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    I was thinking of getting the Saddleman HC1700 rear hard trunk for the TW. Does anyone have this trunk? If so can you mount it to the factory rubber pad rack? Trying to avoid spending the money on a metal rack if I can mount something directly. Any other suggestions for a rear bag/trunk. thanks

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    Remember the stock rubber pad is rated for 7 lbs. Almost all of us with cargo boxes or cases have them mounted to a cyclerack or similar aftermarket rack.





    The exception would be......







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    Why is it rated for only 7 lbs? I have an emgo box and a kolpin 1.5 gallon gas can mounted to that. It seems fine to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Whiting View Post
    Why is it rated for only 7 lbs?




    Lawyers.



    The rear frame section isn't overbuilt, but if you look at pics on here, many folks have zero problems far exceeding the 7 pound load limit. If I'm not mistaken, the stock Yammi rack is rated for 15 lbs.



    Also, if you superimpose a triangle over a picture of the side of a motorcycle, with the points being the two axles and your belt buckle, you would want the bulk of the weight inside the triangle. The farther you put weight outside of that area the more leveage it has on the bike.



    This leverage is mitigated somewhat by a rack simalar to the cyclerack, as it's attachment points are forward of the rear section, however, the weight is still outside of the triangle.



    Doesn't mean you can't do it. Just that you shouldn't if you don't have to.



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    Lawyers


    That probably accounts for why the fine print in the warranty of the "Sir Edmund Hillary Expedition Tent",

    says "Indoor Use Only".

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    I would stand in support of Bagger's statement. Likely, the highest order of concern is held by folks in NASA and places like United Airlines. Seems some manufactures like Chevrolet, Toyota and Goodyear (among some others) have slipped a bit.





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    I never thought of it as a stability issue, as in throws off balance. I thought it was a structural issue, as in the rear won't support more than 7 lbs. Shows how smart I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Remember the stock rubber pad is rated for 7 lbs. Almost all of us with cargo boxes or cases have them mounted to a cyclerack or similar aftermarket rack.





    The exception would be......





    That's Tdub. Note that everything outside the box is bungied to the subframe, not the box. At this point, the yellow bags are a sleeping bag and pillow, the box contains a few emergency supplies, 2 empty gallon Coleman Fuel cans, and empty gallon water jug, and a change of clothes. Not really much weight at all. Tools and parts are in the stock tool location and tank bag--keeps the weight centered. Everything on the back of the bike is left at the campsite, but the fuel and water jugs are then filled. Pack with thought.




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