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    Luggage rack for the Honda Top Box

    I have been trying to find a rack to put on top of the Honda Top Box to carry a light sleeping pad, etc. I know it would not be good to put heavy stuff up that high on the top box, but something bulky but light might work.

    Anyone ever see anything that would work? Would the Goldwing rack work, maybe?

    Appreciate anyone's answer on this....

    freezingalaskan


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    Hey, Freezin', I'd guess that the rack that goes on Givi trunks like the Maxia or the V-46 would work just fine on the Honda box. Givi makes Honda's trunk and there doesn't look like that much difference to me.
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    Freezin,
    You might want to check out the Dennis Kirk Catalog. Lots of good stuff.

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    Thanks guys,
    I ended up ordering the rack for the Givi V-46 top box to see if that works. Ordered from Twisted Throttle at $68 plus shipping.
    Should receive it later this week.

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    Betcha' a nickel it fits perfectly!

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    Keep us posted on how it fits.
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    So, I received the rack and installed it last night. This could have been an easy install, and should have been, if I had just used my brain a bit more before starting the work.

    I have attached three images (I hope), and on the last you see a poorly drawn arrow in yellow. That is to show the importance of drilling your four holes with the right "trajectory" for the rack and the screws....
    I drilled straight down from the top of the lid, and ended up having to re-insert the drill bit and work it sideways a bit. You can't see anything wrong the way I did it, but the holes are a bit bigger than they need to be. In the end, it is all covered by the rubber
    seals between the rack and the lid.

    The process was as follows. I first located the best position for the rack. Then I put the included template down and confirmed that I had the place of the holes evenly distanced from various check points on the lid. Basically, getting it straight on there....
    Then I took a small drill bit for pilot holes. Then I took a 1/4 inch drill bit (instructions call for 6.5mm bit) and drilled the final mounting holes (this is where I should have drilled in an angle, and not straight down).
    Finally, I just placed the rack on the lid, entered the screws from inside the lid, up through it and into the attachment points of the rack. Had I done this whole process right, it is truly about a 5-8 minute job if you are not hasty with your work.

    The rack does not add any beauty to the bike in my opinion, but adds a bit of practical space for a light tent and sleeping pad or two. I paid $68 for the rack at Twisted Throttle and it is the Givi E107 Top Luggage Rack for V46 Luggage Case that I bought.

    Sorry about the poor pictures, messy garage and dark, but they may give you an idea what it looks like if you are considering this rack.

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    The rack looks good to me. Thanks for sharing the information. I ordered a rack for my Honda trunk but it didn't fit. I just took some measurements of the trunk and ordered the wrong rack. I will try the Givi E107.
    Paul

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    Freezing...Thanks for the tips and pics. Oddly enough, I have been contiplating doing the same thing with my Honda Box. I appreciate seeing what you did.
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    Glad you did this as I also having been thinking about it also. About how many pounds do you think you can carry on top?

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