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Old 03-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #4066
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Has anyone mounted a removeable top box yet? I am going to start riding the bike to work and need secure, waterproof storage, but I would like it to be easily removeable when not needed. I don't need a lot of capacity (change of clothes, lunch, and my portable radio). Thanks, Bill
Yep, I put a GIVI 300 on a ManRacks. Got the generic plate from Twisted. I needed a way to get my lunch and other crap to work. Will never leave the GIVI on for anything off road tho. Not a good idea at all.

Twas a cold ass 24F on the way to work this morning (5:30 am) But by 9am it was warming up nicely



If this was July, there would be two Harleys, an older Connie, a Gold Wing, and a CRF250L parked here. Today, there was only my Lil Honda in the lonely motorcycle parking spot.





guess my co workers are sceered of a little ice and snow
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:14 PM   #4067
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I just did this mod and it was very simple. Don't forget to add electric grease on your connections. This will help to prevent any corrosion.


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Did your light come with a separate 12 o'clock circut board that you had to swap out with the other circut board?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=y59BJCUVyQY

First links, so hopefully they work. All in all, it's a great kit, and I'm very happy with it!
This is what was included with my purchase.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:09 PM   #4068
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Thanks for the info on the DRC 12 o'clock Labs LED Tail Lamp.

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Old 03-28-2013, 06:57 PM   #4069
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brake snake

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Just thought of the route I'm going with the snake brake/shifter. Go to where they sell single guitar strings, the kind with a eyelet on the end. Put the end through loop to make a hangman's knot. Pull it tight over the shifter, and secure it with bailing wire (the kind we used to put where the spokes crossed, or similar), to make sure it can't back off. Drill a hole somewhere on your skid plate, nut and bolt from hardware store/Locktite, trim off excess. On the brake side, I'll drill a hole through the lever. Hey, if you know someone who plays, it's free, they're going to trash them anyway, except for the hardware. Leave a little slack, you won't even need a tuning fork. Hey, the blue bike guys have tuning forks on the tank.



19 cent worth of 1/16 inch cable and two crimp cable clamps at 19 cents a piece and the snake is installed. If ya break it you have bigger problems than a broken snake.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #4070
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Well as a guitar player - no matter what gauge guitar string, they aren't going to be stong enough - same with the bailing wire - my brake snakes appear to be braided steel(?) wire
I'll let you know if they hold up. I'm going with Ernie Ball .050 phosphor studio bronze. Maybe it should be a bass string. Could be a while, I'm not looking to intentionally hit something. They held up OK when Beluchi smashed that axe in Animal House. Anyway, at $1.15, it's worth a shot, errr a pluck. Oh well, CRF's only would only charge $40 to ship me a couple.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:20 PM   #4071
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Has anyone mounted a removeable top box yet? I am going to start riding the bike to work and need secure, waterproof storage, but I would like it to be easily removeable when not needed. I don't need a lot of capacity (change of clothes, lunch, and my portable radio). Thanks, Bill
I really like my J.C. Whitney Travel Trunk.



This travel trunk locks to a metal mounting plate, and is easily removed after you reach your destination, or return home. Unfortunately, J.C. Whitney no longer sells this item, so one needs to buy the equivalent travel trunk from eBay, or another vendor. If you decide to purchase a copy of this travel trunk, make sure you get a travel trunk with a metal mounting plate; the plastic mounting plates will fail.



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Old 03-28-2013, 07:22 PM   #4072
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I really like my J.C. Whitney Travel Trunk.



This travel trunk locks to a metal mounting plate, and is easily removed after you reach your destination, or return home. Unfortunately, J.C. Whitney no longer sells this item, so one needs to buy the equivalent travel trunk from eBay, or another vendor. If you decide to purchase a copy of this travel trunk, make sure you get a travel trunk with a metal mounting plate; the plastic mounting plates will fail.



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Even if secured with a guitar string?
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:39 PM   #4073
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The Givi, or Coocase, while more expensive, have the feature of the two red buttons you can see on the back. The top one opens it up, while the bottom one releases it from the base unit. Some of them have a handle incorporated , so you can carry it like a briefcase. I have a Givi top case on my street bike, made by Givi, sold as an accessory through Kawi. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-...=3019&limit=48
That Coocase doesn't seem too badly priced, but I don't think that's actually a Givi case. Probably very similar to many of the knock offs. - http://www.twistedthrottle.com/cooca...on-matte-black

We have about 9 givi cases between my wife and I and really enjoy them, but they are pretty pricey and wanted to let the OP know of some cheaper knock off's if he didn't want to spend that much for a Givi.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #4074
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Even if secured with a guitar string?
No, I wouldn't use a guitar string to secure my loaded travel trunk.

My J.C. Whitney Travel Trunk has taken a lot of abuse for several years. I like it so much, I bought a spare when they were on sale for $48, delivered.



However, I do recommend the purchase of a travel trunk with a metal mounting plate. The plastic mounting plates will fail.



You can pack a lot of stuff in the large travel trunks, and they are very easy to remove for the evening, or for hiding in the brush while taking an impromptu, off road excursion.



These travel trunks are very handy when taking a multi-day excursion.



These travel trunks are also quite handy for grocery shopping, or running other errands around town.



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Old 03-28-2013, 10:43 PM   #4075
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Cycra Handguards

Anyone mounted the Cycra Series One Alloy Bar Pack hard guards with the triple clamp front mount system. Do they work together??
Like these:
http://store.cycraracing.com/seonealbarpa2.html

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:44 PM   #4076
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Spud Rider, is that Idaho?






When are you going to make a nice chain guide roller for the CRF-L?
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:49 PM   #4077
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Spud Rider, is that Idaho?

When are you going to make a nice chain guide roller for the CRF-L?
Yes, the photos are from Idaho, Cat. Thanks for asking, but I'm out of the chain roller business.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:53 PM   #4078
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So I took the LRP on the freeway today and it wobbles a little. Is it the wind or the knobby tire?
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:23 AM   #4079
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Is the DRC tail light bracket made of steel or aluminum? (It looks like steel but in one of the catalog descriptions it says alloy.)
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:13 AM   #4080
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Is the DRC tail light bracket made of steel or aluminum? (It looks like steel but in one of the catalog descriptions it says alloy.)
I'm pretty sure that mine was steel..
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