What is up with all the TOP BOXES?

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

  1. WormShanks

    WormShanks b00b

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    I am with you on that! I would like to see more effort on the part of manufactures to integrate storage compartments into different bikes. I bet it could be done well if some thought were put into it. The NC700X comes to mind as a step in that direction. The fact that bolt on warts never seem to utilize space as efficiently as possible bugs me :D.
  2. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    The stylish trend toward minimizing rear subframes and seats in the interest of weight reduction has left few options for mounting points. If you are lucky, you have a grab handle mount in addition to the passenger pegs.

    Here's the worst pic I have of the setup on a Ninja 650R.

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  3. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    That's not a Sport Bike. :deal
  4. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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  5. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    LOL

    I'm looking at the link, it looks like there are holes drilled through the case anyway, the only advantage is the easy removal?

    I think I can make those mounts in my shop for alot less than $60.00 (DAM, I think I need a KLR):eek1
  6. Escaped

    Escaped Been here awhile

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  7. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    No way, Grainbelt. NFW. So far this http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/machine/details.aspx?ID=4434 has to be the grand prize winner. Just avert your eyes :eek1

    Somebody PLEEEEZE buy this blot on the Earth, I mean this lovely motorcycle. :ear:ear
  8. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    it has cup holder on it :D
  9. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I have no idea, I paid out the ass for italian stuff that barely fits together. :baldy


    :lol3


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  10. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    We were talkin racks mounting points, briefly.

    But I might have that black 650R beat. :augie
  11. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    I don't have a picture that shows it from the side when it's closed, but a couple of pics show this utility-only box.
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    It's the bees knees for coldl weather rides with the amount of clothing I can shed as the temperatures rise. These pictures are summer and it's far larger than I need for that time of year.

    As an aside, I have liners for the side cases, but right-sized stuff-sacks are far more convenient. The stuff-sacks wedge in there firmly enough that they stay put when opening the side-cases. The liners were OK, but I had to futz with them while closing the cases. The stuff sacks stay out of the way.

    But back to top cases: FIRE AWAY!
  12. Aghartha

    Aghartha Awesome

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    Looking back through this thread makes me feel ashamed for having a top box on my old KLR.

    I was so clueless.
  13. 2tallnwide

    2tallnwide Long timer

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  14. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    OMG I have the wrong bike! :(: AND the nerdy top box too :cry

    When oh when will I learn the right brands and gear that will buy the approval that is so important for having fun riding a motorcycle?
  15. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Here is my new Versys and it's box.

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  16. Shirker

    Shirker Been here awhile

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    My Vstrom/box combo looks a lot like yours, but both would probably fit under the bike's back end.
  17. Aghartha

    Aghartha Awesome

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    Settle down, I'm not the one who said the KLR was the wrong bike. I miss mine sometimes.
  18. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Here's a good shot.

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  19. atleastbehandy

    atleastbehandy Adventurer

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    Here's my Givi E45N on the back of my T-Dub. I can fit my boots (14"), pants, jacket, and gloves in there with room for a sandwich. Or I can fit my helmet in there with room for beer.

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  20. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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