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Title: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: nando on December 25, 2013, 03:05:34 am
I have been an anti-topcaser because it altered my RT handling.

Recently, I have been getting wet books and the water nearly got to my laptop inside a Marine backpack I currently use in the role of a topcase.

...so I am reconsidering...getting a topcase...I am hoping the weight of the Connie acts different than the RT against the air/weight forces resulting from a topcase install.

I like the option to install more rear lights. I had Admore light on my ex-55 Givi.

Purpose: commuter with lots of stuff...lots

Can you please post pics of your topcase and give me some insight to its effect on the handling of the Connie? Opinions of any kind are welcomed...thank you so much
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: S Smith on December 25, 2013, 03:23:16 am
A top case has weight limitations due to case/mount as well as effect on handling. That said, used within standard parameters I have found it very useful option.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Glenn on December 25, 2013, 04:32:37 am
I don't rally notice an empty top case that much.  It's when I fill it, that it makes a difference.  I only keep mine on when I really need it, but if your like me, the more room you have the more you'll use.  I do try to keep heavier stuff in the side bags though, whenever I can.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Sgt Mac on December 25, 2013, 08:05:58 am
As stated above, mine is unnoticeable when empty. Close to capacity, overloaded or with a load that can shift, I notice the weight at low speeds.


(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/DSCN1274_zpsae314517.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/SgtMac/media/DSCN1274_zpsae314517.jpg.html)


(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz260/SgtMac/Yellowstone-Sturgis%20August%202012/IMG_0342.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/SgtMac/media/Yellowstone-Sturgis%20August%202012/IMG_0342.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Gypsy JR on December 25, 2013, 01:37:40 pm
I don't notice my top case hardly at all. Empty or with just a rain suit in it, not at all.

Many events I've gone to the top case was full. Rain gear, air pump, tire plugs, first aid, cap, stuff I want to get too first. No handling problems. But of course, I'm not trying to ride it like a sportbike, which it isn't to begin with.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: JW on December 25, 2013, 02:21:09 pm
I have the GIVI 55 grayed out.   I never notice the weight and can't imagine not having the space.   I use Phil's luggage rack to attach.  What is really nice, when you want to ride with out the top case, it still looks stock.  This is a great combo.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: lather on December 25, 2013, 04:00:08 pm
I have a Givi Maxia (55 or 52 litre) and I keep it on always and it is always at least half full of  stuff, some heavy like tools. Never an issue for handling, I think the she handles great, sol or two up. Could be the Connie would handle better without it but I wouldn't know.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: nando on December 25, 2013, 04:36:57 pm
So far, it seems like the Givi 52 would be the choice. It seems to be the least height with the space needed.
One thing I did appreciate when I had an E55 on the RT was the extra Admore lighting...
Phils rack seems a must also
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: lather on December 25, 2013, 04:49:40 pm
So far, it seems like the Givi 52 would be the choice. It seems to be the least height with the space needed.
One thing I did appreciate when I had an E55 on the RT was the extra Admore lighting...
Phils rack seems a must also
I agree something sturdier than the oem plastic is a must. Phils rack is a great option. I made a simpler mount out of 5/16" aluminum plate to replace the oem rack to which I bolt an aluminum GIVI plate. This was a cheaper for me since I already had the Givi plate.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Ratherberiding on December 25, 2013, 05:07:36 pm
E 55 , Light up-grade from Dave and the guy's at Admore and a reflective kit from Alex at Realtimeindustries.com.  The differece was so small with the 52 I went with the 55 and I can do 2 helmets and still have room for little things. . If you do the admore kit , they have a Plug and Play that wires in back in the tail section and no Cutting of splicing to wire the lights. Very nice set-up. If I can find Pics,  I will send along. Bike away for the winter in my trailer!! 
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Kap on December 25, 2013, 07:21:18 pm
I have an older Givi E52 and (being an older version of the large boxes) I suspect that it's heavier than most.  I rode without bags one time and felt a difference.  So I looked for a deal on one of the smaller Givi 33's.  I found a Monolock on sale for $129 and grabbed it.  This is perfect for me as it weighs under 10 Lbs (less than 1/2 of the newer large boxes), and holds a t-shirt change and a large helmet (I've got a big ol' head).  There's room for smaller stuff, but really it's the sized for use with one helmet.  I thought I wouldn't like the Monolock, but because it came with the rack adapter it worked out perfect.  Mounting it on top of the OE rack and a bit towards the front allows the brake light to show up every easy.  With added black reflector tape, I hope it also adds visibility at night.

