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Open House => Tech Talk => Topic started by: Al Goodwin on October 17, 2015, 10:30:48 AM

Title: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 17, 2015, 10:30:48 AM
What's everyones thoughts on using something like this as a topbox?

It's and under body mount toolbox.  Looks like if you mounted it as a topbox, with it opening to the rear, if you had anything strapped on top of the box you could still open it....

http://www.amazon.com/ARKSEN%C2%A9-Aluminum-Underbody-Trailer-Flatbed/dp/B00UO6GNOM/ref=sr_1_157?ie=UTF8&qid=1445095361&sr=8-157&keywords=aluminum+box
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Chitza on October 17, 2015, 10:47:23 AM
It weighs 21#. Too much weight inside and I would be doin' wheelies!
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 17, 2015, 11:01:28 AM
It weighs 21#. Too much weight inside and I would be doin' wheelies!

Hmm...I hadn't looked at it that hard...21 pounds is a bit HEAVY!!!
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 17, 2015, 11:03:55 AM
I like the idea.....but, I guess, if they're built heavy enough to haul tools mounted under the body, they'll be too heavy for a top box...

Oh well.....the search continues. :-\
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Ryanbroome on October 17, 2015, 11:46:26 AM
21 lbs isn't very much for a big enclosed box like that. I'd do it
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Ryanbroome on October 17, 2015, 11:47:50 AM
Wait. Where's it getting mounted?
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 17, 2015, 01:18:00 PM
Wait. Where's it getting mounted?

Same place as other top boxes.....
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Yankee Dog on October 18, 2015, 08:29:21 AM
Is this for the Tenere.
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Ryanbroome on October 18, 2015, 09:01:37 AM
When I think of a top box I think of a box going on a trailer. Whoops.
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: scrappyjon on October 18, 2015, 10:07:24 AM
The thing I like most about my top box is how easily it comes off and the built in handle on it. You can carry it like a suitcase. This box looks great and I'm sure functions great I would miss the convenience of carrying it easily a lot.   
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 18, 2015, 10:33:31 AM
Is this for the Tenere.

Yeah...I'm needing a bit bigger box.
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Yankee Dog on October 18, 2015, 02:59:35 PM
Do you care if it matches your painters? Or just looking for something functional and cheap.  I mean cost effective. 
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 18, 2015, 03:10:27 PM
Do you care if it matches your painters? Or just looking for something functional and cheap.  I mean cost effective.

Bigger than what I've got :o,....that didn't sound right ???

AND cost effective. 8)

Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Yankee Dog on October 18, 2015, 04:59:43 PM
I have a Givi 52 which I am very happy with. It has been on several motorcycles.  It will hold two full face helmets. I notice there are making a 55 now.  But that solution will cast you $400 smacks.   I think the aluminum one are even more expensive.  Have you looked at Home Depot or such to see what they have in the way of hard plastic tool boxes.  Or maybe even a cooler might work. 

JC Whitney has a 35 liter for a good price but that may not be big enough 
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: lazeebum on October 21, 2015, 03:06:22 PM
Keep looking on Amazon, the top box on my KLR was less than fifty bucks shipping and all. If I didn't have it full of tools, rain suit and a small cooler it would hold two helmets.
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: dirty-diesel on October 22, 2015, 08:43:18 AM
here is one I've been looking at.  https://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=86_88&product_id=176 (https://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=86_88&product_id=176)
Ive emailed them and they normally don't keep the Holan stuff in stock but can get it but the lead time it around 120 days.
I've seen nothing but good reviews on advrider about Holan stuff.
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Chitza on October 22, 2015, 11:30:09 AM
Hey Al...approx 10-12#. $35 at WallyWorld. It has a drawer in bottom for tools, a "makeup tray" for Melony, and a handle to carry it :D

Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Chitza on October 22, 2015, 11:35:45 AM
Makeup tray:
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 24, 2015, 08:49:34 AM
64 litres

http://holan.pl/en/nomada-pro-top-cases/3478-nomada-pro-xl-top-case.html#/kolor_kufrw-black_mat
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 24, 2015, 09:05:57 AM
64 litres

http://holan.pl/en/nomada-pro-top-cases/3478-nomada-pro-xl-top-case.html#/kolor_kufrw-black_mat


NEVER MIND...."out of stock", all colors. >:(
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 25, 2015, 09:55:47 AM
I just bought one of these, USED, so WAY less expensive, but just the box.... Now I need to buy a mounting system, that'll cost more than the box. :-\

http://www.happy-trail.com/Luggage/Aluminum-Top-Box-43-Liter.aspx
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 25, 2015, 09:57:01 AM
http://www.happy-trail.com/ZoomImage.aspx?productID=e6b03c5b-e1d1-48ec-b635-124d2b29bf09
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: bergman32 on October 25, 2015, 11:24:13 AM
I bought a 48 liter Bestem T-Box with brake light and padded lineing for $99 on Amazon. Will hold two helmets and some small items.
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Yankee Dog on October 25, 2015, 04:25:48 PM

I just bought one of these, USED, so WAY less expensive, but just the box.... Now I need to buy a mounting system, that'll cost more than the box. :-\

http://www.happy-trail.com/Luggage/Aluminum-Top-Box-43-Liter.aspx

Don't you have a luggage rack already.  As long as it doesn't need to pop on and off you should be able to fab something up for next to nothing. 
Title: Re: Top Box thoughts
Post by: Al Goodwin on October 25, 2015, 04:48:31 PM
I've got me a 47 liter Happy Trails box bought...just have to ride to NORTH CAROLINA :o to pick it up.....

But, I may have him ship it.   I got it for 1/2 of retail. ;)