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Offline treybrad

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Re: What did you do to your Zed today?
Reply #930 on: October 22, 2020, 10:26:35 PM
Got my Shad rack and SH39 top case fitted. I know it's sacrilege to put an ugly top box on such a handsome bike, but this is my daily commuter and the utility of lockable, waterproof luggage is unbeatable. I think the 39L box fits the proportions of the bike pretty well though.





Just need my centerstand from Webike to show up now....

Offline silverjoe

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Re: What did you do to your Zed today?
Reply #931 on: October 22, 2020, 10:36:56 PM
The top box will be handy for your needs and looks okay.
 From a distance like in the photo those wheels look like spoked wheels, I guess that was the idea.

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Re: What did you do to your Zed today?
Reply #932 on: October 23, 2020, 04:49:15 AM
*Originally Posted by treybrad [+]
I think the 39L box fits the proportions of the bike pretty well though.

Uhh....sorry, no.

Yes it's practical, secure, waterproof, .....& ugly  :431:
Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 04:52:01 AM by Jim K.
Start out slow, then ease up.

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Re: What did you do to your Zed today?
Reply #933 on: October 23, 2020, 05:02:51 AM
*Originally Posted by Jim K. [+]
Uhh....sorry, no.

Yes it's practical, secure, waterproof, .....& ugly  :431:

Agreed but itís a commuter bike.

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Re: What did you do to your Zed today?
Reply #934 on: October 23, 2020, 04:25:55 PM
I always thought this was a decent looking set up for the bike. If you want to see the full look, skip to about 9:54 in the video.


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Re: What did you do to your Zed today?
Reply #935 on: October 23, 2020, 07:49:29 PM
Set your bike up for how you use it  and ignore the cookie-cutter guys

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Re: What did you do to your Zed today?
Reply #936 on: October 23, 2020, 08:36:43 PM
*Originally Posted by Jim K. [+]
Uhh....sorry, no.

Yes it's practical, secure, waterproof, .....& ugly  :431:

*Originally Posted by CaliZed9 [+]
Agreed but itís a commuter bike.

Ha, tough crowd! I knew I'd get a reaction! They're definitely not for everyone.

*Originally Posted by nick [+]
I always thought this was a decent looking set up for the bike. If you want to see the full look, skip to about 9:54 in the video.


 :028:  I did watch that one, and part of the reason for getting the Shad kit was the capability to add the panniers at some point. I don't think I will on this bike, but you never know...

*Originally Posted by silverjoe [+]
Set your bike up for how you use it  and ignore the cookie-cutter guys

All good! We've all got different taste, and we all use our bikes differently. I love international forums like this to get a look at how folks across the globe use their bikes.

A couple of bikes ago I had a Honda NC700X, which was almost universally hated here in the states for being slow, boring and ugly. But across the pond they seemed to be very well received for their practicality. That forum was very euro-centric, the rule of thumb was the cheaper, more practical, and ugly the better! I thought it was a great little bike, I put 60k happy miles on this one.



More recently, the past few years I've been on another ugly beast..



Point being... even with the top case, the RS is the best looking bike I've owned in a long time  :008:

I can't imagine heading out on a 400+ mile day in rural TX without at least minimal tools to repair a flat, a water bottle, extra layers / rain gear depending on time of year, etc... I can't find a soft luggage solution that fits my needs.  And for the commute... you just can't beat the hard stuff. :305:

Offline Karami

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Re: What did you do to your Zed today?
Reply #937 on: October 24, 2020, 09:18:24 PM
It is pretty much the end of riding season here. We had a excellent day riding yesterday so I decided to call it good and park it for the winter. It will probably stay there until March next year. At least I get to enjoy looking at it.
And yes, I do love my wife very much,. :015:


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Re: What did you do to your Zed today?
Reply #938 on: October 24, 2020, 09:29:49 PM
Fitted the Doremi Fork Cover to hide the horn and brake splitter

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Re: What did you do to your Zed today?
Reply #939 on: October 24, 2020, 10:23:20 PM
*Originally Posted by Karami [+]
It is pretty much the end of riding season here. We had a excellent day riding yesterday so I decided to call it good and park it for the winter. It will probably stay there until March next year. At least I get to enjoy looking at it.
And yes, I do love my wife very much,. :015:



i have mine in the living room as well lol .... tested my new stand out today  say it is very easy to use ....