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Old 05-03-2011, 04:37 PM   #16
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The E46 is way bigger than the Emgo but it is wider and longer, not any higher. With a helmet in the Emgo there is not a lot of room left over. The lid barely closes on the helmet but I think that the Fulmer is larger than most helmets. The Fulmer is so big that an E46 will also barely close over it. Of course the Givi is something like four times the price of the Emgo.

A mesh jacket may fit in the box but not along with a helmet. If I want to leave my jacket on the scooter I run a cable through the sleeve and lock it to the scooter.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:53 PM   #17
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Hey guys

anybody know where i might get a very small topcase? say the size of a two slice toaster or thereabouts?

not much longer, wider, or higher then this, i suppose

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:20 PM   #18
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i cant seem to find the EMGO any where for under $70 plus shipping. Any links would be aprreciated
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:22 PM   #19
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where can i find sheet metal would my local home depot or lowes have it?
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:21 AM   #20
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I have an 2009 Super 8 150. I put a Givi top case on it. The Givi was a smaller case. The Case came with a mounting plate. It took about 15 minutes to install. Works great. I think the model I bought was a E30N. It was $100.00

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Old 05-04-2011, 06:52 AM   #21
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thanks Bronco638 would you mind putting a picture up when you get a chance of how you mounted it and what the custom rack looks like? please


Here's a link to my blog where I discuss the fabrication of the rack: CommuterNX

When I'm at work, I can get my helmet (Arai XD3), gloves (2 pair), towel, dry sack, sunglasses and rain boot covers in the E35. I believe JC Whitney sells knock-offs for cheap.

I have some ideas how to put a base plate over that 'rear rack'. You can source aluminum plate at McMaster-Carr. Local home improvement stores may carry a limited selection but be prepared for high pricing.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:21 AM   #22
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Givi boxes are higher quality than Emgo. I had a Givi 35L trunk on a previous bike and really liked it. I think I paid around $179 for it over 10 years ago. $100 for a Givi is a good deal.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:02 AM   #23
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It is the standard price for the box I bought. You should be able to buy the E30N any where for $100.00.

It works out good for me.

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Old 05-04-2011, 09:21 AM   #24
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ok thanks guys. i ordered it online from amazon. I am thinking of placing the sheet metal above the rack and getting longer screws to go through the sheet metal and rack. then the mounting plate to the sheet metal.what gauge thickness do you think would be sufficient enough for the stability?
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I would go with at least .062" (1/16") but would prefer .125 (1/8") in aluminum. That way it'll be light and rust-free. It won't be cheap though. Try to find "aircraft grade" aluminum which would most likely be 6061. I would use stainless steel fasteners with nylon insert nuts ("nylocs") or thread distorting nuts. Use some nylon spacers to position the aluminum panel just above the rack (the lower the better, you don't want to the load to leverage those fasteners loose). If the current rack screws into the body with sheet metal screws, you'll want to drill out the holes (slightly) and use fender washers to spread the load into the bodywork.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:45 AM   #26
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yeah the aluminum might be a little costly i was thinking of sheet metal and then spraying it with rust free paint plack to match the top case.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:44 AM   #27
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I would suggest having it powder coated. It's more $$ than spray paint but it's also more durable.
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ok thanks guys. i ordered it online from amazon. I am thinking of placing the sheet metal above the rack and getting longer screws to go through the sheet metal and rack. then the mounting plate to the sheet metal.what gauge thickness do you think would be sufficient enough for the stability?
So which one did you order, the Emgo or Givi?
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:50 AM   #29
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the EMGO i couldnt justify the extra money for a givi when im gonna have to make it custom anyway
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