Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Upstate New York
I'd looked into this exact possibility when I bought my 900 a year and a half ago, as I had a Givi case for my other bike and was going to swap it between the two. My conclusion was that with a little bit of nut/bolt/washer hunting at the local hardware store you could mount the Givi Monolock plate you already own onto any good quality, larger luggage rack (e.g. Cobra, National Cycle, etc etc). I noticed that quite a few come in three "pieces" that can be purchased separately -- the bike-specific side plates (attach to the fender), the luggage rack, and the sissy bar. I'd considered buying the side plates+luggage rack, but most of the really nice ones ended up costing almost as much as a set of Mutazu side cases!
In the end, I sold the Givi case with my other bike, and went with the Mutazu cases. They are not as weather proof as the Givi, and not as sturdy, but I'm happy with them anyway for the price...
'04 DL650 V-Strom
Gone but not forgotten...
'08 VN 900 Custom in Kawasaki racing green
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