback.

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The mounting instructions on the Twisted Throttle website describe turning the Givi mounting brackets around backwards - opposite to the way the Givi instructions show, which buys an extra inch or so. That's how I mounted a Kappa K48 - no issues - works fine.

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