What is up with all the TOP BOXES?

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

  1. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Thanks for the reply. It looks like a nice bag. Since the girlfriend left, I suddenly find myself with extra money in the "restaurant" budget, which might be put to better use buying something for the bike. I shall have to investigate!!!

    Thanks!!! :D
  2. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    New top box for my GS:

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    Used primarily to hold my helmet, it is tough, cheap, and narrow enough to open my side bags.

    Jim :brow
  4. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Man, I just love that bike in that color! :clap
  5. southwade

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  6. der_saeufer

    der_saeufer ?איפה בירה

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    I haven't seen any alternative uses of top boxes, so here's mine from this afternoon:

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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I always thought top boxes were ugly, especially without side cases. But, once I got one, I couldn't live easily without one.

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    Jim :brow

    PS I still think they are ugly!:deal
  8. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Something's missing.....
  9. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    :y0!

    No advrider decal.
  10. der_saeufer

    der_saeufer ?איפה בירה

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    There's one on the windscreen and another on the back, just none visible in that pic.

    The front wheel is in the back of the shop getting an Anakee 3 mounted. The rear wheel went as soon as the front was put back on. Mad props to Chaparral, who didn't even bat an eye when I said "OK, lemme go grab the front wheel first"
  11. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Okay, my bad. I stand corrected. I should have said "No visible advrider decal" in the photo.

    Ride on!!! :D
  12. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    That is just sad. :waysad
  13. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Maybe be ugly to some but they are handy.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7wzC8-kuuAq9JJryrZK-L9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UyzclT0Lfn8/UYAa_0ikwDI/AAAAAAAAHJA/AQ5qKSsBruY/s800/IMG_1782.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a>

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  14. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    That one looks like it belongs there. Well Done. :clap
  15. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Because just about every TB you see is ugly...........:D

    The factory one on the Buell looks like an afterthought. The side cases look like they belong buuuuttttt the top box not so much. But....as far as commuting it's ugly is forgotten, because it is awesome to not have to lug helmet through security.
  16. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Thanks but I know you are saying that just because of the Harley police seat.:rofl
  17. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    I set this box on my Strom and posted the photo on the Stormtrooper site a few years ago as a joke. You would not believe how many guys told me how stupid I was for having such a large top box. I played dumb the whole time. I said the only drawback was that I couldn't open my side cases :lol3

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  19. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    :clap Yes!

    No worse than the day I picked up a 5000 BTU window AC unit for my garage, at a yardsale, which I strapped to the back of the SE. Only had to go a couple miles at low speed, so figured, why not. Got the good ole WTF from Mrs. Hooli when i got home. Almost let it slip out of my mouth that it weighed less than her.........which would of been all bad. :lol3 And I obviously did not say this because I am still alive today to share this story. :D
  20. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Great story. I think a lot of wannbees on this forum are more worried about looking cool than getting the job done.
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    At the Robbinsville,NC dump.
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