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post #1 of 5 Old 10-11-2006, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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$20 Top Box? Verdict?

Being cheap, er, always shopping for a deal, I was intrigued by a thread about a "Hillbilly Topbox" over on the other Strom forum. So I went shopping and came up with this. What's the verdict? Worth doing? It's 20"x10"x11" (external). I think it might be a little too small for my commuting needs, mostly because my stupid rainsuit eats about 2/3 of the available space.







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post #2 of 5 Old 10-11-2006, 10:25 PM
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Its a good looking box,looks like OEM BMW topcases,you need to remove sticker though...

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1.25 cubic ft for 20 bucks is pretty good. Can you get a helmet in there ??

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1.25 cubic ft for 20 bucks is pretty good. Can you get a helmet in there ??
It's not tall enough. My fullface helmet just barely fits in the box, but the lid won't close.

BTW, the box was just sitting on the rack. I haven't mounted it yet, which is why the sticker is still on there (in case I return it). I hadn't commited to doing it or not, hence the post looking for feedback.

After sleeping on it for a night, I think I'm going to go for it. It's only $20, doesn't look too bad, and I can still put a Givi on there at a later date if I want.
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Givi is a good bet. Go big and have the added space for stuff. I am really amazed at the stuff I haul around on a regular basis and I have 132 L of storage.

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