Has anyone strapping camp items to Givi Top Rack? - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Has anyone strapping camp items to Givi Top Rack?

Hey guys. I have done some motorcycle camping where I strap the bulky items to my rear passenger seat.

However, now I am planning on going for a quick trip 2-up style.

The problem is, now there is someone where my gear used to be .

So my inital plan is to remove my top box and use the Givi mounting plate as a 'platform' to hold/strap some of my gear to.. i.e. Big Dry Bag with gear + tent+ camp chair.

Has anyone does this before? Its not a huge platform so I am a little bit worried about the weight and/or the stability of the plate.

Did anyone come up with any other options?

Farkles:
Givi Tall Windscreen, Givi Top Rack and Case, Givi V35 Bags and Mounts, Givi QuickLock Tank Connector+Bag, Oxford Heated Grips, Nuvi 550 w/ Ram Mount, Barkbusters Full Wrap + Storm, Motowerks Flatfoot, Spools and Tank Protector, Bobbed Fender, Grip Puppies, 12v SAE Socket, Packjack, Airhawk 1 (med), Scala Rider G4, Contour Roam2

Next Stop: 44Tooth Sprocket (To be installed)
naudan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 10:27 AM
Member
 
genehil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mount Dora, FL
Posts: 1,251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I have a ktmduals rack where I have my Hardigg top box mounted for my long excursions. When the box is not mounted the rack is smaller than I would like so I purchased a $12 cutting board from Target and modified it to bolt to my ktmduals rack to give me more acreage to deal with...




GeneHil - Mount Dora, FL
2011 Kawasaki Versys
Viet Nam: Dec67-Dec68 & Jul69-Dec72
genehil is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by genehil View Post
I have a ktmduals rack where I have my Hardigg top box mounted for my long excursions. When the box is not mounted the rack is smaller than I would like so I purchased a $12 cutting board from Target and modified it to bolt to my ktmduals rack to give me more acreage to deal with...
Hmm interesting.. I was hoping to avoid that if at all possible. But thats a better option than a piece of steel

I was also thinking that if I just put a smaller piece of wood on the inside of the drybag, that would give it rigidity so it would wouldn't sag .

Farkles:
Givi Tall Windscreen, Givi Top Rack and Case, Givi V35 Bags and Mounts, Givi QuickLock Tank Connector+Bag, Oxford Heated Grips, Nuvi 550 w/ Ram Mount, Barkbusters Full Wrap + Storm, Motowerks Flatfoot, Spools and Tank Protector, Bobbed Fender, Grip Puppies, 12v SAE Socket, Packjack, Airhawk 1 (med), Scala Rider G4, Contour Roam2

Next Stop: 44Tooth Sprocket (To be installed)
naudan is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 05:46 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,873
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
I did what GeneHill did, but w/ a piece of aluminum. (Works fine!)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC08460 copy.jpg (45.2 KB, 80 views)

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 07:20 PM
Member
 
Baron650's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 943
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Pretty sure you're going to exceed the load rating on the rack like that. Plus a passenger, that's a lot of weight up high. A lot soft bags will work pretty well even 2-up. Often you can get the straps to go under the seat.
Baron650 is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baron650 View Post
Pretty sure you're going to exceed the load rating on the rack like that. Plus a passenger, that's a lot of weight up high. A lot soft bags will work pretty well even 2-up. Often you can get the straps to go under the seat.
I dont think its very heavy.. Just some sleeping bags, sleeping pads, a tent and a chair.

Its light stuff compared to what I shove into the top case usually.

I am more worried about the stability of strapping things to it :-/

I kind of dont want to go the route of making a makeshift platform.. doesnt work well with a GIVI since it isnt 100% flat like the other ones posted above.

Farkles:
Givi Tall Windscreen, Givi Top Rack and Case, Givi V35 Bags and Mounts, Givi QuickLock Tank Connector+Bag, Oxford Heated Grips, Nuvi 550 w/ Ram Mount, Barkbusters Full Wrap + Storm, Motowerks Flatfoot, Spools and Tank Protector, Bobbed Fender, Grip Puppies, 12v SAE Socket, Packjack, Airhawk 1 (med), Scala Rider G4, Contour Roam2

Next Stop: 44Tooth Sprocket (To be installed)
naudan is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Here is an example of what I was planning.

Hard to see, but I have 2 ROK straps holding it down. I just don't know if thats enough?

I have another set that I could put on the other way.. Anyone advise me against this?

3 hour ride on highway.


Farkles:
Givi Tall Windscreen, Givi Top Rack and Case, Givi V35 Bags and Mounts, Givi QuickLock Tank Connector+Bag, Oxford Heated Grips, Nuvi 550 w/ Ram Mount, Barkbusters Full Wrap + Storm, Motowerks Flatfoot, Spools and Tank Protector, Bobbed Fender, Grip Puppies, 12v SAE Socket, Packjack, Airhawk 1 (med), Scala Rider G4, Contour Roam2

Next Stop: 44Tooth Sprocket (To be installed)
naudan is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 10:51 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Not being a physics major, I don't know, but it sure looks a little top heavy and tippy for my taste.
massconn72 is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 11:48 AM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,873
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by massconn72 View Post
Not being a physics major, I don't know, but it sure looks a little top heavy and tippy for my taste.
Mine didn't 'tip-over' during the 7,508 kms I rode on my "North to Alaska..." adventure in June....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC00434 copy.jpg (87.4 KB, 79 views)

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
Mine didn't 'tip-over' during the 7,508 kms I rode on my "North to Alaska..." adventure in June....
Was that stuff on the pillon seat or a platform from a top case?

If so -- what did you bungie it to?

Farkles:
Givi Tall Windscreen, Givi Top Rack and Case, Givi V35 Bags and Mounts, Givi QuickLock Tank Connector+Bag, Oxford Heated Grips, Nuvi 550 w/ Ram Mount, Barkbusters Full Wrap + Storm, Motowerks Flatfoot, Spools and Tank Protector, Bobbed Fender, Grip Puppies, 12v SAE Socket, Packjack, Airhawk 1 (med), Scala Rider G4, Contour Roam2

Next Stop: 44Tooth Sprocket (To be installed)
naudan is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 09:13 PM
Member
 
Baron650's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 943
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Oh, I see you already have hard cases. Well, that's a big bag, but as you point out, the duff is pretty light. Can you run a strap to the peg support trellis so the whole thing isn't hinging off the rack mounts?
Baron650 is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 12:53 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,873
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by naudan View Post
Was that stuff on the pillon seat or a platform from a top case?

If so -- what did you bungie it to?
Check the pics below. I didn't use bungees, I used four 'tie-downs' like you use to attach a V to a trailer - I figure those two bags (yellow one held the tent and sleeping mat, while the red one had the sleeping bag, pillow and blanket - NOT used - stove w/ utensils) weighed about 30 to 40 pounds MAX!

(Reason for the two bags is that I have one that will hold everything, but it leaked along its zipper when I rode to Mica Dam last summer - - - !)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC08455 copy.jpg (71.9 KB, 46 views)
File Type: jpg DSC08456 copy.jpg (60.2 KB, 44 views)
File Type: jpg DSC08460 copy.jpg (45.2 KB, 44 views)

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 12:58 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,873
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Here's a pic of the GREEN HORNET in Tok, AK, unloaded, but w/ the straps hanging down.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC00522 copy.jpg (109.2 KB, 60 views)

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome