EMGO Travel Trunk, Any Good?

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  1. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    I just installed a set of Givi E21's on my FZ6 and I wanted to add an inexpensive topbox to the set. The EMGO looks pretty reasonably priced and decent looking box that will fit a helmet. Is the box decent? How is the mounting system? Any pics/info would be appreciated.

    http://www.amazon.com/Emgo-72-32440-Travel-Trunk/dp/B000GVD0VE
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  2. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Hey Mike,

    Great post. A friend of mine got the Emgo trunk for the back of his Super Tenre. Thought if it looked and worked smart enough to hang on that bike, (and it looks right on it..) that it would be good enough for my stinking second gen. KLR 650.

    Had mine about a year, think I paid like 69 bucks for it from Dennis Kirks... I live close enough to Kirk's to just drive over and get one, and skip the shipping charge.

    I really like mine... no issues, really. It will fit a 3 XXXL full face helmet if nothing else is in there... :deal

    (yes, I got the huge melon).

    Ps: one tip for you-- both of us that have these opted to put the quick docking plate onto the trunk's base, but then drilled clean through it and used longer stainless bolts, washers and nylon filled lock nuts.. end result, they are perm- mounted now, I have some LEDS to back up my brake light wired into mine, as well as a cig. lighter socket to charge my iphone while I am riding. Works great.

    The quick release system a little stiff and gritty, and we did not want them inadvertently popping off if not latched onto the base all the way, so we went with the perm-mount method, never looked back, 4 bolts, your done, no worries. Weather and dust proof, looks great too.

    I have big ass Pelican Hardigg Storm cases as panniers, and the Emgo as the tailbox. Great setup.
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  3. steveb126

    steveb126 Adventurer Anonymous

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    Does anyone know if the EMGO mount will accept my monokey E36 GIVI cases ?
    Found an EMGO mount on ebay, its half the cost of the GIVI universal mount.
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  4. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    I have a givi plate and it's much larger than the EMGO. but as to which givi i have, i do not know.

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  5. 2fastlx

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    I just got one. Seems pretty solid so far.
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  6. duck

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    Word of advice #1: Do not cram pack it and use the latch to force it closed. The latch will break. And then you'll spend the rest if your trip with a string tied around it to keep it closed.:lol3

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    Word of advice #2: When the latch breaks, don't run out and buy a whole 'nother travel trunk. The lock and latch are available as a separate part. Emgo part number is 72-32442.

    Now I've got two of them!:D
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  8. Bluesmudge

    Bluesmudge Been here awhile

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    I have been using (abusing) mine for years. The price has gone up at least $10 since I bought it, but the case is still a good deal. EMGO is not known for quality, but I have to say this thing is well made.
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  9. ausguy

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    Love Mine

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  10. jsb223

    jsb223 ADV Rookie

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    If it has the plastic base, make sure it's completely flat when mounted to your rack
    or it will crack.
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  11. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    That's good info.
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  12. TheLandYacht

    TheLandYacht Adventurer

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    Do you mind if I ask where you got those side-box things? Manufacturer, model, etc would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.

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  13. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    anyone pick up a replacement latch kit for their emgo but only need the flip down section and not the lower piece? Seems thats the part that breaks but they give you the whole thing as a replacement.

    I'd be curious if that lower piece with the red button and the 4 scew holes would fit my GIVI, rather not order a $30 emgo kit replacement in order to find out. Thought maybe one of you guys had a spare.
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  14. Mobiker

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    No it won't fit. I have the Emgo and E36's.

    I only used the Emgo for a couple of years. Its a fine box for the price. The plastic for the mounting plate does not look to be as good as the plastic Givi uses. I think Givis are better made all around which is probably why they cost so much more. That said I wouldn't hesitate to use the emgo.
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  15. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Although the GIVI boxes will not fit the emgo and other off brand plates (it gets very floppy). An emgo or JC Whitney box WILL fit a GIVI plate. Certain ones may require an ever so slight filing on the INSIDE edges of the openings that slide over the mushroom bolts.

    I had a pair of GIVI cases that I used as panniers on my concours before finally getting myself a set of GIVI cases.
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