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Old 10-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Help/suggestions for a top box

On my '78 r100s I want to put on a top box or trunk. Nothing too large just enough space for my ipad, workshoes, etc.

What do I need to do this? Anybody got pics?

I've been using a backpack, and this sucks. I don't want to put on a tank bag.

Not sure where to start for a rear rack set up.



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Old 10-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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I have a set of Cor-tek tourmaster ballistic nylon saddlebags and "trunk" bag, which are very easy to install/remove, can work together as a set, or just the trunk or saddlebags alone. They attach with a combination of nylon straps and bungie cords. Fit any bike, are very inexpensive, and require no frames or other mounting hardware.

Here's one.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Thanks Caponerd.

That set up is probably gunna be my best bet. The size will work out just fine, and easy on/off. That Tourmaster site also shows a nice set up of saddlebags. I'll just have to come up with a solution to give the saddlebags a little 'back' support.

Either way, it all looks like pretty minimal expense will give me a solution.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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Look around, Tourmaster isn't the only company making stuff like that.

If there's a Cycle Gear store near you, drop in and see what they have in stock.

A set that includes saddle bags and top bag is worthwhile.. My tourmaster saddlebags have straps that let me attach the top bag directly to them, but allow me to use either by themselves.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:21 AM   #6
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Is this the KLR section?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
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been trying to figure a top box on R80G/S too..
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #8
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Perfect, and you're preaching to the choir! I "used" to be a KLR owner.

Now, how do i mount it up?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #9
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Perfect, and you're preaching to the choir! I "used" to be a KLR owner.

Now, how do i mount it up?
Watch the movie E.T... some great milk crate mounting tips in that one
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #10
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I'd go with a soft tailbag as well. Mine's a Nelson Rigg. I use mine on all my bikes...on the rear seat. Any tailbag and especially a rack mounted hardbag all by itself, looks FUGLY w/o side bags. At speed, a high mounted tailbag can also affect your handling. That's a great looking nekkid bike, don't spoil it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #11
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Due to the look of the bike I would go with a Pelican case. Not boxy or tall and easy to mount using the grab rails on the rear part of the seat. I would go with a black or grey if you want to keep it somber and classic or go full out with an orange one! Just my 2c.
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If you r not a DIY go to Caribou cases and they offer mounting, plates and Pelicn cases. But going to Pelicsn first will save you some $....
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:18 PM   #12
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On my gs I have a solo seat and a givi box plate mounted to the rack.

On your bike you can go with a soft sided bag that straps to the seat. I'm not crazy about them having seen them fail and they are not very or rather don't present the image of being secure.

Or you can find a rear rack from one of the companies that used to make them then mount the bag with what ever set up works for that bag.

I like givi but part of that is that I got some bags years ago and just keep using them.
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