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    Junior Member mojopup's Avatar
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    Ok, here is another question: has anyone made their own top box? I see the TW has a plate at the back with screws so I guess one could take a standard, lockable box (like a toolbox or similar), drill holes and attach (obviously sealing the holes with silicone or similar for rain)?



    Any ideas or suggestions welcome.

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    Senior Member r80rt's Avatar
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    Those three screws just screw into plastic, no support for a top box of any size.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Junior Member mojopup's Avatar
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    Thanks. I like the pretty screws. Just wonder what their use is.



    Will have to go back to the drawingboard on how to mount it then. Hmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by r80rt View Post
    Those three screws just screw into plastic, no support for a top box of any size.
    Hey mojo,



    r80rt is right, there is not a lot of support back there for carrying a lot of weight but I had a Pelican case mounted as you describe and it worked well for on road use and light loads. Here are the details on how I mounted my case (scroll down to post #36):



    https://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...e/page__st__30



    I have since added a rear Cyclerack and the Pelican case is now mounted rock solidly onto that rack.



    Brian

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