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post #1 of 2 Old 05-11-2020, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Givi Trekker on Gen 2 Rack Problem

I put a Givi Trekker top case on my 08 a while back. I rode it quite a bit off road with no issues. At the end of last summer I was on a ride and the two top bolts sheared off. These bolts (M6) replace the stock top bolts on the rack and come with the Givi quick release plate kit. I drilled the broken bolts out and found someone on YouTube who had the same problem and drilled out, tapped and replaced old bolts with M8 bolts and drilled down into the subframe to ensure that I have enough thread in the blind nut.

Well I went out for a short off road excursion a few evenings ago and one of the M8s broke off again. I think the issue is that the top case sits so far aft of the bolts that it can't handle the weight and jostling around. I thought I would through-bolt it but the blind nuts for the rear fender mount are directly below the top rack bolts. I didn't see any other posts specific to this on the forum-anyone else have this issue and/or any suggestions??

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post #2 of 2 Old 05-15-2020, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Found some info, but oddly I had to do a search on Google to find a thread on the forum-I'm sure I'm doing something wrong.

I'm attempting to attach some M8 nuts to the bottom of the bracket with JB weld and use M8 bolts. We'll see what happens, I put the JB weld on last night, hopefully it cures by this afternoon.
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