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post #11 of 14 Old 07-25-2017, 02:13 AM
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Do you have a link for the spacers you used? I'm trying to figure out a solution like that.
Mine have broken with very little weight in the top case.

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post #12 of 14 Old 07-25-2017, 04:37 PM
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Here's a list ink to the twisted throttle steel rack install. Look at parts 5 and 9. These are countersunk spacers. I apparently never installed or maybe even lost them. Without them, my front two bolts bottomed out almost exactly at thier shoulder and I was essentially twisting them "weak" as the shoulder was digging in to the nutplate threads. With the spacer, they are torqued properly. Zero problems now. Currently on a 3000 mile fully loaded trip - no problems.
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post #13 of 14 Old 04-21-2019, 10:08 AM
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A friend has this issue with a Mocheck box. Basically the best solution is to brace the carrier from underneath with stabiliser bars back to the frame. Givi and Hepco & Becker are already doing this. Not sure if Mocheck are doing likewise.

The problem is basically that the carrier is braced to the chassis only by the two carrier bolts at the front, and that allows the rear of the carrier to flex up and down thereby bending/straining the two main bolts at the front which eventually fatigue and break. Apart from Givi and H&B, some folks have done up some useful home made braces. Suzuki themselves have also adopted braces on the later XT's without admitting that their carrier on earlier bikes were rubbish in the first place .

If anybody has photos of their own efforts at bracing please put them on here. Also if anyone has any further links to braces from other manufacturers please also put the link on here.

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post #14 of 14 Old 04-22-2019, 10:32 AM
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Rough roads will break a plastic top box sooner or later.

If not the bolts than the box mount itself.
Before I abandoned top boxes I used a piece of hardwood inside the box after the plastic cracked.

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