Givi E111 Backrest Pad for E55 Top Cases
The template provided to drill the holes in the lid of the top case works pretty well. I advise that you attach the template to the back of the pad, make the holes and then locate the pad and template to the lid. Secure the template to the lid, then remove the pad and drill the holes.
I'm not a fan of drilling holes into the lid cover, but that's the way it works. Perhaps velcro would work.
July 27, 2015
Nice product, easy install
Some feedback suggested this backrest could push the passenger too far forward into the rider especially with large top cases. My installation was on a Kawi Concours with a E55 Givi case. I was pleased when this backrest fit my passenger just fine. No issues with pushing the passenger forward. The backrest is firm but soft enough to provide comfort for the passenger.
July 27, 2015
On Givi Monokey 55
So, first, this think looks sharp on the bike - and was easy to install ( if you take your time and measure carefully uing the template supplied) .
The construction looks high quality, as you would expect from Givi.
However, for my application, this did not work out too well...it is just too thick and my passenger complains about it sticking into her back.
Measure carefully how much space your +1 rider has before you order. In hindsight, I should have had someone take a picture of us sitting on the bike before I ordered; but in my defence the 'picture' makes it look almost flush with the back of the case. Saddly that sucker sticks out a couple of inches. On some bikes that might not matter but on mine it does.
And now, as one reviewer noted, I have the holes in the case and I can't just remove it. I will be on the look out for something slimmer to replace it. Otherwise some some nuts bolts and rubber washers are in my future.
September 29, 2014
save your money
This is EXPENSIVE for what it is. and does not really add any support to your passenger.
June 9, 2014
Looks great and the build quality is top notch. However, installation was difficult and the price is easy too high.
August 10, 2013
Great, except . . .
It's simply too thick. It should be about half of its thickness. My e55 tech top case won't go back far enough to make my passenger comfortable with it. I'd take it off, but with the holes already in the lid, it's too late. Good quality and appearance but not useabe.
April 16, 2013
givi monokey seems like a great product, the back rest is good ,, a little pricey?
April 13, 2013
No frills. Good pad.
Installation was very easy. Nothing fancy about it, but serves it's purpose adequately. Does seem a little simple for the price but it is well made.
April 1, 2013