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Old 05-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #871
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Anyone have a busted emgo case? I ave a GIVI traffic which the emgo is a clone of and my latch is busted, I'm be curious to know if the one from the emgo fits it. I rather not order a replacement part for $30 only to find out it doesn't.
Emgo and Givi mounts are different, I have tried it.

That said, I have never seen a broken Emgo.

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:26 PM   #872
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I've been using top boxes mostly but seeing all these top boxes side by side with soft tail bags, and I think I'm a convert - soft bags just look so much better and are almost just as practical. Especially the fact it doesn't require hideous mounting brackets when not in use. I might trial a spider strap back pack set up for the next few months.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:20 AM   #873
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I've been using top boxes mostly but seeing all these top boxes side by side with soft tail bags, and I think I'm a convert - soft bags just look so much better and are almost just as practical. Especially the fact it doesn't require hideous mounting brackets when not in use. I might trial a spider strap back pack set up for the next few months.
I agree, but it depends on what you are using it for. A soft bag has two drawbacks that stop me from useing them. One, it doesn't lock your valuables and can be easily stolen itself, and two it doesn't work well as a backrest for your passenger.

Other than that soft bags are fine.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:15 AM   #874
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. . . soft bags just look so much better and are almost just as practical
I don't agree that soft bags are "almost just as practical". I have used rolled soft bags and zipped soft bags and neither is as quick and convenient as hard cases. A hard case simply opens and closes so quickly and easily. Especially in rain, I can open a hard case, exchange gloves or put away a camera, and close it in seconds. Zipped soft bags are second place. Drawstring-and-cap soft bag a distant third (I've only used this type as a tank bag). Roll-top soft bag fourth. And roll-end soft bag is the least convenient.

That's for me for the riding I've done. YMMV. The soft bags may secure a load more compactly and have other advantages. Convenience isn't their strong point.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #875
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That's for me for the riding I've done. YMMV. The soft bags may secure a load more compactly and have other advantages. Convenience isn't their strong point.
To me the biggest selling point of soft bags is that they are much safer for offroad use.
Have a set of Pelicans on SW-Motech quick disconnect racks on the SE and complete HB setup on the Buell. They definitely make life a whole lot easier.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #876
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I always thought top boxes were ugly, especially without side cases. But, once I got one, I couldn't live easily without one.



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PS I still think they are ugly!


Jim who makes your top box?
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:19 AM   #877
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I searched this thread and didn't see anyone having already posted this answer. The top box is a great way to transport ice cream because it tends to be cooler than the other two boxes.

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:56 AM   #878
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Jim who makes your top box?

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #879
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I have read just about every page of this thread.
I can not ID this top case.
My Google skilz are lacking.
Anybody have a clue as to the make and model of this top case?
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #880
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Anybody have a clue as to the make and model of this top case?
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You can buy them at www.ohsofugly.com

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #881
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How do they affect the handling (ride) of the bike?

Don't you know those things are ugly? I know they can be handy and all... I am not trying to pick a fight or anything..
we already know this from your first post 5 years ago

thanks for your expert help

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Old 06-09-2013, 12:37 PM   #882
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we already know this from your first post 5 years ago

thanks for your expert help

Give him a break, he sells Hogs and do rags galore. You know, pirate stuff.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #883
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Give him a break, he sells Hogs and do rags galore. You know, pirate stuff.
Yes I know his opinion on top cases and it means nothing to me. They may be fugly but they sure are functional. My last top case has been to Alaska twice. I need a new one as when I sold the bike the new guy wanted it!
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #884
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Give him a break, he sells Hogs and do rags galore. You know, pirate stuff.
You have been misinformed. I have never sold a Hog in my life... But I do eat bacon.

(What's a "do rag"???)
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:03 PM   #885
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I have read just about every page of this thread.
I can not ID this top case.
My Google skilz are lacking.
Anybody have a clue as to the make and model of this top case?
thanks

It appears to be a Hepco and Becker brand, "Xplorer" model top case, available from Wunderlich.
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