Shad Top case suggestion

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by Pete Pleban, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Pete Pleban

    Pete Pleban WOW-ser

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    Boys and girls, Shopping for a top case for a new 16 - 1290 T. Have had Givis in the past but have been looking at the Shads. Anyone out there with some pros and cons of the Shads, I see they have a online sales dept. Working on size now. Some of those expandables seem cool but not sure how'd they look on the 1290. If someone could possibly send some pics back, that would be great. Also, best place to order and buy? Thx in advance,,,
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  2. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    I was never a fan of the shape of the Shad- that being said, a friend of mine put one on for a top box on his daughter's bike and it works quite well. So well his daughter never gets to ride it... :loco

    The Shad shape worked well with the stock luggage that came on his daughter's bike. The Shad carries an extraordinary amount of stuff. Does not seem to leak or anything, pretty sure he bolted on direct and defeated any potential "quick release" as we typically don't trust or use those. They are quite well made.

    Their number 40 is a good size in my opinion.

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  3. Pauldlr

    Pauldlr Adventurer

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    A couple of pics of the expanding case. Like it alot. Have it small when riding then expand to get helmets and other bits in. Very roomy.

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  4. oldtouring B

    oldtouring B Been here awhile

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    I have used Shad for the last 4 years. Very well made. Never a single problem. Tried 3 different sizes, now down to one. I think I read they make the stock BMW cases. Completely waterproof. It takes a few tries to figure out how to lock in place. When you hear the click you are in business.

    I bought all 3 on eBay with free shipping.
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  5. EkrebDK

    EkrebDK Adventurer

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    Went with Shad 59X instead of PP topbox. Liked the look and flexibility. Seems sturdy enough, but haven’t used it much yet. NB. Need extra key though.


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  6. pieterv10

    pieterv10 Adventurer

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    I have a Shad topcase, been using if for a few years. No problems, plus I like the fact that you can leave it unlocked, unlike Givi.

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  7. NOONE1

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    Anyone have the 58L Givi Trekker top box? Looking for some feedback on pillon room and overall build quality. Debating between the collapsible Shad or this Givi top case for my 1290 SAR.

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  8. Delnari

    Delnari Tom

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    I ran that case on my BMW R1200 GSA a couple years ago. Too flimsy for my taste. Keep getting dimpled inside from items as the walls are too thin. Run a the Shad 59X and love everything about it.

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  9. NOONE1

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    Awesome, I think that comment and photo helped me make my choice. I take it I need to get a special mounting plate or the SHAD?
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  10. MrVvrroomm

    MrVvrroomm Been here awhile

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    Kappa KGR52. Same as Givi TRK52, but costs less.
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  11. Delnari

    Delnari Tom

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    I bought the baseplate kit from Shad to mount the plastic adapter plate to. Only the front mounting holes lined up with the plate and case adapter, so I drilled out the rear holes in the base plate to fit it. The 58X case might be a bit different for the case adapter mounting points with all 4 mounts on the baseplate matching.

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