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post #1 of 14 Old 11-22-2005, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Mounting Givi racks?

A question for those of you who've done it already. I'm not the most mechanically inclined person b ut I do ok and I have all sorts of tools. Is installing the racks for the Givi 41's a DIY project or soemthing better left to the dealer? My usual rule of thumb is this: if it involves messing with things that could render the bike unridable (for me to take it to the dealer to fix my mistake :P ) I usually have the dealer do it.

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post #2 of 14 Old 11-22-2005, 10:00 AM
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If the Givi racks are similar to the H+B there should be no problem.

With the H+B start from the front of the bike and work backwards. DAMHIK.
post #3 of 14 Old 11-22-2005, 03:48 PM
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I installed the givi sidecase rack on my DL650 last spring. As long as you've got the right tools it's quite straight forward. It attaches to the same mounting points as the rear rack and also to the passenger peg brackets. I strongly recommend getting all the fasteners started and just finger tight before really tightening any of them. You'll need that little bit of wiggle room to get all the holes lined up. I also have the E41 cases. They're huge! Enjoy.
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I installed the givi sidecase rack on my DL650 last spring. As long as you've got the right tools it's quite straight forward. It attaches to the same mounting points as the rear rack and also to the passenger peg brackets. I strongly recommend getting all the fasteners started and just finger tight before really tightening any of them. You'll need that little bit of wiggle room to get all the holes lined up. I also have the E41 cases. They're huge! Enjoy.
I think the only "typical home shop" tool I don't have is a torque wrench, if it can be done without that I'll have to give it a go. Thanks
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its fairly easy to do yourself...there is some muscling in that has to be done...or atleast on my 650...
anyway...i used my toolkit to remove the stock junk, then wrenches and sockets i had on hand to put the new stuff on

anyway...if you put the top case mount on while you're putting the sidecases on, be sure to do it while the luggage wrack is off
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its fairly easy to do yourself...there is some muscling in that has to be done...or atleast on my 650...
anyway...i used my toolkit to remove the stock junk, then wrenches and sockets i had on hand to put the new stuff on

anyway...if you put the top case mount on while you're putting the sidecases on, be sure to do it while the luggage wrack is off
I had to muscle mine also. To complicate things, the top case rack was backordered, so I basically had to do it again when the part came in.

My recommendation - go ahead and do it - it may take a while and you may need someone to help pull a piece into place, but you will be satisfied when it's finished. Also, do the top rack first, along with the side racks - some of the bolts are used for both...

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I'm not getting the topcase rack so hopefully it'll be a little less of a PITA to install just the sides.
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-23-2005, 09:38 PM
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The side racks are a breeze. Actually I missed some washers on the top rack, so had to do it twice. Total time for doing it twice and the top rack was less than 30 minutes.

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The side racks are a breeze. Actually I missed some washers on the top rack, so had to do it twice. Total time for doing it twice and the top rack was less than 30 minutes.
I'm feelin' all sorts of confident now.
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-23-2005, 11:17 PM
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if you havent already ordered the cases and racks, i'd recomend with getting a top case as opposed to the side cases...much better at highway speeds
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