Does it really make a significant difference in slow speed handling to have the top box off?
Try it and see. I would expect you will get answers on both sides of that question depending on peoples riding style and personal experience. The only one that matters is, does it make a difference for you?Does it really make a significant difference in slow speed handling to have the top box off?
I keep a lot of crap in my top case as well. It is not such a big job that you could not just add it when you needed it for longer rides and such.Okay gentlemen. I took it off. About 35 minutes. Will let you know what I think after a week or so. I was impressed with how heavy the top boxes and with my stuff in it it's probably good 65 pounds. And considering my Aviation experience with weight and balance and lever arms this could really have a good impact on low speed handling. Thanks for your comments
If you ride solo mostly, then taking it off makes sense. I ride mostly two-up and often loaded to the max. I want to stayed used to the weight back there. As they say, "train like you will fight so that you will fight like you trained."For what it's worth. I'm having trouble deciding if i should leave the top box on or off. rode it for a while without, and definitely noticed a difference, but when i put it back on, it's not as bad.. I think since i'm new to the LT, i had to get used to the ride. I really like the top box on as it looks better in my opinion. Let's face it, i bought the LT for a beautiful cruising machine, so why mess with it. Once you get use to the ride, i don't think you'll have any issues leaving it on.. Very convenient for storage. AND IT DOES LOOK DAM GOOD.