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Old 06-25-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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950 Mononkey mount using a VStrom adapter

So, I recently brought home a 950S.

I already had a Monokey case, which had served dutifully on the Strom. In some ~20k miles, I'd never had a case of ejectile dysfunction, even when I called on it to carry an 18 pack of Tall Boys thru the twisties or over rough FS roads.

By a stroke of sheer procrastination, I had an extra VStrom adapter plate laying in the garage:








Wonder if it'll work?

After ~5 minutes of fiddling & drinking beer, it fits like so:




It'd be a little cleaner with one more fastener one the back end, but the kit only includes 4.


A view underneath:




I was a little concerned about the unsupported overhang on the rear. I compared it to the Strom mount & they where almost identical. If you look closely, the aluminum base plate actually bent upwards in the middle a bit. A testament to the rigidity of the Givi plate.


Top view with the trimplate installed:





Clearance is tight with the stock seat, about 1/8". Seat comes on and off fine:





With the bag mounted:





Plenty of clearance to open the panniers:





Finished product:








Geez...one big ass case:




Now all I need to do is wire in the brake light...
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:41 PM   #2
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GIVI Box mounted on 950

I wouldn't worry about the unsupported overhang mate, take a look at my mounting plate (also ex-DL use). I've covered some pretty gnarly terrain with it fully loaded with no ill effects. As you say the GIVI mounting plate is pretty darn sturdy.
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:23 PM   #3
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I wouldn't worry about the unsupported overhang mate, take a look at my mounting plate (also ex-DL use). I've covered some pretty gnarly terrain with it fully loaded with no ill effects. As you say the GIVI mounting plate is pretty darn sturdy.
Looks like you removed the stock alu plate & installed the Givi mount using the bolt locations for the stock plate?

Got any top pics of the mounting?
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:25 PM   #4
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I swop mine between my KLR and the KTM all the time. No issues.
Anybody got a mounting plate to spare?
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:35 PM   #5
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Looks like you removed the stock alu plate & installed the Givi mount using the bolt locations for the stock plate?

Got any top pics of the mounting?
It's a 950 SE so there is no stock plate. I mounted it in 4 points, two pinch-clamps on the front clamping onto the grab rail from below, and then I used two 100mm bolts to replace the stock 80mm bolts which go through the top of the GIVI plate and into the subframe, supported below the plate with small rubber bushes tp help with vibrations and keep the plate nice an parallel.

I was initially also a little concerned about the overhang but it's so sturdy it doesn't seem to make any difference and at least this way I can remove the seat pretty easily and also I don't knock my ass too badly into the TopBox when I'm hanging back on the pegs.

Apologies for the Pic quality, it was taken with a camera phone.
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