Broken Givi Mount

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Broken Givi Mount

Post by RacinRay » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:52 pm

I noticed my top case moving around a bit so I took it apart and found one of the tabs completely broken in half. Glad I didn't lose the case!
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Re: Broken Givi Mount

Post by ionbeam » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:27 pm

Unfortunately, that isn't rare.

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I made a couple of 'relocation' bars to bring the trunk back about 1 ½" which actually gives my pillion a lot more seat room. It also reinforces the mounting rack a bit.

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Another inventive FJR owner made an entire plate which was adjustable and it also would reinforce the rack.

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Since this kind of break does happen to Givi racks it may be worth killing a few bits & bytes to send Givi an email and see what happens.

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Re: Broken Givi Mount

Post by RacinRay » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:38 pm

Thanks. I didn't realize this was a common problem. I will definitely sent a note to Givi.

I was also thinking about adding two additional tabs so I can use all 6 holes on the plastic mount rather than just 4.

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Re: Broken Givi Mount

Post by wnyfjr » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:15 am

That one pic is actually my bike and mount. So no, you are not alone. Thankfully, I had recently taken a beginners welding class and borrowed a friends rig to weld it back up. I added a couple of pieces of angle underneath to stiffen it up a bit. I'm not a great welder, but I can grind steel pretty well, so after a bit of rattle can paint, looked good as new! ;)

Last I checked it was holding well. Of course, now you got me thinking I should give it a look-see to be sure...

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Re: Broken Givi Mount

Post by bill lumberg » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:30 am

Hmm. When I replaced my original after 100,000 miles of heavy use, merely as a precaution, I was called a heretic. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating.

My old one still looks great. But I feel better with a new one. Good info.
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Re: Broken Givi Mount

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:55 am

bill lumberg wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:30 am
Hmm. When I replaced my original after 100,000 miles of heavy use, merely as a precaution, I was called a heretic.
Are you sure that wasn't just 0Face announcing the find of another tick on his body?
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Re: Broken Givi Mount

Post by RacinRay » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:37 pm

My local welder fixed it up good. He ran a bead down the entire length of the tab and welded the break on both sides and ground it flat. He also painted it all for $20.
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