Top Case for the 990

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by aaronc76, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. aaronc76

    aaronc76 Adventurer

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    Hello,
    I just got my adventure 990 about a month ago.
    I have a few questions regarding it that I will ask with time I guess...

    First,
    Any recommended top cases for the bike?
    Anyone knows http://www.globescout.de/ ??
    Are they reliable? good? comfort?

    Thanks,
    A
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  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Pelican 1500? I like that setup on my bike.
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  3. aaronc76

    aaronc76 Adventurer

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    Looks a bit small.
    What fits in?
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  4. eebrumfi

    eebrumfi eebrumfi

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  5. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    I just put the KTM adventure trunk on my 2012 and it has been a great bang for the buck. It's plastic but appears to be sturdy and I wanted one to be flat on top so that I can strap larger items to the outside.

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  6. beergut

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  7. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Here's a picture of the Pelican 1500 on the 950. It's not huge, but I like the size. I can put a 15" laptop in it and get to work. The side cases are Pelican 1550s.

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  8. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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  9. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    First question is what do you want to carry? Do you want something big enough to store your helmet, groceries? I use a small Pelican Case (1450 IIRC), which works well for smaller loads.
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  10. tfitch03

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    $45 for the case and $50 for the Hepco Becker Latch. Riveted the two together and I have a lockable quick release system. (my bike came with the mount HB mount)

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  12. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    I run my Gobi Topcase all the time. Its great, Solid, Weather proof, And it looks good.
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  13. aaronc76

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    Hello All,
    Thanks for your inputs.

    "el queso" is right, I didn't write what I need the case for.
    The every day use is for my "working" bag which contains a Laptop, hard disk, charging cable, mouse and some extra sh*t in it. It is about 50X35X18 centimeters (highXwideXdeep) .
    From time to time I would like to put some groceries from the supermarket.
    Helmet and jacket for short terms parking.

    I would like of course to have a "quick release" mechanism.
    After taking out the case I want to have a flat rack that will fit my "riding" bag and traveling equipment.

    On the last bike I had, Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré, I had a Givi rack + top case. It was very practical but the rack was not very useful without the top case.

    I guess that ~40 Liters is my need, unless I will find a very wide case that will fit with my bag, but then my helmet would not fit in.

    • The pelican is very small and not fits my needs.
    • The KTM adventure and the Gobi (which looks very much the same to me) are a bit small for me. I tried them at my bike shop and it didn't fit my bag.
    • KTM/Shad Is the most practical, no doubt! An high ratio of money/value. However, I prefer an aluminium case.
    • Atlas has no photos or any info in their site.
    • Jesse luggage looks nice, I will try to find more about these guys.

    Thanks!
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  14. beergut

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    For what its worth, the KTM top case seems to be waterproof. :rofl

    I use the case for the same reasons you need a case. It works great.
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  15. enduroprofi

    enduroprofi TR Adventurer

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    Hi Aaronc,

    I had Globescout 2x35 lt pannier and 45 lt topbox

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    It's excellent shape, looks very nice and high quality
    Very stronger, very flashy

    Topbox can fit a helmet and some little etc.
    Side pannier can fit a your jacket but I'm not sure for your laptop bag

    There is some information here
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=859924&highlight=1190

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    unfortunately don't fit for your laptop bag
    maybe change your laptop bag
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  16. aaronc76

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    Looks good indeed.
    And maybe you're right. will be easier to find a different bag than to find a topcase.

    Thanks
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  17. Gil.caz

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    if you are going to be putting your helmet and jacket inside the case id go for a bigger case than the gobi. But i have just put my jacket in the case and locked my helmet on my bike. but if you need to keep it out of the weather then id say something bigger for sure.

    i have fit my helmet inside, but that was it. arai xd

    but other than that it is a great case. the bars on top make it so you can strap stuff on top and still have room for a passenger. and the back rest option is nice for that too.

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  18. GJ990

    GJ990 Been here awhile

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    This. Cheap and good quality. I don't have the quick release latch, so mine was even more affordable.
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  19. Big_John

    Big_John Ridin 4 the King

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    I did a Pelican 1450. Love the size. Most guys that do Pelicans.....I think, go too big.

    On top of my 1450 will also mount 2, 1 gallon Rotopax water containers. I might buy two fuel containers as well.....but water for now, for camping in the desert.

    Pics to come, after the Rotopax's arrive.
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