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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2020, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Top Case Internal Measurements

Newbie here,

I have a 2018 FJR 1300es that is now a daily driver.

I bought a laptop that is 10 1/4 x 15 3/4.

Laptop doesn't fit in side case. Bummer.

Laptop doesn't fit in my Nelson Rigg tailbag. Bummer again.

Now looking at top cases.

I was looking at the Givi's and Yamaha 50l top cases and just can't find any internal dimensions. I can find the size of the box they are shipped in, but not the internals.

If someone has a topcase that my laptop would fit it, please let me know the make/model.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I bought a laptop that is 10 1/4 x 15 3/4.

Now looking at top cases.

I was looking at the Givi's and Yamaha 50l top cases and just can't find any internal dimensions. I can find the size of the box they are shipped in, but not the internals.

If someone has a topcase that my laptop would fit it, please let me know the make/model.

Any help would be appreciated.

Kevin
I just put my 10 1/16 x 15 1/8 laptop in my SH48 and SH58X (48L and 42-58L). Your laptop would easily fit in either. You could probably go smaller as long as you were willing to tilt the laptop. In my SHAD cases there is a bump in the rear bottom from the latching mechanism. Your laptop will probably slide up/down forwards/backwards as you accelerate/brake, anyways.

SHAD makes the luggage for BMWs, so it's as good as Givi. The only advantage/difference I know of is that a SHAD can be kept unlocked such that you can open it without the key. You must always use a key to open a Givi.

The factory Yamaha case is a Givi. I expect cases of similar volumes to have similar internal dimensions, so a Givi/Yamaha in the mid 40l size should be fine.

If you go Givi, get the SR357 replacement rack. If you go SHAD, get the Y0FJ15S replacement rack. If you're a belt-and-suspenders kind of person, also get a Garauld Stiffy.

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I have put a 15" laptop in my side case inside the OEM liners, on a slant. Don't jam the lid, it can crack the LCD screen, DAMHIK.
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I have a 54L Givi, and it would be close to set your laptop right into the bottom of the case. BUT, the bottom is the smallest part, if you set a 2" thick towel in the bottom, your laptop would fit in there really nicely.

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I always worried about the vibrations and bouncing when the laptop is in the top case. It seems the bounces are amplified back there. I prefer to have my laptop in oversized luggage on the rear seat.
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Kevin, unless you are planning to make long trips in the future, I'd say it might be cheaper (or better) to get a smaller laptop. I used to have Yamaha top box on my '05 and TBH I never used it, it was sitting in my garage, and the FJR just looks "funny" with the top boxes (IMHO most ST bikes look "out of proportions and odd" with top boxes sticking out like a sore thumb, and yes they create weird turbulence at high speeds, and they don't help the already high CG either)
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I OTOH use my top case for every commute and for longer trips. I don't think the FJR looks awful with it but even if I did it's still function over form for me.

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