Author Topic: Pics of H&B Junior 40L with V7?  (Read 852 times)

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Re: Pics of H&B Junior 40L with V7?
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2019, 09:31:54 AM »
35 liters of capacity per side seems to be the sweet spot for bags. I set mine up with liners, putting all the bike's stuff (tools/spares) and shoes on one side and clothes and sundries on the other. I have a soft tailbag for my rainsuit and flat repair stuff and my tank bag for my phone/water/maps/spare glasses. My travel clothing goes in a 22 liter Ortlieb dry bag on the passenger seat. For most nights, I only need to remove the dry bag and tank/tail bags making reloading a breeze.
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Re: Pics of H&B Junior 40L with V7?
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2019, 12:11:54 PM »
I use HB 40L alloy boxes.  No wider than the handlebars and they have a useful flat top.
They look better in real life than in the photos, are top loading, waterproof and can be used as a table when off the bike.  I have sprayed them inside with a white alloy primer and stuck white plastic on the lids so that there is no black aluminium marks on things.  I got rid of the front handles at the top as they interfered with the co-pilots legs.
As they are alloy they are single walled so maybe less wasted space compared with twin walled plastic boxes?

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Re: Pics of H&B Junior 40L with V7?
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2019, 07:26:10 PM »
Depends on the helmet. Some larger ones are tight in mine. My older 45L Junior topcase works much better for that.

Actually it's been a while but I think the 40L Junior sidecases were the same (some helmets won't fit).

The 55L Junior topcase that replaced the 45L will take two helmets, even Size-L modulars.

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Re: Pics of H&B Junior 40L with V7?
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2019, 09:52:42 AM »
Thanks all for the additional info and thoughts.

Tom, I liked those eBay boxes you posted the link for!  I'll have to contact the guy, it looks like he may do fabrication for mounts on various bikes.  Heckuva deal at $90 (a box I'm assuming). 

Redhawk, thanks for the Caribou info, I'll look at their site too.  I've seen them mentioned highly various places like ADVRider.

Andy, which model of HB box is that?  XPlorer or something else?  Those 40L look pretty good.  Those and some handguards like barkbuster and I wouldn't even need engine guards.  Do they hit the exhaust?

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Re: Pics of H&B Junior 40L with V7?
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2019, 10:03:24 AM »
The 55L Junior topcase that replaced the 45L will take two helmets, even Size-L modulars.


Unfortunately it also makes a V7 look as UGLY as a WRX STI!

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Re: Pics of H&B Junior 40L with V7?
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2019, 10:04:47 AM »
Tom, I liked those eBay boxes you posted the link for!  I'll have to contact the guy, it looks like he may do fabrication for mounts on various bikes.  Heckuva deal at $90 (a box I'm assuming). 

Careful with some of those Mutazu or whatever Ebay bags. We had a bud who put a set on a W650, they were absolutely pieces of thin plastic garbage (besides being about as ugly as possible).
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Re: Pics of H&B Junior 40L with V7?
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2019, 10:08:05 AM »
Careful with some of those Mutazu or whatever Ebay bags. We had a bud who put a set on a W650, they were absolutely pieces of thin plastic garbage (besides being about as ugly as possible).

Good to know.  They are really cheap which is the attraction but obviously you often get what you pay for.  I don't want disposable side cases but I'd prefer to not take out a loan either.

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Re: Pics of H&B Junior 40L with V7?
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2019, 10:14:59 AM »
My alloy boxes are Hepco-Becker Alu Standard ones fitted on HB mounts that are designed for the MG V7.  They fit really well, are tight against the bike and far enough above the exhausts not to give any heat problems.  I also use them on my BMW R100R. Not cheap but worth the money.  If you click the image it opens wider.
The tops of them are level with the seat so I can strap on a bag.
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