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post #1 of 5 Old 03-04-2018, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a smaller top box.

I apologize if I started a thread about this once before, I guess I can't remember for sure.

I have a huge 50 or 60L Givi top box that has served me well. However I'm thinking that something smaller would work as well the way I use it. And would eliminate some of the buffeting. I'm thinking maybe something half this size.

What's a good alternative? And I'm not thinking of exchanging the small top box for the Givi when doing a long cross country ride. I have the 8" Jessie bags that will carry 95% of what I need.
And the replacement doesn't need to be a Givi.
I was kind of hoping to find one at the "Big Motorcycle Show" in Chicago this past month.
But there wasn't anybody there with that kind of thing.

Thanks a million, JimSTer
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-04-2018, 04:09 PM
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The JC Whitney boxes have worked for me. Inexpensive too. There are some boxes at Home Depot for carrying tools that guys have pressed into action with satisfactory results.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-04-2018, 08:12 PM
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Jim if you want smaller and are not worried about interchanging boxes try the MonoLock system. GIVI Monolock Cases Or if you want to permanently mount a box amazon has a lot of cheap boxes on the site. I had one from JC Whitney on my old Yamaha 350XT. before I sold it. Was around 40 bucks. It was around 29 or 30 liters. It came with a cheap mounting plate but I permanently affixed it to the bike.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-06-2018, 04:36 PM
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The JC Whitney boxes have worked for me. Inexpensive too. There are some boxes at Home Depot for carrying tools that guys have pressed into action with satisfactory results.

+1, I have a friend from STOC that donated a small JCW box because he had no use for it at the time. It had a slight deformity I heated and fixed so I could mount it on the back of my 2013 A. It can be R & R'd like most of the others you buy now days. I have added LED brake light strip behind the reflector panel on the back, added a usb port inside for my tablet, added a rack from my old ST trunk on top and a store bag under the inside lid for what-have you, so they might be inexpensive but with the right mods you can spend enough cash to make up for that cheap bag.....
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-09-2018, 10:50 AM
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Sam's Club has Pelican Knock-offs for around $29.........dimensions "almost" matches the Pelican I have mounted on my 2008 Wee. I believe they call it an electronics carry case or something similar..........got mine for $19.95 plus tax, when they had them on sale.

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