Pics below show the mounting and night view (cell phone with flash). 

(http://kapsphoto.com/Connie/Givi2.jpg)
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Mrstrike on December 25, 2013, 07:31:54 pm
im a big fan of CooCase

you can get
-lights
-power outlet
- motion alarm
-and  power lock/Unlock

for 1/2 the price of a Givi.

and the lines complement the straight lines of the bike in my opnion

here is a poor picture
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/mrstrike/coocase.jpg)
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Adrexco on December 25, 2013, 08:22:52 pm
I have a Shad 48. It fits two full face helmets with a little extra room for small stuff or a light jacket. I use it to commute to work. It carries my brief case - computer bag combo which typically weighs about 25lbs (laptop, accessories, papers,etc). I have to say I can't even tell it's back there, either full or empty. I initially chose it due to the pillion back rest, but it has a very aero design and I can't notice any difference with it on or off. One of the best features of it is the locking system. No key needed to open and close. I used an SW-Motech steel rack to mount it.

Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: The10KGuy on December 25, 2013, 09:07:39 pm
I am using a Givi v46 with an Admore lighting kit installed on both the top case and side cases.  I also used the Givi SR110 kit, a PITA to install but connects directly to the frame. 

I think the bike moves around a bit more passing the big rigs when at highway speed with the top box attached but not enough to not use the box.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Brad on December 25, 2013, 09:55:43 pm
Givi Maxia 55 here (not blacked out yet, summer project). I commute with my motorcycle everyday, no issues. Since buying my case from another Cogger in September, I have only rode once without it and that was only for about 2 miles. I have all cases on at all times because I never know what I might need the space for. Each time I load it, I do some low speed dips to get an idea for how it feels. After awhile, it will become second nature for you, and you will give it little thought. As an ex long haul driver and firefighter, I always take into consideration about the center of gravity, and balance.

I do notice that my top case at higher speeds tends to give the bike a small "wiggle" while passing beside larger vehicles. You tend to get used to it, but its still a bit unnerving at first though. Top cases are not meant to be high speed. But I do love the space!

This is my daughter riding with me back in November.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Evil jay on December 25, 2013, 10:05:34 pm
have a givi e55 only thing bad is the amount of mirror it takes up
fair trade for the amount of carry .holds two module helmits.
or her extra gear.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: nando on December 25, 2013, 10:14:26 pm
The cure for this is rabbit ear mirrors...
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Rembrant on December 25, 2013, 11:11:13 pm
Phils rack seems a must also

Yup. I agree.

Givi E55 Maxia and Phil's rear rack.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: nando on December 25, 2013, 11:35:32 pm
does Phil have a plate for a Coocase?
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Rusty on December 26, 2013, 03:21:48 am
Phils rack seems a must also

Yup. I agree.

