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WTB Givi Alu-Rack

I got a top case with my bike, but no rack

The case is a Givi Monokey, i think it is the V46.
I read around here a bit and it sounds like the Alu-Rack is the lowest profile and easiest to get off and on.

i guess if someone has the givi though i'd take that too.

Let me know if you think the alu-rack is the way to go, and if ya got one you want to part with!

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I got a top case with my bike, but no rack

The case is a Givi Monokey, i think it is the V46.
I read around here a bit and it sounds like the Alu-Rack is the lowest profile and easiest to get off and on.

i guess if someone has the givi though i'd take that too.

Let me know if you think the alu-rack is the way to go, and if ya got one you want to part with!
I would say think about how much you plan on carrying and that will help you decide which one is best. As far as I know, the Alu-rack only attaches to the grab handle bolts, and I know some guys have had issues where the frame starts cracking where those bolts are fastened in because of too much weight. The givi mounts further forward along with those bolts and I haven't seen anyone have a problem with that one.

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I would say think about how much you plan on carrying and that will help you decide which one is best. As far as I know, the Alu-rack only attaches to the grab handle bolts, and I know some guys have had issues where the frame starts cracking where those bolts are fastened in because of too much weight. The givi mounts further forward along with those bolts and I haven't seen anyone have a problem with that one.
+1 I have an E37 Monolock attached to the Alu-rack. The box and mounting plate detach easily enough, but the rack stays in place. Frame cracking will be dependent upon the weight and how much of a cantilever effect there is especially when you hit a bump. It is however solid as a rock with zero movement in my case.



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Appreciate that guys. I thought i'd read something like that on ADV as well... I'm not really sure what I'll be putting in it. I haven't done many trips, don't have camping gear, but those are things i'd like to do eventually, so maybe i'll look for the givi rack just to be safe.
I'd like to be able to use this and my tank bag, maybe a book bag to do some decent trips.
Sounds like to be safe the givi rack is the better option.

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Appreciate that guys. I thought i'd read something like that on ADV as well... I'm not really sure what I'll be putting in it. I haven't done many trips, don't have camping gear, but those are things i'd like to do eventually, so maybe i'll look for the givi rack just to be safe.
I'd like to be able to use this and my tank bag, maybe a book bag to do some decent trips.
Sounds like to be safe the givi rack is the better option.
You can't use a Monokey case on the alu rack. Only the monolock can be fitted.

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You can't use a Monokey case on the alu rack. Only the monolock can be fitted.
actually you can buy an adapter plate to fit the monokey to the alu-rack.

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Good to know .

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There is no problem mounting monokey to the Alu rack... but definitely think twice before overloading it...


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Mods,
would you change this to WTB Givi Rack?

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Appreciate that guys. I thought i'd read something like that on ADV as well... I'm not really sure what I'll be putting in it. I haven't done many trips, don't have camping gear, but those are things i'd like to do eventually, so maybe i'll look for the givi rack just to be safe.
I'd like to be able to use this and my tank bag, maybe a book bag to do some decent trips.
Sounds like to be safe the givi rack is the better option.
I just got a givi rack from canada through a vendor called 2nd-gear
2nd-gear on eBay


They had a givi rack for my 9er and it also came with the givi mount for the monolock trunk. which is normally an extra like $50 so that was nice. I then purchased a trunk from JC whitney which was universal trunk for $50 and it literally fits PERFECTLY on the rack. Took me 5 mins to put together and no adjustments where needs at all.

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Mods,
would you change this to WTB Givi Rack?
Does the new change work?

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I have a Givi rack and plate for the Monokey. The side brackets have been shortened to work with aftermarket slipons. How does $40 shipped sound?
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I have a Givi rack and plate for the Monokey. The side brackets have been shortened to work with aftermarket slipons. How does $40 shipped sound?
Just FYI this looks like the same idea as the other rack... It looks like the front mounting point has been removed and it only uses the grab handle mount

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Just FYI this looks like the same idea as the other rack... It looks like the front mounting point has been removed and it only uses the grab handle mount
Thaks for the heads up!

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I have a Givi rack and plate for the Monokey. The side brackets have been shortened to work with aftermarket slipons. How does $40 shipped sound?
Do you have the cut off part?
I would imagine I could get it welded back on if i want. then it'd be good to go.

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Thaks for the heads up! Do you have the cut off part? I would imagine I could get it welded back on if i want. then it'd be good to go.


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It works great so far, just read a couple comments on the givi boxes falling off the rack though which was scary to think about.

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bump. preferably givi rack. knowing me i'd overload the thing and bust it off

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