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My version of an "el-cheapo" top box!!

Bought it at SEARS, it's a "Stack-on" TOOL BOX...LOL Cost...a whole $26.00!!!
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People will think "Hey, that guy just bolted a cheapo toolbox on the back!". Might as well attach a milk crate.

Obviously you don't care what others think and it works for you!
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Bob, how about a nice paint match with that awesome metallic gray?


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Well, it certainly looks like what it is.

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Bob, how about a nice paint match with that awesome metallic gray?
I thought about that Scott, but the paint would cost more than the box!! LOL. Besides, it has a stainless steel diamond plate finish front and back, and it kind of looks.......ok.......BTW...how the heck are 'ya?...can't wait for another group ride...!!!

"Obviously you don't care what others think and it works for you"....

Well, yes and no. I do care what others think, but in this case, it serves the purpose and keeps my money where it belongs...in the bank. If you don't like it, that's ok, I didn't put it there for you to use. LOL. If I get sick of it, I can unbolt it and give it to my 8yo......

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You get a solid B+ for creativity!! If it works for you then carry-on Bro.

How exactly did you attach it to the rack?

Anyone know if there is a simple quick-release platform for the Givi rack. I want to do somethig similar to what Redline has done but would really like for it to be quick release. Any Ideas?

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Oh yeah, the best thing about being over 50 is that I never care what other people think about what I do. It's powerfully liberating.

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Oh yeah, the best thing about being over 50 is that I never care what other people think about what I do. It's powerfully liberating.
I agree. Being in the "over 50" crowd does have its merits. I merely used the three holes in the SW Motech rack, drilled it through the box and used a piece of 3/8" king starboard material for some added rigidity. I am pleased with the end result thus far. We'll see how it holds up.

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Us young whippersnappers wouldn't know.


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People will think "Hey, that guy just bolted a cheapo toolbox on the back!". Might as well attach a milk crate.
I thought KLR 650 riders have exclusive rights to milk crates.

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I thought KLR 650 riders have exclusive rights to milk crates.
Don't know about KLR's as I don't see them in my area but I do see 49cc scooters with milk crates quite often around here.
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I thought KLR 650 riders have exclusive rights to milk crates.
Works for me (sometimes...) I have a solid black milk crate that I "occasionally" bungee to my rear rack for quick trips to the grocery store.

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Anybody toting the ol 5 gallon bucket?

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That would be a "bit" to crude for my taste.....

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Personally I like your "stack-on" toolbox mod. Granted, my wife calls me a "redneck", but I think it's got potential. I might just do this just so I can get some eyes rolling from my BMW brethren. Side note, I turn 40 this month... the downward spiral of not caring what people think has begun...

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Take a look at the "MTM" dry box; less money and is more of a square design. Been using one for many years on my old 450A. Works great!!!
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Works for me (sometimes...) I have a solid black milk crate that I "occasionally" bungee to my rear rack for quick trips to the grocery store.
Some time ago I posted a pic of Big Red w/ a milk-crate on the back (a thread about front forks... or something!), and today I've put it back on to go get a 50# sack of fertilizer for my wife.

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Some time ago I posted a pic of Big Red w/ a milk-crate on the back (a thread about front forks... or something!), and today I've put it back on to go get a 50# sack of fertilizer for my wife.
Milk Crates are indeed quite functional, but hideous..

Kinda like wearing hip waders with a fine suit.
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