Givi E55 Maxia and Phil's rear rack.
+1 I also have the Admore lighting kit....love it!   :motonoises:  :great:
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Cap'n Bob on December 26, 2013, 09:23:52 am
 I will not really endorse what rack you should use on a C14 since IMO, there are multiple good choices. But IMO, if you chose to go with a large Givi and strength and stability are your primary concerns. You may want to also consider the Givi rack. It is IMO the best supported rack out there. Although I do not really care so much for the look of the Givi's support arms, there is no denying their functionality. Although other machined racks are much better looking and do can have Givi kit options. The trunk will bounce somewhat for lack of support based on the C14's rear rack design. And all the good looking engineering and plate strength will not stop the limitations of using the C14's OEM rear rack/hand hold plastic arms as the only support. Although I do not see it being any danger and they do work OK. They will never be as supportive as the Givi mount that uses the support arms. I guess it's a matter of function over form. But it also doesn't look as good either when no top case is mounted.
   As to top cases. I have used both Givi and Shad cases over the last ten years of so. So my input can be basically on them. Both are excellent cases in pretty much all regards. I have never had any problem to report on any of them other than lubing the lock now and then because of the C14 liking to spit rain much right up the back of the case and over the lock. So I felt a little preventive maintenance was necessary to ensure the lock continued to work smoothly. But it's not a lot different than any other bike using a case. Preventive maintenance on the locks is in your best interest.
   They of course both have something I like better and something I like less than the other. (Like pretty much every motorcycle) I have never owned the JCW cases or the Coocase. But I have seen both up close and have had feedback from folks who have or do own them. The Coocase looks decent, but I do not find the quality up to the Givi or Shad. And more than one person on the forum has mentioned that they had problems with them that required service and/or parts replaced. So for myself, I decided to stay with the tried and true quality of Shad and Givi.
    As to JCW, I have not been impressed by anything about them other than being very cost effective over the other choices. Unfortunately, IMO, you get what you pay for in regards to cases. Although the JCW is functional and cost effective. I personally would pay more for the Givi or Shad. I look at it that for most folks that can afford the price of a C14 (especially a new C14), normally do not so much have a need to buy (IMO) a lesser quality case. And I am not saying bad case, just not as good. So for me I tend to stay with Shad or Givi based upon my opinion of quality, as well as hearing testimonials over the years from folks who have the others. And again, I am not saying the others or bad or do not buy them for what ever reason. Only what I feel.
   And since I am giving input. IMO, if you are going to buy a top case. IMO, buy the bigger cases. They really are not all that much bigger over the smaller size cases and normally do not seem to effect handling much different that smaller cases. That is unless you load it with phone books and place and extreme amount of weight in them. But for most folks normal riding, yes it might effect handling and center of gravity that could be noticeable. And the amount of weight can change how noticeable it can be. But IMO it is better to have the capacity of a larger case and not need it, than not have the capacity of a large case an need it. So I tend to go with larger cases. Again these are just my opinions and not meant to disrespect other folks choices and thoughts. Hope it might help somewhat.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: nando on December 26, 2013, 09:35:26 am
Right now I am at a crossroad between the Shad 48 and the Givi 55 or 52...Givi wins on lighting...but Shad seem to have better aerodynamics....
Cap,
I was under the impression the Givi rack flopped around the box whereas the Phil was more sturdy....Heck you know I chose functionality over looks anytime...thanks for setting straight on that
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Cap'n Bob on December 26, 2013, 09:50:25 am
 I cannot guarantee that any top case will stay 100% solidly in place on it's selected rack since it is dependent upon being held in place and tight on the mounts retention system. And cases may and do move around a little on probably every mount to some degree. My comment was more in line with the Givi mount support arms aiding and mostly preventing the whole rack/mount from bouncing on the C14's OEM support/hand grab arms. I have rode behind enough of them to watch and form an opinion to support this. The only top cases that do not seem to bounce a lot used a Givi rack with the support arms.
   Again, I am not saying it is a problem having the case bounce a little. Only that I can see the merit and less stress possibly being put on the mounting and top case itself by not bouncing so much. But I will also point out that if you rarely use a top case and it's more of travel luggage. Well in that case I might chose the looks of a machined rack since they look a lot better on the C14 itself. The top case not being used a whole lot would also be subject to a lot less stress as well since it really isn't mounted on the bike. But since your pointing towards this being a mainly permanently used option on your bike. Well for one you won't see the better looking mounts anyway unless you remove the case from the bike. So in that case, there goes the main reason to use the machined racks over the Givi. Just my two cents.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Gypsy JR on December 26, 2013, 10:06:40 am
I will endorse Phil's rack because he has been supplying the club with good stuff at least since I became a member, probably a lot longer. And he's a nice guy. Same reason I endorse Murph, and other long time industry members.

