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scubadoobie
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:32 pm    Post subject: Top cases advice Reply with quote

I'm looking for a top case. Will be using it mostly for helmet or rain gear storage, which is why I want something that closes rather than a basket or crate. Silly me....I started with the Genuine catalog, but they are no longer available. At least they are not "currently" available.

Anyone know what's going on with that? Any advice about other brands?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to fit a fullface helmet in your topcase you'll need something bigger than the Genuine (That's if they are still making them. Sounds from your comment like an upgrade may be in the works? No? Well regardless, the rumor is starting here. Smile

Givi's are excellent cases and come in a variety of sizes. Just keep the weight capacity of the Buddy rear rack in mind: 10-15lbs. That includes the weight of the topcase. There have been instances of overloaded rear racks breaking the frame where they screw in, and of course the racks themselves breaking.

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scubadoobie
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skootz Kabootz wrote:
If you want to fit a fullface helmet in your topcase you'll need something bigger than the Genuine (That's if they are still making them. Sounds from your comment like an upgrade may be in the works? No? Well regardless, the rumor is starting here. Smile


I don't mean to be starting false rumors. Confused My local dealer ordered one for me, but he got a call back saying that they aren't available. I've since searched around the internet and had a hard time finding them, so assume they are not available.

I'll keep looking at others...thanks for the info.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I'm hoping for a redesign being in the works. Though I've been totally happy with my Genuine topcase, most others agree it is pretty flimsy and could use some help.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it all about the givi baby check out the link below with pics and a link to were i bought mine , crazy good deal like 80 bucks total

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic19425.html

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I third on the Givi cases. I can fit my full faced helmet in it as well...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't use a topcase, but I keep a waterproof roll-up case and some bungees under the seat in case I need to tote anything on the rack and keep it waterproof. The one I have was less than $15 at Wal-mart. The brand is Ozark Trail, it's in the camping section.


Here is it and a backpack tied to my PCX, this pic is from a camping trip I went on:



Here's what the bag looks like hanging from a tree so bears don't eat all my food:




I recently got the bag LunaP has recommended in a few threads to replace my backpack, it's quite nice. They're cheap on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Overboard-Waterproof-Backpack-BLACK-Fishing-Snow-Sports-Ski-Snowmobile-Kayak-/200668142515?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb8c0dbb3&fb_source=message

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

synaps3 wrote:
I recently got the bag LunaP has recommended in a few threads to replace my backpack, it's quite nice. They're cheap on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Overboard-Waterproof-Backpack-BLACK-Fishing-Snow-Sports-Ski-Snowmobile-Kayak-/200668142515?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb8c0dbb3&fb_source=message


Zomg I love that thing <3. I will continue to pimp it. It's so rainy here sometimes, it's really been a lifesaver. BUT- I do have to say that my helmet/raingear is the one thing I won't put in it- mostly because I want to keep the other things in there dry, and I have a 3/4 with a visor I'd be afraid of popping off.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Genuine topcase isn't available. My current topcase matches my Pamplona and my dealer is going to replace it since it has fallen apart. Since they are not manufacturing any new topcases, I have to take what they have, which is only black.
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