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Offline Al Goodwin

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Top Box thoughts
« 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

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2015, 10:47:23 AM »
It weighs 21#. Too much weight inside and I would be doin' wheelies!
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Offline Al Goodwin

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #2 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!!!

Offline Al Goodwin

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #3 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. :-\

Offline Ryanbroome

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #4 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

Offline Ryanbroome

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2015, 11:47:50 AM »
Wait. Where's it getting mounted?

Offline Al Goodwin

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2015, 01:18:00 PM »
Wait. Where's it getting mounted?

Same place as other top boxes.....

Offline Yankee Dog

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2015, 08:29:21 AM »
Is this for the Tenere.

Offline Ryanbroome

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #9 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.   
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Offline Al Goodwin

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2015, 10:33:31 AM »
Is this for the Tenere.

Yeah...I'm needing a bit bigger box.

Offline Yankee Dog

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #11 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. 

Offline Al Goodwin

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #12 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)


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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #13 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 

Offline lazeebum

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Re: Top Box thoughts
« Reply #14 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.