We have industry members who have done well by us and deserve our endorsement. Since I can only speak for myself, they get mine. I use Phil's rack. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a better rack than the plastic one that comes on the C14. It fits, it looks great, the quality is first class. You can't do any better afaik for any price.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Larry on December 26, 2013, 12:50:47 pm
Here's mine...Givi Maxia E55NT with the Admore Light kit....works well and like others have said, don't really notice it at all.  And, my wife loves it as well as the backrest.  Enjoy...

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u149/ljcorby/Concours 14 ABS Pics 1-7-12/DSCF0421.jpg)


And the video of the Admore light kit.....
http://s167.photobucket.com/user/ljcorby/media/2010%20Concours%2014%20ABS/GiviCasewithLights5.mp4.html (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/ljcorby/media/2010%20Concours%2014%20ABS/GiviCasewithLights5.mp4.html)
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Kap on December 26, 2013, 01:59:18 pm
And the video of the Admore light kit.....
[url]http://s167.photobucket.com/user/ljcorby/media/2010%20Concours%2014%20ABS/GiviCasewithLights5.mp4.html[/url] ([url]http://s167.photobucket.com/user/ljcorby/media/2010%20Concours%2014%20ABS/GiviCasewithLights5.mp4.html[/url])


Larry, love your lighting set-up.  Mind if I ask a couple of questions?

Did you replace the normal TS bulbs with LEDs?
Where did you get your smoked brake light?

Thanks,
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Larry on December 26, 2013, 02:13:52 pm
Kap, the breaklight is aftermarket, and would have to look as to where I got it.  I believe it was from ebay.  It glows read for running and brake, and I have also wired up the blinkers so the left or right half glow amber when the blinkers are on.  To me, it seems much brighter than the stock light.

I did have to solder inline a diode for it to work correctly.  There is a thread somewhere on the forum explaining what had to be done but can't find it at the moment.  The lighting kit in the Givi case is directly from Admore...

http://admorelighting.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=E55&product_id=59 (http://admorelighting.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=E55&product_id=59)

Hope I have answered your questions.  Let me know if you have any more.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Mad River Marc on December 26, 2013, 04:19:26 pm
I have a Givi 55 and love it,  I opted to use the Givi mount instead of alternatives cause it has braces back to the subframe and I tend to overload it..

As for handling, I've never noticed any difference... Maybe a tiny bit of swaying on the slab at REALLY high speeds (not that I ever do that..*cough* )
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Gypsy JR on December 26, 2013, 04:37:26 pm
I have a Givi 55 and love it,  I opted to use the Givi mount instead of alternatives cause it has braces back to the subframe and I tend to overload it..

As for handling, I've never noticed any difference... Maybe a tiny bit of swaying on the slab at REALLY high speeds (not that I ever do that..*cough* )

Naw, you never ride really fast...... (he paid me to say that)  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: nando on December 26, 2013, 08:14:04 pm
Ok, I got it narrowed down to a 52 or a 55...why? why not?

The 52 is out of print now isn't it? But it seems lower height than the 55 which I would tend to like

The 55 seems to have a better Admore light scheme and the latches have improved from the 52.... >:( indecision is a brutal stage of mind.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: ProfessorKonk on December 26, 2013, 09:09:03 pm
I'm giving a thumbs up to the Givi E55 ('cause that's how I roll). I originally had the Givi mount with the side struts and all, but switched to the Phil's setup and find it just as secure, with a cleaner look and a lower profile to boot. With the Phil's rack the whole case sits about 1-inch lower than with the Givi plates.

Aesthetically, I think the E55 look great on the C14. There is something in its proportions that looks "right", and I like the capacity. I have been (mostly) careful to mind the 22 pound recommended limit, and find it has minor effects on handling and feel. I tend to carry a lot of photo gear and such, and the larger case lets me toss in quite a bit of gear (like lightweight carbon fiber tripods and the like). I can stuff my 'Stich 1-piece in there when needed (Roadcrafter Light) along with the other tchochkes that end up coming along for the ride!

