I knew this question would pop up, even on a non Honda forum.
Will try to keep it as short as possible, not my strongest part.
I you look on the front fender you still can see the AMA Pickerton OH sticker, actually I flew this bike in and back for a 6 week holiday in your country in 2001, till now still one of the best bike rides ever.
At least it make me so enthusiast that I bought an extra ST to keep in the USA to go riding every year, bin in 35 states till now.
To travel for 6 weeks you simply need storage, and I absolutely don't like thing like duffel bags or whatever.
So I designed and made this trunk and transformed the bike into a single person bike to use as much as possible of the available room, the front of the trunk goes as deep as the chassis tubes. (to build it back for duo use takes max 3/4 hour)
Actually the BMW 1100LT ?? did give me the idea to make this, and the Police ST1100 did bring the single person idea.
I have also the small original Honda trunk. We did make several pictures from all sides, and on the computer my wife made with some foto program this trunk, specially pointing forward, the rear is not further back than the side panier's, making it still compact.
Bought a police saddle and start building from there.
First made the model from a solid piece of foam, a lot of sanding, looking, sanding, more sanding.
From there I had a professional mold made, and out of this mold come the trunks.
The next step is have the 2 parts professional sprayed in the original colours, I finish the trunk with the same locks as the original side panier's, and use the right decals.
The trunk opens from the left side what makes it very easy to use.
It holds my tent, air mattress, sleeping bags, air vest, cool vest, ands some other small stuff.
Now If I wane visit a town, museum or so, on top of this it still will take my riding gear, and I don't have to walk the whole day in bike gear, on top of that everything is locket inside, so not much on the outside what could drag the attention of small criminals.
Have made a few of these trunks, one for my RED-USA-ST and some for my friends in Walla Walla WA.
BTW had here in The Netherlands, and also at WeSToc in Denver the best farcle price for it.
One of the good thinks is that the fuel millage goes down with this trunk compared with a Givi or what ever.
Riding several thousands of miles together with my ST friends it showed that over 50 miles/hour the difference in fuel consumption rapidly build up.
On average they do 50 and I do on the same trip 55 M/gallon. These figures may sound strange but remember the ST is very, I mean very good on gas, and we don't pusie.
Don't miss understand me, but our devise is, we pay for the whole tire so we use the whole tire, just a little prove, this front tire after 5K miles, a lot Rockies though.
If interested, I own the mold, and now and than still people want a trunk.
Maybe an other point, if, if......, I can afford, and important, get the alowens to buy an K1600GT, for sure I'm gone design one for that bike, it will of course match the more angled side panier's, and having the original locks too.
Home made trunk redy to pack and ship to the USA
Still place enough for the riding gear
Front tire 5000miles and still over 50 to the gallon
Hans ten Broeke
De Hoge Esch 49
7783 CB Gramsbergen NL