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Tiger 800 - 800XC Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 800 - 800XC Tourer - Adventurer Tigers

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Any updates on the Top Cases. Also, I am new to buying a top case and mounting system. So it would be great if you guys share the cost of the options you went for. I love the looks of the ALU top box, but it looks like it costs $500 for the box and $130 for the mounting system. Is that right?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Here are the options, price is close to actual based on my estimate for shipping:

1) Caribou/Pelican plastic box with back rest and semi-quick release : $371
2) HT Aluminium Top Box with mounting Hardware, not quick release : $432
3) Jesse Top Box, quick release, no back rest : $530
4) Trax Top Box, quick release, no back rest : $600
5) Coocase with backrest, advantage being that it has cell phone charging unit inside: $468

I am leaning towards this: http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=...=i&item=000384. Any opinions?
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I got a Givi Trekker. Case was about $300 US and the rack/mount was about $120 US.

Installation was a bit of a pain. They give you a picture, but no real decent instructions. It took me about twice the time to install that it should have, but I had to search about for a drill bit and for bolts that would work with the mounting hardware and the Triumph pannier mounts.

Holds my helmet well, but it's yet another key on the key ring.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Since I already had a GIVI E52 trunk and wanted a more functional rack to tie my camping gear to, I went with the Altrider rack.

It is already prepped to accept the GIVI mount kit. It's also ready to accept the Rotopax fuel cells.
The E52 provides a great backrest for the pillion and quick lockup for my helmet when going to and from work.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I cheaped out on my rack. I wish now that i'd bought the Altrider rack and Givi kit for an additional $50 or so dollars over what I paid for the Givi rack kit.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I already had aGivi E370 case, which comes with a mounting plate. I wasn't too sure about the four small 6 mm bolts that all the rack makers employ, so I slapped together a temporary rack. Had a piece of 1/8th alum sheet laying around that I cut and drilled to acept the Givi plate. I figuered if it failed, I would only be out my labor and some matierial. The Monolock cases are supposed to be lighter duty than the Monokey, but so far, it has been holding up quite well. The four mounting bolts have held up as well. My only regret is not doing a nicer job on the rack. If I was starting from scratch and wasn't a total cheapskate, I would go with the Altrider with a Givi V46 combo.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I already had aGivi E370 case, which comes with a mounting plate. I wasn't too sure about the four small 6 mm bolts that all the rack makers employ, so I slapped together a temporary rack. Had a piece of 1/8th alum sheet laying around that I cut and drilled to acept the Givi plate. I figuered if it failed, I would only be out my labor and some matierial. The Monolock cases are supposed to be lighter duty than the Monokey, but so far, it has been holding up quite well. The four mounting bolts have held up as well. My only regret is not doing a nicer job on the rack. If I was starting from scratch and wasn't a total cheapskate, I would go with the Altrider with a Givi V46 combo.
My appologies for the upside down pic. No clue.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
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another option

No need to spend a boatload of money. I have the Coocase v37 on my KLR. Looks nice, very economical, waterproof, and secure. $155. They have more expensive ones that light up as well. And some reflectors as an option.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/cooca...on-matte-black

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/refle...d-v36-topcases

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:59 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I got the semi soft Triumph top case and am mostly happy with it. I like the side openings. good zippers, a carrying handle, quick snap connection to the back, water resistance is good (has a rain cover, haven't needed) lots of room. Living in a rural area, I don't need locking security. And the price was right, $220.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Wow, that soft bag looks like it might have more capacity then the hard bag.
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