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Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

Hi,

I just wanted to share how I mounted a Givi top box on my 1300s using the OEM BMW rack and no drilling.

Dont hesitate to ask any questions if you like.

All the best,
Martin

The Original rack from BMW:


Take the plastic off:


Aline the mounting plate with the original hole in the rack, you will have to buy new longer screws (M5 and M6, 2 of each):


Make sure the screws has the right length, it looks really nice:


The result from different angles:






I also mounted the backrest:


The final result:
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Nice job. Thanks for posting.

I'm sure there will be more than a few who will like the idea of not having to drill into the existing OEM plate.
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Re: Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

Martin,

Nice looking job, and something I plan to do also. Can you post what the dimensions of the bolts are that you used 2 x M5 X ?? Length 2 x M6 X ?? Length. Thanks......
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Re: Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

I had a Coocase on an R Sport that was a similar mount.







Not quite as elegant as yours, but it was secure and the hardware was tucked out of site.
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Good job also Rob. Having the additional lights on the top box is also a good idea!
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Re: Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

Hey guys
I fitted a givi baseplate in exactly the same way as Rob (the dog) on my 1300S - but found the standard luggage rack flexed a bit too much for my liking?! Quite a bit of movement under load - not much pressure from hand or SWMBO's rear quarters. It wasn't going to fall off. But I just didn't like it. So I bit the bullet and got the SW Motech rack and grab rails. Not as nice looking - but much smaller with quick release base plate removed - and now ROCK SOLID. I feel happier. So do twisted throttle as I keep throwing money at them.....

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What is the reference of Givi rack? Givi E250?
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No, I bought this one and the plate comes with the topbox.

http://www.givi.it/cases/Monolock-/B33-Monolock

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http://www.givi.it/cases/Monolock-/B33-Monolock

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Thanks a lot.
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Re: Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

Very nice setup. I am looking to do the same with the V46. Does anyone know of a Givi dealership in Germany?

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Very nice setup. I am looking to do the same with the V46. Does anyone know of a Givi dealership in Germany?

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Salim,
if you put a V46 in a K1300S, please after attach photos, I'm very interesting
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Hi,

I bought mine from http://www.accessorimotostore.com/ for a very nice price compared to dealers in Sweden.
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Re: Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

Thell,
Thanks for the link and the idea on how to use our luggage rack! I bought the V46 Tech version with a backrest and universal mount from Accessori Moto Store at a great price thanks to you!

enro80,
I will post a few when I install it. I am taking my bike on a business trip to Heidleberg next week and this will work out great!

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Hi There Thats Interesting I Have Ordered The Luggage Rack From Bmw Is It The Same As Your One
And The Top Plate Is That With The Rack As Well
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Hi Again Do You Recon It Will Support A 46 Ltr Top Box
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Re: Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

Thell,

I was able to give your route a try. I mounted my 34 Liter givi top box using the base plate it came with and got the longer screws to use in the existing holes without having to drill anything. It works well but the stock rack still had to much flex for my and my passengers liking. I decided to go for a firmer set-up ala SW Motech top case rack.

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just as i thought and BMW confirmed that the BMW rack will not support a top box but it will support a 55ltr Soft bag .
so i opted for the motech rack not pretty but pratical i will only use it when er in doors is on the bike .
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Re: Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

Hello,

Thank you Thell! I took your idea and applied it to my bike. Here is a short video of my bike with a V46 mounted to it.

Again, thanks!

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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...type=2&theater
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Hello,

This link should work!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2940783488464

Thanks again Thell,

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This link should work!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2940783488464

Thanks again Thell,

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All the CF looks good Are the snorkels also CF ?
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Thank you Lee. Yes, the snorkels are CF made by Bestem.

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Thank you Thell! I took your idea and applied it to my bike. Here is a short video of my bike with a V46 mounted to it.

Again, thanks!

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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...type=2&theater

Thanks for the video. Please I have a question, what plate (brand) has used in the BMW rack for V46? Givi's plate E250?
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Re: Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

enro80,

I am using the OEM luggage rack as Thell did with the Givi E250 mounting plate kit. Takes a little work to get it fitted properly and also requires longer bolts but works great.

