Givi SR357 Top Case Rack Yamaha FJR1300 2006-2016
Easy install - Good product
Installation took 15 minutes, partly because I had to hunt for my tube of blue Loctite, (Loctite is never wrong on a motorcycle). I reduced the bang for the buck score just because Givi stuff is expensive. The cost has little to do with Revzilla and more to do with the fact that it's imported from Italy is suspect.
Having said that, I have learned that it's cheaper in the long run to buy the good stuff on the first round rather than saving money and reaching a frustration level and buying the good stuff on the second round.
August 30, 2016
Solid Product with one LONG STANDING design flaw...
Finish is nice, all included hardware is high quality and very well make, IMO.
The problem is with the rear most spacer on the FJR model of the Givi SR357 rack (fits 2006-2016 FJR's).
This issue must be a couple years old at least? Common Givi. Make a longer spacer or provide washers with instructions so that people won't damage things during install.
There are 3 spacers that hold up the rack that supports the topcase. The rear most spacer is a little too short.
Problem with this is, if someone doesn't know this and torques down the rack, something will give. Either part of your bike could be damaged or the threads could be damaged due to the rigidity of the Give rack.
This rack is SOLID and will not bend to cover the shortcomings of the spacer.
Hopefully this makes sense.
I added 2 stainless washers and they were perfect (see attached pic with the RED arrow).
Also, watch the video and this design flaw will be better explained.
April 8, 2016
Packages Arrive on time.
All Parts easy to identified.
November 9, 2015
Gives the strength to the subframe of the FJR needed for top boxes
The install was straight forward and took little time to complete.
I appreciate the rigidity to the sub-frame of the bike. It works will loaded up to 20lbs and my wife leaning on the back pad of the E55 case used with this mount.
July 20, 2015
I installed this mount for touring. Although at some point I'll add a Givi trunk, currently I use a drybag for multi-day rides. This rack is a very solid base for securing my drybag, tent, sleeping bag and pad. It installed very easily. Fit was spot on and the mounting plate fitment also excellent. Rack looks good on my FJR with lines that go well on the bike - not an afterthought. Overall very pleased and no complaints for my usage.
June 15, 2015
SR357 is THE ONLY way to go
If you are looking to put a givi tail case on your FJR1300, and be able to load the max of 22 lb, the SR357 is your only real choice. It replaces the plastic/fiberglass stock grab bars and "luggage rack" that can't really hold any luggage. The tubular steel construction is very sturdy, and will keep your rear subframe from flexing at all. Also it's a far more secure set of grab bars for a passenger. SOLID.
The Fit and finish is OK, though sometimes there may be small issues with fitting, particularly due to manufacturing variations with the rear platform. Sometimes there will be a small gap between the platform and rear-most spacer, that requires a washer to fill. You might also need to get a slightly longer rear bolt. It was not a major issue though.
Also, as others have said, check yours to make sure you get all the washers/bolts you should. Mine was missing one of the 8M washers.
April 15, 2015
Parts Not Included
5 out of 9 required bolts were not included. 2 washers missing. If you buy this product, open it right away and match up the fasteners/parts provided to the specified parts on the installation guide.
November 10, 2014
Great for my FJR
This product has helped me to equip my FJR with a top box without fear of sub-frame failure. Revzilla shipped promptly and offered a fair price. Thank you.
November 5, 2014