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Rustbucket
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hi All,

I'd love to add a top box to my '06 Ulysses, preferably with the option to add panniers later. So far all I've found is Happy Trails side pannier racks... Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Ourdee
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 - 08:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You need the frame for the side racks to support the tail bag.
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Lew360
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 - 09:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I found this in ebay, but I haven't decided if I want a top case.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Buell-XB12-Ulysses-Tube-T op-Box-Carrier-Black-BY-HEPCO-AND-BECKER-2006-10-/ 153214327679?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
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Mtz117
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 - 09:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Running just the top case can snap your subframe. You need the side bag supports to transfer some of the load into the rider/passenger pegs like Ourdee said
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2cylinderbill
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 - 10:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have the Happy Trails side racks which are pretty easy to install but I couldn't make the existing tail/top rack work with the side racks. The top rack came with the bike so I don't know its origin. I use Chase Harper soft bags with the HT side racks and that works fine. The HT side racks mount up solidly between the rear (passenger) footpeg support and the rear subframe and definitely will support any reasonable weight you want to add in the form of a top box.

(Message edited by 2CylinderBill on June 28, 2021)
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Tootal
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

One thing to consider is that if the triple tail is in the up position you can't fully open the top case. If you have a passenger they will need to get off and lower the tail to open it. I ride solo and the tail is always down so it doesn't matter but just thought you should know.
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Rustbucket
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for all the replies! After thinking about it, I ordered the side racks from Happy Trails. I'm almost always riding with a passenger, so the triple tail is always up. I also don't want to add stress to the subframe when it's already carrying two well fed humans.
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Airdale
Posted on Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 02:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Does anyone know how to remove & replace a latch assembly on a Hepco & Becker TC 40 case?
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Airdale
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 04:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

As a follow up to my own question: the latch is removed by removing the weather gasket on the lower half of the case look for two #1 Phillips head screws remove them and the latch falls out.
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