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    Preparing for holigan 10day 2700 miles

    Hello, am new here, and getting ready for a camping trip into the smokies...
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    Your avatar photo shows what appears to be OEM side bags. Is that the case (no pun intended)? That might matter when it comes to suggesting top case mounting methods.

    The cargo carrier you see in place of the rear seat is most likely the one made by HONDABIKEPRO. Is is very well made but would not fit your requirement of being inexpensive.

    Just Google "showkey mod" for a suggestion on how to remove the forward slope of the stock seat at minimal cost.

    Is your old trunk a popular brand that might have specific mounts available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Your avatar photo shows what appears to be OEM side bags. Is that the case (no pun intended)? That might matter when it comes to suggesting top case mounting methods.

    The cargo carrier you see in place of the rear seat is most likely the one made by HONDABIKEPRO. Is is very well made but would not fit your requirement of being inexpensive.

    Just Google "showkey mod" for a suggestion on how to remove the forward slope of the stock seat at minimal cost.

    Is your old trunk a popular brand that might have specific mounts available?
    Yes, OEM side bags that came wirh the bike so I guess my only option would be the oem rear trunk bracket sold on ebay for about $140?

    It is a generic made in china that came with my last bike, it has 4 generic holes at the bottom for screws, am thinking I will use a piece of wood to help install it, I just need to decide on a bracket and I think you just answered my question

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBunny View Post
    Yes, OEM side bags that came wirh the bike so I guess my only option would be the oem rear trunk bracket sold on ebay for about $140?

    It is a generic made in china that came with my last bike, it has 4 generic holes at the bottom for screws, am thinking I will use a piece of wood to help install it, I just need to decide on a bracket and I think you just answered my question

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    If your bike already has the rear carrier side rails, you would need to buy the rear carrier plate (shown below on the left) for $120.

    Post a picture of the rear of your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    If your bike already has the rear carrier side rails, you would need to buy the rear carrier plate (shown below on the left) for $120.

    Post a picture of the rear of your bike.

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    Yep, that's exactly the situation, I was just hoping for a cheaper alternative, but will be ordering the plate this week, and next I have $150 for a windshield solution, but which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBunny View Post
    Yep, that's exactly the situation, I was just hoping for a cheaper alternative, but will be ordering the plate this week, and next I have $150 for a windshield solution, but which one?

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    Yep. Just be aware your bike has to already have the modified grab rails, as shown onthe right in the post above. They are a mod needed to mount the side bag brackets, so they should already be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Yep. Just be aware your bike has to already have the modified grab rails, as shown onthe right in the post above. They are a mod needed to mount the side bag brackets, so they should already be there.
    IB, it would be nice if a photo could show us exactly what your grab rails look like. Hard to tell from your avatar.

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    Just went outside to take these photos, and it felt like such an Ohio/Illinois fall day, quiet, wet, windy and not a soul in sight, but am in the middle of spring here in Florida, amazing

    I onced lived up that way about 5 years ego and although I don't like the snow and cold, I do miss the mid west and wish I could go back there...

    My personal believe is that when ever a place gets over crowded it looses its primitive feel and ambiance, some times I can still feel and smell the ambiance of when I grew up, certain days, just walking outside for a brief moment can transport me miles aways years away to a time and a place when everything was so much better.

    That is why I love the weekeds and certain holidays like Thanksgiving, everyone disappears and I get to indulge in desolation, a short break from the constant and hustling and busting that the average day has turn into where everyone is out in a rush to get somewhere.

    Anyways here are the photos of my current setup, I believe I am only missing the plate.

    Isn't she beautiful parked by the garden right by my kitchen door, at times I just look out to indulge

    Much better setup then what I had when I was living in an apartment and had to rent a far away storage unit...
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    IB, it would be nice if a photo could show us exactly what your grab rails look like. Hard to tell from your avatar.

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    Yes indeed, $120 gets you a plate to mount between those rails. Than you can directly mount a Honda top box or drill it up and mount something else yourself.

    It's odd what weather you're having in Florida. We're having sunny Florida weather in Illinois today. I must be the weird one, but I HATE summer sunshine. Cloudy and 65*F is my favorite. Well, isn't that what we prefer indoors? I don't sit under heat lamps in the house, so why would I want to be in the sun outdoors? I should move to the PNW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    I should move to the PNW.
    Can't remember the last time I've been dry and seen sunshine, and today it's snowing in the mountains.

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