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I am using the OEM luggage rack as Thell did with the Givi E250 mounting plate kit. Takes a little work to get it fitted properly and also requires longer bolts but works great.

Best regards,

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Thanks for the reply. If possible, would be nice if we were to put a photo of the bike without topbox whith the plate on the rack.

Assembly is like this??



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Dani,

I will try to get a good photo tonight after work and post it for you to see the plate mounted without the top box.

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Nice video. I hope my K looks like that when she grows up lol Nice CF.
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Re: Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

enro80,

Actually my rack is identical as the picture you posted. It is a better picture than I could take in the weather we are having here in Bavaria, although it was nice enough to drive into work today!!!

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Reading your description of your 2009 K, looks like your bike is much more grown up than mine, and faster!!!

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Hi Martin, I just noticed your post and had a question. did you add the BMW rack? Or did it come with the bike? My bike came with the same rear rack but would love to remove it and go back to the stock look. But I have no idea how to do that... Any info would be helpful, thanks.

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Steve,

I assume you mean you would prefer the bike the way it comes standard with just the grab rails (the rack is bought seperately). If you look on eBay you can buy the grab rails, or alternatively just buy new ones from the dealer. It will take you about 5 minutes to change them as they are only held on with three star bolts (two at the side and one at the back). From memory you do not have to even remove the side panel, all though you do have to remove the light to access the screw at the back of the grab rail.
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Here's a picture with the standard grab rails fitted (to my 1200s, which is the same part as the 1300s) with the complete rack and integral rails unit sitting on the seat

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I assume you mean you would prefer the bike the way it comes standard with just the grab rails (the rack is bought seperately). If you look on eBay you can buy the grab rails, or alternatively just buy new ones from the dealer. It will take you about 5 minutes to change them as they are only held on with three star bolts (two at the side and one at the back). From memory you do not have to even remove the side panel, all though you do have to remove the light to access the screw at the back of the grab rail.
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Yes, great, that's what I needed to know. Thanks.
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Thell..

What is that GPS bracket you have that appears to be mounted to the indent on the front of your tank please ? and where did you get it from ?
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What is that GPS bracket you have that appears to be mounted to the indent on the front of your tank please ? and where did you get it from ?

I believe that is the factory BMW mount. For another sleek alternative that doesn't require drilling in to your battery cover see here: http://www.amazon.com/Verholen-K1200.../dp/B0052GXMPC
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Thell, thanks for the plan, works like a charm. I got rid of the rubber nuts and used M6 bolts for all four back mounts and used two clamps that came with the kit for the front.
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Hi, I also have a 30 Ltr Givi box with universal plate and the solution looks good and tidy, but... BMW say you can't fit the topbox, but can fit a 55 Ltr Bag?? seems strange as you could prob stuff 10+kgs in a bag that big?
I had a reply from BMW regarding the rack and they said it had a 6kg weight limit, my Givi case weighs 2.8kg, I would'nt get much in there to match the limit... I think this is a case of being sensible and not overloading? BMW seem to have opposing views dependent upon what piece of luggage they want to sell you? any thoughts? I want to use the Givi as its secure and properly waterproof. Thanks.
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BMW seem to have opposing views dependent upon what piece of luggage they want to sell you?

I think you've got it figured out.

I worry more about a passenger leaning back against it than I do about loading stuff into it.

With a year of use, sometimes drastically overloaded, my 55L Maxia on the factory rack is still rock solid. The SWMotech rack on my Bandit broke on each side at the welds after a couple years, so I had to replace it. The K1300S factory rack seems more rugged than that SWMotech rack. (Note that I'm talking about the SWMotech for Suzuki Bandit which I think suffered a poor design, not the nicer looking SWMotech for the K13S.)
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Hi, I also have a 30 Ltr Givi box with universal plate and the solution looks good and tidy, but... BMW say you can't fit the topbox, but can fit a 55 Ltr Bag?? seems strange as you could prob stuff 10+kgs in a bag that big?
I had a reply from BMW regarding the rack and they said it had a 6kg weight limit, my Givi case weighs 2.8kg, I would'nt get much in there to match the limit... I think this is a case of being sensible and not overloading? BMW seem to have opposing views dependent upon what piece of luggage they want to sell you? any thoughts? I want to use the Givi as its secure and properly waterproof. Thanks.

