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for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by Uncle Fester » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:18 pm



This is kind of cool, but I am thinking that shipping from ITALY would suck, but it might give some folks here some ideas. . . . .

http://www.albrechts.ch/elman/elman_home.htm


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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by cbx4evr » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:24 am

Wow!! That looks really nice. Would give me just the right amount of extra space we need. I'm not keen on ther trrailer idea myself. This would be perfect. Think I'll make an enquiry.
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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by Fatwing Chris » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:52 pm

Looks good,but not for me.I think there is enough weight hanging out past the rear axle with the rest of the bags loaded(or usually overloaded).
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by Uncle Fester » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:30 pm

You may have a point , but in my case, I am only thinking of using something like this on a longer trip where I do not need a trailer, but do need "Just a bit" more lockable space than the bike offers, say for rain gear, warm coats, or such. . . . not for everyday.

I posted this more for giving folks a idea or two on available options.
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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by Fatwing Chris » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:50 pm

Believe me I'd sooner have that then a trailer and like you I would start out with just light stuff in it,but then I can see cramming in more heavier stuff and then there you are.
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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:33 pm

Best laid plans, right ? LOL I am sure my leather would wind out in there one day, and seeing as I wear a 3XLTall Police spec leather jacket, that is one HEAVY coat ! So much for light stuff, right ?
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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:17 am

Some of the pictures of those extenders:







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Post by Fatwing Chris » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:00 pm

Guess I could try and leave the boss at home LOL.That would compensate right?
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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by redial » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:16 pm

So that's how you folks manage to do your monos! Load the extender with some lead, and away you go, saving all that expense on having to purchase front tyres often. :lol:
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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by Uncle Fester » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:26 pm

Thats a pretty good write up, thanks for sharing it ! :D
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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:37 pm

That was a good write up and I then went further. If you do a search on the Saunders site you will get a number of threads about this box. Not saying much good about it. Back in 2010 the price was quoted at $1500, plus $500 to ship. I'd go the trailer route before I did that.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... l1500.html
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Re: for the 1500 & 1800 folks

Post by Uncle Fester » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:45 pm

Yeah, at that price. . . . Pass ! But it was cool to look at.


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