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Topbox strap clips
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:30:20 PM »
I've found the elastic straps in the ST1300 topbox to be very handy for stabilising the load, especially when it mounts up over the bottom half and wants to fall out to the left when you open the lid.
That's all fine, except the trick of remembering how those nifty red plastic thingamybobs link up.  It's not intuitive.  I know- just don't have them twisted.  That's fine but my way is easier.

I've cheated and written UP on the two so I can immediately get them to neatly link.

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Re: Topbox strap clips
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 10:00:58 PM »
Well that’s a little easier than the mental gymnastics I have to go through every time I try and hook them up  :beer
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Re: Topbox strap clips
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 09:25:43 PM »
My straps on STella have stretched out of useable proportion with age. Now I can do this...
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Re: Topbox strap clips
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 12:15:52 AM »
My straps on STella have stretched out of useable proportion with age. Now I can do this...

Now I have strap envy added to my mental issues.     :'(
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Re: Topbox strap clips
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 02:32:33 AM »
I forget the last time I needed to use the straps on either of the 1100 or 1300 top cases.

The Givi one on the 1300 looks to be the same type as the Honda one I have only joined the two straps together once to see how it works just after getting back home in July.
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Re: Topbox strap clips
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 06:48:57 AM »
I used mine all the time, and will look at adding some to GhoST's top case
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Re: Topbox strap clips
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 03:53:17 PM »
Pete

If you'd bought the Can-am you tried on in Mackay, you wouldn't need any straps at all!
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Re: Topbox strap clips
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 10:26:17 PM »
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If you'd bought the Can-am you tried on in Mackay, you wouldn't need any straps at all!

That's a very stable load- much better than many seen in China.  No need for straps- gravity is holding it all on.
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Re: Topbox strap clips
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2018, 07:17:00 AM »
It's quite a well appointed bike and I note that as well as the large luggage capacity in the rear, it has a front boot, weather protection for the rider's knees, a nice commuication set, and feet off the pedals suggests cruise control might be fitted as well.  It could be a Beemer....   :crackup
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