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Old September 14th, 2017   #1
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Default Givi Top Box "Rattles"

The Givi box has some free play around the forward mount slots. It seems to be source of the rattling noise when riding over rough pavement. I tried rubber wedgies but still get the noise. Solutions?
-Insert ear plugs until encountering brain matter?
-Take baffles out of Staintune cans?
-Just ride and stop whining?
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Old September 14th, 2017   #2
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Default Re: Givi Top Box "Rattles"

None of the Givi Monolock cases I have dealt with have rattled. Are the 4 round rubber plugs installed in the plastic mount plate?
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Default Re: Givi Top Box "Rattles"

Those rubber pads Redfish mentions have a nasty habit of temporarily sticking to the bottom of the case and getting pulled out of the plate when the top case is removed. Of course they then fall off of the case later to be lost forever. I tried gluing them in and have still lost them. Make sure none of those are missing or smooshed. My experience is that the Givis generally mount pretty solidly.
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Default Re: Givi Top Box "Rattles"

Rubber plugs are in place. Looks to be free play where case slots onto the front of the rack. I dunno. It ain't a bad rattle, just kicks my OCD up a click or two. :-)
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Default Re: Givi Top Box "Rattles"

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None of the Givi Monolock cases I have dealt with have rattled. Are the 4 round rubber plugs installed in the plastic mount plate?
My Givi mount plate is aluminum, and all four rubber plugs have long since vanished. But the case itself does not rattle, that I am aware of. I made a feeble attempt to see if I could find replacements, failed, and quit looking. Might be that since I only have it on the bike when I actually have something in it, that the contents either stop the rattling or absorb the noise?

If you have not run the Staintunes without the baffles, you'l notice a definite difference in noise level without them. Nowhere near what a straight pipe Harley puts out, but you will not sneak out past the neighbors for early rides without them hearing you. (Even with the baffles, my neighbors know when I leave for an early ride. But they don't complain, bless 'em.)
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