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Offline obijohnkenobe   gb

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Shad Top Box and Rack
on: November 09, 2018, 09:28:48 am
November 09, 2018, 09:28:48 am
In case anyone is interested (and even if youíre not!), I have just installed a Shad rack/top box on the 950 and attach photos of the kit, the kit fitted to the bike and finally with the Shad top box as well.

Fitting was easy Ė a 20 minute job.  The kit itself weighs 3kgs/6.5lbs.  Itís well made and solid and the box doesnít stick out too far beyond the back wheel; its as close to the back seat as possible.

Iím not a top box fan but I'm really pleased with the fit.  I need both panniers and a box to lock stuff onto the bike when I use it for work.  All my bike gear gets locked onto the bike and I can go into a meeting looking a bit more respectable!!

Iím yet to test the handling with the box on, but let's face it, they are an unaerodynamic Ö.. well, box!  Bolted high up and off the back of the bike! Although the Shad one looks pretty good to me (mine is the clever one that adjusts in size), no top boxes do anything for the looks of a bike Ė its just pure practicality.

As to the cost, the rack was £123, but I already had the top plate and box. 

One other thing is that I also have another couple of type/shape top plates from previous boxes, including a givi top plate and I am pretty sure both of those would bolt onto the Shad rack.  The rack only has a  few holes in the right place for the Shad top plate, but as most top plates usually have slots, you could probably move the plate about until you find something lining up, then it would probably bolt on as well.


Includes screws, bolts and some spacers - lines up exactly with the holes on the bike.



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    Re: Shad Top Box and Rack
    Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 11:10:03 am
    November 09, 2018, 11:10:03 am
    The last photo... Ummm, why is your cargo net connected to your garage fuse box?  :027:
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    Re: Shad Top Box and Rack
    Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 01:21:01 pm
    November 09, 2018, 01:21:01 pm
    I've got a Givi Monokey top box and am looking a the best way to fit on the MS so would be interested to have confirmation that this rack is an option.
    What Givi plate have you got?
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    Offline obijohnkenobe   gb

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    Re: Shad Top Box and Rack
    Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 02:54:30 pm
    November 09, 2018, 02:54:30 pm
    Ha - the cargo net/fuse box arrangement is not permanent!  Just hooking it out of the way from something and forgot to put it back  :008:

    I'll have a look to see what top plates I've got and offer them up to see - not sure if its a monokey or monolock top plate (might have both if I look hard enough).  I also have another one I'll try.  I'll take some pics if it will help.

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    Re: Shad Top Box and Rack
    Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 03:08:13 pm
    November 09, 2018, 03:08:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by obijohnkenobe [+]
    I'll have a look to see what top plates I've got and offer them up to see - not sure if its a monokey or monolock top plate (might have both if I look hard enough).  I also have another one I'll try.  I'll take some pics if it will help.
    Cheers, that would be really useful.
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    Re: Shad Top Box and Rack
    Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 09:02:54 am
    November 11, 2018, 09:02:54 am
    *Originally Posted by Wassers [+]
    The last photo... Ummm, why is your cargo net connected to your garage fuse box?  :027:

    Exactly what the hell  we're you thinking about

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    Re: Shad Top Box and Rack
    Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 07:08:29 pm
    November 11, 2018, 07:08:29 pm
    Just for you Murf, my next picture will have me in my lime green mankini as the background  :150:
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    Re: Shad Top Box and Rack
    Reply #7 on: November 11, 2018, 08:03:55 pm
    November 11, 2018, 08:03:55 pm
    *Originally Posted by BabyD [+]
    Just for you Murf, my next picture will have me in my lime green mankini as the background  :150:

    Not again  :087:
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    Re: Shad Top Box and Rack
    Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 11:25:32 am
    November 12, 2018, 11:25:32 am
    I have my top box cost £30.00 off ebay, bolted onto a aluminium plate cost £8.00. I have it set forward and the handling of the bike is not really effected. If the top box is too far back it makes the front wheel light. This job is fine for solo riding.
    Last Edit: November 12, 2018, 11:27:23 am by Darsey
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