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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-03-2019, 11:36 AM
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Ok. someone has to say it.
Guys, search "broken subframe" or "Givi SR357" or "stiffy kit" for tons of info about your topbox concerns, which are legitimate by the way.
Dont overload your topbox before you have a full understanding of this issue !
Discussed a great deal on this and other fjr sites.

Whoa, passx beat me by a few minutes
You are seriously saying the newly revised "heavy" rack has 11 lbs max stamped on it ??

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Ok. someone has to say it.
Guys, search "broken subframe" or "Givi SR357" or "stiffy kit" for tons of info about your topbox concerns, which are legitimate by the way.
Dont overload your topbox before you have a full understanding of this issue !
Discussed a great deal on this and other fjr sites.
Kiwi, As you stated,, givi sr 357, Shad tube rack or the heavy Yamaha aluminum rack, donít add a top box until youíve first added one of them. Just adding a topbox w/o one of them is enough to break the piss-poor subframe design.
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I've ridden with the Yamaha aluminum rack and the 50L Box on several X-Country trips. Once I have more than 50 lbs of gear in the box. No problems except a really top heavy bike. I doubt I could crack the rack with a hammer and a 6-Pack of beer. Pay no attention to the markings. The Rack and case are both top notch.

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I installed the aluminum rack and the 50-liter top-box on my 2016 FJR. The top-box is only on the bike when I am travelling, since the side-cases provide plenty of room for local rides. However, in the Spring of 2017, I took two days to get from Fort Worth to western North Carolina and one day to get back home (912 miles one way). I only had clothes in the top-box and will estimate that the contents weighed about 25 pounds. The rack and box never gave me a bit of trouble. Interstate speeds both ways.
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Can Someone tell me if the 39l Top Box will fit on the heavy 50l rack?


I have contacted Yamaha twice and all they have done is read from the parts listing
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Can Someone tell me if the 39l Top Box will fit on the heavy 50l rack?


I have contacted Yamaha twice and all they have done is read from the parts listing
I have the Yamaha aluminum rack and the Yamaha 39L top case for like a glove.

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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 03:58 PM
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Fast 318, if not to much trouble, can you tell me the part number to the heavy aluminum rack the rack that fits the factory 39L top case, is it 1MCF48D0V000?


Also Thanks for the reply.


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Fast 318, if not to much trouble, can you tell me the part number to the heavy aluminum rack the rack that fits the factory 39L top case, is it 1MCF48D0V000?


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You have the correct part number. It is for both cases - 39L & 50L.
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When you first get the top case you need to open the case to install the lock. I was unable to do that, which drove the return.
Thanks, same happened to me twice now. Edit: And it makes me think that even if I go through enough of these to get one that works now, will there be a problem later? I've gone through 2 that I couldn't open, and rspyder had 1, and there must be others. Is this a common problem or defect that I'll have to deal with later?

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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-08-2019, 08:04 PM
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Hi,


With the Yamaha aluminum rack and a Yamaha top box, is the top box quick release from the rack or is it a more permanent fixture?


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