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post #1 of 152 Old 02-21-2012, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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2012 top case: please share your pics !

Shopping for a top case / box for my new to come DL2. Looking for one that can hold a fullface helmet and that look nice on the bike. I was thinking of :

1- hepco becker Journey 42L
2- hepco becker black Gobi 42L
3- traxx black alu 38L
4- givi trekker

Any other suggestions? Thanks for sharing your pics!
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Nice, but I believe the op is asking to see a top case on the new 2012 Strom

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The gold standard for tail boxes on the "old" wee was the Givi V46. I expect the same for the new wee. The exception would be for people that like the Long way Down look, something aluminish that you could cook a meal in or survive an elephant attack. Personally I have the V46 and love it. There is a thread here somewhere that shows the new mounting plate for the monokey Givi tail boxes for the 2012 but that's as close as I've seen to a picture.

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I've been checking out eBay for some low-cost (e.g., cheap) options, and boy, there are quite a few that are available. I'm spending way too much on other farkles so I need to go with budget gear when it comes to luggage.
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Nice, but I believe the op is asking to see a top case on the new 2012 Strom
I've got the Bestem 46L top case on my DL640AL2 - I'll post some pics tomorrow.




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Just ordered the S50 astro coocase, its a 47L case almost like the givi but its a little more inexpensive since it comes with a plate fitting the 2012 DL edition. Not sure of the quality compared to the givi but if I dont like it I will ship it back. On the plus side it does have the liner, remote control, parking and brake lights .
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Just ordered the S50 astro coocase, its a 47L case almost like the givi but its a little more inexpensive since it comes with a plate fitting the 2012 DL edition. Not sure of the quality compared to the givi but if I dont like it I will ship it back. On the plus side it does have the liner, remote control, parking and brake lights .
I had a CooCase before... the quality is top notch... So if they haven't changed any in the last few years, I would say eqaul or better than the Givi...

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I've got the Givi V46 on my 2012
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I went with the Givi Blade B47 on mine.

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post #10 of 152 Old 02-22-2012, 05:28 PM
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Not the greatest pics, but here is the Bestem T-929 box (46L capacity) on my DL650AL2:



With the box open to show its contents: a FF helmet, overpants folded up and riding gloves:



I test packed the box for the most I'd ever want to jam in there: my mesh riding jacket, mesh overpants and boots. It all fit. So in the summer I can strip down into just a t-shirt and sneakers (maybe even shorts) when I get off the bike. (In that scenario, I'd lock my helmet to the luggage rack.)
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