I've got the BMW large and small softbags (and BMW luggage grid). The small softbox mounts on the grid, but the large one is designed to drape over the passenger seat somewhat, so that moves the weight forward some.

I have to remove my Corbin backrest to use either bag, but it's not hard. My wife says she prefers the BMW softbag as a backrest over the solid Corbin, as long as the bag has some stuff in it to offer some stiffening.
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Hi guys, any updates on this mount?

Mounted my Givi V56 case this way, but it doesn't feel very solid as case can be shaked a bit even with a hand.
(But I didn't remove rubber details from plate)

Thinking about purchasing SW motech mount, but I'm wondering if it's a waste of ~200 eur or

Also what are these white things?
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This is great. There aren't a lot of options for this bike, so much appreciated for takin the time to post in great detail!
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Just be wary of the difference between monokey and monolock cases
http://www.giviluggage.co/givi-lugga...ey-technology/
My mate had a monolock on his busa and it opened at speed. Funny at the time watching his clothes flying out.
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Just be wary of the difference between monokey and monolock cases
http://www.giviluggage.co/givi-lugga...ey-technology/
My mate had a monolock on his busa and it opened at speed. Funny at the time watching his clothes flying out.
I thought everybody know already that monolock is crap for scooter boys and Monokey for real gangsta
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Not my mate on his tuned busa.
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Hi guys, any updates on this mount?

Mounted my Givi V56 case this way, but it doesn't feel very solid as case can be shaked a bit even with a hand.
(But I didn't remove rubber details from plate)

Thinking about purchasing SW motech mount, but I'm wondering if it's a waste of ~200 eur or

Also what are these white things?
Are they plastic or rubber?
Those white spacers are hard nylon and the screws are M6 not M5 like the ones that fit the rubber nuts. I started working with the rubber mounts and ripped one out accidentally tightening it too far and decided they weren't tough enough. So I pulled all six rubber nuts out and used screws and spacers and locknuts without using rubber inserts.

There are 4 screws in the 4 holes towards the back (the two that used to hold the clear plastic and the two that were beneath the clear plastic) that go through the plate and the front two screws are also replaced with solid washers and nuts, but don't connect the plate. Then out in front, there are two Givi furnished clamps. The back two screws are as far back as they go in the Givi plate, last row of diamond shaped holes.

Eight M6 bolts all together, 4 in back go through the Givi plate and through the BMW rack, 2 just the BMW rack and 2 more in front through the Givi plate and using the Givi clamps to grab the BMW crossbar. Note that the Givi plate crowds forward quite a bit, if it was a quarter inch more forward I wouldn't be able to get the seat off. I have to force the seat backwards as it is to free it. But makes the case more stable to be scooted forward.

The case wobbles slightly but it is very strong despite not being rigid. Now going on two years with absolutely no problem. Even drove around an enormous iron pintle for a trailer in the suitcase and nothing broke. Two gallons of milk and otherwise stuffed with groceries, no trouble.

I tried to upload a couple more snapshots but "manage attachments" database seems to be broken.

Hope this helps.

Happy motoring,
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Re: Mounting a Givi topbox on a 1300s

I considered doing something like this as I had done it on my previous bike. That bike was a 2001 Triumph Sprint ST, but it had a metal rack, not plastic. I went with the SW-Motec Aluma rack. The main structure is steel. This included the bungs that the franken bolts go into for the BMW Sport side cases. I had E52 top box loaded with close to 50 lbs on a 700+ mile trip and had no problems.
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check this video

givi case mounted on BMW soft bag rack and is shaking. anyone made firm mounting using default case, or is that impossible? so the only option left is sw motech rack.
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