Main Motorcycle: Street Triple 765 RS
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Vancouver BC
Givi Top Rack Mounts + Max Tool Cases
I messed with the idea to mount some hard side cases for quite a while. After numerous trials and errors I finally came up with this setup (I am not a fabricator or machinist of any sort). I used the mounting brackets from the Givi top box and drilled through the bottoms of some Max waterproof tool cases to run some bolts through. Max cases are similar to Pelican cases but made in Italy, probably not quite as robust as Pelicans but well suited for my purpose. They are sold by Canadian Tire in Canada under their "Maximum" brand. I had to add some metal brackets to strengthen the boxes at the mounting points.
So far they look and work well but they are not quick release and don't yet have a trustworthy locking mechanism.
Still to do:
1. Install cam locks with matching keys on the small side cases. The holes provided for padlocks are too narrow. I currently use cabled luggage locks.
2. Waterproof my mounting points with rubber washers.
3. I also have a medium size case (20 litres) to use as a top box. I need to adapt the mount so I can use jointly with the side cases.
Photo shows the small side cases (just under 9 litres capacity each) attached.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease... or gets replaced by a newer model.