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Old 04-12-2018, 10:39 PM   #1
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Top box for the KLR

Today I was able to install my new top box I ordered for my KLR. I ordered a Seahorse SE540 case with metal locking tabs. The dimensions are:
Exterior: 14.9 x 12.13 x 9.58"
Interior: 13.52 x 9.92 x 8.38

For mounting, I pulled 4 capscrews in my rack plate and got longer screws. I made a template from the rack and transfered the hole pattern to the box and drilled.

I need to get some longer screws as I need to add a washer for better support.

I mounted it back far enough that I could still remove my seat without pulling the box and I also have plenty of room to ride two up with the kids. ( Both had to climb on and try).
Overall I am pleased with it for the cost $75 delivered plus mounting hardware.




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Old 04-12-2018, 10:53 PM   #2
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Re: Top box for the KLR

Looks great. I like the size/shape of the box.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:33 AM   #3
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Re: Top box for the KLR

Definitely a step up from the OEM milk crate.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:38 AM   #4
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Definitely a step up from the OEM milk crate.
Haha, I almost went there in the interim but I wanted the bike to look unique and not stock.

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Old 04-13-2018, 07:10 AM   #5
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Re: Top box for the KLR

I like that. It's a neat set up.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:20 PM   #6
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Re: Top box for the KLR

Nice! The price point is definitely KLR. Is it waterproof and lockable?


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Old 04-13-2018, 11:31 PM   #7
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Nice! The price point is definitely KLR. Is it waterproof and lockable?


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It was water proof till I drilled holes in the bottom. But I have rubber washers so it will definitely stay dry in normal conditions. It does have locking tabs. They are not the most secure but they will keep out the lookie loos.

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Old 04-14-2018, 11:13 AM   #8
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Re: Top box for the KLR

You should put some black RTV on the washers and under side of the bolts. The o-rings can get torn when you bolt it in.

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Old 04-15-2018, 09:06 PM   #9
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Strap it down tight, my top box flew off twice bombing down gravel roads and it sucks backtracking to find your stuff!


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Old 04-15-2018, 10:41 PM   #10
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That is why you use lock nuts, lock washers can be helpful if torqued down tight enough, by that point you might break the plastic box.

I had to use red thread locker on all of my SW Motech mounting bolts.

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Old 04-17-2018, 10:20 AM   #11
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Re: Top box for the KLR

Planning to do the same thing just with a Seahorse SE630. Need to figure out how to attach a rotopax as well...
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:25 PM   #12
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Planning to do the same thing just with a Seahorse SE630. Need to figure out how to attach a rotopax as well...
I've thought of sandwiching an aluminum plate under it so that I can attach other things

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