Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of MD
Suzuki top case purchased and mounted
I picked up the Suzuki Adventure matching top case this weekend from the dealer, it took about 3 weeks to arrive. The dealer mounted it on the spot for free and off I went. As I accelerated out of the parking lot I noticed a loud low frequency bellowing that appeared to come from the exhaust, increasing in intensity as the rpm's climbed. What the ...?
Apparently, the top case resonates due to chassis vibration or the exhaust, but it really is annoying. I have to do something as the serene cockpit is no more and it is not a pleasant noise. It almost seems to be loudest at the 4800 rpm zone where the crash bars resonate and I get some vibs through the handlebar. I am going to try lining the box with Herculiner an see if that helps. Otherwise I really like the looks and function of the top case, perfect for my needs. My daily commute is much nicer with just a top case for the laptop, lunch and rain gear, leaving the monstrous side cases at home reserved for longer trips.