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1400 Top Case Options

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by Anthony DeStefano, Oct 3, 2020.

  1. Anthony DeStefano

    Anthony DeStefano Just got it firing!

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    That is beautiful! I am looking for a rack and top case that will fit two helmets maybe 64L what kind is yours? Any recommendations?
     
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    Robert Gibson Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    The MG rack and 50l top case (made by SHAD), would suffice. This would of course necessitate removal of your back rest as no one makes a rack that you could fit with the back rest in place. Hepco Becker also make a rack to which you could add your top case of choice. The MG 65 litre top case is horrendously expensive and IMHO not worth the asking price.
     
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  3. Anthony DeStefano

    Anthony DeStefano Just got it firing!

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    I agree about the MG offering 2K! My God that is ridiculous!! I will investigate the Shad 50L and I thank you...
     
  4. Anthony DeStefano

    Anthony DeStefano Just got it firing!

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    Robert: What do you think of this expandable top box -

    SHAD D0B58106 Expandable Top Case SH58X, Black
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    Hydrolastic Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Not necessarily to justify the cost of the big top box (it is expensive), but Indian wants nearly $3K to add a factory top box to a Springfield, Challenger, or Chieftain. Granted, theirs has a brake light, powered lock, and is quick-release, but....$3K.

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    Robert Gibson Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Nice and this would compliment it. 1A0A095A-F1F8-407F-B7B7-E242295E73E9.png
     
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    Anthony DeStefano Just got it firing!

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    My goodness that is extreme even with those great features...
     
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    Just stick that decal on the shad and go with it!
     
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    Looks like someone has either cloned or reverse engineered H-D's top case.

    Dave
     
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    ooohhh - be careful filling that, it looks like it could tip up - seriously, I think the weight limit is something like 10kg for the rack and that's a very big box - you could get a week groceries in that thing
     
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    I have the Guzzi 50L with OEM rack, I would prefer a sissy bar and rack to be honest, I have enough luggage capacity with the side bags
     
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    So, all things are relative. Regardless, ~$2000 for a top case is ridiculous.
     
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    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Be aware of the mount plate. The MOTO GUZZI (Shad) brand mount plate is not the same as the SHAD mount plate. The box you show should work fine and I would have looked at this one or one of the GIVI top boxes if the previous owner had not already installed the MG 50L top box on my bike.
     
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    Greetings, Anthony! Thank you for the compliment. I sincerely apologize for the VERY late reply to your rack and top case question. I have not logged in for awhile, regrettably. I bought the bike used and assume that the panniers and top case are stock for the 2014 Cal Tourer, having Moto Guzzi badges and a "Moto Guzzi"-embossed leather backrest. The side panniers had a date label inside of "06/00/2013". The top case, which does hold two helmets (photo), had a small reflective foil Piaggio sticker inside with the number "PIO134097". A Google search was not helpful. Embedded in the latching mechanism plastic cover was ">PP-TX20<" and the word "SHAD". SHAD makes pretty snazzy cases (and at least one similar-looking case)but I Googled PP TX20 and it referred to a top case lock, not the case. My case had a warning label stating "Maximum Weight Load Allowed lbs 11 (kg 5). I have probably loaded 20 pounds in it with no adverse effects...yet. Capacity is hard to figure due to the curves but VERY roughly, using average WxLxH I got 54L, and I suspect it may be larger. I would likely go with 64L to not worry about fitting two helmets. I can provide more pictures if you like but did not want to hog space on the forum.

    As an aside, as has been mentioned in the Forum by others with various stock panniers, my "stock" panniers did have small water leakage inside when I washed the bike, so I will be tackling that heeding their tried and true methods before the rainy season.

    Best of luck in your search.
    2 helmets in 2014 Cal Touring top case.jpg
     
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    Panniers are stock but not the top case.
     

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