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    Top Case
    on: Jan 08, 2017, 12.57 am
    Jan 08, 2017, 12.57 am
    Triumph's OEM top case increases the bike's already-top-heavy design quite a bit. Shad's website gives a very low weight for the SH50, but other sources give very different numbers.  Does anyone know the actual weight of the case, including the adapter plate and mounting plate?  Or where to find reliable data?  Thanks

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    Re: Top Case
    Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2017, 09.11 am
    Jan 08, 2017, 09.11 am
    The Triumph Trophy SE Top Box with rubber back rest pad fitted, weighs approx 20.2 lbs.

    I don't know what the weight of the Sliding Carriage / Mounting Plate is,
    but you can buy one via Amazon where it states the "Shipping Weight" is 5 lbs,
    but doesn't state if that includes packaging, so 5 lbs could be used
    as a Maximum theoretical weight for the Sliding Carriage.

    Note that there is no weight saving to be had by removal of the factory installed
    luggage rack, as that remains in place with the Sliding Carriage fixed to it.

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    Re: Top Case
    Reply #2 on: Jan 08, 2017, 03.51 pm
    Jan 08, 2017, 03.51 pm
    I usually ride with the top case off and the side bags on.  When I do put the top case on I don't feel any significant difference when standing still and I feel no difference when riding even at slow speeds.  I really don't think weight should be a concern.  The top case if huge and well designed.  If you like a different brand better that's fine.  I'm just saying weight really isn't an issue.

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    Re: Top Case
    Reply #3 on: Jan 08, 2017, 07.24 pm
    Jan 08, 2017, 07.24 pm
    I second this comment- plus it looks really nice with a great fit and finish. I am a cheap bastard and aesthetics won out over price (it looks that good).

    *Originally Posted by jesse64 [+]
    I usually ride with the top case off and the side bags on.  When I do put the top case on I don't feel any significant difference when standing still and I feel no difference when riding even at slow speeds.  I really don't think weight should be a concern.  The top case if huge and well designed.  If you like a different brand better that's fine.  I'm just saying weight really isn't an issue.

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    Re: Top Case
    Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 2017, 03.39 pm
    Jan 09, 2017, 03.39 pm
    I have to echo what others have said. It's kind of expensive, but it works quite well and despite its weight, it doesn't affect the performance or handling of the bike in any discernible way. I never take mine off. There's also a How-to to add a taillight and interior light to it to make it fancy like a BMW. ;-)
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    Re: Top Case
    Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2017, 05.42 pm
    Jan 09, 2017, 05.42 pm
    I concur with the way the tread is developing. I see no really difference in the feeling of the bike with the top case on or off, full or empty.
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    Re: Top Case
    Reply #6 on: Jan 09, 2017, 06.57 pm
    Jan 09, 2017, 06.57 pm
    I have to agree, as well. I don't even know it's there and feel no difference when I remove it just to change up the look for a day. Now on a previous FJR the top box was a nuisance and bike felt unstable at highway speeds and more so in the wind. In fact I still think Yamaha does not endorse a top box for the FJR.

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    Re: Top Case
    Reply #7 on: Jan 10, 2017, 07.01 am
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    For me the top box is the most useful when commuting to work. I only put on the side cases if I'm going on a trip
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