Givi PL532 Tubular Sidecase Racks V-Strom DL650 2004-2011
OK for the price.
This rack seems to be well made however the install was challenging as the rack didn't fit perfectly and in the process I snapped off three bolts which had to be drilled out and replaced. I did get it though and in the end appears secure, I just wont be taking it off anytime soon.
March 3, 2014
Great fitting rack
Finish was perfect, fit was near perfect. Once installed, these racks have performed flawlessly. I am really enjoying the Givi quality design. Using with 2 E360 cases.
June 19, 2013
Sturdy, straightforward install
Nice racks for the money. Installed easily on my DL650. Looks okay with bags off and provides some protection in a tip over.
June 3, 2013
The Givi sidecase racks are great. Perfect fit and easy installation, (except for nearly stripped mounting thread - from stock bolts, not caused by this product). If you want to go with the monokey sidecases these are fantastic. Once the racks are mounted, cases go on and off in seconds. Perfect fit with no trouble. Follow directions, loosely place all bolts before systematically tightening - you can do this.
April 3, 2013
Great Rack, tricky install
The rack system is low profile, and low weight. The assembly for the most part was straight foward. The right hand side bracket needed some TLC to fit correctly. The Left hand side just plugged right in with no problems at all.
March 25, 2013
Great cost effective mount for DL650
I purchased at PL532 to mount E21s to my DL650 VStrom. I am, at best a mediocre mechanic.
It took about 2 hours to completely install the rack on my 2011 DL650. There was some fiddling involved - the left side rack did not line up with the rear left side OEM rack screw hole, but I was able to coax the whole thing into place without too much trouble. Because the PL532 mounts under the OEM rack, I was also able to mount my existing JC Whitney topcase in it's original location, which was an unexpected surprise.
All in all, this is a great rack and a cost effective entry in the Givi "family" of cases.
March 13, 2013
Givi makes quality stuff
You'll need to study the pictures to get it built.Instructions for assembly are not to good.Other than that, excellent product.
July 2, 2012
Givi PL532 side racks
After a lot of research I decided on this rack system, I believe for 20-30 dollars more I could have got racks that unlocked/removed from the bike for a clean look if you want but if I am not riding with the side cases this rack system also gives protection if I go down either on the road or in the dirt so they work for me.
I use these racks daily with Givi E41 Monokey Keyless Side Cases for commuting etc. I have had 30+ pounds in the cases with no problems or bending to the racks.
My only small issue is the finish could be better because this spring I cleaned off the surface rust and spot sprayed them and they are like new again.
March 21, 2012