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Offline 1984Rider

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Looking for a nice rack
« on: April 30, 2014, 03:25:01 AM »
I have a Givi 46L top box with the Givi aluminum rack. Trouble is my pillion is feeling a bit cramped. AltRider has one that looks like it places the ton box mount pins back about a half inch and the SW Motech looks like maybe even further back. Has anyone seen these plates side by side for comparison or had any experiences with them.
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Re: Looking for a nice rack
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 02:53:32 PM »
This is not the thread i was hoping for.....  :450:
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Re: Looking for a nice rack
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 04:02:07 PM »
I had the Altrider rack with a Givi 45 liter topcase on my 800XC, fantastic rack and it definitely placed the topbox back far enough so that the passenger seat was still useful.

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Re: Looking for a nice rack
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 04:14:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ogri (Trainee) [+]
This is not the thread i was hoping for.....  :450:

I knew this would get someone's attention.
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Re: Looking for a nice rack
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 05:36:22 PM »
I bought a really useful adapter that someone made on here that shifted by Givi topbox back by 25mm on it's aluminium rack. It made absolutely all the difference!

He'd done it for himself and then offered to make them for other for about £25 each. Oddly, I was the only one on here that took him up on it! If you are interested and he's still prepared to make them, I can try and dig out the link for you.

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Re: Looking for a nice rack
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 05:48:30 PM »
Hi Red, I would be interested please. I'm a sucker for a nice rack!!

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Re: Looking for a nice rack
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 06:04:25 PM »
Found it!

I have no idea if he's still prepared to make them or not, but I wouldn't be without mine  :152:

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,5048.0.html

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Re: Looking for a nice rack
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 07:25:31 PM »
I have a size 14 version and fitted the plastic GiVI universal plate a little farther back and there seems to be plenty of room with my E45 box - no rack interference sadly  :002: 
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Re: Looking for a nice rack
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 08:38:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by 1984Rider [+]
I knew this would get someone's attention.

Couldn't help it......  :192:
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Re: Looking for a nice rack
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 09:43:49 PM »
I fitted a Givi trekker 52L and thought I had same problem.  Also had the back rest pad fitted. (first time we've used one)

After a few miles my wife complained the backrest was pushing her forward at an uncomfortable angle. Stopped & took it off. 

Hey presto no more problem - apart from 2 holes in the box and wasted money for the backrest.  (holes have been easily fixed)

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