What is up with all the TOP BOXES?

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

  1. TS888

    TS888 Deer dodger Supporter

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    Fixed 'er.
  2. insomnia

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    hear we go with another attention seeking thread started by a fucking poser . if you find a top box handy fit one if you think it makes your mangina look big then fucking don't its as simple as that .
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  3. DAKEZ

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  4. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Ignorant much?

    (read the thread and put on your big boy panties BEFORE posting your drivel)
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  5. insomnia

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    what ever .
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    The upgraded top box!
  7. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    First, they're very, very handy.

    Second, they're cheaper to buy...sometimes, free.

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    They can carry a lot, used correctly.

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    And...for those of us built that way...they tend to hide the symptoms of "Plumber's Crack."

    Now...which is the better bang for the buck? A $750 set of panniers from a motorcycle-supply chain; or a milk crate, five-finger discount?

    Or...if you want it more stylish...you can so do.

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    Big or small. If it wasn't given to you from the owner, or you didn't buy it. It's stolen.
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    Thanks for stopping by sonny. This thread was started 7 years before you got your license :hmmmmm
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    I love those Actionpackers... have one on my KLR. Even has locks.
    But it's not bearproof like my Stroms'... 20160921_131307.jpg
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    hey granddad I have been in the saddle over 30 years only got a top box 6 years now best thing since sliced bread I started with a rickman ranger 42 litre . then I got a varadero 1000 and put a Honda 45 litre on that I got the Honda 35 litre side cases on that and givi e28's side boxes on the Transalp all I am missing is the baglux tank covers and a tank bag to swap between the 2 . I have bad back trouble
    its getting better but I have been like a bag of weasels the last couple of days I want to be out of bed doing things .
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    :scratch

    I've enjoyed the humor with which the OP has reviewed various top boxes. This thread is not like threads that claim to have the One Right Answer. The very start of the thread mentioned that they're useful but come in various levels of ugliness. Most top box owners seem to share the humor of the thread.

    If you're looking for an oversized mangina, you might need a mirror.
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    Actually it was abandoned in the carport-locker of the apartment I'm in right now.

    I was taking poetic license with the "five-finger discount" description.

    It beats hell out of laying out three bills for a Name Brand plastic box, replete with mounting kit...
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    do you wax your mangina or do you have a zz bottom ?
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    Oh say that's a sweet TU250. With the swept aerodynamics of that petite windshield and and wonder-box you I bet you can go zero to 60mph in less than a minute!

    I give it a firm "Oh-So" on the Wiley scale! Well done!

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    Thanks for the accolades ! Having learned to drive on a 36 hp VW transporter , stirring the gearbox comes natural to me . The stubby windshield is for my constant battle with airborne vermin ( beetles ,bees,etc,). And a age 69 the "ActionPacker" comes in handy for Viagra,Ensure and depends ! You know the Boy Scout motto---Be Prepared !!!
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