Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Palmer Lake, Colorado
I have the Givi rack for side cases and top case, and read on this forum with certainty that the JC Whitney large top case would fit the Givi mushrooms, and it DID NOT when my JC case arrived. The smaller JC case isn't even close BTW.
It was THIS CLOSE, but no cigar, the spacing on the case for the mushrooms was off by 1/4-1/3" at most. I used the metal plate that came with the JC top case (removed the GIVI mushrooms and latch triangle) and it bolted on fine and it has stayed put very well. I used black engine case paint and painted any of the shiny hardware that was visible (the rear bracket, nuts, washers, bottom half of the bolts), and then took off the red/orange trim from the case and sprayed it to match my bike to give the case a custom look. It took a while for the paint to set up, it didn't like sticking to the plastic trim, but it looks real sweet now.
I don't know why my case didn't fit the Givi mount, it sounds like it has worked for other. The company making the top case probably changed something is all I can guess.