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Offline Bill_Hood_BC

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« on: June 04, 2008, 11:39:00 pm »
Any recommendations for a good trunk for the C14? I am looking for something that will fit on the bike, look decent(match the side bags)and not break the bank.  

Offline Bob

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 08:46:00 pm »
I bought the one from JC Whitney for 85 bucks. Its not bad for the price. I painted the orange band silver to match my C14 and it came out great. It looks a lot like the Givi but its 1/3 the price. The bracket isn't too obtrusive and the truck unmounts with the turn of a key. Nice feature when you don't want the truck on the back.  
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 11:06:00 am »
Murph's Kits has the 42 and 46 liter Shad trunks which for the money are super, he also has color match tops for the 46L.  I have the 42, and find it perfect for the C14.  Look in the vendors section for his link  Rich Riczinger  COG 5977  Tech Editor,The Concourier  

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Offline Dan

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2008, 06:01:00 pm »
I put the Givi V46 on my C14.  It took 4 hours and the directions left much to be desired, I thought...and, I only ended up with 2 extra bolts at the end of the job.  I also have the brake light kit but I don't think I'm going to put it on.  anyway, the trunk is really great.  Much easier to put things in (like my helmet and jacket) than the side bags.  I'm still getting the hang of shutting the latch.  
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Offline Bill_Hood_BC

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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2008, 11:44:00 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions. I will look around and see what I can find. I did inquire about ordering a Shad trunk from Murphs kits but unfortuneately they can't export to Canada yet. I will see if there is a Canadian distributor and try that route, or take a trip to the US and pick one up.    

Offline Ulric_Dahlgren_MD

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 11:38:00 am »
Try the JC Whitney one - it's what I got - it's cheap enough to be a   throwaway, it fits nice, does not look bad and could be made to look   better, and carries plenty.    You need to get a better luggage rack first, though. I got the one from   Phillip in Texas.  
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Offline M

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 03:44:00 pm »
What about the trunk that you can order that is made for this bike ,   Anything i want to read about on here isnt here ?????????????  

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008, 04:51:00 pm »
 
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 What about the trunk that you can order that is made for this bike , Anything i want to read about on here isnt here ?????????????  
   Post a new discussion asking about the OEM trunk, those who have it will fill you in. Everybody likes to talk about their farkels. :)  
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008, 10:10:00 pm »
I had a bad experience with the JC Whitney trunk.  It may even be the one you guys are talking about.  The first one came from the factory with the latch broken.  The second one lasted until I got to my destination, and one of the hingest broke.  I rode home with it duct taped.  I was on a KLR at the time, so it didn't matter much.    When I got home, I called them to complain about their faulty product.  "Sir, I'm sorry, but we're not replacing the second one."    I threw it out, and bought a GIVI.