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Old 09-05-2008, 04:36 PM   #121
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:44 PM   #122
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Ugly, but then so is the bike... The top box is way too useful not to have.


I respectfully disagree. I like the looks of the Givi cases on your VStrom. Not only functional, but quite stylish.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:21 PM   #123
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I got round to sorting out my beautiful top box

Ok so it's still fugly but it's even more functional now (and that's why we use them right?).

Here it is set up to take a pillion:


Here it is ready to be re-positioned:


Here it is set up for solo riding with the weight where it should be,not out the back like a pendulum (it does make a big difference funnily enough ) :


I had to cut off the top bar of the H&B rack so the box sits right,the key can be used to operate it,I can scoot back in the saddle for high speed cruising and the 'duck bill' can still be used with the extra fitting plate on it:


It took a bit of measuring and plenty of 'by-eye' calculating where the right place for it was,I had to cut a bit out of both fitting plates to keep everything functional.
There's an Aluminum (or Aluminium if your Uly is in the UK ) plate running inside the rubber of the 'duck-tail' which is thicker by a few mm on one side for some reason which seems fine to bolt the fitting plate to with coach-bolts (domed heads so as not to damage the saddle material).
The wiring for the integral brake lights and revolving beacon are on push-fit connectors for easy moving of the box whilst keeping all the electrics functional :




I've done roughly 600 (fairly rough-have you been to the Isle of Man?) miles with the box on the 'duck tail' now and everything is fine so far.

Once you go top box you can't go back!
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:26 PM   #124
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It has a flat bottom and could actually be mounted on anything.
Sounds like my ex!!!



Norsman, you oughtta give me a call sometime....I live in Kirksville!!!!
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:53 PM   #125
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What fairing/windshield is this?
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:28 PM   #126
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I have the OEM aluminum adv boxes for my 1150 GS.

I've taken the top box off and just left the side cases. I like it better this way. It seems to handle a touch better (less "tippy" feeling) with that 20+ lbs off the tail of the bike.

When I went camping a couple of weeks back, I just strapped dry bags to the area the top box was. I am sure I will still use the top box when I really need it. Right now I do not. I much prefer the extra storage of the side boxes vs. going solo with a single top box.

One day this will all be moot when I put some Jessie's on and sell the three cases in the flea market!
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:24 PM   #127
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Here's mine



This pic was posted in another thread. Let me know what you think?

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Old 09-10-2008, 12:35 PM   #128
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:44 PM   #129
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This pic was posted in another thread. Let me know what you think?
IT LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD HURT. Oh so ugly.
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:09 PM   #130
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Mine doesn't affect the handling. I bought my KLR because it's cheap and reliable. I don't care what you or any other drama queen thinks about it's looks.

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Old 09-10-2008, 01:18 PM   #131
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Nice

THE GOOD OLD DOUBLE STACK.

Anyone care to go one more? Let's see a TRIPPLE
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:01 PM   #132
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Triples you say?






....actually these are "whoops". YAY!
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:28 PM   #133
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I know it's not a top box.

But DAKEZ wanted to see a tripple stack, well heres two tripple stacks .

(Not mine,just one of my fellow nutjobs from the Ratbikezone)




Needless to say they had a special on Stella that week .
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:27 PM   #134
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Now that is beautiful

Damn I think I did that one once myself
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Old 09-13-2008, 04:21 PM   #135
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Cool2 Does not apply for Strom owners

I have a DL650 ergo I don't care about looks.
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