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Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
Written by docpolycarp on 7/4/2011 at 05:31 pm

I used two 10inch x 1 1/4 inch corner brackets as a luggage rack,
attached to the passenger backrest posts, to mount a Givi mounting plate
on my '89 PC800.

I posted photos at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ipcrc/photos/album/1860938244/pic/list
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ipcrc/photos/album/1860938244/pic/list>
I used the Givi E200 mounting plate for a Honda TransAlp because I liked
the shape of it, it was cheaper than the Givi E250 Universal Mounting
Plate and much more heavy duty. I used a cheap polypropylene cutting
board from Wal-Mart to attach the Givi plate to the corner brackets. If
I had used the Givi E250 Universal Mounting Plate it could have attached
directly to the corner braces without any need for the polypropylene
cutting board.

Given some concerns expressed here on ipcrc about the possible failure
of the backrest welds given the weight of a Givi case and luggage rack,
I mounted the rack just above the PC800 duckbill and used part of the
extra cutting board as a contact point on the PC800 trunk. It just
barely touches the trunk lid when loaded.

I found the Givi E52 case on Craigslist for $75. The corner supports
were $9 each, and I used good stainless hardware to assemble everything,
which added a couple more dollars. The Givi E200 mounting plate was $45.

Brian in Johnstown PA

Message Thread for message #105404

docpolycarp
7/4/2011, 05:31 pm
Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
I used two 10inch x 1 1/4 inch corner brackets as a luggage rack, attached to the passenger backrest posts, to mount a Givi mounting plate on my '89 PC800. I posted photos at

    mrpacrat
    7/4/2011, 05:49 pm
    Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
    VERY NICE! I love this! Yes - you could have done it without the poly board underneath the universal box mount, but I guarantee that it is a lot more stout with it. We should start a never-ending thread for "Penny-tech" or a

      docpolycarp
      7/4/2011, 08:10 pm
      Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
      Thanks! By the way, sailors do not use polypropylene rope because it breaks down in UV light and must be replaced every two years. I don't know how sunlight will affect these polypro cutting board luggage racks, but that's one of t

      tradewinds1964
      7/5/2011, 03:37 am
      Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
      Sweeeeeet. And no problems with clearance opening the trunk? Very nice. I like that design. Pretty soon, GIVI will be coming to us asking to be on their design team. Looks good! Ting Atlanta, GA '90 Red PC Glen Scotia(pron

        docpolycarp
        7/6/2011, 07:36 pm
        Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
        No problems with clearance, but I'm definitely going to need a new trunk lift strut/damper. It barely holds up the trunk with the Givi mounted and empty. It doesn't hold it up with anything substantial in the Givi. Also it does he

    spacetiger_j...
    7/6/2011, 05:54 pm
    Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
    Brian, I think you might be the 1st to work something up that [sort of] ties to the tail - it is not a solid tie, but takes advantage of that perch. I think you can tie into the upper trunk lid frame for a stronger mechanical conne

      obijuanak
      7/6/2011, 06:52 pm
      Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
      On Jul 6, 2011, at 09:54 , Jerry wrote: > Brian, > > I think you might be the 1st to work something up that [sort of] ties to the tail - it is not a solid tie, but takes advantage of that perch. > > I think you

        spacetiger_j...
        7/6/2011, 10:17 pm
        Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
        Yes, I noted this is a danger of going down this route. I have brought up the top trunk frame from the lake house. I will post s pick so you can see it would be easy to add some structural mounts to this frame to the underside of the rear

          goldwingman40
          7/7/2011, 01:39 pm
          Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
          Jerry, That is a lot of work and ruining expensive plastic for a clobered up job. Why not just build the rack correctly so it carries the weight on the passenger grip handle bolts that have the proper nuts welded into the main frame? Fred

            spacetiger_j...
            7/7/2011, 05:11 pm
            Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
            I have a givi rack, so I will not do this. But someone else building a custom set up might. I was just suggesting adding some structure to the back side under the plastic. It doesn't mess up the plastic, there would just be 2 mounting holes t

          docpolycarp
          7/7/2011, 01:48 pm
          Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
          I've been watching the Givi trunk in my rear view mirror while riding. There is no bounce or movement on the road. It seems to rest on the duckbill without movement even when empty. (Before I added the polypro bridge I put on the underside of

    akienm
    9/22/2011, 10:12 pm
    Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
    Been away from the list for a while, but wanted to report on this... I did this mod, exactly as suggested. Took about 2 weeks for it to break off the backrest. Fortunately, I've found I actually like it better without the backrest. :)

      docpolycarp
      9/23/2011, 01:25 am
      Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
      Wow, I'm really sorry to hear that. (Some posters said that was a risk after I posted my description of the rack.) Its been 2 1/2 months for mine, and almost a thousand miles of riding, but mine rests on the duckbill of the rear t

        akienm
        9/23/2011, 03:04 pm
        Photos - Cheap Givi mount/ luggage rack
        *shrug* no worries. I knew I was running a risk, and like I said, I found I liked the trim of the bike better without it anyway. Fortunately, I had a bungee net in the trunk, and could just tie it to the pillion when it happened. I've