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Offline Owendoyle1

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Toolbox top boxes
on: April 05, 2015, 07:21:41 PM
Thanks to everybody with great advice on this site. Got zumo 390 at great price as seller said they would match halfords offer discribed here. Got cardo scala q1 teamset which works well with 390. Got v4 silver rad guard which looks great on my silver ct.
Ran out of money so had to improvise when looking for more storage. 2 B&Q toolboxes added to aluminium frame my buddy made up. Did 100kms yesterday on bad roads all loaded up, no problems, well pleased. Ta to all for advice

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Offline ManfredK

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Re: Toolbox top boxes
Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 03:12:39 PM
Be careful: This kind of force in the rear frame could cause an broken carrier ore rear frame!!

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Offline scotsy

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Re: Toolbox top boxes
Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 04:27:32 PM
How could you possibly need all that storage?

I've managed several long trips using the OEM luggage and that carrier is only rated to carry something like 8kgs  :087:

Good luck and  :400:

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Offline Ducouple

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Re: Toolbox top boxes
Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 06:32:33 PM
i think it's very dangerous all that storage   :005: i will never dot it

can we have more pics ?
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Offline ukstu

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Re: Toolbox top boxes
Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015, 08:19:51 AM
As others have said, would be very easy to overload the subframe. You also need to be aware that the stability of the bike will be adversely affected. This would also be classed as a non standard modification; your insurance company would not cover you unless you have advised and agreed it with them.

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Offline RoadRash

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Re: Toolbox top boxes
Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015, 10:43:27 AM
Could there be a more sensible and law abiding bunch than Crosstourer owners  :187:

Anyone remember when motorcycles used to be associated with some degree of rebellion & non-conformance?

Nice work Owendoyle1 - do whatever the fk you want  :028:
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Re: Toolbox top boxes
Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 12:45:58 PM
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Offline Owendoyle1

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Re: Toolbox top boxes
Reply #7 on: April 12, 2015, 01:27:18 PM
Thanks everybody for your comments re additional boxes. They are plastic and the frame is aluminium, so I had considered the weight, stability, leverage on the frame etc, however based on the comments I will abandon the idea because of the issue raised re insurance. It Sod's law that if I headed off on holidays to Europe and something happened, I might not be insured, as I had modified the CT. So it's the back pack for pillion passenger and bunji cords to strap on any additional gear ,if I don't get a better, larger Topbox than the Honda one that I have. Ta O.