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Old 12-28-2011, 10:36 PM   #511
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #512
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It's a plastic Stahlin electrical enclosure. My dad's friend used to work there and gave me some of the ones that were going to be tossed. It's heavy duty, lockable, and water tight.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #513
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That is a tour pack or "Trunk" on a full on FLHTCU Geezer Glide Bagger. Top Box comments are not applicable to such.

Gold Wings are also exempt as are Kawasaki Voyagers and Yamaha Ventures.

All these bikes were designed around the Trunk and the Queens Throne and as such just do not look right without them.

Translation: Rolling Barcoloungers need not apply.


edit: p.s. I can't believe you have not changed out those hideous hinges yet.

People who worry themselves with the appearance of hinges on horrific road couches should have their medication checked. At the least, their opinion should count even less than the usual internet yabbo.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:21 PM   #514
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...especially the Stich

I forgot to mention LET'S SEE SOME PHOTOS So we can rate them on the scale.



...though currently not on the bike. The guy's "adapter" weighs a ton.

Handy? Yes...

Sexy? No.

As practical as a van though...









Now if i could adapt the SM-T bags, that'd be nice.




lol, not in a million years... http://www.ktm-parts.com/62012025100.html

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Old 01-03-2012, 12:07 AM   #515
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Pass the aspirin… That one hurt.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:59 AM   #516
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I love my top case. I can pack water, lunch, extra gloves, netbook, extra layers of clothing etc....

Cheapy Emgo top case that can hold all of the above or hold a helmet, jacket liner, extra gloves and a sweatshirt if I leave the netbook, water and lunch at home. Pictured below halfway home on a 640 mile day trip.


Pictured below with the Emgo topcase and factory Kawasaki/Givi luggage rack and side cases.



I'm looking forward to heading out for some longer weekend rides this coming spring.

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Old 01-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #517
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What the Heck are those?? Mortar Tubes??? Rocket Launchers???

Looks Battle Ready !
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #518
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What the Heck are those?? Mortar Tubes??? Rocket Launchers???

Looks Battle Ready !
LOL that's exactly what we call them "rocket launchers" short trips we put a foldup chair in each side tube. going for more than a few days we pack clothes in the side tubes and pillows and coffee maker,binos,and small stuff in the center. they have been down the road over 20,000 miles(including the dragon, beartooth,million dollar hiway, cal.1)
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:33 PM   #519
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LOL that's exactly what we call them "rocket launchers" short trips we put a foldup chair in each side tube. going for more than a few days we pack clothes in the side tubes and pillows and coffee maker,binos,and small stuff in the center. they have been down the road over 20,000 miles(including the dragon, beartooth,million dollar hiway, cal.1)
Pretty sure those will get you a ticket in CA if a cop actually cared to stop you. I'd be passing you immediately if I found myself in back of those death traps. Just because you can mount something on your hog doesn't mean it's safe or smart. WTF. Get some real luggage. What a joke.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:51 AM   #520
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LOL that's exactly what we call them "rocket launchers" short trips we put a foldup chair in each side tube. going for more than a few days we pack clothes in the side tubes and pillows and coffee maker,binos,and small stuff in the center. they have been down the road over 20,000 miles(including the dragon, beartooth,million dollar hiway, cal.1)
Bolt on or strapped? Do they shift at all when you're riding? I have to confess that I like my side cases because the weight is lower and they aren't going anywhere, even if the bike goes down.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:06 AM   #521
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how bout this. THEMATT get bent.
NHBILL hi, they are bolted together on a rack that slides into the reinforced plate on the sissy bar, they have to go straight in then down an inch to lock in. they are held down with two short straps that attach to the nondetachable sissy bar mount.
easy to remove and bring into a tent or motel room. but trust me they won't go anywhere otherwise. and yes, they are way top heavy, but really no worse than a passenger, also i'm tall so have plenty of leverage when stopped, which is the only time the high weight is a problem. I don't mind being called the clampetts' when we travel, but i do object to being called an idiot.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:13 AM   #522
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Oh... rate mine. (mine's on the left)

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:24 AM   #523
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:37 AM   #524
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Believe it or not, my 52 liter Givi Maxia won't hold my new XXL Arai RX-Q sitting upright. I have to put it in on it's side. Time for a bigger topcase?
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:01 AM   #525
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Pretty sure those will get you a ticket in CA if a cop actually cared to stop you. I'd be passing you immediately if I found myself in back of those death traps. Just because you can mount something on your hog doesn't mean it's safe or smart. WTF. Get some real luggage. What a joke.


While there is not really a placement on the Top box ugly scale, I am not sure why you would think he would get pulled over or why you think the set-up is unsafe????

By “real luggage” do you mean something similar to half the riders I see out there with a bungee corded mess of a mismatched crap?

While I personally do not find the tube luggage appealing I would NOT be afraid to ride behind such a clean set-up.

I would not be there for long anyway. I’m never there for long.

For origional thinking: (at least it is "rocket launchers" that comes to mind instead of "Ugly Wart")
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