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post #1 of 24 Old 03-03-2008, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Would this topbox work

Hi, I'm looking for a cheap but solid top box to replace my "action packer".

Here's what I've found, will it work. And if so, how?






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I used one a lot like that for several years. It will work fine.

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I've had 2 on different bikes. I know the Givi's are supposed to be nicer, but it will work just great and the 2 I bought on Ebay were $79 including shipping! You will love this top box.

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You think there will be any fitting problems?

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No fitment problems. I took the rubber mat off of the luggage rack and drilled 4 holes through the black mounting plate that comes with the topbox. The 4 holes through the mounting plate correspond to the 4 holes in the rack where the rubber mat was attached.

A quick trip to the hardware store for appropriate bolts washers and nuts and you'll be in business. If you get it, and need to see some photos, just let me know and I'll post them up.

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I bought one last night. I wouldn't mind seeing the photos but I'll see what I can do on my own when I get it. Looks like a good product.

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I just mounted an identical one. For the mounting plate I only used one of the mounting bars that go under the strom rack at the front. I drilled a hole in the mounting plate that attaches through the hole at the back of the strom rack. You have to cut a hole in the rubber mat for the back bolt. Or I suppose you could take the rubber mat off. The reason I only used one of the mounting bars is that I could not attach my SW-Motec quick release side case rack using both bars.
I also made some holes in the mounting plate so I could access the strom rack mounting bolts.
I may have taken some pictures and will have a look when I get home tonight.

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BTW, if you do decide to take the rubber mat off, use liquid soap on the little nubs and it will come off without tearing or damaging it.
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Will do.

I just noticed your from N. Alabama bogey. What part, I'm from Oakman which is about 50 miles north of tuscaloosa.

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post #10 of 24 Old 03-07-2008, 09:24 AM
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I actually live in Albertville. I'm about 70 miles north of Birmingham. Let me know if you need some help when you get your topbox and I'll take some photos.

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