Motorcycle Luggage Mounts (2011-2012)

I like to travel and camp with my Suzuki V-Strom motorcycle.  This usually involves carrying a lot of gear such as a tent, sleeping bag, clothes, cooking supplies, etc.  While many commercial luggage systems are available, many of them are not waterproof or particularly robust.  It is common for adventure motorcyclists to modify Pelican cases for this purpose, often hard-mounting them to side racks on the bike.

I didn’t really like the idea of hard mounts, so I designed and fabricated a custom quick-release mounting system to attach cases to standard Givi side racks.  The cases can be attached or removed in a matter of seconds like any commercial system, and the system also includes a locking mechanism to discourage casual theft (not shown in the video below).

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