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Old 08-26-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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top box plate movement?

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Just a sanity check - should the top box plate move side to side slightly? Or should be done up tightly?
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:48 AM   #2
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:03 AM   #3
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cheers! thought it was a bit odd but guessed it may be for a reason
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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... and after a few hundred miles of rough roads it starts to feel mighty loose and then you decide: "I don't want this friggin' thing breaking loose and hitting me in the back of the head", so you remove it and replace with a soft tailbag.

Or that was my story anyhow.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:53 PM   #5
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Going to replace with Givi as not sold on the top box, bit small for me and work kit.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:41 AM   #6
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The plastic top boxes have what can only be called a "flexible mounting" plate because it is made of plastic. They do crack. The metal topboxes have a solid metal base plate which has no flex. If you are doing much offroad riding then a soft bag is a better solution as has been said above.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:43 AM   #7
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Triumph design all their hard luggage to have a small (or, indeed, not so small) side to side movement. They say that fixed luggage contributes to instability/weaving at higher speeds and a small amount of movement helps reduce this.
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