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    Re: Top Box Photo Needed
    Reply #8 on: Nov 03, 2022, 12.49 am
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    Like a lot of us have done for various reasons on the Trophy.  Custom Fabrication!!!! :028:
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    Re: Top Box Photo Needed
    Reply #9 on: Nov 03, 2022, 01.28 am
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    Here is what I came up with. The metal bracket is wedged between the bolts from front and back. This gave me the largest amount of reward motion. I then put in the ole safety measure of the large zip tie. Seems very firm and gained about 2 inches of space. I might still need to cut to rear spacer down 1/4 to change the angle of the box to be lower in the back, but for now it will work.



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    Re: Top Box Photo Needed
    Reply #10 on: Nov 03, 2022, 01.43 am
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    Not much to secure it side to side.
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    Re: Top Box Photo Needed
    Reply #11 on: Nov 03, 2022, 02.03 am
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    I agree, but tugging on it side to side moves the bike and not the bracket. The washers are sandwiched pretty tight keeping it from moving. I might add a second zip tie through the two rear holes and into the front hole that you can see.  A loop around the T section would prevent any lateral movement.

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    Re: Top Box Photo Needed
    Reply #12 on: Nov 03, 2022, 10.20 pm
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    You should have placed the three through bolts through the holes in the chassis where the flange is visible. In addition, in the case of taking advantage of that support for the Topcase, he would have made two angle-shaped sheet metal irons and fastened by the place of the plastic flange that he has placed.

    Between the speed of the motorcycle, the air received and the load inside the TopCase, it can move easily, the flange loses its properties with inclement weather and eventually breaks.
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    Re: Top Box Photo Needed
    Reply #13 on: Nov 04, 2022, 04.54 pm
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    *Originally Posted by digital [+]
    You should have placed the three through bolts through the holes in the chassis where the flange is visible. In addition, in the case of taking advantage of that support for the Topcase, he would have made two angle-shaped sheet metal irons and fastened by the place of the plastic flange that he has placed.

    Between the speed of the motorcycle, the air received and the load inside the TopCase, it can move easily, the flange loses its properties with inclement weather and eventually breaks.

    Hi Digitial,

    I'm not positive that I understand everything in your message, but I think you are saying that the 3 bolt holes that I'm using to attach the case aren't strong enough for long term use.  If that is the case I agree that the size of the bolts and the mounting area seems weaker than I would prefer with a load in the box and a passenger.  The 3 bolt holes that I'm using are the 3 tapped holes that originally held the plastic cover on the rear cargo deck.  I've mocked up what I think will work for a permanent solution. 

    The red box would be a metal plate that would bolt to the existing bracket via the yellow circles.  The orange circles would be where new larger bolts with a spacer/riser between the bracket and existing bike holes are to give me the lift off the deck of the bike.  The green circle would be a welded spacer/riser to support the height front to back.  I would probably want some form of rubber bushing to protect the bike from the spacers. 

    I have also thought about not using metal spacers at all and using some of the scrap rubber hockey pucks that I have (I print on them for work) as the risers.  It is a hardened rubber that could be trimmed to size and give support and vibration resistance.  On the back 2 I would drill holes through them and bolt through and on the front I could just trim a piece and tap a screw into it.


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    Re: Top Box Photo Needed
    Reply #14 on: Nov 04, 2022, 10.05 pm
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    I hope that in the photo you can understand what I meant.
    So that the TopCase support rests flat and is sure not to move, I would put a metal part on it like the second photo.

    I have modified the photo that you posted yesterday and there I think you will be able to clearly see the secure fastening points.



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