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Old 05-16-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Happy Trail Top Box

Has anyone used the large Happy Trail Top Box on a KLR? Is it too huge, too heavy, blah blah blah etc etc?

http://www.happy-trail.com/Products/...B10-12-58.aspx

I like it (I think a Givi would be goofy looking or too small) but I'm concerned that it might just be massive on the back of my bike.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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I fear it would be too big. I am going to get the short/flat version of that box eventually I think.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:04 AM   #3
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I am considering one also for commuting with, it would be a great place to stow my riding gear once I get to work. I am going to have to mock something up with cardboard to see how bit it really is in relation to the bike.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:09 AM   #4
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I have been looking at purchasing one also but have the same concerns as you. If you look in the pictures to me the thing just seems huge. I think the straight cut one is something like 47 L if I remember right. I do need to get one though
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:50 PM   #5
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it would be rather large, the big prob though would be how you pack it. You can fit so much stuff in there that you'd turn the klr into a wheely machine. here is how the short top box looks.




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Old 05-17-2010, 12:53 PM   #6
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:12 PM   #7
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it would be rather large, the big prob though would be how you pack it. You can fit so much stuff in there that you'd turn the klr into a wheely machine. here is how the short top box looks.






Thanks for the pics!! I like the looks of your top box . It looks like it is about the right size for the bike but still plenty of storage.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:44 PM   #8
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Thumb top box

i bought the happy trails top box the square one and love it . gives my wife something to lean against and holds a ton of stuff .went through baja two up with top box and tetons loaded plus three waterproof ortlieb bags tied on , cruised at 70 no problem .never noticed any difference with wind
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:35 PM   #9
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I bought one, it's big but I don't think it's too big. Same height as my 40L Seal line bag that sits in front of it. Deffinitly not for trail riding though.

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:45 AM   #10
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Thanks for the pics!! I like the looks of your top box . It looks like it is about the right size for the bike but still plenty of storage.
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it would be rather large, the big prob though would be how you pack it. You can fit so much stuff in there that you'd turn the klr into a wheely machine. here is how the short top box looks.




what is that thing to the right of your left hand side box? nice setup by the way
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #11
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Top Box

If you are considering a plastic box such as a Givi, you might want to check out Bestem T-Box. I have used several of them and the newest version comes with tail and brake lights. The price is right too. <$150.00.

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #12
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I have the 43 Liters - 14"x17"x12" version. It holds a FF helmet when parked, keeps a expensive Western Mountaineering sleeping bag + other clothes dry when travelling, etc. The tapered bottom allows for MSR fuel bottles to be hose clamped on also.

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #13
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Glad to see my case is being put to good use! It was a little large for my taste.

I replaced it with a smaller coo-case from twisted throttle.

Both were quality!
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:38 PM   #14
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http://www.jcwhitney.com/garage-pro-...terid=c14603j1

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