Please help me with top box confusion

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Please help me with top box confusion

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guys I'm all new to hard luggage & haven't  got any idea regarding top boxes & plates.


This is the  rack I inherited with the RT I bought last month. If I buy say, a Givi topbox with matching plate, will it definitely attach to this existing one or will this have to be changed as well ?


Many thanks


Mike


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Re: Please help me with top box confusion

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That Givi plate looks like the Monolock variety, however, a retaining part is missing from the rear, (see photo below).

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Buying a new plate will give the choice of Monokey or Monolock Top Cases.
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Re: Please help me with top box confusion

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Thanks David


Yes it looks like a mono lock plate. Looks like I'll just have to replace the whole thing.


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Mickthecat wrote: Thanks David


Yes it looks like a mono lock plate. Looks like I'll just have to replace the whole thing.


Mike
Mike just remember the different models: Monolock = lightweight duty daily short type journeys; Monokey = touring heavier load carrying ability. Hope it helps
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Re: Please help me with top box confusion

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Thanks Spencer


Yeah I want something heavy duty so was going to go for the Monokey system. Seems I'll have to change this plate that's fitted 


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Re: Please help me with top box confusion

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Was out yesterday with a bike (Suzuki) which had a Top Box plate similar to the one on the RT.

I suspect this is not a Givi plate, sorry for any confusion above.

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The rear fixing is threaded to accept a bolt from within the Top Box.
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Re: Please help me with top box confusion

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Not worries mate.....although interesting as I've got a Givi monokey top box winging its way to me as we speak ha.!.
I was also about to buy a matching plate. Will the said plate not fit this rack then ?? 


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Looks like Givi do a specific Monokey rack for a R 1100 RT (1996 > 2000).

http://www.givi.co.uk/my-motorcycle

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http://media.givi.it/XN-Prodotti/istruzioni/E183.pdf
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