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post #1 of 14 Old 08-27-2008, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Question givi racks

Hey, all I'm wanting to add side bags and am thinking about using the givi racks. I;ve seen in other threads that some use the 528 and some 532 can anybody tell me the difference??? I want to use the peligan bags so does this make a difference?? Because I have a vee I will probably want to add the storage tube to where the gap is for the extra exhaust.

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528 is the top rack. 532 is the sideracks, which is what you need if you want to use Pelicans for side cases. 532PLX are the new curved sideracks that fit only the Givi PLX cases like the V35.

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Thanks for your reply... I realized about the 528 being a top rack after typing it in. Can you tell me if both have the space for the storage tube??


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Look at the SW Motech racks....you can mount "anything" to these racks and they are quick release if you don't want them on the bike.

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GIVI Top plate

Hey folks, I have a GIVI top plate and side racks fitted to my 2002 Vee. Top box is a V46 with a back rest fitted. Problem is there is very little room between my girlfriend and I, and she's complaining about not being able to see anything other than my back. Has anyone had a similar problem modified the rack? I reckon the mounting plates could be altered to give a little more clearance and a narrower backrest would help. Any thoughts?:confused2:
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Can you tell me if both have the space for the storage tube??
The PLX racks might have space for a tube:
http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...ct_Code=PLX532

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Hey folks, I have a GIVI top plate and side racks fitted to my 2002 Vee. Top box is a V46 with a back rest fitted. Problem is there is very little room between my girlfriend and I, and she's complaining about not being able to see anything other than my back. Has anyone had a similar problem modified the rack? I reckon the mounting plates could be altered to give a little more clearance and a narrower backrest would help. Any thoughts?:confused2:
If you have the 528 mount kit you can reverse the front bracket so it angles back instead of forward, which gains you an inch or two. Otherwise you can try the Amotostuff adjustable mount, which slides back and forth. If your gf is wearing a jacket with back protection, you don't need the backrest on the case, and that will save some space too.

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Look at the SW Motech racks....you can mount "anything" to these racks and they are quick release if you don't want them on the bike.
What BB said......I have the SWs' and think that they're the only way to go.

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I would stay away from Givi unless you have a machine shop.

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If you have the 528 mount kit you can reverse the front bracket so it angles back instead of forward, which gains you an inch or two. Otherwise you can try the Amotostuff adjustable mount, which slides back and forth. If your gf is wearing a jacket with back protection, you don't need the backrest on the case, and that will save some space too.
Twisted Throttle claims a 3/4 inch gain. Others mentioned the backrest being a waste if your passanger is wearing a jacket with back guard or padding.
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