What light you have on the back. It looks like it belongs there. Any links?The Shad SH29 works great for me. It probably won't do for long-distance traveling but for the around-the-town errands, it has enough room to store your helmet and then carry a few grocery bags home.
I actually bought the top case to have a backrest for my wife, the extra storage capacity was just a bonus since I don't do long rides anyway. With the side cases, I have more than enough room for my needs.
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What light you have on the back. It looks like it belongs there. Any links?
I have crashed with my Givi E36 side cases twice. One time the rack got bent, both times the cases gained a few more scratches. I am certain they protected me, because the case being there kept the bike from leaning over as far as it might have otherwise.I think crashes cause damage to ankles feet and legs. Doubt that most panniers do more than shatter when they hit the pavement.
That's neat. Wonder how the brightness compares to my homebrew LED stop light, using SMD strip?The LED light kit mounts direct to SHAD's standard mounting plate. No need to disconnect any wiring when removing your top case. SHAD Patented. LED kit functions as running light OR brake light. This reference is compatible with the following models: SH26 Top Case. SH29 Top Case. SH33 Top Case...www.shadusa.com
Like I mentioned, it required me to add some spacers so it wouldn't interfere with the rear rack but it wasn't a big deal.
Good to hear, thanks. I am going to find that 6.5lb reference, see what world it’s trying to live in.Just an aside, @macuaig. I have the SW Motech Trax EVO side cases (37L & 45L) on K6 Wee which I believe are the same as the Suzuki side cases. SW Motech lists the max load as 22 lbs. I routinely carry 30 - 35 lbs (total weight) in each when traveling and carried 40 lbs back when I was camping. So far after about 9 years of use, no ill affects.
I’m still quite happy with the SH23’s and the price is right. Seems like the SH48 would be a good complementary top boxSince you’re asking for recommendations... I will recommend my setup. 2 Shad SH23 side cases with NO top box. They’re surprisingly roomy, and I do grocery runs all the time. I keep a modest amount of equipment in them such as tools, bungees, cable locks, folding stool, ball cap, etc. and still have room for plenty of groceries.
I use a pistol cable lock to secure my helmet to a passenger grab handle. Eventually, I’ll probably get a top box for a long trip. I really like these cases because they’re relatively narrow, open from the top, and have a quick-disconnect feature.
Shad is offering 20% discount code. $325 plus shipping.
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That's how I was able load up backpack full of stuff regardless the weight(most probably around 25lb) plus gallon of water bag to drink while riding.In the meantime, while you're researching, a good backpack works great. Loosen the shoulder straps a bit while on the bike, and it'll sit on the rear seat. Takes some of the load off you, and adds a little air between you and it to reduce sweating.
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