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post #1 of 7 Old 04-19-2011, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Givi E45 Hard Cases on SW-Motech Quicklock Mounts

Ok, so after My wife bought me a pair of e-45s for our anniversary, I bit the bullet and went ahead and bought the side racks for the Givi cases, plus the top rack in case I wanted some flexibility. I got them from twisted throttle, and they got them to me in a couple of days (Although the adapters for the side racks shipped last, weird).

So, bad news first. Since the previous owner on the bike chopped the tail to clean it up, it's now too short to install the crossbar that acts as the third mounting point, so if you have a tail tidy or something like it, you won't have anywhere to mount it.

The good news is that it's obviously pretty easy not to chop your tail first, and I think I have an idea for adding a strong piece of metal bolted to the tail to add some space to bolt the thing. Since I hadn't seen any real pictures of the cases and the racks all mounted up and showing spacing between the racks and the pipes, I'm putting them up in here. The top few are with the top rack and the side rack attachment points, and the rest show the side cases installed.

The nice thing about the side racks is that they pop on and off very quickly, a couple of minutes at the most. The only trouble I had was putting the cases onto the side racks, as they're very snug and I had to push on them with a bit of force. I'm hoping they loosen up just a tad. I have more pictures showing the spacing between my pipes and the racks, so those'll go in a response.
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Looks good. How wide is it? Looks like about 4 or 5 foot.

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what did you end up paying for the racks? I wonder if they would work with my Rizoma rear-sets...I do have the pillion pegs...

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Great looking set-up, you can do some serious traveling with that much space. Good luck on the crossbar.

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Looks good. How wide is it? Looks like about 4 or 5 foot.
Just popped down to the garage for a quick measurement, and they're about 43" wide at the rear, which I think is the widest part.

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what did you end up paying for the racks? I wonder if they would work with my Rizoma rear-sets...I do have the pillion pegs...
I got them from Twisted Throttle for 229, plus 20 for the side rack adapter, and 35 for the tail rack adapter. My wife kind of did halvies on two of my picks for the present, she got me half of choice a, and half of choice b, so I had to split the difference and buy all the rest of the stuff

When I installed the footpeg mounts, they actually have you remove the wire guard, and the rubber grommet inside the mount itself. I thought it was weird, so I checked online to see if it was correct, and it was. If your rizomas have the same bolt pattern and are in the same spot, I don't see why they wouldn't fit, but I have no experience with them.

I will say one thing about the bolts included in the kit. For the most part they seem like good solid bolts, but I had two allen bolts almost totally strip while installing the adapter kits. Making sure to have the wrench seated all the way in and applying pressure to both the bolt and the nut should help with that.

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Your all set now!

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