J.C. Whittney top box
I came home yesterday from a day trip with my wife and daughter. Was scouting out Little River Canyon in eastern Alabama. It was fun in the Subaru Forester, but think it would be a blast on the DL650.
Anyhow, we got home and my wife was letting my dog outside and found a couple of boxes on the front porch. One had the large top box from JC Whittney. First impressions. It came complete with the box and mounting kit. No directions.
I removed the luggage rack from my bike and studied the situation. I opted to not remove the rubber pad from the rack. Instead, I used my saber saw to slightly widen the new base plate where the bolt heads to mount the rack. This allowed me to mount the base plate and then mount the luggage rack.
For the price, I think this is a bargain. Will not compare to the higher end boxes, but should be a fine place to store my helmet and gloves. There is a red plastic piece around the center of the box. Does not look to be reflective. Will take care of that with reflective tape.
Now I just need to get my box with the ram mount for my GPS, my lighter plug installed. I have to let my visa card catch up before ordering my crash bars. My wife mentioned the word neuter, so I best slow down on the farkling process. Can't wait to go on a long distance trip.