Just got a kymco super 9 ac and want t put a top case on

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  1. Bronco638

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    Here's a link to my blog where I discuss the fabrication of the rack: CommuterNX

    When I'm at work, I can get my helmet (Arai XD3), gloves (2 pair), towel, dry sack, sunglasses and rain boot covers in the E35. I believe JC Whitney sells knock-offs for cheap.

    I have some ideas how to put a base plate over that 'rear rack'. You can source aluminum plate at McMaster-Carr. Local home improvement stores may carry a limited selection but be prepared for high pricing.
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  2. klaviator

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    Givi boxes are higher quality than Emgo. I had a Givi 35L trunk on a previous bike and really liked it. I think I paid around $179 for it over 10 years ago. $100 for a Givi is a good deal.
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  3. Mucka

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    It is the standard price for the box I bought. You should be able to buy the E30N any where for $100.00.

    It works out good for me.

    Russ
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  4. kglazer

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    ok thanks guys. i ordered it online from amazon. I am thinking of placing the sheet metal above the rack and getting longer screws to go through the sheet metal and rack. then the mounting plate to the sheet metal.what gauge thickness do you think would be sufficient enough for the stability?
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  5. Bronco638

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    I would go with at least .062" (1/16") but would prefer .125 (1/8") in aluminum. That way it'll be light and rust-free. It won't be cheap though. Try to find "aircraft grade" aluminum which would most likely be 6061. I would use stainless steel fasteners with nylon insert nuts ("nylocs") or thread distorting nuts. Use some nylon spacers to position the aluminum panel just above the rack (the lower the better, you don't want to the load to leverage those fasteners loose). If the current rack screws into the body with sheet metal screws, you'll want to drill out the holes (slightly) and use fender washers to spread the load into the bodywork.
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  6. kglazer

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    yeah the aluminum might be a little costly i was thinking of sheet metal and then spraying it with rust free paint plack to match the top case.
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    I would suggest having it powder coated. It's more $$ than spray paint but it's also more durable.
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    So which one did you order, the Emgo or Givi?
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  9. kglazer

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    the EMGO i couldnt justify the extra money for a givi when im gonna have to make it custom anyway
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