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finally, done with mounting the top box (ordered from Ebay) costed me around $50 and free shipping

comes with 2 keys, mounting brackets, and a plastic plate

it has a HUGE storage space....
it can very easily take 2 full size helmets....
or a helmet and a jacket... (gloves, balaclava ... etc)


but it wasn't an easy plug and play mount....

first of all, I had to re-enforce the cargo rack I have by welding a triangle shaped piece .. just to make sure it won't break...
and I had to get 2 aluminum sheets to re-enforce the plastic plate of the box
and another one that goes underneath to work as a sandwich for the rack...

Since no tools or space available in my current living situation, I had to get it done in a shop (the mounting plates)

I didn't care about looks as much as function... would be really awful if that thing flew off the bike on a high speed in the highway... !!

This is the top box

https://www.ebay.com/itm/23-x17-Uni...ash=item58a20e1786:g:LLIAAOxymiVQ90vZ&vxp=mtr

and here are some pics
 

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Yeah no kidding, that thing is a behemoth, but that's pretty crazy that it has room for 2 helmets and additional gear. Did you look into saddlebags, or did you need something that provided more space? I'm assuming this box isn't made for the 950 as it seems you had to do some retrofitting to get it on.
 

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Yeah no kidding, that thing is a behemoth, but that's pretty crazy that it has room for 2 helmets and additional gear. Did you look into saddlebags, or did you need something that provided more space? I'm assuming this box isn't made for the 950 as it seems you had to do some retrofitting to get it on.
I looked for saddlebags... tail bags.. everything related to the luggage pretty much...
mainly hard bags, and lockable secured ones....
ended up ordering the fehling rack from Germany.. which only has the carrying capacity of 5 Kilograms, which is around 10 pounds...
so... a mechanic down the street who does custom bike stuff, he welded a triangle shape underneath it (to support the weight that it'll be carrying)
then he got 2 aluminum pieces one on the top and one on the bottom, the one on the top was secured to the plastic mounting plates with bolt, and secured to the one on the bottom, so pretty much the one on the bottom is acting like a securing nut


Yea its pretty big!! Does the wind catch it? My SCR doesnt handle the wind very well as it is.
I honestly haven't gone on the highway since I put it on... but I think it will...
next step will be a windshield, and maybe hard side mounts for some aluminum boxes....

I really want to take this bike and go long distances.... and nothing can make you able to go far, more than having enough storage...
 

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Speed Wobble

I would be real careful of speed wobble with that box fully loaded. On a bike, a speed wobble can be caused by distribution of weight centered more toward the rear of the bike causing the front end of the bike to loose stability at speed.

If you've never experienced a bad speed wobble.....it will make you pull over and rethink your life. My one and only occurrence was when I was backing down from a 130 MPH run with my new 77 LTD1000. I haven't returned to the 3 digit speeds to this day.
 
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I would be real careful of speed wobble with that box fully loaded. On a bike, a speed wobble can be caused by distribution of weight centered more toward the rear of the bike causing the front end of the bike to loose stability at speed.

If you've never experienced a bad speed wobble.....it will make you pull over and rethink your life. My one and only occurrence was when I was backing down from a 130 MPH run with my new 77 LTD1000. I haven't returned to the 3 digit speeds to this day.
sounds scary AF !
on this bike the max I go is like 95 MPH, and that is like the limit .... !

normally... 75-85 is the cruising speed...

not sure if that would apply in this case?

and does it have to do with the wind? or it's mainly about being on a triple digit speed?
 

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does it have to do with the wind? or it's mainly about being on a triple digit speed?
I'm no expert on it other than one scary occurrence. Mine was speed related and was most likely induced by exceeding the bikes limitations. Some bikes are more prone to wobble. The attached link will show you how it can happen at average highway speeds and note that the bike was loaded with gear. Again, this particular bike in the video is prone to speed wobble.

 
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I'm no expert on it other than one scary occurrence. Mine was speed related and was most likely induced by exceeding the bikes limitations. Some bikes are more prone to wobble. The attached link will show you how it can happen at average highway speeds and note that the bike was loaded with gear. Again, this particular bike in the video is prone to speed wobble.

http://youtu.be/sEMojGzG4sk
and that was even a cruiser... more lower to the ground !!

well... I will be careful with loads then... probably the box is for my gear when I get to a certain place mainly... so it won't have this much of stuff in... maybe a laptop or empty backpack to carry around...
 

