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Old 01-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #16
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If additional adapter plates are needed, consider using "mending plates". They are available in several widths and thicknesses & sold at HD in the same section as gate locks/door hardware.

I used two of these to mount an E250 to a generic KTM Adv plate, and it has held up fine for 15K+ miles.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:33 PM   #17
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I think the problem is the metal rack only lines up with the Givi rack enough to give 2 mounting points, with the plastic about 50% cantilevered. An adaptor plate can be made to cover the whole base of the plastic.

I posted my pics to another site that can host them. Here is my home made adaptor plate:





That's the exact issue. I'm going to do what you did. Looks heavy but strong, should never have an issue.

1/4" plate? I should have some here, if not ill go get some.

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:03 PM   #18
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Why dont you just locate new holes in the plastic plate where they need to be, and counter sink them with flat head screws? I did this to mine and its rock solid.
No extra hardware, and you can position the box where you want it- back or up, then just drill the correct size hole into your rack and nut it from the underside.
Dont be afraid to drill into the Givi plate. It's a very stable, plastic injected product that's hard to crack. Just dull the edge of your drill bit a little, and it will not grab breaking thru the other side. I used 1/4 inch flat, socket head stainless steel screws from Home Cheapo with lock nuts on my GS and it's been on for a year and half with about 5k miles with no movement at all. Good luck
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #19
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From the bottom, where it needs to mount:




As mounted how it should sit:

This is how u can have it - clamp it into position, drill right thru both the rack and the Givi plate. Just make sure u clear the web gussets in the Givi plate, then counter sink from the top side. You're done.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:46 AM   #20
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The alu bar stock/2 piece solution already mentioned is the quickest/easiest and will be stronger than the weight capacity of Givi case in 1st place which is not that much. 1/4 plate is overkill.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:13 AM   #21
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1/4 plate is overkill.
I agree. 3/16 plate would be fine. I only used the thick stuff because it was free.
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