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Greetings. Does anyone else's Top box slide back and forth (sideways)/shift slightly? When I looked at the screws holding the pegs, there are plastic washes that seem to enable the sliding. If it is supposed to shift, anyone have an explanation why?
 

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Aerodynamics. That slight movement as air passes over prevents that from being transmitted to the bike chassis at higher speeds, resulting in potential death wobble.
 

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I just installed mine and all the back-and-forth sliding is in the mounting plate. It's clearly the design intent as there are slots and elongated plastic bushings that enable it to slide left/right. I've never encountered this in the past on other bikes I've owned but this is definitely how it's supposed to work.
 

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I just installed mine and all the back-and-forth sliding is in the mounting plate. It's clearly the design intent as there are slots and elongated plastic bushings that enable it to slide left/right. I've never encountered this in the past on other bikes I've owned but this is definitely how it's supposed to work.
I think Truimph came up with this floating luggage mounts first, I could be wrong? Harley out sourced the panniers to SW Motec and they know their onions. I still find Givi hard to beat for longevity.
 

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Greetings. Does anyone else's Top box slide back and forth (sideways)/shift slightly? When I looked at the screws holding the pegs, there are plastic washes that seem to enable the sliding. If it is supposed to shift, anyone have an explanation why?
I had the same issue, but after the base plate recall this is resolved now. It seems they have used different washers this time.
 
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