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Old 05-03-2012, 10:10 PM   #616
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Too fancy for a KLR, looks dignified.
No doubt. Where is the ActionPacker?
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:37 AM   #617
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I seriously considered the action packer, but this one just seemed less like Tupperware. In my defense, it was at least really cheap.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:08 AM   #618
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There's no denying the utility of one of these babies. Just remember to let em sit for a few minutes before you crack one open!
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #619
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wouldn't be caught dead with a top box... ranks up there with comb-overs, black socks+shorts & sandals, and scooters in general when not driven by a hot chick...
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:30 PM   #620
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wouldn't be caught dead with a top box... ranks up there with comb-overs, black socks+shorts & sandals, and scooters in general when not driven by a hot chick...

Ah, a real mans man.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:48 PM   #621
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It sure makes a weekend camping trip a lot easier.
It's pretty amazing the camp site I can pack in that ugly thing.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:40 AM   #622
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So where does mine fall on the scale? What say you all?

Do you want the brief answer? Vocals, or purely instruments?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:09 AM   #623
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Do you want the brief answer? Vocals, or purely instruments?
It doesn't appear to belong.

It looks like it is just sitting there and is going to fall off. May work well for keeping tailgaters back a little.

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:19 PM   #624
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I just had a fuckin flat and my repair kit was in my top box,,,,,,,,,,,,, sitting in the garage.

I hate fuckin flats.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:12 PM   #625
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I hate fuckin flats.

I would hope so.

I had to have my bike hauled home on a trailer from the Urban Enduro 2010. [hangs head in shame]

The suport crew looks on as I repair flat #3 for the day.



One last ditch effort (after I ran out of tubes) before giving up and waiting for the trailer ride home after flat Number 4.

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:36 AM   #626
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I feel better now knowing I aint the onliest one, learn to be one with the shame, thats what I did.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:53 PM   #627
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Which one is the top box now?




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Old 05-13-2012, 09:27 AM   #628
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Who knew that a nearly 9' long full fairing bike would suck in a cross wind???

J/K. In all honesty I'm surprised a top box would make any difference on a nearyly 800lb bike. I've always assumed a wing was an ideal highway bike.
when I rode out west the gusting wind moved it all over the place.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:01 PM   #629
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Topboxes are for folks who ride every day!

I imagine that the utility aspect of top boxes are why people suffer them on their normally good looking bikes... that's why I have one. I use my bike every day, and have done so over the last 10 years.

I run errands on my bike, so I need a secure place to stash my body armor and helmet. When I come back, I load my groceries, or whatever, and I'm off.

When my wife rides as pillon, she enjoys the perceived security of a backrest.

When I ride in very heavy city traffic, I could not "split traffic" with saddlebags, but there are no issues with a top box.

Finally, my bike has a very narrow rear profile, so the top box gives an added dimension of width to the bike, that might be more noticeable to distracted drivers, behind me. I have Hi-Viz stickers attached to the back of the box for low-light conditions.


So, for me, the poor esthetics of it are outweighed by the everyday utility of a topbox. YMMV.



I already know it is NOT pretty.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:25 PM   #630
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When I ride my wife, she enjoys the perceived security of a backrest.
There's a joke here somewhere. Somebody care to lead us to it?
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