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    Seperating lower half of Topbox
    on: Apr 01, 2023, 01.38 pm
    Apr 01, 2023, 01.38 pm
    Hi all,

    I believe I did a proper search but could not find any hints on how to separate the outer shell from the lower half of the topbox, like the way one can remove the painted shell from the upper half.
    I have to rewire my socket in the tobbox, and dont want to destroy it.
    Anybody ever done that and is able to describe "how to"?

    Any help would be highly appreciated!

    TIA

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    Re: Seperating lower half of Topbox
    Reply #1 on: Apr 01, 2023, 02.58 pm
    Apr 01, 2023, 02.58 pm
    I'm certain someone will chime in with the link to the message thread but I recall quite a bit of info including photos ont eh subject.  I seem to recall it involved heat to loosen the adhesive used between the two shells.

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    Re: Seperating lower half of Topbox
    Reply #2 on: Apr 01, 2023, 03.19 pm
    Apr 01, 2023, 03.19 pm
    Thanks for that, yes seen something, but what I found involving heat was separating the two half's, in other words the lid from the base.
    I just want to remove the outer shell from the base.
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    Re: Seperating lower half of Topbox
    Reply #3 on: Apr 01, 2023, 05.14 pm
    Apr 01, 2023, 05.14 pm
    Hi,

    Just to clarify, there are FOUR main parts of the Top Box.

    The "Base" is in two sections - Inner and Outer, as is the hinged "Lid",
    where the Outer of the Lid is painted the same colour as the rest of the painted panels on the bike.

    The Power socket is fitted to the Inner Section of the Base.

    It CAN be removed without separating the two halves of the Base
    if you can find a way of gripping the internal part of the socket,
    twisting it and pulling it out - it is only held in place by two tiny plastic tabs
    that "click-lock" into the sides of the metal socket, but they can also be quite stubborn !

    If it does start to come out, ease off on the pressure so it comes out gently with the wiring still attached,
    and doesn't become disconnected leaving you to try and recover the wiring that can fall back down inside !

    If you are replacing the Socket then there won't be any worries about causing damage when removing it,
    but if you are re-using it, or you cannot pull it out as above, then the only way might be
    to push it out from underneath which WILL need the two sections ( Inner and Outer ) to be separated,
    as described in the Topic that you have probably already seen, where heat is needed to soften and release
    the sealant used to glue the Inner and Outer sections together.

    You may also need to get at the underside if you are replacing the socket
    with a type that is secured in place with a large nut on the underside of it.

    Here's the other Topic referred to :

    Top Box separating inner case from outer to fit USB

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    Re: Seperating lower half of Topbox
    Reply #4 on: Apr 01, 2023, 05.44 pm
    Apr 01, 2023, 05.44 pm
    Ah, now I got you!

    Thx Coconut, thx Rick505!!

    I did not find that video, donīt know, maybe I used the wrong keywords.
    Thank you very much for your help!
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    Re: Seperating lower half of Topbox
    Reply #5 on: Apr 08, 2023, 04.56 pm
    Apr 08, 2023, 04.56 pm
    Are you wanting to just change the receptacle out to something else?  If so, no need to separate it!
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    Re: Seperating lower half of Topbox
    Reply #6 on: Apr 08, 2023, 05.25 pm
    Apr 08, 2023, 05.25 pm
    I had an automatic on/off issue, due to expected corrosion on a cable or contact. Replaced the cable and once on it, I also replaced the outlet to 2x USB.
    I disassembled it and took the chance to bring power to the lid and install some lights. I saw that on a RT last year, never thought l need it, but then went to Britannia rallye in Denmark, where I  was searching my glove in the full topcase at night.

    Thanks to all for the helpful advice!
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    Re: Seperating lower half of Topbox
    Reply #7 on: Apr 08, 2023, 05.26 pm
    Apr 08, 2023, 05.26 pm
    Glad you got it just the way you wanted. :028:
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