Amazing set up Gyp! I've been looking all around the web for a similar set up as I'm planning a few long trips (2-up).
Could you post more details on the original Givi Frame and how much your welding magician had to modify it? Also how much $$$? Would he be willing to do another one?
I have the same bike in white and with fenders but with the V&H slip-on exhaust
Funny you should mention the V&H slip on as I fitted one to mine this evening and the Givi setup no longer fits.
My Givi set up fitted my Tiger 1050 with the stock exhaust but not the Arrow slip on
My Givi set up fitted my R1200R with the stock exhaust but not with the Akrapovic slip on
My Givi set up fits my Street Scrambler but not with the Vance & Hines
What's it they say about people who repeat the same mistakes and expecting different results?
Anyway the current plan is stock exhaust for touring, V&H for rest of the time (similar to what I did on the Tiger 1050)
Back to the set up.
The main loops and the cross bar at the back are from the Tiger 1050 Givi rack that have been hanging up in my garage since I sold the bike 3 or 4 years ago. I also used two of the Triumph topbox mount kits as they were heavily reduced in the UK a while back (edit - A9758307 seems they still are reduced)
Those main loops are used as a base with the extraneous bits ground off.
- widened and deepened the rear crossbar
- lengthened and reshaped the lower front limbs
- fabricated new top arms to mount to the top shock mounts*
- fabricated new top lugs (A) to mount to the Triumph topbox kit
- fabricated lugs on each top box kit to attach to the lugs on the main loop (A)
- shortened one of the top box kits to allow pannier only use
- fabricated an interface plate to bolt the Monokey plate to the top box kit in place of the Monolock one supplied
* I'd not expected him to do this as I was intending the top box mounting rack to take the load is it bolts to the chassis, but he was using the Triumph rugged pannier mount as a guide so copied that
Depending on how you look at it, the £££ was either eye-wateringly expensive or a bargain. Here goes -
Tiger 1050 rack - £free as it was going rusty in the garage
Givi panniers and top box - £free to me as they were also cluttering the garage
Fabrication work - £520
Stove enameling - £65
Triumph top box rack £39 x 2
End plugs for cut down rack - £2
Spacers for longer bolts at footrests - £3
Bolts for footrests and to position pillion seat/rack on top of rack mount - £6
That's a lot of £££, granted, but as I keep getting a pop up offering me a brilliant deal on Ducati luggage which is £1,900 for a pair of panniers and heated grips, for a totally bespoke build it doesn't seem extortionate. And less than the Fox shocks and V&H...
The quality of the work is impeccable.
If I were to do it again I'd leave off the bars to the top shock mount and stick with the Givi Monolock plate on the top box (using a different top box) and I that would keep the cost down a bit. Oh and I'd put the performance exhaust on first...
I'm sure he'd do another, but lead times can be long as his priority is building race cars (my job was paused so he could fabricate an exhaust mount for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan worth about $23M...)