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uh-oh, my Givi V46 topcase is LOOSE ;-(

Just noticed my Givi V46 topcase is looser than it has been since I've owned it (20k+ mi). It's not the mounting plate that's loose, it appears moving it (without moving the bike) is coming from the 2 hook thingamiggys where the plate inserts with the case itself. Anyone else have this issue? Any ideas what I can do? Given my travel schedule if this worsens I'm in big trouble. :cry: Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Are the rubber plug thingys that the case sits on still on the rack?

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that's a plastic/plastic interface, nylon/abs i think. while there isn't much movement, there will be wear due to soft surfaces. my krauser bags on my old bmw would move visibly on the rack while riding. the rate of wear will increase but it will still take a long time before replacement is necessary. it's all normal and up to each person to decide when to replace.

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Maybe try the adjustable rack from Adventure Motostuff.
I just got mine this week with my Givi E52 and the knobs that stick up on the rack (the ones that slide into the slots on the rear of the givi) are metal.
It's a really nice piece. And I'd say it's a must have for anyone who carries a passenger.

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the sidecase mounts are metal too. they can be unscrewed and the base of the mount can be filed down a little for a tighter fit.

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Maybe try the adjustable rack from Adventure Motostuff.
I just got mine this week with my Givi E52 and the knobs that stick up on the rack (the ones that slide into the slots on the rear of the givi) are metal.
It's a really nice piece. And I'd say it's a must have for anyone who carries a passenger.
I have a local Strom buddy who has been ragging me to get this so I'd have a bit extra space for the bag I carry on the passenger seat (thus opening the V46 easier). Looks like I now have a another reason to get it... signing off to go place the order. :wink: Thank you kindly for the help.

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4/26/07 update: I got the metal plate.. and 30,000 miles later I've got a problem, as in the metal has cracked. Report/pics can be found: HERE -

I do NOT recommend the rack or the company that produces it due to horrible customer service.

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Thanks for the update and the excellent pictures showing the linear indication. I have the same rack but have removed it to make way for my Happy trail panners. I will rememebr the issue you had with advmoto next time I shop for my strom. I have had some issues there as well, but nothing like yours.
Thats is a strange place for fatigue cracks. If the givi was loaded, I would tend to think the indications would be on the leading edge of the plate around the pins. Not on both sides. Perhaps it occured during the removal and reinstall of the 46. Not during the riding process. For this to crack here, the pins would need to be lifted from the back judging on my experience in metal fatigue cracking.

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4/26/07 update: I got the metal plate.. and 30,000 miles later I've got a problem, as in the metal has cracked. Report/pics can be found: HERE -

I do NOT recommend the rack or the company that produces it due to horrible customer service.

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stromette ... GREAT post. thank you. you have saved a bunch of us some hard-earned money. i plan to fabricate a plate relocator from aluminum.

a suggestion: copy/paste your post to an e-mail to the wonderful folks adventure moto stuff (especially chad) telling him you posted details of your experience with his product to the v-strom BBS ... home to thousands of potential customers. tell him, "i'd love to be able to tell my friends at stromtrooper that you stand behind what you sell, but i can't, unless you make this right. please let me know how you plan to proceed."

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She called us late last week to let us know the plate was cracked. Our normal procedure for warranty replacement is that you send us the defective part and we will inspect it and repair or replace it if the product is deemed defective. We had no proof of the damage until this Monday morning when she E-mailed pictures as she had not sent us the damaged part. The return of a damaged or defective part is critical to examamine for any possible design or manufacturing flaws. We are constantly evaluating our products and also listening to the feed back from our customers to improve upon our products and services.

I offered to come into the store on Monday, our day off, to ship out an advance replacement if she paid for express postage. She balked at that saying that she called on Thursday and if we shipped it out Friday Priority mail she wouldn't have had to pay for express shipping. Yesterday morning she called us to pay for overnight shipping for a replacement top plate. It is out for delivery this morning.

Why she chose to start this post last night leaving out key details (Like a replacement is already on the way) is beyond me. I hope she enjoys her trip on the FJR (planned since at least the 16th) http://www.seizethejourney.com/blog/


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