Rode coast-to-coast last summer, in all kinds of weather, and had no problems, no leaks, no worries.

Just my 2ยข worth. Actually, free advice, worth every penny!
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Rusty on December 26, 2013, 11:46:09 pm
E55 all the way with the admore lighting! Mine has been outstanding. Many positive comments about it.  :motonoises:  :great:
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: lonekazoo on December 27, 2013, 03:07:53 am
I'm using my older Givi E460 case w/ light kit (that I kept when I sold my C10).  It works great, and can probably be found cheap.  It'll hold two large Scorpion helmets, even with Senas attached.

It did come open on me one day on a lonely stretch of the Nevada desert.   I don't know if the mechanism is similar on newer cases, but you want to be careful to not let an object--like a piece of clothing--get closed in the latch.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Brass on December 27, 2013, 03:10:15 pm
I like my Givi Maxia 55 but I did get a smaller 33 to use without my bags.  I would also recommend the Givi mount personally
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 03:50:11 pm
I've got the Corbin trunk.  It's got more than enough space   We are very aware of weight in the trunk because its so heavy out of the box but at 60- some odd cu/L of capacity we can put a lot of light stuff in it.  I've not noticed too too much of a handling difference, but this is my first season with my Connie and with 10,000 miles logged I'm still in aw at the handling.  I tend to drive it like an old man on a Gold Wing anyways so the extra weight doesn't bother me.
My wife loves the huge back rest and the little arm rests the Corbin offers.  It matches the heated Corbin seats perfectly too.  I think Corbin did a great job matching the body lens perfectly on this trunk.
I guess I'm always of the mind set, if you need storage...bigger is better.
Heck if I was concerned with weight I'd never have bought this behemoth in the first place haha
Here's a couple pics of the trunk.  Excuse all the stuff jammed in the garage. We've under several feet of snow here so anything at all resembling a summer toy has been long since put into storage
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: mattchewn on December 27, 2013, 03:56:56 pm
Hey CD,
How did you get your bike to hang from the ceiling? You must be pretty big guy to put it up there and take it down huh?
Matt     :)) :))
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 04:00:49 pm
Hahahaha its not as hard as you might think.
I'm not much the computer wiz.   I was still patting myself on the back when I read that making your reply even funnier when I said....Awwww darn it !
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: mattchewn on December 27, 2013, 04:09:50 pm
CD,
Take heart, I have had far more than my share of goofs in my years. If only they were all as trivial and minor as this one.
Matt
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 04:15:46 pm
It was easier to mount the trunk than to post the blasted pictures haha
I got the seats and the trunk from a member on here. 
My wife and I will be doing a 3 week trip next August from Ontario out to Colorado, down Utah and Arizona through New Mexico and back.   I've been working at getting the Connie just the way I want it for 2 up camping.  Truth be told, I very nearly went with a trailer.  There are 2 brothers in my home town that build the most beautiful trailers. Third Wheel Trailer.  They have a web site.  Beautifully engendered and built just a tad pricey.

Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 04:32:56 pm
How I figure we'll pack is the same way I normally pack the trunk full of lighter stuff. I found ultra light tent, sleeping bags and pads all coming in at under 10lbs together.  I'll pack them into a tank bag...still to be determined and go with the bike cover, rain gear and my wife's mesh jacket in the trunk.  The advantage of the huge trunk is that we can consider those big bulky things.  I really don't like the look of a sport tour bike with soft luggage.  Now... I love the look on a cool adventure bike !
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: TJ on December 27, 2013, 07:37:42 pm
I had the Corbin and worked with Phil to develop the adjustable rails.  They were very helpful to get the Corbin just where my wife needed it.  The rails also adjusted the angle so that the lines in the Corbin perfectly mirrored the lines on the saddlebags, from the factory they are slightly off.  Well worth the very small investment.  They actually work with any box as they will bolt directly under the rack and allow great adjustments.   Ultimately I found the Corbin to be too large and structurally inadequate.  I carry just as much in my E55.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: stevewfl on December 27, 2013, 07:41:35 pm
E55 with GIVI mount.  Can haul  load of wood with it, only thing I don't like about it is its not a Phil's rack.  I'd have supported a forum member had I known about his racks before I bought it!
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 07:43:00 pm
My wife likes it just the way it is.  There's plenty of room between us and the backrest sits right where she needs it.  She's just little maybe we're just lucky that way.
What do you mean by "structurally inadequate" ??
It does have a funny shape inside to deal with, but I think if one packs loose things that aren't used too too much it should work well to fit that bill.  No ?
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: stevewfl on December 27, 2013, 07:45:44 pm
Dan trailer looks great, on a side note I like those tabs open on your ipad  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: TJ on December 27, 2013, 07:45:57 pm
Mine began to crack underneath where it met the supports and on top in one location.  Decided to sell it with known defects and go with the Givi.  Much lighter and I never worried about the weight on the factory supports.

