I didn't get the right silver (oops) but am going to buy the matching panel, let me know how close the match is?kevbelz said:I am still waiting on delivery of my V46 in cerulean silver... Did you get the colormatched? and does it match.
Gosh you sound like the man unit; no wonder everything breaks around here nfloor04Fizzer said:Instructions are just the manufacturer's suggestion on how to do something.
A roll of duct tape and a hammer should have you up and going in no time!
I'll let you know 20 minutes before the rest of the board hears. Should be within the next few days. The GIVIUSA guys are anxious to hear as well, they are not sure it matches.fizzygrrl said:I didn't get the right silver (oops) but am going to buy the matching panel, let me know how close the match is?
I took a bunch of pictures of myTop case intall. Depending on what you are installing, let me know and I can post them...fizzygrrl said:Does anyone have a site or anything with beter instructions than these pictures that came from givi? I'm pretty lost; I guess they figure guys never read instructions :lao
I actually used duct tape to hold a bolt in on my volkswagen (the old one broke off somehow, and the alternator wasn't sitting right. A new bolt, some small wire, and a little duct tape and I was good to go). I was a broke high school student and had to resort to what I had on hand.fizzygrrl said:Gosh you sound like the man unit; no wonder everything breaks around here nfloor
connecting the wire using GIVIs light wiring will work if you splice it in after the taillight plug in the side panel correct?MrVvrroomm said:You do NOT, I repeat do NOT want to wire the Givi's box into your tail light circuit. It will overheat the light and cause damage to the light & possibly box.
MrVvrroomm said:The brake light installation is very simple. Find a socket that is about the same size, slightly smaller than the hole in the underside of the mounting plate. Then carefully, smack the socket with a hammer and break out the knockout hole.
Thread the contact and wire through the hole, snap contact into hole. Now thread the wire up under the seat, through bodywork and tap into (with supplied solderless splice) into your BRAKE light, NOT your tail light. It doesn't matter + or -, there is no polarity issue here.
The brake light wire is easy to find with a $3 continuity tester, just follow the wires back to your tail/brake light circuit, turn ignition on, press or squeeze brake lever and start poking wires until you find one that lights up. You do NOT, I repeat do NOT want to wire the Givi's box into your tail light circuit. It will overheat the light and cause damage to the light & possibly box.
The light is actually the easiest part of the whole installation.
Here is what an E52 top case looks like mounted to my FJR with brake light on.
The color match for the Cerulean Silver is perfect. I've got a couple of buddies that have them on their FJR's in the same color and it's perfect.kevbelz said:As I posted earlier, I am getting the V46 (without light, but maybe will change my mind later) colormatched in cerulean silver (supposedly). hopefully the color will match perfectly, although I am thinking a black case would flow better considering the top of the fairing is black. If the color isn't a match, givi has agreed to exchange the colorplate with any other color without a restocking fee, since I am testing it for them.