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Givi PLR450 installation

Well I got my racks now I just need to figure out how to put them on being fairly mechanically inclined I figured I should have no problem figuring it out but the Givi instructions are next to useless and I can't seem to find any information on the search of this fourm. Anybody know of any good tutorials or videos on installing these 450s on a 2014?


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All right I figured it out for the most part. I figured out that the mount up by the tail light is nonexistent apparently there's another part I have to buy....what a stupid kit


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I put Givi racks for my Givi Trekker bags and the instructions weren't all that clear..but I did it...the kit came with two pieces that went under the seat and grab handles (shown in pics)...if you didn't receive all of the pieces..call Givi...I had a problem with the racks and they were able to help me out no problem (one of the lower stub mounts fell off somewhere...replacement was 4 bucks for 4...had to "source" the new screw though..95 cents)...
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It did not come with anything for under the tail light, it's hard to tell with the instructions but it seems like something should there for that connection.


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You need a 450KIT unless you intend to fit a rack for a top box. I had the same problem
I have a spare 450KIT but as you are in the USA so no good me sending it from Australia shipping is too expensive.
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You need a 450KIT unless you intend to fit a rack for a top box. I had the same problem
I have a spare 450KIT but as you are in the USA so no good me sending it from Australia shipping is too expensive.
that does sound awfully familiar...

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It did not come with anything for under the tail light, it's hard to tell with the instructions but it seems like something should there for that connection.


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Yeah, It doesn't go under the tail light, but rather is a piece which attaches to the grab handles. You do have the piece which connects each side under the rear fender, right?

I have the top case mount bars which I'd be willing to send ya if the price is right!

You may just need the side cases, in which case get that PLR450 kit...The installation will be obvious once you have that.

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So I called Revzilla to find out what the deal was they were the ones originally told me what to order and yes I do need the 450 kit. I have to give Revzilla credit they gave me it at a pretty good discounted price I can't say enough good about them. So I temporarily have them installed just to see what everything looks like so my next question is what looks better bags slanted forward or backwards?
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Picture number 1, slant forward.

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That's what I was kind of thinking


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I've had nothing but good luck with Revzilla and they are my go to first place for gear...glad you got the bags mounted..I kind of like pic no.1 myself...
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Let us know once you install the 450KIT where you prefer it.
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Picture number 1, slant forward.

Picture number one looks like it is slanted backward. And by the way that looks best to me.


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FWIW - I find pic 2, slanted UP to the rear to be more aerodynamic looking.
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I always thought the same thing when I saw pictures of these cases on other bikes, but in person on the bike I have to say picture one I think looks better.



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Just out of curiosity anybody who has installed this set up are the stock blinker wires long enough for the revocation?


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I lengthened mine but my right blinker rubbed on the pannier so I installed this


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After ordering the 450 kit from Revzilla I realize the top rack that was on there was a Kawasaki factory accessory even though it was a Givi top case. So I decided to make some spacers at work and make this thing fit anyways, is it perfect? No but the racks come on and off really easy and everything lines up nicely so I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. In hindsight I should've ordered the Givi top rack kit, but forgive me this whole hard case/luggage on a motorcycle concept is new to me. But I know one thing for sure is I can't wait for this winter to be over so I can go out and ride and do some overnight trips
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I did the same thing, it was my first bike with luggage. You are lucky you can order locally I ordered my gear from Italy (panniers and racks), then found out I had to order the 450KIT, later decided to order the rack. That's how I ended up with a spare 450KIT. And I had to pay for 3 lots of shipping from Italy.
Still only worked out about the same price as the panniers from Kawasaki and if I'd done that I wouldn't be able to have the top box.

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The bonus part is the ease of removal of the brackets I never realized they were that easy to remove when I ordered them, it was always my concern what if I want to ride without the bags the bike would look funny with these stupid looking to racks on there.

Originally when I realized my dilemma with the missing mounts I was contemplating fabricating up something myself but it was the camlock system that I thought there's no way I could make something that would still use the camlock. So after thinking about it last night (and my slight OCD kicking in ) I think I might just end up cutting these new mounts and re-welding them to the original top rack mount it'll look better in the long run.


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