The backrest and passenger support is the best out there and if you do not notice the weight it works well.  They may have changed the way the form was inlaid for mounting on the newer trunks and eliminate the stress cracking.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 07:50:00 pm
Hahahaha see above    Did I not say I'm very lucky to be able to find my way to the forum and get as far as posting a pic.....albeit up side down !
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 07:54:02 pm
TJ when I first got the trunk I thout boy this thing is heavy.  That's why I've decided it will be used for big and bulky stuff only.  Some times I second guess my decision not to go with the Third Wheel Trailer. 
I may only use the trunk for bigger trips that way maybe I can save it.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: nando on December 27, 2013, 08:00:20 pm
Phil's rack or the Givi rack or the Mo-Tech rack?
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: TJ on December 27, 2013, 08:09:03 pm
I worry a lot and probably a lot more than I should have!  The rails brought the Corbin a little closer and changed the backrest angle, to get her back a little more straight up and down.  It also brought the Corbin more over the rails allowing the center of gravity to be closer to the bike.  The change was about 1.5"
 Here is a view:

Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 08:09:31 pm
The corbin trunk attaches to the stock rails.  The stock rear rack is removed
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 08:12:10 pm
That does allow for quite a bit of adjustment. 
It is possible that Corbin changed the design just slightly.  I've seen some pictures of the Corbin trunk installed where the lines on the trunk are no where near matching the lines on the bags, but I think mine match up
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: TJ on December 27, 2013, 08:16:27 pm
Sounds good, hopefully they solved a few issues all at once.  I think the lines of the trunk go well with the C14.  There was talk of them making a smaller trunk with the same lines but I have not heard anything in a while.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 08:36:29 pm
Now the research has begun for a suitable tank bag that take away from the gorgeous lines of the Connie...
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: nando on December 27, 2013, 09:29:30 pm
When you find that tank-bag let me know
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 27, 2013, 09:40:06 pm
I'm considering a Tour Master Elite Tri Bag because it seems ridiculous kinda like the Connie itself.
I did find two considerably smaller that look really good though, Givi XS308 and Givi T437
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: TJ on December 28, 2013, 12:27:04 am
Chase Harper 650 is nice looking on the C14
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 28, 2013, 01:17:59 am
That's a nice looking tank bag. I think I'd prefer an expandable bag or at least a bigger one. Maybe in the 25 to 30 L size.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: nando on December 28, 2013, 04:44:30 am
Capt'n Bob,
You gotta any place to send a pm to you?
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Cap'n Bob on December 28, 2013, 08:46:36 am
Capt'n Bob,
You gotta any place to send a pm to you?


 Sure, right under my name. Just click the pm icon. Or send me an email. Either one works.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: bluerex on December 29, 2013, 02:54:47 pm
I had a Shad case on my 2006 Concours and moved it to my 2013 Concours.  I have no complaints with the Shad case.  Can get two full face helmets fit into it with no problem.
Title: Re: Calling all Topcase.rs
Post by: Canada-Dan on December 29, 2013, 03:48:09 pm
I nearly got the shad case.  I pefer the lines to the Givi stuff.