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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-19-2020, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy MY trunk took flight

I was doing a ride to get the EFI cleaner thru. No, I was not doing excessive speed. I was going down a bumpy road and heard a clanky sound of my trunk bouncing down the road. I WAS SURE IT WAS LATCHED. Has this happened to anyone else with OEM Yamaha trunk???
It was in perfect condition...now it's scared up bad. 2009 AE was only a dark gray color . It's $766 from yamaha Bad luck is my middle name I guess

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-19-2020, 03:58 PM
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same thing happened to my father when he owned the FJR that i now have. The older 39 liter top cases had plastic bottoms and not re-enforced with a metal plate like the newer ones.
I've since added the aluminum Yamaha rack and the top case is solid now.
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Mine has the newer metal reinforcement plate in back of the plastic...but the tab is still plastic although that was not the failure. I can only figure it had slightly lifted up when unlocking to get something out , w/o me realizing. Man ....$766 new still from Yamaha hoping to find cheaper OEM. Yes, I was so proud of it's color match. Yes it's a secure place to put your helmet. I barely put any miles on it since purchase, and now this.

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Maybe a sturdy Givi 357 rack and Givi trunk would be a cheaper and more-solid option for the future? That combo (in basic black) should run you no more than about $350.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-19-2020, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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I believe Givi makes the yamaha trunk. The ultimate cause was it seems Givi requires you to use your KEY every time for opening , etc. . And that's the issue...I opened it and must have jarred it. Correct me if I am wrong. If all Givi is still this design it could happen again. I checked the GIVI pricing The 357 rack = $160 + $200 to $350 for a top case similar size approx. 40- 47L

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I was doing a ride to get the EFI cleaner thru. No, I was not doing excessive speed. I was going down a bumpy road and heard a clanky sound of my trunk bouncing down the road. I WAS SURE IT WAS LATCHED. Has this happened to anyone else with OEM Yamaha trunk???
It was in perfect condition...now it's scared up bad. 2009 AE was only a dark gray color . It's $766 from yamaha Bad luck is my middle name I guess
How scarred is it? (pics) If it doesn't have holes, sand it and paint it. No need to pay high dollar for perfect color match either. Duplicolor will likely have something close at a reasonable price. Nobody is going to notice when you are passing them at 70+mph

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If you run out of options, I can paint it for $120 - you provide shipping services.
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