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ToeKnee
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PostSubject: Rear Top Box   Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:59 am

I went for this Chinese made from the USA cost me £50 then I got $25 refund due to one of the light lenses being cracked (easily fixed) Fits well and matches the side boxes, just got to work out how to wire the lights up now!!

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:41 am

Top box! its the arse of a miniature Mercedes E class, looks good though Does the spoiler help keep the intruder grounded at HIGH speeds
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:08 am

Looks good! nice backrest for the pillion too 
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:31 am

Nice mate
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peardrop3
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:44 pm

Looks quite good actually.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:24 pm

Looks really good, I an well impressed with that one. lgd
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:55 am

Like the top box / backrest, what an ace bargain you got 
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:13 pm

ToeKnee Do you have a link, I can't find any like that?
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:05 pm

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hawktheslayer
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:13 pm

That's not bad at £55, cant get a second hand merc for that 
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:07 am

Thanks Tex, well spotted. I will order one for occasional use.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:03 am

Toeknee ..... Have you put a different backrest on it mate ?
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:27 pm

I hav= been considering 9ne of these for my Trike for some time now.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:33 pm

You beat me to the link :)
This is the company I bought from.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Motorcycle-Trunk-W-Taillight-for-Harley-Honda-Yamaha-Suzuki-Vulcan-Cruiser-/360546665833?hash=item53f2418569:m:m1Evc9mp2dm9tMn_CG1s5Yg

I did not change the backrest I must say the base plate I had to cut a bit so I could remove the box (a few screws) and then still get to the bolt that holds the rear seat in place should I need to remove it to get to battery or tank etc etc. Took a while to fiddle with to fit but no real hardship or work :) I just have to tackle the wiring now so I can get the stop light to work. The clear lens have small clear bulbs, I have bought orange ones so I can wire up the indicators. I just want to do it so I can remove the box and unplug the electrics, not sure which way of doing it yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:54 pm

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ToeKnee
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:02 pm

yes I had looked at those many thanks, not sure where best place is to tap into wiring for rear lights
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:40 pm

I suggest you extend to the wiring under the main seat as it's easier, LOADS, than piddling around underneath the mudguard etc... You can always make the breakaway connector sit just under the pillion seat so you can pull it apart & it wont dangle out much, if at all!



Ordered one of the boxes so we'll see how it goes?
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:44 pm

Got My new Top Box
Rode about two hundred miles today. Bike needs cleaning





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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:02 pm

Tex, That looks so in keeping with the lines of the bike it looks standard fitment on the Tramp, good choice!  oyili 
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:06 pm

 It certainly does! 
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ToeKnee
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:12 am

Looks great 
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:57 pm

Looking really smart on the back of the tramp msrke Fits real nice with the rest of the bike. Although! Sod that for cleaning and polishing I hope you have a friend like Mick
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:30 pm

Opened my parcel from the supplier yesterday & was pleasantly surprised at the quality for the price!
Couple of things I may look at though is the wiring as it looks very fine wire to me but I'll probably cover it with some split heat shrink or similar after I've lengthened it a little as it seems to be tight across the corners & the loom to the bike will be sorted as well so it can be a quick split wiring loom for the times it has to come off & I have some waterproof quick disconnectors that I bought some months ago.
The key hole cover flap is a bit tacky as well but that's down to price I suppose?
Opinion overall is that for the price it will do the job that it's designed for admirably with a bit of personal improvements from my point of view.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:33 pm

Oh & it looks like Tex's as it came from the same supplier in the US& tex yours look good my friend!
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:33 pm

I have not wired mine up yet, must get round to it. If you beat me to it it would be great if you posted pictures .. then I can make sure I'm doing it right lol
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:07 pm

It will be some time in the new year I'm afraid due to a lot of other things happening in the meantime ToeKnee.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:22 pm

Yes Peter I think I will be doing the same, maybe we can compare notes as I am about 30 miles from you  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:29 pm

No problem on that. BTW what year is your VL may I ask as mines is a 2010 VL800LO model but main bits will be same/similar.
I'm on the outskirts of Derby in Spondon ok right next to the A52, literally right next to it!
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Top Box   Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:50 pm

I have a 2002 VL800 but like you say they should be similar
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