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Offline adamSFO

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<=40L secure top case w/lighting options for '21 CB500X
on: November 27, 2020, 04:05:15 PM
Hi folks,

So I'm attempting to narrow down my choices for a helmet-sized top case for my forthcoming '21 CB500X.

My parameters are:

- secure(ish)/strong(ish) - needs to survive at least casual theft/break-in attempts
- black
- no more than 40L, but large enough to hold a full-face helmet plus random stuff
- some means to add a brake light & turn signals to the rear (a la admorelighting.com)
- must attach to SW-Motech STREET-RACK

So far I've narrowed it down to:

- Givi B37 or E370 w/case-specific admorelighting kit
- Shad SH37 w/case-specific admorelighting kit
- SW Motech Trax ION 38L w/generic "strip" admorelighting kit

I was mostly decided on the SW Motech Trax ADV until I noticed it doesn't appear to have sufficient flat rear real estate to attach a lighting strip, and the ION is less appealing and nearly the same (high) price :/  But neither the Givi nor the Shad seem particularly "secure", although both are much cheaper, which would be nice.

Any other options I should be considering, given the parameters above?

Thanks!
      Adam
Last Edit: November 27, 2020, 04:08:39 PM by adamSFO

Offline ncroadtoad

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Re: <=40L secure top case w/lighting options for '21 CB500X
Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 12:04:22 PM
I've got a Shad 34 (I think, not exactly sure of the size), but the locking mechanisms are similar. It's ugly, but IMO both the lockdown latch and the opening latch are about as good as any for security. Compared to a Givi that I owned on a different bike, just as good. At the end of the day they all just make it a little harder to steal your stuff, not really stop it.
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Offline Bogeyshima

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Re: <=40L secure top case w/lighting options for '21 CB500X
Reply #2 on: November 30, 2020, 05:09:35 PM
I have the Givi V40.  Little on the bigger end, but holds my backpack and a jacket no issue.  I still don't have the guts to leave my Arai in there out of eye sight. 





Offline woody

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Re: <=40L secure top case w/lighting options for '21 CB500X
Reply #3 on: November 30, 2020, 08:23:19 PM
I used a Givi V40 too, prefer panniers only though, Givi v35 will take a full face helmet too as top box can be noisy. This on a 2018 though..