Just a suggestion, you do not have to use the top box to mount a mascot.
My bike is in Toscana Green, we call it the Jolly Green Giant. Purchased a Jolly Green Giant mascot and he hangs on around the base of the radio aerial.
Done Europe several times and he is still hanging in, always raises a smile among passers by. Picture on it,s side, but I hope you get the idea.
Progressed to K12 via a K100RT and two K1100LT,s. Must say the K1100,s are much faster, nimbler and easier and cheaper to maintain. K12 now done 24k, been totally reliable and is the touring bike of our dreams.
Happy and safe miles to you all. Gillboy