What is up with all the TOP BOXES?

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

  1. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    Every bike I've had either had a sissy bar, or a top trunk. Most of the time I've just bent my leg enough to avoid kicking it. I tried the standing on the pegs method when I had the goldwing, with the backrest, but found it easier to just "kick" towards and over the seat, then just kinda hop towards the bike till I was sitting on it. Isn't pretty, but it works.
  2. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    When I'm camping two up, I need the space. Soft luggage works too, but the top case is exactly right for my kitchen and camping items....

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    The rest of the time I'm too lazy to take it off....
  3. dmottv

    dmottv Take the Long Way Home

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    Try it like this...
  4. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  5. Okie Moto

    Okie Moto GS n00b

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    ^^:lol3

    I really like mine.
  6. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Remember this top box atrocity? (page 46, post 677) Once again, it is NOT MINE. :eek1

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    It is STILL for sale at a certain dealer.

    Someone had actually placed a deposit on it but (probably) one of their friends or a relative must have found out and talked the potential owner off the building ledge and back to reality. :lol3
  7. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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    pelican 1610 case
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    made my own mounts
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  8. TheLandYacht

    TheLandYacht Adventurer

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    Hmmm...I just bought that box today. Tomorrow I get to figure out just how I'll attach it to the ride.

  9. TheLandYacht

    TheLandYacht Adventurer

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    In the immortal words of the great Huey...

    It's hip to be square!

  10. ride4321

    ride4321 Long timer

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    My new Dewalt top case for the scoot...

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    :evil
  11. achtung3

    achtung3 Long timer

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    Somewhere past Chicken on the top of the world hwy June 2012.

    Thrifty! Sears 24" plastic tool box, reflective stickers a tail light, spray paint, Voila!

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  12. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :clap
    ... And the fact that it's dirty ROCKS!
    :freaky
  13. achtung3

    achtung3 Long timer

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    Spray paint does wonders!:evil
  14. idahoskiguy

    idahoskiguy Long timer

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    Top Cases are SOOOO ugly, but they sure are functional:

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    :freaky
  15. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    love the new rear light in the top box top job
  16. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qDM5HiLi5bFNiTNjW9X07dMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-f7ZQ4R4OePw/T9SBeCWrwpI/AAAAAAAAACs/YxxvnYVuMz8/s800/IMG_1048.jpg" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    Yep, ugly but handy.
  17. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    Here's Daisy.

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  18. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    All 3 of those bikes make me drool!!!!:drif
    What is that Suzuki? is it a DR big? can you get those here in Amerika? or is it just sold in Europe?
  19. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Yes. In the part they call Canada. Be sure to carry a concealed weapon when you go up there to pick one up. They like that. :1drink
  20. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Thanks Dakez, should I pack a pistol or a knife? I never quite know what to bring to Canada, It's almost as bad as going to New Jersey.:D