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post #1 of 27 Old 08-13-2009, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Topcase question...

Kinda weird story... I bought a Strom when I was visiting a friend in Az. I have yet to really look at the bike closely, its a 2005. Now I am going to have it shipped up to Oregon, so I can do a 2up long trip.

My question is what topcase will fit on the stock rack that is on the back of the bike? Can any brand work? Whatever I get it will need a backrest for a passenger. Thanks for your help Stromtroopers!
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post #2 of 27 Old 08-13-2009, 02:45 AM
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Kinda weird story... I bought a Strom when I was visiting a friend in Az. I have yet to really look at the bike closely, its a 2005. Now I am going to have it shipped up to Oregon, so I can do a 2up long trip.

My question is what topcase will fit on the stock rack that is on the back of the bike? Can any brand work? Whatever I get it will need a backrest for a passenger. Thanks for your help Stromtroopers!
You'll probably need a baseplate for any top case, even for the original Suzuki top case (haven't checked whether there is one for 2005).

I use a Givi Maxia as our DL650 came with Givi baseplate and I already bought the case for the F800GS. The V-Strom is my wife's bike (her first own bike ever).

We also plan to get her some Givi side cases and be done with it. Probably with the SW-Motech Quicklock racks. Then she can use one of the side cases as a top case for city and the two side cases and an Ortlieb bag for longer tours. Maximum flexibility.
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Any case will work...if you buy the adaptor. IE; I bought the Givi E52 for $350Cdn and had to spend another $80+ in order to mount it. The case comes off and goes on super easy. All the cases I looked at when i was researching them needed a mounting plate/adaptor. This also depends if you plan on having it permanantly mounted. Depending on the case, you may not need the adaptor if it is mounted permanantly. As for the back rest, it's a matter of comfort for the passenger. If your passenger has a pad in their jacket they may not need/want the back pad. I only say "may not need/want" because my wife is 5'2" 100+/- lbs and finds it comfortable even with the back pad, others have said it was uncomfortable with the jacket pad/armour. See if the dealership where you are has a fully loaded Strom with the case and pad and see if they mind the two of you sitting on it. I don't think they would turn down $1300+/- bones of your cash. I paid $350 for the top case, $80 for the mounting plate, and $850+/- for the side racks and cases here in Canada. (if i recall correctly!)
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I just put a CooCase from Twisted Throttle on my K8 it came with the adaptor plate and wiring harness. I am very happy with it so far it will easily hold 2 full face helmets and has a remote control and automatic locking system.

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I just put a CooCase from Twisted Throttle on my K8 it came with the adaptor plate and wiring harness. I am very happy with it so far it will easily hold 2 full face helmets and has a remote control and automatic locking system.
+1 on the CooCase... expensive but really good quality... Love mine.

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post #6 of 27 Old 08-13-2009, 09:20 AM
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Hepco Becker Junior 45 litre top case. Uses a base plate that is quick release and locking; very secure. Get it with a pad that makes a great passenger back rest. Also consider the extra rack on top of the case for lightweight stuff. see pic in my signature taken at Meat Cove.
Not cheap ... but good quality and looks sufficiently utility to belong on a Vee.

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JC WHITNEY. 75ish dollars. Good to GREAT quality. Fits the Wee nicely and has a built-in backrest (glue a gel pad to it for extra comfort).

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buy a givi case of your liking and this mount for it
http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...dl1000_luggage

It allows you to move the case front to back and it gives enough room for the passanger to lean back a little.
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+1 on the CooCase... expensive but really good quality... Love mine.
Another +1 on the Coocase, however, since you don't need to buy the mounting plate and wiring kit for the (somewhat dim) led brakelight it ended up being quite cheaper than the comparable Givi. That said, I did end up buying the SW Motech rack to push the topcase a bit further back.
My JCWhitney case cracked at the bottom on the first day I rode in temps under 40ish degrees, which happens to be a lot of the time here in New England.
Oh well, it did last the summer.
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MY JCW case has been on in temps below freezing. Zero problems. <shrug>

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