Author Topic: Givi rack install on Connie completed....Givi sucks  (Read 5440 times)

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Offline bygdawg

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Re: Givi rack install on Connie completed....Givi sucks
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2011, 11:09:07 pm »
Phil's Rack is 100% the way to go. I had the E52 come off it's mounting to the stock rear (see flimsy) rack that I drilled holes and made fit, when I went over some R/R tracks at about 55 MPH on the Prison Road. The jolt broke that Kawi junk rack like it was made out cheap plastic, which I think it is by the way. The only thing that saved the $400 Givi was my J&M CB antenna cable that was connected to it. It kept it from hitting the deck and being destroyed. Take it from me, and make sure you are mounted to something much more solid than the stock components.

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Re: Givi rack install on Connie completed....Givi sucks
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2011, 10:52:13 pm »

I too considered Phil's rack as I have seen several and they are VERY nice pieces of art,  but ultimately I decided to go with the GIVI mount because I have a tendency to overload my E460 and felt that the additional braces, while ugly would give me better piece of mind...

BRACES give you more piece of mind than machined billet aluminium?  I'd worry about the Kawasaki parts or the back case busting before I'd worry about the load doing bad things to Phil's rack.

I don't think that anyone (myself included) that decides to go with the Givi braces have any doubts about the strength of Phil's billet aluminum. It's the Kawasaki plastic-resin-fiberglass-whatever-it-is that the billet aluminum is attached to that makes the perhaps too cautious types (myself included) go with the additional support.

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Re: Givi rack install on Connie completed....Givi sucks
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2011, 11:06:39 am »
It turns out the Givi brace is solid as a freaking rock....that thing wont budge however the Givi bounces around a bit more than I would prefer.
All four rubber feet are on it and Givi says this is quite normal but any suggestions out there?  I worry about the fatigue eventually rounding our the mounting holes and making it more succeptable to falling off. 
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