I sort of like my top box. Original owner called it the shoe. Nice to lock up stuff on errands and such, but off road on my poor man's KLR I will not take it. I had my laptop, paper stuff and food in mine in my fly and ride.
Gonna make a dog carrier for the KLR, cut out the top of a pet carrier where the handle is so she can see. My Aussie will go exploring with me soon.