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and that was even a cruiser... more lower to the ground !!

well... I will be careful with loads then... probably the box is for my gear when I get to a certain place mainly... so it won't have this much of stuff in... maybe a laptop or empty backpack to carry around...
Yea it seems like my bike is light on the front wheel.
Manual says 41lbs front and rear. When I had mine at 41 on both... the front tire seemed like it bounced around too much. I lowered the front to 36 like dealer said and its much better. But everytime I get some side wind, I really notice it.. Like my SCR doesnt ride good in a crosswind. Maybe it does .... but it feels un nerving......Be careful with that big box .
 

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I would be real careful of speed wobble with that box fully loaded. On a bike, a speed wobble can be caused by distribution of weight centered more toward the rear of the bike causing the front end of the bike to loose stability at speed.

If you've never experienced a bad speed wobble.....it will make you pull over and rethink your life. My one and only occurrence was when I was backing down from a 130 MPH run with my new 77 LTD1000. I haven't returned to the 3 digit speeds to this day.
I dont blame you. I had one unintentional trip off road...On my old KZ750 .... Scared the crap outta me. No damage to bike. Hurt my shoulder a bit and was shaking like a leaf for about an hour... I was so freaked by the experience, I didnt ride for 2 weeks. Really I coulda been cashin in my chips....... Il never take my eyes off where im going ever again. I looked down at my back tire for just a second and Bam... Off road!!! lol Ive never gone much over 80 ... and just for a couple seconds!!! lol... Im now too old for that kinda shennanigans.
 

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Yea Schu..... after watching that video..... Makes me glad I wear the gear all the time. I wonder how much skin he left on the pavement?
He had a helmet but not a full face... Prob bashed his face too. Sad....
Thats why I ride with the gear. T shirts??? Nope!!
Ya just never know.
The guy has no jacket.. Prob reg jeans.... cant tell for sure but looks like no gloves...
Looks like the bike had his leg pinned at first. Poor guy.
That looked terrible.
 

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Thanks for posting that video Schu.... I never knew that you had to watch out for what you put on your bike and how you put it on...
Im learning. Its like that one guy on here who put different brake handles on his bike and had a wipe out because the new handle caused the front brake to lock up.
 

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Yea Schu..... after watching that video..... Makes me glad I wear the gear all the time. I wonder how much skin he left on the pavement?
He had a helmet but not a full face... Prob bashed his face too. Sad....
Thats why I ride with the gear. T shirts??? Nope!!
Ya just never know.
The guy has no jacket.. Prob reg jeans.... cant tell for sure but looks like no gloves...
Looks like the bike had his leg pinned at first. Poor guy.
That looked terrible.
Yeah that's rough, hope he's ok. I got a pair of kevlar lined jeans last summer. Unless its really hot I try to wear them all the time. Mesh jackets are great when its hot out, almost like wearing a t-shirt.
 

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Bad juju

It's bad juju to watch too many crash videos. I was hoping I could delete it today but it's not like an attachment so I guess it's there to stay.

Flatrack you listed all my riding gear.
Kevlar lined Draggin Jeans (with leather chaps when cold)
Joe Rocket mesh jacket (Brooks leather when cold)
Green Label Canadian safety boots (best work boots ever)
Kevlar lined deer skin work gloves
Kevlar sleeves
Full face SHOEI
 
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It's bad juju to watch too many crash videos. I was hoping I could delete it today but it's not like an attachment so I guess it's there to stay.

Flatrack you listed all my riding gear.
Kevlar lined Draggin Jeans (with leather chaps when cold)
Joe Rocket mesh jacket (Brooks leather when cold)
Green Label Canadian safety boots (best work boots ever)
Kevlar lined deer skin work gloves
Kevlar sleeves
Full face SHOEI
Totally agree with you... it's just that this is the first time for me to see someone who survive going under the semi truck and across a busy highway !!!

lucky is not an enough word ...

but I hate watching accidents for sure...


as for the gear... I go with "wear all the gear all the time and under all circumstances"
in addition to kevlar lined jeans, jacket, and full face shoei, I have a helite air bag...

that thing is so awesome... if you ever happened to fly off the bike, it will pull the line (secured to the chassis) and open the vest airbag
 

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mounting plates, supporting triangle

here are some pictures for the supporting triangle that was welded to support the weight of the box
and some storage pictures, to show how much can this thing takes...
example for some grocery today :grin2:
capacity is really good... I can fit my gear very easily...

I also took some photos to show the (sandwich) aluminum plates that are supporting the load....
 

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