Why not a Top Case?

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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by vcyclenut » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:52 pm


I will be buying a top box.

Its great for two up riding

and for trips the increase in carrying capacity is huge
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by ghostwriter78 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:01 am


Im not saying you shouldnt do it, however consider that rear boxes arent made for the power of this bike.

It will strain rear subframe a lot, cause lots of wind resistance, reduce load on front wheel which makes bike less stable, potentially break on higher speed.

Kawasaki panniers, albeit being expensive, have lots of space for storing things, are rated up to 299kph and have less wind resistance.Plus since they are mounted low it wont mess up bikes center of gravity nor reduce load on front.
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by UFO » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:55 pm


Redzed wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:24 am
Everyone to their own, but a top box looks like you are a pizza delivery guy, I just hate them. I generally tour without a pilllion on a Kawasaki and I love the SW-Motech tail bag which meets my needs. Hopefully this tail bag will also fit the H2SX.

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This looks like a nice option. Never looked into SW-Motech, but plan on it. I have an older and much more bulky Tourmaster bag that might get retired. :yes:
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by Kubasaki » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:08 pm


I think it it's awsome to have but I wouldn't want to add more weight
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by KevinRLi » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:14 am


See now here is where Sport riders and Sport Tourers are showing their colors. coming off a Concours 14 of course a top case was one of the first add-ons.
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by vcyclenut » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:06 pm


ghostwriter78 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:01 am
Im not saying you shouldnt do it, however consider that rear boxes arent made for the power of this bike.

It will strain rear subframe a lot, cause lots of wind resistance, reduce load on front wheel which makes bike less stable, potentially break on higher speed.

Kawasaki panniers, albeit being expensive, have lots of space for storing things, are rated up to 299kph and have less wind resistance.Plus since they are mounted low it wont mess up bikes center of gravity nor reduce load on front.

The top case would only be on when two up and certainly not when I am riding very aggressive so the wind will be blocked and im sure up to 120 it would be fine
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by JonTheChron » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:20 pm


I would be totally in for a topcase, side bags are not for me I plan to use my bike for more sporty sessions than touring
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by stk0308 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:36 am


As the Kawi OEM bags are a step down in displacement that I'm using now. A top box would be needed for longer tours.
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by MadeInJapan » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:36 pm


This is good enough for me til top case comes out
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by jonijii » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:38 am


I guess still no news from top case? Should go touring 2-3 weeks in early June and girlfriend complains that she fly off from the machine..
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