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post #1 of 14 Old 06-19-2012, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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top box question

Sorry if this has already been dicussed, but Im confused about the Trax alu-box topcase. If I order one, will it fit my bike? It looks the same as my side cases that came with my adventure. Is all I need the locks?
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-19-2012, 01:17 PM
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You will need the mounting kit and box. I ordered one and mounting kit. Got the mounting kit but box is backordered. Got a release date of July 1.
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Sorry if this has already been dicussed, but Im confused about the Trax alu-box topcase. If I order one, will it fit my bike? It looks the same as my side cases that came with my adventure. Is all I need the locks?
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Skysail,

I'm not sure the responders know exactly what the Adventure model comes with. The pics I've seen seem to show an adapter plate. They certainly don't show the same carrier as the non Adventure model. Check with Twisted Throttle. The Trax may fit directly or only require their $20 fitment kit to your adapter plate. A pic of your carrier could help. Does it look like 990D0-11J00-060, maybe without the 990D0-11J00-062 lock and bobbins? Oy maybe 990D0-11J00-062 is all you need.


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The OEM box and adapter plate work with the existing plate on the adventure model. I installed both without a problem. When I spoke with TT about the Trax box and motech adapter plate, they were not sure whether it would work with the existing plate on the adventure model.

The OEM box looks identical to the Trax box except that it says "Suzuki" instead of "Trax" on the back.

Also, I found that it was cheaper to buy the OEM box and adapter plate rather than the Trax box and Motech adapter plate.

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The "fixing kit" is what is needed with the adventure. It is the part that has the spools and the plate at the rear of the adapter plate that comes standard on the adventure model.
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Since both the trax as well as the oem box are back ordered (i had oem on order for more then a month and they kept pushing the estimated date..), i gave up and ordered the 46l givi top box. It's less than half the cost, made of plastic but seems durable as hell and more roomy. Yes, it's not aluminum and doesn't look exactly like my side Adv cases, but I kind of like the way it ended up looking and the functionality of it. besides, I only mount the side cases for long adv rides. daily rides the top givi box is what I use. happy with the choice.
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post #8 of 14 Old 06-20-2012, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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I appreciate the help. It would be ideal for me to order the oem topbox on the internet, but i cannot find one. A direct link would be awesome.

flyfishjeff, do you know if babbitts still carries this box? The website does not show it.

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I appreciate the help. It would be ideal for me to order the oem topbox on the internet, but i cannot find one. A direct link would be awesome.

flyfishjeff, do you know if babbitts still carries this box? The website does not show it.
I lied, I found it, it was just my slow computer.
Anyways, are there part numbers for anything else I need? I see the box, the attachment, what about locks/keys?
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I lied, I found it, it was just my slow computer.
Anyways, are there part numbers for anything else I need? I see the box, the attachment, what about locks/keys?
FYI - babbits also has it on backorder, ive been waiting on mine for quite some time.
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