Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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SW-Motech/Givi E21 fit issue
Got my SW-Motech quick lock side racks put on today. Pretty easy and straight forward process. I put the Givi adapter bits on the rack, and then put my Givi E21 bags on them. I'm noticing two issues, and I was wondering if anyone else has run into them. The biggest problem is the bags are rather hard to put on and take off. In fact, it's impossible to get them on or off with the lid closed. The red button depresses, but ultimately does nothing. I have to open the lid, and press the red block inside for it to go on/off. The lid also doesn't close easily when the bag is on the bike. Sitting on the ground it closes fine, but on the bike, the lid doesn't line up with the bottom part of the bag, and I have to push the lid towards the bike before it'll close. The only thing I can think of that would cause this is the two rubber bumpers that attach to the rack seem to put a bit of pressure on the bag before the locking part engages, and maybe they're throwing things out of alignment. Anyone else have a fix for this before I start grinding down the bumpers?
Second problem is minor. The left rack holds the bags tightly in place, but the right one allows some wiggle at the bottom, as if the two pegs down there are too low to nest in the v-shaped slots firmly. This is the case with either bag, so i know it's something with the rack. Suggestions?