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Old 09-07-2012, 07:51 AM   #1921
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i looked at that, but i do like the option of taking a pillion.

you just cant get quality equipment anymore.
You have quality equipment. Givi have supplied, in exchange for your cash, a top box mount with all the fittings necessary to carry safely its load of a top box with a reasonable payload for the life of your bike, assuming you choose to use all the mounts supplied in the kit. As it is not desirable or wise to carry heavy loads cantilevered up high & well behind the axle line so it absurd to expect a manufacturer to build a top box & mount stressed for a 30kg payload.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #1922
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i looked at that, but i do like the option of taking a pillion.

you just cant get quality equipment anymore.
Is having a top box a requirement? There are other options if you can do without.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:15 PM   #1923
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Yes n no. Daily its convenient but not nessary ive got it off atm using panners. But going touring ill need it for the space.

I personally think the extra brackets are ugly crude didnt fit or line up poorly made i had to file the holes bigger to fit the supplied screws. Do not match the rest of the brackets and are a poor add on not designed for the rack.

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:15 PM   #1924
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I hear ya, 90% of the time I need sidecases only, so I went with sw-motech racks, they're good, quick on and off, but block the seat keyhole, so seat removal is annoying, if I need more space I'm strapping a bag to the passenger seat, oh well
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:35 PM   #1925
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Dont get me wrong ive got a shed full of soft luggage i use with my other bikes. Its just u only have your luggage stolen once on tour. So i only want to tour with hard lockable luggage or just dont leave things out of sight which isnt practicle when touring if u actually wana see things oncthe way

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Old 09-08-2012, 12:35 PM   #1926
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:06 AM   #1927
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As to the SW Motech racks blocking the seat release, I went to a locksmith and they cut a shorter key that I then ground off the top till it would fit between the lock and the rack. The ignition key is so long to reach the bottom of the switch, they cut the same key on a shorter blank that matched the profile of the ignition key.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #1928
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As to the SW Motech racks blocking the seat release, I went to a locksmith and they cut a shorter key that I then ground off the top till it would fit between the lock and the rack. The ignition key is so long to reach the bottom of the switch, they cut the same key on a shorter blank that matched the profile of the ignition key.
not a bad idea at all, thanks
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:25 AM   #1929
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Finally got some 2-up touring done on the 5th gen. Worked flawlessly on a 9 day trip around New England. Loving this bike more and more. With a large tank bag on top of whats pictured, we we able to fit enough gear for camping, tools, clothes and souvenirs. Only problem with the VFR compared to the 'Strom in this regard was that the top case wouldn't let me fit the two dry-bags on top of the pelicans so it was replaced with a 3rd drybag (cheap Walmart ones that work great).




Another thing that I'm finding rather funny about the VFR are the random conversations I keep having with people in cars at stoplights lately. Most of them start with "Hey.. I had a '96!!!" and usually end with how much they regret selling theirs.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:46 PM   #1930
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I have some VFR750R's. I am pretty excited about the new one. I built it myself. It is registered as 2012!

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Old 09-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #1931
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I have some VFR750R's. I am pretty excited about the new one. I built it myself. It is registered as 2012!

http://rc30.yolasite.com/project.php

Niiiice.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:56 PM   #1932
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I have some VFR750R's. I am pretty excited about the new one. I built it myself. It is registered as 2012!

http://rc30.yolasite.com/project.php
Omg man ur a legend

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Old 09-17-2012, 05:06 AM   #1933
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:36 AM   #1934
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I have some VFR750R's. I am pretty excited about the new one. I built it myself. It is registered as 2012!

http://rc30.yolasite.com/project.php
Wow nice job, that is a ton of dedication. I rode a NC35 (RVF400) once that a friend bought overseas.
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