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post #1 of 8 Old 04-05-2008, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Recomendations for Top Case w/passenger pad

Recomendations or links please to a good top case with a pad for my DL650. I need this or some sort of passenger pad so my guests feel more secure on the bike. Thanks
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-05-2008, 02:23 PM
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How big of a case do you need? What are you planning on carrying in it? And how much do you want to spend?

Since you want a passenger, I assume more room is good, so you should probably get the Amotostuff mounting plate, because it's adjustable and allows for a couple extra inches of passenger room.

As far as what case to go with it, well, there's an insane amount of options, but if you use that plate you need to get a Givi Monokey case. It just depends on what size and options you want, and I believe all Monokey cases have the backrest as an option.

Personally, I'll be getting a Shad topcase because they're significantly less expensive, and appear to be of good quality. I rarely ride with a passenger, and when I do, she's clinging to me for dear life, so the extra room afforded by the Amotostuff plate isn't necessary.

A lot of people report that a backrest pad isn't necessary if your passenger is wearing a jacket with armor, just something to think about. That would give your passenger the most amount of room possible.

Here's the case I'll be getting:

$175 shipped from adventure moto, and includes mounting plate. The backrest is also an option, for $35.99 but I'm going to try it first without the pad.

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Like MZBuckeye said, as long as your passenger is wearing a riding jacket with some kind of foam in the back (whether it be comfort or armor foam), a backrest isn't needed and will just take up space while putting your passenger's back in an uncomfortable position.
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I've got the givi 52L aswell and with the soft backrest my girlfriend says its very comfortable.
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post #6 of 8 Old 04-06-2008, 10:51 AM
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MZBuckeye, do you have a link to that case? I like that one and the price is pretty reasonable too?

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Have you checked out this thread. I just bought one of these Bestem 929 models for my dl 1k.
I have a couple of minor issues out of the box, but the value for price is way up there.
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Here's a picture of my JC Whitney large topcase, cost less than 70 bucks. My passengers havn't complained.

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