Top box carrier max load?

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Top box carrier max load?

Post by pk1 » Tue May 22, 2018 1:05 am

Does anybody know the recommended max load for the top box carrier?
I’ve done a trip with top box full 48 ltr and also fairly heavy bag strapped on top, seems to be a fair bit of flex on the carrier arms .
Was just a bit worried about hitting a pothole, if it would cope with the weight.
Hopefully doing the same again this weekend just a bit concerned, Im over loading it?
As the side boxes are so much smaller than the Hepco Becker ones I had on the smt, I’m having to put much more on the top box.
Any info would be appreciated.
Due to the design of the side cases I can’t strap bags on top of them as I used to on the smt,no where for the straps to go round.
Cheers
Paul

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Re: Top box carrier max load?

Post by DaveNZ » Tue May 22, 2018 4:17 am

pk1 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 1:05 am
Does anybody know the recommended max load for the top box carrier?
I’ve done a trip with top box full 48 ltr and also fairly heavy bag strapped on top, seems to be a fair bit of flex on the carrier arms .
Was just a bit worried about hitting a pothole, if it would cope with the weight.
Hopefully doing the same again this weekend just a bit concerned, Im over loading it?
As the side boxes are so much smaller than the Hepco Becker ones I had on the smt, I’m having to put much more on the top box.
Any info would be appreciated.
Due to the design of the side cases I can’t strap bags on top of them as I used to on the smt,no where for the straps to go round.
Cheers
Paul
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Re: Top box carrier max load?

Post by GaryCulb » Tue May 22, 2018 8:12 am

I believe the capacity of maximum weight for these top cases is arround 8 to 9 kgs or just 20 lbs. The Shad 48 liter case has a maximum weight capacity of 8 kgs ( http://www.shad.es/en/shad-usa/products ... m/c17r156/ ). Best,

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Re: Top box carrier max load?

Post by Penfold » Tue May 22, 2018 8:19 am

The standard seems to be 10 kg, the racks for both my MT10 and Multistrada were both rated at that. Which seems to tally with Gary's post above, the box itself is a couple of kg.

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Re: Top box carrier max load?

Post by pk1 » Tue May 22, 2018 8:47 am

Need to get the scales out but looks like I may need to trade her in for a campervan😂😂😂

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Re: Top box carrier max load?

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:45 am

Cheers pk1,

I usually carry no more than 10kg of stuff in the top box. If you need to carry heaps, then have a look at the SW Motech web site. There is an alternative side case rack that allows Givi/Hepco Becker/etc etc bags to be fitted. It looks robust and would let you run much bigger normal shaped (ie more rectangular) cases that could take most of the heavy stuff and be easier to pack and lock on.

I nearly opted for this as I have Givi E41 cases which are far superior to the KTM (Shad) 30Ltr angular cases, but I went with the flash OEM system. OEM cases are about 90cm wide, but the Motech rack and say, 40Ltr cases would be about 105cm wide....... not too bad if you really need the capacity ;) .
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Re: Top box carrier max load?

Post by pk1 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:05 am

Cheers Dave.
I've come up with another solution, I subscribed to Mcn and got a set of oxford soft panniers 45lts free👍.
I'm going to mount these on top of the original panniers as these seem solid.
I've tested on the drive so far with the wife sitting on the back, everything seemed ok .
Going touring in 2 weeks so this will give her the side boxes and tank bag for clothes.etc.
As I can get all the camping gear in these new bags and the tent in the top box. Oh and lightweight foldable Chairs in a bag on top of the top box.😂
I did think about other boxes but I like how the oem ones look and attach, also for filtering traffic.

Cheers
Paul

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