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Offline EftanD

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Hi New Member
« on: November 26, 2020, 08:53:28 PM »
Hi
Im an aged rider (over 60) awaiting the arrival of my first Ducati (Multistrada 950s)  thought I would introduce myself and see what learned teaching s the group have to get me up to speed.
My big question,  the bike that is coming has the touring pack on it (new to me but a 2019 machine in grey).  What will I need to do should I wish to add a topcase? Just a bracket  or a whole collection of support sdtruts etc. I fancy a Shad but would appreciate any suggestions and instruction..
Thanks

Offline BabyD

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Re: Hi New Member
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2020, 05:14:21 AM »
 :400: It all depends on you really, how you want it to look..... the genuine top box is only available new as a complete package for around 700, but you can buy the fitting kit part by part which is about 250

Or buy a 3rd party setup for a lot less but it wont match the side panniers as well as the genuine one......

So like I say its down to you how you want it to look 👍
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Offline thenozzle

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Re: Hi New Member
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 08:27:47 AM »
Hi EftanD  :400: to the forum  :305:

Offline EftanD

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Re: Hi New Member
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 10:36:42 AM »
Thank you Baby D , sounds a lot for a top box (even to a retiring BMW rider) I fI was to go down the Givi or Shad etc. route, is the fitting of it just a plate on the rear rack or does it get more complicated withthe panniers being already fitted. Do I use the pannier rails as a strengthener or do i put more metal at the back etc... a little confused at the moment. It might get easier once I have the bike physically here.

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Re: Hi New Member
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 02:41:49 PM »
Regardless of which box you buy, I would advise getting the genuine rack & getting a adaptor plate for the box you want ( which is easier said than done )

The support bars transfer the weight onto the frame, where others just use the plastic rear grab handle.
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Offline EftanD

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Re: Hi New Member
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2020, 04:06:37 PM »
That's what I was trying to work out, thankyou

Offline obijohnkenobe

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Re: Hi New Member
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2020, 10:06:52 PM »
Hi. I have a Shad rack and box on mine. It uses quite neat support bars that fit exactly where the Ducati ones fit, into the frame.

Offline obijohnkenobe

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Re: Hi New Member
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2020, 09:48:51 AM »
Re: Shad rack, for anyone interested I was tidying the garage at the weekend (needed space for another bike   :087: !!) and found the Shad fitting instructions: