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Offline buzz

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top case with back rest
« on: July 21, 2013, 01:59:05 pm »
Have a C-10 arriving next week and need recommendations for a top case with back rest.
Don't need anything super fancy. Wife who rides alot needs something comfortable and sturdy.
Thanks

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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 04:06:24 pm »
Buss, I have had a GIVI E45 on the bike for years and have a backrest on it. It has worked well for me and the backrest is curved so it tends to hold the passenger in position and not let them slide side-to-side
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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 04:55:13 pm »
Large JC Whitney would do nicely.
Catch it on sale and it's usually less than 50.00, delivered.

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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 11:14:16 am »
I have the Givi E52 with backrest, it is rock solid and complete with Admore LED lighting.
My wife finds it extremely comfortable, she actually dozed off while we were travelling the Cabot Trail last summer.

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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 05:25:44 pm »
The Givi case with back rest is a great option.  Just be sure you mount it level which does not happen if you just bolt their plate to the tail.  The normal mounting makes the back rest tilt back to much and her back will be against the bottom edge more then flat against it.  Sort of uncomfortable.
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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 05:45:16 pm »
This is what I've got and its worked well for over 100K

http://www.sporttour.com/luggage/givi/e-36-case.htm

It pretty much looks like our OEM side bags
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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 05:46:45 pm »
Not sure he still carries Trunk Bags, but Murph used to have a nice set up.
Far less expensive than the Givi and equally sturdy.

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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 05:51:01 pm »
Bob
I mounted my Givi case at a level to match the profile of the side luggage, and works very well.

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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2013, 08:03:42 pm »
+1 on the Givi E45. My wife says it is very comfortable.
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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2013, 09:28:44 pm »
Picked this one up on Ebay.  Not the highest quality but the wife loves the backrest.  Took a 700 mile trip recently and she said it worked great.

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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2013, 09:42:00 pm »
http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=trunk+bag&osCsid=b8568cf59117185a1194834e5d250623&x=0&y=0

46L Shadcase from Murphs $243 plus $79 for backrest and case  mount.
If ordered today, would prolly be shipped tomorrow.

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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2013, 09:48:49 pm »
Picked up this from Twisted Throttle, very happy with it, love the remote locking/unlocking and extra lights built-in.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/coocase-s50-astra-topcase-volt-edition-with-inner-liner-alarm-integrated-led-brake-running-lights-and-remote-control

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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2013, 10:46:23 pm »
Givi of the size you need, I think mine is a 52 and will hold two full face helmets or one full face and my mesh jacket or my big backpack with laptop. +1 on the mount it level and use the mount kit and pad. A little pricey, but most of the others don't list them as accepting a backpad. The Givi's are thick and the Givi plate bolts through to the frame. I felt a little safer with my wife leaning against that.
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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 11:40:26 pm »
Went with the JC Whitney case. Not a bad deal for the $$.
Mounted up very nice and firm with the supplied metal base plate. Enough room for what I need. May have to see about an upgrade for the back pad. No padding there just a plastic piece that looks like it's padded. Should be a simple fix.

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Re: top case with back rest
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2013, 03:16:21 am »
Good!  we'll check it out at the RTE!  :)