I have looked into them. Like the toploader design and I too think the 1430s may be too small. Every time I do the math on the exterior to interior volume, they look like a really ineffecient solution, and they aren't very lite either due to the wheels and the pull handle. Still have yet to see one in person though so this is all based off of specs from websites.
I also looked into Pelican cases, but thought the price and weight were a little steep for what you get. I purchased a Shad top trunk from www.murphskits.com and couldn't be happier. I got a 46 liter trunk with a brakelight kit for $262. This also includes a really nice, stout mounting plate. The other nice thing is that it detaches with the click of a button (so to speak) and locks. Something not accomplished as easily with a Pelican. Just food for thought.
I just got it yesterday and haven't installed it. It looks to be fairly straightforward. I don't anticipate any problems at all. The only tricky part may be the wiring for the brake light kit, but the instructions don't look too difficult. I also saw instructions for routing the wiring in either this forum or the VSRI forum.
Call Murph and he'll give you the lowdown. He's a great guy to do business with. I ordered my trunk on a Friday and had it the next Tuesday. That's service.
Here's some more info on the cases:
High quality luggage cases, soft luggage and mounts. Made in Barcelona, Spain by one of Europe’s most distinguished manufacturers. Makers of high quality hard and soft luggage since 1978. Although fairly new to the US market, SHAD has dominated most of Eastern & Northern European, Central and South American countries with their high quality products over the years. Ranging from all categories (Street, Sport Touring, Naked, Adventure Touring, Cruiser, Dual Sport, Scooter etc.) of motorcycles, SHAD will have the accessory right for your needs.
SHAD Motorcases (topcases) and Sidecases come complete with a black matte finish. Leather on some models. Color plates may be added on specific models to match your motorbike's paint. Universal Mounting Rack and hardware are included with each purchase. Some motorcycles and scooters may need additional mounting hardware, specially if they do not have luggage racks. Mounting kits can be purchased for most of today's motorcycles and scooters that require them. Please inquire for any additional information.
Official Topcase makers for KTM motorcycles and full luggage set for the new BMW R1200GS.
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