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Old 10-07-2014, 10:03 AM   #1
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GIVI Top Case for 2014 GSW

Wife says the BMW top case presses her forward at the waist. Not comfortable. Uncomfortable wife is not good at the end of the day.
I am thinking about getting a GIVI with the hope it can be mounted a little farther aft. Anyone have any experience with this?

Due to above, I may be selling the BMW top case and mounting bracket. Anyone interested?

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Old 10-07-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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I went with a SW Motech top plate and givi kit from them. It now sits about 2" further back then the BMW box sat and wife is much happier. Tried altrider plate before that and it moved the box even closer than the BMW box.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:00 PM   #3
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givi top case

I might be interested in your top case, going to be in the sacto area this saturday.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:03 PM   #4
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Givi E55
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:15 AM   #5
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I've used the same Givi E46 top case on my last six bikes, only attached when commuting (keeps the bike narrow) and when my wife rides with me so she has a backrest. I installed the Givi aluminum mount plate/luggage rack the day I bought my 2014 GSW, and once again the E46 works perfectly there for my wife. (E46 has since been replaced by the V46).

We completed an 1,800 mile trip on the bike three weeks after I bought it, and she was as comfy as ever. This is with no back pad on the top case - tried that once when it was on another bike and it pushed her too far forward.

Tough to beat Givi cases; relatively inexpensive, waterproof, durable and easily transferable to many different models of bikes.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:27 AM   #6
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I have a 33l case / backrest when we travel 2-up. I mounted the GIVI universal mounting plate on top of my aluminum luggage plate. The standard Givi mount was too far forward for her (we are both tall).
This way I had the freedom to move it to the most comfortable position for her, and the whole shebang is easy to remove.
The picture kind of shows what I have done. I can take a closeup if you were interested.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:10 AM   #7
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Have a GIVI E55 case on my FJR. Lots of room but don't drop the bike. Had a low side last year and it disintegrated. Really like available light kit.
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:47 PM   #8
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Givi top case on GS

I transplanted my GIVI Maxia 52 from my KGT to my 2014 GS and
using the GIVI mounting plate for the GS my wife found that it
was much too cramped. I wound up buying the SW-Motech mounting
plate and it was much better as it mounts everything further aft. I also bought and installed the SW-Motech reinforcement kit which strengthens the OEM rack given the case is now sitting further back.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-08-2014, 02:53 PM   #9
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Ooh I didn't know they made a reinforcement kit...
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:57 PM   #10
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Never mind just checked it and doesn't appear to offer any support for the part of the rack that is extended past the stock luggage rack.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:32 PM   #11
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Adding to my earlier post, here's a picture of the veteran E46 top case on my bike.

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Old 10-15-2014, 12:08 PM   #12
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I thought that Givi were notorious for coming off the bikes at the wrong time. I have seen several myself on the trail. Did they beef up the mouonting brackets?
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:24 PM   #13
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Ours is still on and we have strained it quite a bit. Can't speak to the original brackets but the $60 universal mounting plate seems solid.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:20 PM   #14
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Never heard that before about Givi cases. The E36s I had on my Strom took a beating when off-road in Big Bend Nat'l Park and stayed secure. My E46 top case has been many places on many bikes, and has always stayed secure even after taking a good whack when my GSA low sided hard in a traffic circle. Once the lock is solidly engaged on the mount, the case isn't going anywhere.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:39 PM   #15
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Yup, the wife is much happier with the Givi.

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