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Offline Charles_Wilson_FL

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« on: April 28, 2009, 01:30:00 pm »
I recently bought a C14, after looking at various trunks the cheapest route seems to be to go with JC Whitney. Has anyone used or had any luck with this one? A $150.00 difference is kinda large. Also does anyone have a good tank bag recommendation?     Charles Wilson  COG#8198 SE  2008 C14  2003 C10
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 03:25:00 pm »
Now you've gone and done it. :)     The JC Whitney's been popular amongst the C10 crowd, I have one and heard about it here. Don't know about the rocket pilots though. I have an Axio tank bag, but again on a C10.  
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 02:09:00 pm »
I would guess you looked at Murph's stuff  http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=130_134  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009, 08:09:00 pm »
I bought one like the smaller ones listed in JC Whitney. I painted it with   the wrinkle black to match the black on the bags. Fitted a piece of   plywood inside on the bottom and drilled the holes so they would line up   with the slots in the rack. Not the neatest looking inside but it comes on   and off within 5 minutes. Only use it when wife rides on back as she is not   comfortable unless she has a back rest. Works well for this, and I leave it   off when I ride single. Like I said, really only use it for backrest, looks a   whole lot better than any of the backrests offered for the C 14.  
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 11:29:00 am »
for the $$ and the ease of mounting, you simply cannot beat the SHAD 42L Murph sells, it fit's the bikes profile perfectly, mounts with absolutly no modifications to the bike, simply put just add 4 bolts and it fits the existing slots on the rack like a glove....it's a no-brainer, mounts in litterally 5 minutes, and clips on and off in seconds, leaving a very nice3 platform for when you don't need the trunk.  On a $14k bike, why scrimp on a JCW trunk....it doesn't make sense. I pulled my 42L offa my old Conni and installed it on my new one, this trunk has lasted me over 6 years so far without a problem....I think it will last a long time to come.  For my tank bag, I use the Roadgear mega size bag, with the faston strap system. I attached the front straps to the screws on either side up front of the airbox, and the rear side to a large tiewrap slipped over the rear gastank fingers the seat slides onto. Easily snaps on and off with the 3 fast click buckles for those times i want to stow it in the side bag while parking in unsecured areas. The bag expands and can hold a 12 pack (if you don't have it filled with junk).    Rich Riczinger  COG 5977  JUSTAMEMBAHNOW

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Offline Charles_Wilson_FL

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 07:07:00 pm »
Thanks for the input. I went ahead and got the SHAD 42L from Murph's. It should get here tomorrow. I'm sure it will be fine and I guess as long as I got my '03 Coonie I could use it there too from time to time.  
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 06:07:00 pm »
Using the givi52 and the tank locker tank bag. Tank bag mounts to a ring   which fits on the gas cap area.no straps or mags to scratch the paint  
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