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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by DAKEZ, Jul 16, 2008.
Now that is a great looking top box!
I found out yesterday that my Givi e320 top box fits a beer growler perfectly (I think I could easily fit 2). I packed some towels around it, and had a nice 2 hour ride to get a refill of Westridge Winter Ale.
It never hurts to have one more excuse to ride.
There are any number of bikes for which this top box works, probably even a few boxes that are rounded that might work on this bike, but this combination, IMHO, ruins the lines and look of this ride.
I get security, being able to lock-up a full face and jacket, etc., I don't get this combination.
Nice install, none the less, it looks quite solid.
Sorry about poor Fluffy. Had to look up rendering truck.
I have rendered fat but didn't know I needed a truck to haul it.
Love those old air heads.
I do have the factory trunk but I like to use the top box on the long gravel roads because of the weight. The top box is 15 pounds and the factory trunk is 45 pounds!
I used the factory luggage rack on the trip to Prudhoe Bay but it wasn't strong enough and the back rest moved the storage box back 6 inches.
I'm hoping to make it to Inuvik this year.
He's on the ninjette.org forum.. Classy dude. His bike is supah cool
I thought it "unpossible" to tone down the hideousness of the butt ugly Vision.
Well done. It almost looks like a motorcycle. (almost)
Izzat Fluffy in the bag?:huh
We don't even have rendering trucks. Just leave our dead (critters mostly) out in the pastures for the coyotes and buzzards.
And that Vision would make a buzzard
Because it helps me haul stuff, split lanes illegally, and take pictures in front of a big rock.
You know, for years (outside the milk crate I have on the KLR) I never had a top box on amy of my conventional motorcycles, however it's the first thing I'd install on a scooter, the minute it was in my possession. A couple weeks ago, riding the Kymco around, it dawned on me how convinient they actually are. They hold a bunch of stuff, and on the scooter I didn't have to haul around a lock for my helmet and a cable to go with it for my jacket. I installed a Givi on my Bonneville last week, and it is the best thing ever. I don't have to bend down to get into the leather saddlebags, and it holds a ton, enough for a long weekend for sure. I think it's 45 liters (I'm at work, so going off memory here).
Then something else dawned on me. My Bonneville has the king and queen seat (read stepped fat guy seat), 1" handlebar risers, a forward tilted Dart screen and a Givi top case. I have reached that age where convienence and comfort trump cool. Every time.
What's up with top boxes?
It goes right along with gay rights. Same thing, really.
The Bestem is on my Burgman...need the space for my vacation. My wife's PC has (bought with) a Givi Monolock.
I love having a top box on my strom. I have side cases which get used once in a blue moon when I go on an overnight trip with my wife. The top box stays on all the time even if I have nothing to carry. It's great to be able to lock up the helmet. Actually since I moved from MA to CT I tend to toss the jacket in the box and leave the helmet on the bike. My rationale is since half the riders in CT don't even wear a helmet, nobody will want mine.
Any new hideous wort sightings?
I've got that same hideous wart on my KLR that I had on it in post 1213 above.
That Walmart Sterlite container has held up ok. I guess it was worth the $15. I'm on my second lid now. First one flew off on my commute one day. I found it a week later on the side of the road but it was worse for the wear. The second lid on it now is worn out and now unlatches when going over bumps.
Because it is worn out I'm upgrading to a Pelican 1620. The thing is huge! I'll post photos when it shows up from Ebay and I get it mounted.
I know they are ugly but a top box makes huge practical sense for commuting and shopping.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
... And warts are ugly warts
My new top box.