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post #1 of 101 Old 12-25-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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JC Whitney garage pro top case

I don't know how good they are but they rate fairly well on the site.. Anyhoo, they have a medium and large, 39 and 45 bucks, free shipping and ten percent off till midnight. Promo code JCWXMAS I ordered the medium, 35 bucks shipped. For that kind of money it is worth the chance. And it comes with a metal baseplate and hardware.
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Buy a can of satin black spray paint to cover the hideous orange belt and the case works great. I've used a large on my Wee since '08 or so. The only thing that really doesn't fit is the Bell Revolver helmet, gotta flex it a bit . . .

Big enough to hold a mid-size laptop case & lunch along with all the regular "stuff" that collects - gloves, cover, etc.

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I just ordered one too
I found a 15% off coupon
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And got the large for 38.41 shipped
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I'd be curious to know if these will latch on the Bestem plate. Because I'd like a medium, but I don't want to lose my large Bestem to do it.

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Thanks, guys!

cpd419, thanks for the tip; Jaydee1156, that 15% coupon worked! Merry Christmas to you both, and iamsmiling, too.

I've been on the fence regarding a top case/"trunk", but for less than forty bucks, why not? Wondered about the large looking too big after putting the meter stick next to the tail of the horse, but the way the design tapers from its wider center, decided to try it. Their photo of a helmet in the medium model made me decide to 'go big(ger).' Maybe I'll move the raingear from the starboard side saddlebag for even-quicker access.

I managed a short hop yesterday, despite the temps in the 20s (the roads were mostly-dry), but just TOOOOO bitter cold today. Warm thoughts directed toward all the folks going without electricity in ME, VT, and Ontario -- and further West. The daylight's improving, even if slightly. Spring is coming, but it's far over the horizon here.
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The Bestem and JCW bases are very similar, but there are subtle differences here and there. I can't remember 100%, but I think the bottom latch bolts are a little longer on one base.

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Just ordered the medium for $33.30 OTD. Hoping it will latch right on the Bestem plate, otherwise I'll have to sell it locally. Worth the chance to have a smaller option for local rides.

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The Bestem and JCW bases are very similar, but there are subtle differences here and there. I can't remember 100%, but I think the bottom latch bolts are a little longer on one base.
Thanks for the info. Just took a chance on one. I can always sell it for that price if it doesn't work.

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Last spring I got the large case for $40. I've used it on my XT225 since then with no issues. I'm happy with it but my Wee came with a Shad case which is sturdier and doesn't have to be locked with the key. On a nicer bike I'd personally go for a nicer case.
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I would like to have the factory aluminum suzuki case to match the side cases but it ain't in my budget.
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