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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-06-2017, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Another top case thread

I've been looking at rear rack options for my 2015 LT, as well as top case options. There are few different threads on this forum, but I thought I might make my own, as my question is specific. I see this bracket system on revzilla https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-650-2015-2017

Will this bracket system work as a functioning rear rack? I'm thinking about using those brackets, and mounting this case to them. NANUK 915 Waterproof Luggage Case | 31L, Black | TwistedThrottle.com

Is there any reason this wouldn't work?

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The GIVI brackets are just brackets without a plate. Some top boxes come with a plate, others, like Givi, sell plates separately.
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I've been looking at rear rack options for my 2015 LT, as well as top case options. There are few different threads on this forum, but I thought I might make my own, as my question is specific. I see this bracket system on revzilla https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-650-2015-2017

Will this bracket system work as a functioning rear rack? I'm thinking about using those brackets, and mounting this case to them. NANUK 915 Waterproof Luggage Case | 31L, Black | TwistedThrottle.com

Is there any reason this wouldn't work?

Thanks!
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The Givi racks are designed to fit Givi top plates and use the top plate purchased separately or supplied with the top box as part of the rack structure. Their boxes are designed to click in and out of the top plate with a key, so they cannot be stolen but you can remove them when desired. If you can match up the holes in the Givi rack to another manufacturer's top plate your OK, otherwise you would need to fab a metal plate to attach to the rack and then attach the top plate for the specific box you have in mind to this. Otherwise I would look at the SW-Motech rack which is better quality than the Givi but also more expensive. Alternatively you could just bolt the case to the Givi rack but then it would not be removeable. Does this case have a click in, click out mount?

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Unless you are riding 2-up, the rear seat area works at least for me to mount up my tail bag. I got this bag with a KLR I bought a few years back, expandable with a couple of side pouches, zippered, a mesh folder for maps, or possibly tablet.
Got a couple of soft saddlebags, that I can throw on if I need overnight packing. I have a FZ-09 that I added a luggage rack on the back, and wish I hadn't things sticks out way behind, and I could have mounted the other tail bag on the passenger seat as well.
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Thanks for all of the responses guys, the racks come in tomorrow. I believe I'm going to end up purchasing this pelican case. 1520 Protector - Hard Case | Equipment Cases | Pelican Professional

I'm going to try and bolt it to this rack, and fabricate some kind of removable locking system. If this doesn't work, I've seen a few different DIY removable systems using a bike lock I may try and use. I do like the top boxes made by the individual manufacturers, I just don't see myself spending upwards of 3-400 bucks for a system.

Once I get everything onto the bike, I'll update this post with pictures.

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Finally got everything in, have the rear rack made and now ready to mount the pelican case.
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