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Could we see a Honda adventure bike with a "frunk"?

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by BlackMarch, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. redolga

    redolga Been here awhile

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  2. BlackMarch

    BlackMarch Been here awhile

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    Cool, but I think they did more than just a few mods to create that bike. One of which was changing the fork angles to accommodate a 19" front.

    It's a bloody interesting bike though, but I can't see myself going though an extensive modding process like that.
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  3. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    I must admit, I haven't put the top box back on my Versys after I got back into town one day last year and realised, as I pulled up to get a hamburger and chips, that I had nowhere to put my lunch as I had inadvertently left it behind in the Winburndale Nature reserve. It was still by the side of the track when I went back and got it ... Stupid cheap top box.
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  4. Samanjo

    Samanjo Been here awhile

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    It is like carrying a laundry tumble drier on the back.....everything inside the top box constantly jumps around when going onto gravel.
    My bike's air compressor had a nice canvas bag and after only one trip, the canvas bag has several holes in it where the edges of the compressor kept making contact with the bag whilst moving around constantly.
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  5. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    Sounds like a case of poor packing.
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  6. Night_Wolf

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    I have well over 130,000 km with a Givi Maxxia 52 liter top case on two different Wee Stroms, a CB 500X & the newest Moto Guzzi V85. I am not the best rider, but on pavement I know WTF I am doing & while I don't do gravel any more, I have more than enough miles on gravel surfaces, to say that I can do it if I want to & again all done with that GIVI Maxxia. I have never noticed any adverse handling effects from a top case
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  7. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Leg Humper

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    I'll disagree on the adverse handling
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  8. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    I’m a huge top box fan for road rides but if off-tarmac a seat bag works way better. Nothing bangs around inside it and the weight is forward of the rear axle.
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