Why not a Top Case?

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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by Drnick » Wed May 09, 2018 11:07 pm


Kawasaki concours 14, is one of the best sport/touring bikes on the market! Sorry I sold mine😔
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by Verizoncellular1 » Sat May 19, 2018 1:17 pm


Is this designed to work with panniers?
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by stk0308 » Mon May 21, 2018 5:54 pm


Verizoncellular1 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Is this designed to work with panniers?
I would be very curious to know this as well.
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by BoostedOne » Thu May 24, 2018 4:47 am


Verizoncellular1 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Is this designed to work with panniers?
Based on these drawings, it's hard to tell. But it looks like the side rails would be out too far and hit the bags, as the bag actually tuck up into the cutouts under the rear bodywork.

my guess is no they will not work with the Kawasaki panniers, but will be compatible with Givi panniers of course.
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by THOR » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:07 pm


used to have big bikes Like 2010 GTR1400, ZZR1400, Bmw K 1600 never ever used the top box, if you are a real tourer you will know , the lighter is the better. now ofcourse if you going to africa with a GS you should have top box but on a sport touring bike , its almost like pulling a trailer with an Aston Martin :) odd not good cant be good for aerodynamics too.
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by stk0308 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:11 am


A gentleman on the Facebook page took the jump and confirms the Givi topbox mount works with the OEM bag setup!
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by 2HYPR » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:01 pm


Solved -

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Swap the ZX7 for your H2 and VOILA!
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by FJR919 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:40 pm


If someone does fit a topcase to this bike, be conscious of the potential aerodynamic issues. I speak from experience, not the overly cautious stickers put on our bikes or warnings in the owners manual. My FJR1300 warns against speeds over 85 mph with sidebags and topcase. It was overly cautious because the bike didn't develop issues until 125, and at 140 mph on the Trans Canada Highway a tank slapper started to occur. Talk about a code brown moment! I didn't panic, I didn't try and fight it (which would have made it worse) I slowly backed down on the throttle with a light touch on the bars and it became stable again. Having a bag behind me would reduce the chance of it happening. Apparently having a pocket of dead air behind me caused turbulence creating the weave. BMW speed limits the K1600GA because of instability over 100mph due to the side bags and top box. Obviously the H2 is capable of greater speeds than the FJR so anyone going the top box route please be aware of this issue when approaching triple digit speeds.
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Re: Why not a Top Case?

Post by 2HYPR » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:03 pm


I have a K1600 GTL Exclusive that does not wobble an inch at 200 kmh+.... frickin thing is rock solid and in no way "speed limited" the others I don't know about - but my 16 is not limited and doesn't flinch...I guess when they changed the panniers into those silly 'bagger' looking things the air doesn't flow around them like mine? Is it form over function to get that Bagger look for the yank market?
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