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    Touratech topbox rework

    I recently bought a Honda 250 CRF trail bike and decided it needs some storage for odds and sods- I don't like the idea of a rucksack so a topbox it has to be. It was perfect timing when a roadkill touratech box appeared on here at the right price and got things moving- thanks Reg

    I bought a rack off ebay.. which proved to be poor quality and did not fit the bike. After learning that the Honda official rack isn't suitable for a topbox I decided I would have to splash out on an aftermarket one which, contrary to BMW practice, are more expensive than the genuine Honda ones. That was the plan anyway, more on the rack later..

    Right then- the box arrived and was in reasonable condition considering it had been 'down the road' but both locks were in a bad state after being drilled etc by the police to try and establish who it belonged to.
    It was offered up top the bike and proved to be a bit too big for the little CRF.
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    Off with his head...

    Decide to shorten it down by cutting a section out of the middle to give it dimensions similar to Pelicase etc.
    Removed 12 cms out of the height- this was as much as needed and as much as was possible before the hinges had nothing to fasten to.
    First - lid off, followed by the sealing strip(needed heat to soften the adhesive), marked it up for the cut and also the height of the lid when refitted. Then attacked it with the jigsaw- touratech fetishists look away now..
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    lid off , lid on

    Refitted the lid and sealing strip, easy peasy because the lid sits tight on the seal making a good template.There is also the metal band around the inside edge which sits up to the seal and gives a good template for the bolts to be refitted.
    Remembered I had a Cymarc rear seat plate for my GS which I never got round to fitting...so offered this up to the bike and decided to use it instead of spending any more dosh.
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    Brackets next

    Knocked up some brackets and fitted the plate using the bolts and spacers in the cymarc kit, along with the tophat spacers that were on the original Honda bolts to protect the plastics.
    Also rebuilt the lock unit for the lid and recoded it to a spare bmw key so now it locks properly
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    Job done.

    Bolted it on. Plate maybe a bit on the big size but necessary to span the gap between the brackets. Could be used as Hooters intended by removing the box and fastening stuff direct to the plate.

    Job Done... apart from maybe painting or covering the brackets in carbon wrap or similar to tidy them up a bit.
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    Job done
    Just a thought,you might want to consider doing something with those leading edges,
    May well cause you some damage if you got shunted from behind
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    Well done, mate. Nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    Well done, mate. Nice job.
    +1
    Amazing what can be put to good use instead of the trash can....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyboy View Post
    Job done
    Just a thought,you might want to consider doing something with those leading edges,
    May well cause you some damage if you got shunted from behind
    Cheers mikey- good point. I have a tooltube that was intended for the front but it's a bit long between the fixing points. That can be my next mini mini project.
    I cut the outside down to make it smaller ....And then start adding bits to the outside..Hmmm, analyze that

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    Ace job, I asked Touratech rep at the Scottish show what the 25L aluminium topbox cost - £425

    Almost identical to your good effort.

    Mind I did go for this on My Tiger 800 - £19 from Farnell components
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcinlb View Post
    Ace job, I asked Touratech rep at the Scottish show what the 25L aluminium topbox cost - £425

    Almost identical to your good effort.

    Mind I did go for this on My Tiger 800 - £19 from Farnell components
    That looks tidy- big enough for a few bits and bobs, waterproofs etc.

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    Mk 2

    Mikeyboy got me worried after making the valid point about the leading edges.... So I removed the CYMARC plate and bolted it directly onto the brackets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcinlb View Post
    Ace job, I asked Touratech rep at the Scottish show what the 25L aluminium topbox cost - £425

    Almost identical to your good effort.

    Mind I did go for this on My Tiger 800 - £19 from Farnell components
    Oh that look good. What it's called / part number. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by w-w View Post
    Oh that look good. What it's called / part number. Thanks
    I was interested too so looked and found this , looks similar.

    http://uk.farnell.com/unbranded/wate..._MostPopular_3
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    Quote Originally Posted by steadysteve View Post
    Mikeyboy got me worried after making the valid point about the leading edges.... So I removed the CYMARC plate and bolted it directly onto the brackets.
    That's a very nice piece of handy work Steve......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
    That's a very nice piece of handy work Steve......
    Thanks bounce-- I have since replaced it with a pelicase, bought from NuttyGSer, and a tooltube.
    The box is now fitted with some homemade brackets on the bottom to allow it to mount on a givi plate on my GS- ideal for its intended use i.e. odds and sods for a day trip.
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