What is up with all the TOP BOXES?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by DAKEZ, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    That is a tour pack or "Trunk" on a full on FLHTCU Geezer Glide Bagger. Top Box comments are not applicable to such.

    Gold Wings are also exempt as are Kawasaki Voyagers and Yamaha Ventures.

    All these bikes were designed around the Trunk and the Queens Throne :deal and as such just do not look right without them.

    Translation: Rolling Barcoloungers need not apply. :lol3


    edit: p.s. I can't believe you have not changed out those hideous hinges yet.
  2. PerfectZebra

    PerfectZebra Been here awhile

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    First time I've heard it referred to as that. Perfect!
  3. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    King of beers/beer carrier that is! :lol3


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  4. rc mad

    rc mad Physycotic gecko

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    It's on again for the winter, i use a rucksack in the summer months but the top box is waterproof :lol3
  5. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    If after reading this thread any of you have been so completely shamed by your poor sense of esthetics that you want to sell your GSA topcase, please PM me. :D
  6. Whitebread117

    Whitebread117 I do what I want

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    Was going to go with a medium Pelican but I ride a KLR and this was free:D

    Washdown rated electrical enclosure. Powdercoated steel with krylon flat black overtop. Works great but I'm not a fan of the tall top box look and I'm sick of hitting my foot on it swinging a leg over so it'll eventually be replaced by something more compact.

    Hey it's better than a milk crate, right?
  7. 0theories

    0theories Been here awhile

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    That's actually a really nice looking combo. I ride with a topbox because i don't have side cases (I think those look way better) because of the high pipe... Holds everything i need for a weekend trip (well, with the backpack strapped to it with camping stuff).

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  8. Frostback

    Frostback Frostback

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    My top boss . . . what? OH. . . you said Top Box!
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  9. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Just strivin' for FUGLY. As I have nearly $20 into the thing, and there's no way to make a KLR significantly uglier than it is, I just go with the flow. I tend not to be looking at my bike too much when I'm riding.

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  10. farmerstu

    farmerstu Been here awhile

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  11. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Nate? Is that you?
  12. mikesova

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    It's a plastic Stahlin electrical enclosure. My dad's friend used to work there and gave me some of the ones that were going to be tossed. It's heavy duty, lockable, and water tight.
  13. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.

    People who worry themselves with the appearance of hinges on horrific road couches should have their medication checked. At the least, their opinion should count even less than the usual internet yabbo.
  14. IheartmyNx

    IheartmyNx Ihave2draft

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    :hide

    ...though currently not on the bike. The guy's "adapter" weighs a ton.

    Handy? Yes...

    Sexy? No.

    As practical as a van though...


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    Now if i could adapt the SM-T bags, that'd be nice.

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    lol, not in a million years... http://www.ktm-parts.com/62012025100.html

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  15. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Pass the aspirin… That one hurt. :pissed
  16. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    I love my top case. I can pack water, lunch, extra gloves, netbook, extra layers of clothing etc....

    Cheapy Emgo top case that can hold all of the above or hold a helmet, jacket liner, extra gloves and a sweatshirt if I leave the netbook, water and lunch at home. Pictured below halfway home on a 640 mile day trip.
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    Pictured below with the Emgo topcase and factory Kawasaki/Givi luggage rack and side cases.

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    I'm looking forward to heading out for some longer weekend rides this coming spring.

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  17. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

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    What the Heck are those?? :eek1 Mortar Tubes??? Rocket Launchers???

    Looks Battle Ready :wink:!
  18. farmerstu

    farmerstu Been here awhile

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    LOL that's exactly what we call them "rocket launchers" short trips we put a foldup chair in each side tube. going for more than a few days we pack clothes in the side tubes and pillows and coffee maker,binos,and small stuff in the center. they have been down the road over 20,000 miles(including the dragon, beartooth,million dollar hiway, cal.1) [​IMG]
  19. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    Pretty sure those will get you a ticket in CA if a cop actually cared to stop you. I'd be passing you immediately if I found myself in back of those death traps. Just because you can mount something on your hog doesn't mean it's safe or smart. WTF. Get some real luggage. What a joke.
  20. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

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    Bolt on or strapped? Do they shift at all when you're riding? I have to confess that I like my side cases because the weight is lower and they aren't going anywhere, even if the bike goes down.