Givi E96 Luggage Rack
Be careful before you drill
I've never had instructions say to check the actual part to the pattern provided before but this did and the pattern was off. It was much easier to get the pattern centered by making some center lines on the outside of the case instead of the inside. Then just fold the pattern in half to show its center, tape it down to the case lid and check the placement before drilling.
October 6, 2015
Perfect fit on my E52 Monokey Top Case
I bought this Givi rack to mount on top of my E52 MAXIA Givi top case (52 liter). It is a perfect fit and looks great.
I tried using the template inside the lid, but I didn't like where the pilot holes were. So, with the help of a friend, one of us held the rack firmly in place while the other took an Exacto knife and traced around the base of each leg and drew a circle. Then we drilled right in the middle of each circle. If you mount it like this, just go real slow when you make the outline and make sure you have the rack in precisely the position that you want it.
January 26, 2015
Decent product but slightly bent
Metal seems sturdy and welding joints are solid. I always tend to cringe at the price tabs which, in the motorcycle world always seems to incorporate a 1,000 % profit margin, so I'm more picky when it comes to quality and as other reviewer mentioned, the 4 feet will make the entire piece rock on a diagonal line when you place it on the top case. Had to pile up carpet pieces on the edge of a concrete stair step to 'bang' it into the correct shape, holding it by the 2 diagonally opposite corners...wasted 1/2 hour. Make sure you fully stretch the drilling template and follow the instructions about drilling small holes first so you can test it and correct course when drilling the full size hole. For the price, I expected less trouble, at half the price, I'd be a great purchase.
October 13, 2014
On Givi Monokey 55
If you take your time and measure the centerline and use the template you should be able to mount this in less than 30 minutes.
I did it last weekend and it sits rock solid on the case. I have not used it yet as there is not much I can't stuff in the 55 liter case but I have had a couple of previous occasions where I wanted to strap something down - so I bought it.
I'll update the review after I have used it for a season. It was expensive but so is anything you buy from Givi - but I expect quality and this product seems to have delivered.
I added the E111 back reast and did a (non-Givi) lighting for my 55 case...it looks sharp.
September 29, 2014
Fits NC700XD OEM
Pros: I purchased this to apply to my NC700XD OEM top case. It was fairly easy to apply and is a nice finish to it. Plan to take a motorcycle/camping trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway and i needed this to mount my tent and sleeping bag. It works great and looks great too! I did a trial run with it and it will definitely suit my needs!
Cons: my rack wasn't exactly square when I went to apply it. When sitting on a flat surface the legs teetered from corner. I had to shim under one of the legs otherwise once tightened it would cause the case lid to warp. A small problem with an easy fix. I just felt if your gonna pay this price it should come a little closer to perfect.
Overall love the rack! Thanks Revzilla your awesome!
January 28, 2014
Great for long trips
Givi's biggest case, and a great addition for anyone looking to do long trips where they will want to carry as much gear as possible.
July 15, 2013
GIVI Top Case Rack
I love the look of the rack on top of my GIVI Maxia III, on my 2012 BMW R1200RT. The install was pretty straight forward, but I did have to adjust some of the holes in order for the screws to line up the rack. The finish is very sturdy. I had one of these on my other GIVI case and it still looked brand new when I got rid of it a few years later.
I can easily see me attaching gear to the rack with some bungie cords. Just want to be sure you don't overload it!
May 13, 2013
The rack came with two paper templates - the one for my case didn't match the footprint of the rack. The four mounting holes didn't align with the rack included. Is there a rack that aligns with the template? Givi says no, but they include the template to flummox installers.
Givi might be a great product, but the instructions and support are a cruel joke.
February 18, 2013