Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Portland OR USA
It took you a *month* to hit 600 miles? I hit it in the same day on my 08!
The case mount isn't difficult- it comes with a bracket and bolts. No drilling necessary, though you'll have to pull off the rubber "mat" on top of the rear rack.
If you want to hook up the brake light, it's a little more complicated. You have to pop out a tab on the Givi plate to install the connector, then drill through the black plastic under the rear rack to feed the wiring through. That gets crimped to the brake light wire, which is approximately where you just drilled.
There may be an easier way, but in the past we've unbolted that flat black rear fender section to get to the wires a little easier.