What is up with all the TOP BOXES?

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

  1. Namecheck

    Namecheck Like a Sir!

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    Has anyone seen that glove box from Corbin? Tell me the truth - is it horrible looking or cool.

    G'head - I can take it. If I buy and look like a terd I will be forever sad.
  2. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Never heard of it. Let me look. Google GOOGLE google...
    http://www.corbin.com/accessories/glovebox.shtml
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    Well, OK then. That certainly is an answer. Uh, what was the question?
  3. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    Too big for too little interior space. I would rather a tank bag, both price wise, and size wise.
  4. Dan Man

    Dan Man ex-adventurer

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    ughhh. I am not that disciplined. If I had the space I would use it!

    I either dont smoke cigerettes or smoke a pack a day. I have a hard time finding middle ground sometimes.
  5. kojack

    kojack My Hardley Ableson is a POS

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    I have a seahorse 540 for a top case on my KLR, it holds my camp stove, cooking utensils, lighters, general camping necessities and the most important item, mountain money...
  6. optimum_malarky

    optimum_malarky Premium nonsense

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    I would like to create a similar set-up for my SV1000n. What size box is that?
  7. duck

    duck Banned

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    Last summer I replaced my Emgo with this 26L Givi. Think it looks a little better and holds a wee bit more:

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  8. Droptop50

    Droptop50 Been here awhile

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    Have this left over top from my wrecked 1200RT that I am considering mounting to the GS. Whatcha think? I like the convenience of a top case but not sure this would fit aesthetically with the box cases....

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  9. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Thanks Klay. Can't believe I slipped that one by for over 3 years. :lol3


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  10. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Have done that on a couple SV650s, three or four Aprilias, and a handful of Hondas.

    Buy the generic plastic topbox plate so you can put 4 bolts through the seat, preferably along spines in the seat pan for strength.

    What size box? That looks like an E50, but once you have the plate, you use any Givi topbox you want, as long as it's the same style as the plate (Monokey or monolock are the two styles, not interchangeable.)

    The one concern is to make sure the latch is well supported on both sides (bike and seat) and strong enough for a load it wasn't really designed for.
  11. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    Is mine bad enough to qualify as fugly? :evil
    Came off of my old KLR - looked the part a bit more there.

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  12. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    I see the Milk Crate in the Garage. :lol3
  13. Conedodger

    Conedodger Wanna Ride

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    Same one I have. Honda OEM for the VFR. I never noticed how ugly it is. May be because it is behind me! :rofl

    I'll admit, mine spends most of its time in the garage. I use it primarily for trips.

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  14. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    Close. That's a cat carrier. Would strap down pretty easily though :evil
  15. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Big and ugly, about 70ish liters. Will hold anything. Just cleaned out the trunk of a car and was able to shove everything in it (had a couple things in the side cases, 4 helmets to be exact)

    Been meaning to send it back to Jesse for some upgrades.

    One thing I love is that the lid opens all the way forward to become a table. With the footman loops mounted where they are it becomes flat when the bike is on the centerstand. This ends up being the work table for side of the road work (for others bikes of course) or a camp kitchen table for cooking.

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  16. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    Top box good, lets me lock every thing up when I leave the bike.

    Happy Trails.

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  17. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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  18. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    This is so easy. :lol3
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    Vanity, lose it and be happy.
  20. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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