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This is an odd one. Maybe one of you have encountered it, and figured out an easy next step.

I bought a Giv E52 case with the E331 mounting plate. It installed just fine on my Maj, so I bought one for my wife's. Step one, you take off a small piece of cowling. Step two, you fasten the metal mounting plate using four bolts into pre-threaded holes on the Maj. Except, one of the pre-threaded holes, the rear-most one on the left, isn't threaded straight. I can screw the bolt in about a quarter-inch, then it hangs up. If I force it, I might break the bolt off. I tried some WD40, but that doesn't help. And I don't want to mount it with just three out of the four bolts. So I am stumped. This happened about an hour ago. I will call the dealer in the morning, but in the meantime does anyone have any better ideas?

Best, Dave
 

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If nothing else, buy some washers to fill the dead-space, making it a tight fit. And then buy some blue locktite for the 1/4 inch that is screwed in. 3 1/2 bolts is fine and locktite is strong, it won't come out unless you really really try or heat it up.
 

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my E331 mount went straight on, no problems.

there might be a manufacturing fault with one of the threaded holes ?

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Suggest you borrow a tap and dye set and run the tap through or use what is called a chase of the proper size to clean up the threads. I wouldn't be comfortable with washers and locktite.
 

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Sounds like the hole was drilled off center in the mount making the bolt thread in at a slight angle. I would drill the hole in the mount just a hair larger or get the same size and just ream it out just enough to let the bolt go in straight. I also wouldn't tighten any of the bolts down till I was certain that they all were in properly.

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Are those the four holes under the grab rail? I wondered what they were for. I used them to attach picture hangers so that I now have something to use as anchor points for bungee cords.
 

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Thanks for all the replies, everyone. The more I thought about it, the more I wasn't comfortable with 3-1/2 bolts holding the mounting plate on. Besides, the bike is only 6 months old; I'm not ready to jury rig anything on it. I called the dealer, and I'm really glad I did. The tech said that he would try what Verlyn suggested, and use a tap to try and straighten out the threads. If that doesn't do it, since it's still under warranty, he would call Yamaha and get it fixed that way. Even better, he said that I should just give him an hour's notice or so and then drop by and he would stop what he was working on and attend to my Maj. Every time I deal with this dealer, even though they are 25 miles away, I am glad we bought our scooters there (Wright Motors/Lodi Yamaha, Lodi, CA).

Gruntled, these holes are actually under the the plastic cowling between the grab rails. If you unscrew the two screws at the very rear and underneath the grab rail, it comes off and exposes the holes.
 

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I called the dealer, and I'm really glad I did. The tech said that he would try what Verlyn suggested, and use a tap to try and straighten out the threads. If that doesn't do it, since it's still under warranty, he would call Yamaha and get it fixed that way. Even better, he said that I should just give him an hour's notice or so and then drop by and he would stop what he was working on and attend to my Maj. Every time I deal with this dealer, even though they are 25 miles away, I am glad we bought our scooters there (Wright Motors/Lodi Yamaha, Lodi, CA).
I would simply take it in to the dealer for repair. Since it is under warranty, THEY should be the ones repairing it. Then if the tap doesn't work, THEY are responsible for replacing the part. I would be concerned that if you did it yourself and it failed, that they might say it invalidated the warranty for that part. Mechanics have a fine way of disavowing any knowledge of telling a customer how to fix something if it doesn't work! :roll:
 

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Blex: You're absolutely right. The dealer offered to look at it and either fix it on the spot with the tap or fix it under warranty, so I will get it down there probably next week. As soon as it started to squeal when I tried to turn the bolt, ALL STOP. I don't work on mechanical stuff that often, so I am more than ready to turn it over to a pro.

Best, Dave
 

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Could anyone tell me if you can mount a Givi case with the OEM Passenger backrest from yamaha still on. Thanks.
 

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pamb said:
Could anyone tell me if you can mount a Givi case with the OEM Passenger backrest from yamaha still on. Thanks.
i dont think so.

i think you will need to buy the givi back rest if you want the givi topcase.

but i could be wrong (wouldn't be the first time !)

jason
 
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