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I pulled the trigger on a pair of Givi V37 side cases for my 2018 Vee XT. They arrived today, so I figured I'd take a few pictures and describe the install process.

Before I begin, I apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures. Raining outside, then got dark quick, so most of them are inside the garage with crappy light. Anyway, onto it...

As I said, I ordered the Givi V37 Side cases. The mounting racks for these are PLXR 3114. On Revzilla, they're listed as Givi V35 Rapid Release Sideframes.

On a side note, OnTrac (delivery company) completely destroyed the box for the mounting racks. I was amazed the racks were still in it. However, they were excessively wrapped in bubblewrap, and were therefore undamaged.

The racks come with different length bolts, and different length metal spacers. Pay attention to which lengths go on which sides:

When attaching the plate mounts, the directions aren't very clear on 2 things: First, that you need to widen the 4 holes so that the metal spacers aren't sitting on top of the plastic. I found it easiest to remove the to plastic pieces (one on each side of the bike) with an allen wrench:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240043&thumb=1

Then drill them out on a block of wood to 12mm diameter (or 1/2 inch).

https://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240045&thumb=1

https://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240047&thumb=1

The second part I found lacking in the directions was which way was the inside / outside of the mounting plates. Never having had cases before, I put them on incorrectly at first. In this picture, you can see the raised part where the pins 'lock-in'. They should be pointing towards the bike, not out.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240051&thumb=1

This picture has them in the correct position. Note the smooth face plate:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240053&thumb=1
 

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With the mounting plates installed, the racks are very quick to install (with the included 'special tool'). For those that don't know, the PLXR frames are 'quick release' - with the tool it just takes a 1/4 turn of the 3 mount points, and the racks come right off, just leaving the 3 small install plates. Very slick. This picture has the frame mounted on the right side of the bike, with the three mounting points shown:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240065&thumb=1

And the left side:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240067&thumb=1

From the back:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240069&thumb=1

And with the cases:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240071&thumb=1

https://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240073&thumb=1

I hope this was helpful. All-in-all a pretty quick install, especially when I figured out that I needed to drill the holes wider.

Happy Trails!
 

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Really looks sharp.
 

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Now if you add the Givi top rack, the one with the support bar underneath, it comes with a longer bolt for that center junction, and I found the bolt on the back of it was impossible to tighten. I could never find a way to put anything on it to keep it from spinning in behind. Not a lot of space in there. As a consequence, it is always squeaking over bumps or if I move the top box up and down by hand. I might tackle that this Winter if I can figure out some way to tighten the stupid thing.

Who knows, with my skills lately, maybe I have the thing installed backwards or something.

Your install looks great, hopefully you like those boxes, looks like a funky shape.
 

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Hi

Son't know how tall your passenger is but my wee wife is 5ft 2 and on my 650 with trekker 33 cases she could not get her feet onto the pegs :\ this is the reason when buying a 2018 we have avoided the "metal" boxes as they appear to be mounted "high and forward" and so instead for now we went with the small standard suzuki plastic ones.

my question is hows the leg room around those givi's ?
 

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Looks great. Definitely would like a 2UP report with these. If I ever move to a DL1000, it will be primarily because of the amount of 2UP riding I'll be doing, which will require some 2UP friendly side cases.
 

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Guess I need to adjust my preferences to let me know if there's a reply... sorry about that.

I recently added the Givi V47 Topcase as well. To mount it, I used the Givi SR3112 Top Case Rack Kit, as well as the Givi M7 Monokey plate. It has a pre-molded hole to tap out for the brake light kit for the top case. Pretty slick. I ended up ordering the Eastern Beaver "New DLs Brake/Tail Adapter V1" for plug-and-playability with the brake lights. I wasn't too crazy about tapping into the wire.... Case is pretty solid.

I ended up having to buy a longer bolts for the arm mount of the rack kit that attaches behind the side-case mount.... I'm sorry, I don't recall the size.

Pictures are included of the finished product. And I convinced my daughter to model the legroom around the cases. Sorry, she has black leggings so it's not the easiest to see... She's 5'3".

The side-case shapes are a little funky, but they work. This is the first bike I've owned with cases, so what do I know.... When I get to work, I generally toss my boots and pants in one sidecase, my jacket in the other (bit of a tight fit, but if I fold it just right, it fits fine). Helmet, gloves, rain liners all fit easily in the topcase.

Let me know if you have any questions
 

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Looks pretty tight for the passenger footpegs, even more so with boots and gear on. I suspect you can get some extenders to move them forward if needed, even if you have to build them yourself.
 

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Looking at a closeup of the last pic, the passenger is resting the toes of her feet on the pegs... so there's probably plenty of room if you rest the boot heel on the pegs instead.
 
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