V Strom 650cc & 1000cc Top Box Adaptor Bracket
This is an adaptor plate I have been working on for ages and finally sorted it out! It is made from 2mm thick quality stainless steel and, as always, is hand finished by me.
The problem with the Suzuki top box was that when mounted it was very uncomfortable for a pillion to lean against and also impossible to get the seat off. This bracket fits the 650cc models and the 1000cc models and once fitted allows the seat to be more easily removed and gives the pillion some extra room.
My adaptor plate relocates the box 80mm to the rear of the rack and uses the existing shoe, rubber mounts and fasteners in addition to some additional stainless fasteners which come with it.
It is easy to fit with only a basic knowledge of DIY required. All you simply do is re drill the two original mounting holes 80mm to the rear of the Suzuki rack, change over the shoe and rubber mounts to my adaptor plate then fit the adaptor plate to the Suzuki rack.
The adaptor plate will come with full fitting instructions.
The adaptor plate also comes with a laser profiled `V` logo because it looks good!
Essential addition to the V.
Second hand bike came with this on already. So glad it did as not being able to remove the seat with the top box in place would be massively frustrating when touring. Really nicely made and the V logo is a lovely touch which shows through the brake light after dark.
Rix Hobbs | Sheffield | September 2020
Well engineered, nicely finished, easy!
The extender is great. The instructions are clear and fitting was simple. It looks good and does the job. A little more vibration movement evident but nothing to worry about.
Very pleased with the service and the product - great to be able to remove seat with box in position.
Nick phillips | Norfolk | June 2020