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post #1 of 36 Old 04-27-2014, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Top Case - Emgo fits

After spending hours looking at all the various top cases, I couldn't get away from thinking the Emgo Trunk just looked right. Not too adventure, not too Buck Rogers. At $67.45 shipped on eBay, it's inexpensive.

My XL Arai Corsair fits fine. The quality seems good. I've ridden about 250 miles with it and it hasn't come lose or caused any problems. No rain experience but it looks like it should seal fine.

I had read that it doesn't fit the V-Strom without drilling but I found that not to be the case with my 2013 650.




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I upgraded with lock nuts and added some fuel line "scratch protectors". Also, painted the brackets black.


I cuts notches in the side of the bracket that goes towards the front of the bike to enable sliding a 7/16" open end wrench between the top of the tail light and the bottom of the rack while tightening using a screwdriver from the top.


The nuts clear the top of the tail light - just barely. No scratches.


The fasteners seem to only fit in the 4 holes seen here unless you want to get out the drill.


This is the first in a line of racing luggage being developed by Yoshimura for the track. (R&R'ed the original Emgo sticker with this one.)


Placement is fairly limited front to back but should give a rear passenger enough room.




Rubber pad cut from a sheet purchased at Harbor-Freight and held in place with a couple spots of rubber cement.
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Looks good. Your next project should be to remove those warning stickers from your gas tank and fairing.
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That thing looks awesome

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Looks good. Your next project should be to remove those warning stickers from your gas tank and fairing.
After removing the tank decal (one square millimeter at a time with my thumbnail), I decided the one on the fairing really wasn't so bad.

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After removing the tank decal (one square millimeter at a time with my thumbnail), I decided the one on the fairing really wasn't so bad.
builds character.

3M makes a sticker removal spray that sometimes works. Acetone probably works but I'm always a bit afraid to put it on plastic.

Odd thought. I've been restoring old Japanese motorcycles and have paid good money buying those same decals to make it appear original.

XL350 restored


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Impressive job on that Honda!

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After removing the tank decal (one square millimeter at a time with my thumbnail), I decided the one on the fairing really wasn't so bad.
Looks good, put some white reflective tape on that monster.

Wow, I removed mine 1/2 mm at a time, also have a permanent dent in my thumbnail. My wifes blow dryer is broken.

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post #8 of 36 Old 04-28-2014, 11:58 AM
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The stickers on the gas tank were a major pain in the ass. I used an old credit card, WD40 and a hair dryer. It saved my finger nails but I still had to chip away at the stickers piece by piece. The warning sticker on the fairing and the small sticker behind the seat came off very easily and in one piece.

I like an earlier poster's suggestion of putting some reflective tape on the top case. I think I am going to go ahead and do that to my own top case.
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Gently waving a heat gun on low with a slow tug took all my stickers right off. IPA quickly took off any remaining residue.

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Case looks good on the Vstom. Purchased one recently for a KLR and now looking at the new Vstrom. Good case for the money. Thanks for posting the pics.
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