Givi E193 Top Case Rack BMW R1200RT 2005-2013
Dedicated Plate is the way to go
Product is fine, directions for istalation are bad. Thanks to BMW Owners thread, I got some good installation advice.
May 3, 2016
Fits perfectly. Looks good.
My wife and I installed this plate system in about 30 minutes without a lot of hassle. You need two people to install it. One person to hold the brackets from below while the second person runs the bolts in from above. It looks great and should be good for the long haul. My large Givi bag works as designed with this. I really wanted to purchase a large BMW hard case but did not want to spend $650. This is a low cost solution to add more tail trunk storage with a Givi bag.
December 7, 2015
Once on the bike, it works great. Getting it there is a challenge.
The biggest complaints about this product are about how awful the installation instructions are. Fortunately, I found a post on the BMW Luxury Touring forum that provided real and detailed instructions. Without that, I would never have figured this out based on what Givi supplied and probably would have returned the product. It's still a challenge (long narrow fingers would help) but once fitted it works perfectly fine, holding the Givi case I already owned and being able to mount it easily and securely on my newer bike.
When I saw so many complaints about how poor the instructions are, I thought, "C'mon, I've done this before on other bikes. How hard can it be?" Well, without help, close to impossible. It also tough to line it up correctly but it can be done. With really good instructions, it took less than an hour and the end result is a secure product that works fine. It’s not as pretty as the stock rack without it, but, oh well.
November 23, 2015
Easy to install, works perfectly
I had another bike and a couple of GIVI cases that I'd switch out depending on how much room I needed. When I bought the BMW I wanted to use the cases and do the same thing. I bought to adapter which is a fraction of anything that BMW sells and installed it in 20 r 30 minutes and was good to go. I recommend both the adapter and the GIVI system to anyone looking for a modestly priced but very useful system.
June 15, 2015
This unit can be moved back from the seat.
Great product, very strong and easily installed. This unit can be moved back away from the passenger seat to allow the passenger more room. Keeps the little woman happy.
March 2, 2015
I useD the rack to install a 58ly Givi outback tracker aluminum case to my 2013 RT the same case that I use on my 2015 adventure now I can use the same top case for both bikes so I will always have all my essential gear with me
February 9, 2015
Just the mount
The directions are not that helpful.... But after
A few minutes (about 30) it was on. I don't leave
It on the bike full time, and it goes back on in
Like 7-10 minutes.
September 15, 2014
Good topcase at a good price.
One odd thing is the key cannot be removed with the case open, the case has to be closed and locked to remove key.
I could open and close my old topcase without the key which was nice for most uses.
when I hooked up the light, I stripped the end of each wire and put it directly on the taillight connector the motorcycle wiring snaps onto. This prevented having to splice into the motorcycle wiring. Works great.
August 4, 2014