Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: The Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon
Re: Top Case Gone
I have a 200 LT that I bought a little over 1 year ago. I am an Iron Butt member and like to ride. I take at least one 3000 mile trip a year and we always camp. This past summer I removed the top case and liked the feel. For the trip I have a Cabellas bag that I strapped on in place of the case and it is water proof. It held my sleeping bag, air mattress, 3 man tent (I like the room), camp chair, and goodies such as lights, extra batteries etc. in the side pockets. It weighed in at 35 pounds and sits lower than the top case. The top case would not hold the same gear and the top case, empty weighs about 35 pounds. The bike handles a little better and is not quite so top heavy. I have since bought one of the flat racks in place of the top case.
If the top case is needed I undo 4 bolts, lift off the rack and spacers, use 4 bolts to mount top case and plug into 2 plugs after removing rear seat (2 bolts) and reinstall seat. The swap takes less than 10 minutes.
Still rolling in Southern Oregon