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post #1 of 11 Old 01-25-2008, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Givi trunk mount question

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Iím looking for feedback from someone who has used the AdventureMotoStuff adjustable topcase rack. My WeeStrom came with a SW-Motech rear rack (the Alu-Rack with Givi quick-disconnect plate) that placed my Givi trunk too far forward for my wife to ride pillion. I then bought a Givi E528 plate in hopes it would give me the extra rearward adjustment on the V-Strom that it did on my Concours. Alas, it did not - trunk is in the same position as on the SWM rack
So... does the AdventureMotoStuff rack *really* let you position the trunk 2Ē more rearward then either the Givi or SW-Motech? If so Iíll probably sell the other two racks and get one. If not, I guess Iíll get busy and try to fabricate a solution on my own.
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-27-2008, 05:29 PM
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I haven't tried the other racks, but do have the AMS rack. There are five choices for mounting position. The rear most really hangs it back a bunch. Mine is mounted in the middle position, and the whole seat is still exposed.
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You can move the case back with a simple set of plates. If you lookup "Heavy" here and PM him I am sure he will tell you what to do.

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....lookup "Heavy" here and PM him I am sure he will tell you what to do.

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...Givi trunk too far forward for my wife to ride pillion....

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Hey Steve. Just get 2 pieces of 2" wide flat bar and you can move the GIVI back a couple of inches, easy. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Let me know if you have any questions.


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If I have to take my luggage rack off one more time, I'm going to get out the drill and tap set and remake the Givi mount setup.

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I've been toying with the idea of an easily adjusted mount. Slide the box back for passengers then slide it forward for solo. Thinking a 6" range should be possible.

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Hey Steve. Just get 2 pieces of 2" wide flat bar and you can move the GIVI back a couple of inches, easy. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Let me know if you have any questions.

Hi Heavy-
I am thinking of using your setup with the the v46 I just purchased. How has this worked out for you? Was there any issues with strength or bending or cracking the Givi adapter? Did you use aluminum flat bar?

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Hi Heavy
Got your reply to my message,
Thanks for the help and the simple solution,
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I think steel is a better choice than aluminum.

The difference in weight is minimal and it would be a bitch if the box fell off, especially if you've got someone back there, relying on it as a backrest.

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