One of the issues with having two bikes and only one hard top case is that it was a pain to switch them back and forth between the Gladius and XT since neither had a proper rack. Lucy has her own matching orange top case.
I am incredibly spoiled so Troubadour ordered a new top case and rack for Max. The smaller hard case I'd been using didn't have a rack so Brad would strap it down to the pillion seat giving me locking storage when needed. A Yamaha rack is also on order for the XT so that the old case can be affixed to it properly.
Last Tuesday the rack and B33NMK Monokey top case arrived and we installed it Friday afternoon.
It looked to be an easy install. Off came the seat.
Undo four bolts to take the grab rails off.
Attach Givi rack in place of grab rails using Givi provided bolts.
Attach base plate to rack with another four provided bolts. Place covers over the bolts.
The case was easy enough to snap into place. Here is the full view of it on Max parked in our driveway.
I rode with the top case the first time going to coffee Saturday morning and it didn't even feel as if it was back there. Mind you it only contained a few snacks and some water. It will come in handy for Monday June 17th and Ride to Work Day. It will be nice to have the capacity to carry my lunch, purse, and sandals to the office and lock my helmet in it if I want to.
While at Saturday coffee Dom from Redleg's Rides joined us on his Ural, aka Valencia, and we were able to have a nice visit with him. Our friend Gil rode his GPZ down from Portland and we recruited him to take a few pictures of the four moto-bloggers in attendance.
|(Trobairitz, Troubadour, Dom, and PolarBear)|
We are hoping to get out for a ride this Saturday after coffee but we'll see. It is the height of allergy season and I haven't been doing too much outdoors except for sneezing and rubbing my eyes. Saturday is our only riding day of the coming weekend since Brad is teaching another Team Oregon class on Sunday. A ride to the coast to escape the valley grass pollen may be in order.
- Au Revoir
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