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eggsalad
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 5:46 am    Post subject: A $10 trunk? Reply with quote

Since my Buddy came with the Prima rack, I've contemplated owning a trunk. There are a lot of nice trunks for big money, but I wasn't sure how useful I'd find one, so I didn't want to spend that.

Poked around some classifieds for used trunks. but people don't have the keys, or the locks, or the hardware and by the time you pay for all that stuff, might as well get a new one.

Then a dealer of Chinese scooters, etc. posted a FB ad for new scooter trunks for $10. Well, what the heck?!? So I went today and looked. Okay, it's cheap and flimsy, but it's TEN frikkin bucks!!

Since it's universal, took some finagling to mount, but I like a challenge. So now I have a $10 trunk.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it fit on the back of your Buddy? General terminology for those are top boxes (topboxes).

Hope you like it!

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd call it a top box, or a top case, but the ad was for a scooter trunk, and that's what I bought.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snytax shaming not allowed. Can't we all just get along?
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeeDee wrote:
Snytax shaming not allowed. Can't we all just get along?


The correct term is, "vocabulary shaming."


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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is Syntax shaming???
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s making fun of somebody whose computer code is unnecessarily complex.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tenders wrote:
It’s making fun of somebody whose computer code is unnecessarily complex.


Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, what a shame! LOL!
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: A $10 trunk? Reply with quote

eggsalad wrote:
Since my Buddy came with the Prima rack, I've contemplated owning a trunk. There are a lot of nice trunks for big money, but I wasn't sure how useful I'd find one, so I didn't want to spend that.

Poked around some classifieds for used trunks. but people don't have the keys, or the locks, or the hardware and by the time you pay for all that stuff, might as well get a new one.

Then a dealer of Chinese scooters, etc. posted a FB ad for new scooter trunks for $10. Well, what the heck?!? So I went today and looked. Okay, it's cheap and flimsy, but it's TEN frikkin bucks!!

Since it's universal, took some finagling to mount, but I like a challenge. So now I have a $10 trunk.


My Buddy 150 came with an over sized top case. Still a 10 lb max rating.
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tenders
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Load and drive carefully with that nice big case. My friend has one of similar size and the previous owner apparently loaded it up and drove it hard. The extra torque cracked the top of the forward left tube into which the rack is screwed, so the case wobbled. This wasn't particularly noticeable with an empty case, but over time this wobble slightly bent the rack and took a bite out of the seat vinyl on both sides before the problem was identified.

The fix was to sink an extra-long bolt into the top of the tube, into a tapped replacement plug made of glass-reinforced epoxy. It seems to be holding...for now.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be nice to have a case that big for storing my 3/4 helmet when parked. It barely crams into the underseat storage, but when I do that, the helmet can be uncomfortably warm when I get out of the store.

Unfortunately, my 3/4 helmet doesn't fit into my $10 trunk (or top box, for the pedants)
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That big top box/case/trunk might be 40 liters or more in size.

But a 30 liter size is adequate for a full-face helmet.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who's shaming?
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tenders wrote:
That big top box/case/trunk might be 40 liters or more in size.

But a 30 liter size is adequate for a full-face helmet.


It is a Saddlemen 48 liter top case. I have been careful not to put too much weight in it.

Check out this link: https://saddlemen.com/hc2900-hard-case-trunk-large-universal
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Givi topcase for my Buddy. It's kinda big (not sure of the size) but it sure holds a lot and I can put my medium size modular helmet inside with ease. Same helmet won't fit under the seat. Looks a little ridiculous in my eyes. I've routinely carried 20-25 lbs of stuff in it without issue. Well, other than the rear rack breaking once, but I've fixed that. I have a Givi mount on my Blur too so I can transfer the case from one scoot to the other.
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