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Old 10-25-2011, 06:17 PM
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Doubtful. The problem is the high exhaust. Aluminum cases tend to be even wider than the OEM cases. There is always the soft bag option over the OEM frames.

BTW, I just commute with the OEM top box. Fits my 15.6" laptop with plenty of room to spare.
Yeah that was what i was thinking of doing is just picking up the OEM top case and use that for commuting. you mentioned that the OEM top case will fit 2 full face helmets also??
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Yes. It seems bigger than the two 43 ltr Givi top boxes that I already have for other bikes.
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Ok... after 30 minutes of using google to try and find an OEM top case with no success... does anyone know where to buy OEM luggage top case?? Thx!
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I think that you'll have to contact a Zuki dealer.

FYI, Givi bags do not fit the mount points on the OEM rack. Different spacing.
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I like mine just fine. I originally bought it for occasional use on my Triumph and it has worked for me so far. There are many threads on this if want more input.
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The caribou cases are awesome.
But they are suitcase-looking.

They also take a tremndous amount of abuse and are shaped to take a lot of useful stuff, but will not fit a real helmet..
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if you can find a deal on the OEM cases, buy 'em. they're huge and I'm really happy with mine. I could live out of the topcase alone for a weekend.
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There is no reason to believe you are forced to have side cases. If you ride solo there are plenty of good soft bags that can be secured behind you, as a backrest. Combined with a good top case there are good mounting points for the straps that come on soft bags. I have a Deemeed roll type bag and a Deemeed sissy bar type cruiser bag and I can carry a lot of stuff. The two of them cost over $350 so they are not cheap leaky junk. I am one rider who does not think wider is better.
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Happy Trails work well for me.
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I started with Givi top cases; V46 (for commuting) and a E35 Traffic (for day trips). I have now switched to Trax top case and side cases with SW Motech racks. They work well for me.
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