Givi E528 Top Case Rack V-Strom DL650/DL1000
Did not fit my 05 Vstrom 1000
it claims to fit the Vstrom 1000/650 from 02 to 05. It did not line up at all with the luggage rack that was on my 2005 Vstrom 1000 as described in the instructions. I had to get a drill and steel bit to make the holes that were needed for the rack to fit and hold the top case properly. It was easy to install on the bike after I made the physical adjustments to the base plate.
May 18, 2015
Very secure mount
This is a review just for the mounting plate; this model was made specifically for my model Suzuki V-Strom. The instructions note that it would be easier to install if the rack was removed from the motorcycles, but it's possible to do with the rack in place. You'll need some open-ended wrenches, and you have to hold the nuts to the wrench with masking tape as you snake them under the rack, but it's not that hard. Once everything was tightened up it all feels very secure, much more than my old Coocase top case (the Givi rack has four points of attachment compared with Coocase's three points).
April 27, 2015
Bike specific parts should be easier to install
Don't get me wrong; I actually enjoyed two hours of sweat and expletives, because that's what working on a bike is all about. But eight bolts should have taken about ten minutes, particularly on a "bike-specific" part. As I mentioned to Revzilla, the guys at Givi need to meet the guys at Ikea to learn about pre-installing nuts that can only go in one place anyway.
That said, the rack holds the case and nothing has come loose in the first thousand miles, so I'm happy with the product.
March 30, 2015
Very high quality
This top case is a very good quality. Sturdy and great fit and finish. Installation instructions were terrible. Not a hard install just had to back track a couple of times because of them.
September 15, 2014
Simple piece of gear that facilitates so much.
It's a small adapter plate that does exactly what it's supposed to do. Make sure you get the mounting rails for your top case installed in the right direction, though. I had one turned around backward without realizing it and had to do some shucking and jiving to make it work without disassembling the whole thing and starting over.
September 9, 2014
Givi v46 top case
Good quality top case, jusr the right size for my VSTROM 650.
Fast shipping as always!!
June 20, 2014
Product does not let the seat be removed or installed without some shims being added under the bracket that attaches the base to thebike. Other than 3 installs and removals to get the shims in right everthing is ok.
June 4, 2014
Simple mounting bracket
I bought the E528 mounting kit for my V46 Top case. The mounting bracket was easy to mount and works perfectly. Took me about 30 min to mount my top case.
July 29, 2013