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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-13-2016, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Remove top box brackets

Hey,

I'm tidying up the rear of my 2010 Versys. It came with a Givi top box set up that I'm trying to remove, but am stumped with how it's removed.

The rear-most bolts are straight-forward to remove, but the ones under the seat don't seem to have any obvious way to remove them.

Let me know if you guys can help – images below...

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Since I can't really see, I will go by experience. Most of the allen head bolts are used in exposed places and have a plastic dom insert, that needs to be removed before your allen key will fit in. The ones under the seat that don't have a visible nut, go into the tubing with a expansion nut. If you are really careful, you can remove the bolt, take the rack off, then insert the bolt, just enough to catch two threads, tap it in then try wiggling while pulling out, they aren't meant to be removed but that and some WD40 usually works.
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Reverse of the following installation instructions.

http://static.twisted-throttle.net/m....0.1.451fz.pdf

Also, you'll need to remove the plastic dome "covers" that conceal the head of the bolt, as Onewizard suggested. And, some OEM parts were removed, when they were replaced with the items from the Givi kit. Did you get those spares? If not, you'll need them too.

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Hey,

I'm tidying up the rear of my 2010 Versys. It came with a Givi top box set up that I'm trying to remove, but am stumped with how it's removed.

The rear-most bolts are straight-forward to remove, but the ones under the seat don't seem to have any obvious way to remove them.

Let me know if you guys can help – images below...
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Awesome that's exactly what I needed!

So I'm not quite clear on how you would remove (6) in the below image a bit of elbow grease, combined with normal grease?
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#6 is just a plastic dome cover, which pushes onto the hex head of the bolt. I typically use a fingernail, my smallest/thin flatblade screwdriver, etc. to use as leverage and pull it out of the cavity which it fills. It should pull right off.

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Awesome that's exactly what I needed!

So I'm not quite clear on how you would remove (6) in the below image a bit of elbow grease, combined with normal grease?
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Done

All sorted, thanks for the advice...
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