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bikesteve

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bikesteve says:

givi universal rack

hi purchased a givi e450 top box for my fjr 1300 the dealer MICK BYRNE said fit the universal base plate to your existing rack and the box fits on the plate simple!

 i fitted as per instructions went to the coast on sunday coming back hit a bump top box and base plate flew off nearly lost wife off back as she was leaning on box 3-4 bikes behind me had to swerve to miss the box. the mounting bolts had pulled straight through the plastic plate i went back to dealer he would not do anything said i had fitted it wrong and should have had a specific mounting plate .contacted givi explained what had happened but have so far been ignored .so fit a giv iuniversal base plate at your peril if you were one of the bikes that had to swerve i am sorry but i believe it is a manufacturing fault

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Givi

Givi is top quality kit.  I have used it for years and it has always fitted the bike well and been rock-solid in use. 

Try approaching the manufacturer direct with a view to sending the plate back to them for inspection.  They may well find a fault with it.  On the subject of the 'universal' fitting I have only used bike-specific Givi mounts so would suggest that, if there is a specific kit for your bike, that would be the better/safer option. You can check on their website as to what is available for your machine.  

Glad that you, the Mrs and the bike are OK :smile 

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Hmm

There is no Givi fitting for a busa, so we got the rails made up ourselves.  For my bike, the rails existed, but I had to alter them recently, when buying a new Givi box, as it had a different sized top-plate.

The sentence in your story that bothers me most is "nearly lost wife off back as she was leaning on box".  These boxes are only meant to carry a small load, and are not designed for leaning against.  The extra pressure may have caused the problem.  (If she nearly fell off, then she was certainly relying on it.)

Worth sending back to them though and asking them what has gone wrong.

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bikesteve

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bikesteve says:

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if these boxes are not designed to lean against then why do they make backrest pads to fit them

 when i say she was leanng on it i don,t mean she was fast asleep with all her weight aganst it (AT LEAST I HOPE NOT)

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

I think...

I think you'll find that the padded part is only to cushion the pillion in the event of an impact.  The top-box is not designed (nor constructed) as a back rest.

[Don't get me wrong - 30 years ago, I used to sleep against them!]


I know I laughed when I saw the label inside, saying how much it was designed to carry.  My handbag weighs more than that most days.:wacko:

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bikesteve

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bikesteve says:

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have e-mailed givi uk and givi headquarters offering to send them the base plate for inspection but they have not even got the courtesy  to reply

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