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  • groover Posts: 490
    Somewhere in Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster groover
    13 Mar 2019 05:33 PM
    Just wondering if anybody has installed the detachable top box kit on their Ultra. 
    Noticed if the rear speakers are disconnected, the passengers Boom Box Bluetooth Headset stops working. 

    Is there a way around this instead of paying Harley big coin for their kit in which half the items are useless to me.
  • steelo Posts: 2507
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    13 Mar 2019 05:59 PM
    Hi G
    Good question. Certainly thought about it myself
    From everything I've heard and read, it's a waste of time and about $1000.
    Sure there's a weight disadvantage having it on there but the convenience can't be beaten.
    Good luck
  • Baloffski Posts: 1756
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    13 Mar 2019 07:49 PM
    Bought rear top box for my Road Glider, $100.00. Have quick connection, with adaption for a few more dollars. 
    Mrs.B  swears by it and, I have to put the armchair on for her majesty when travelling, which takes me 20 seconds to hook in. It came from 94 Ultra, and I did disconnect speakers. Must get around to painting it one day..
    What am saying is they are out there and you can adapt.
  • steelo Posts: 2507
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    13 Mar 2019 08:16 PM
    He’s already got the top box with bells and whistles b. The quick release kit is the issue. Specific to 14 and onwards. Very expensive. 
  • mickle Posts: 2006
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    13 Mar 2019 08:20 PM
    Quoting steelo on 13 Mar 2019 08:16 PM
    He’s already got the top box with bells and whistles b. The quick release kit is the issue. Specific to 14 and onwards. Very expensive. 
    And worth every penny, if you push it around the Mountains the top box gest left at home, if you ride like
    an old mole there's no need to take it off.
  • steelo Posts: 2507
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    13 Mar 2019 09:42 PM
    Spend away!!
    I ride like an old mole. Can't catch Mickle
  • groover Posts: 490
    Somewhere in Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster groover
    13 Mar 2019 09:42 PM
    Already have the top box fixed to the bike.
    Want the option to remove it for day rides as there is no need to lug around a block of flats on the bike. Mrs can't help but fill it with shit just for a day ride.

    Just trying to appease the Mrs so she can hear Led Zeppelin also. Nothing worse than her nagging on the back while I'm trying to listen to good rock.
    Must be some update to upload into the Boom Box audio.

    Sigh, the more shit you have, the more complicated life gets.
  • steelo Posts: 2507
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    13 Mar 2019 09:55 PM
    My missus loves the top box. Can settle right against it when on a ride. If you remove it and go for a QR kit, you'll probably need some sort of backrest for her anyway.
    I have "heard" that they weigh about 30 odd Kgs and are hard to handle single handedly. (there's a metal plate in the bottom for the aerial) I would have thought there'd be a chance to damage the box hanging it on a stand or putting it on the floor etc. You'll need the fairing internal aerial as well or no radio)
    I'll do some searching. If you have the WHIM fitted, you both should be able to get music even if the back speakers are disconnected. If using the freewire, you might have probs as you need the back plug.
    People pay an arm and a leg just to HAVE the topbox.
  • groover Posts: 490
    Somewhere in Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster groover
    13 Mar 2019 10:14 PM
    The top box is great for going away on Steelo. But for shorter rides through the windy's, it's a chunk of unnecessary weight.

    Have the WHIM fitted so with rear speakers disconnected creates issues.
  • Robbo_Townsville Posts: 107
    Townsville
    Stock Poster Robbo_Townsville
    28 Apr 2019 03:31 PM
    I got one for my 2017 Ultra. I didn't buy the kit though, just bought the parts individually (genuine harley) that i needed and saved a few hundred if i recall.  Quick release mounting hardware and the rack that the Tourpak goes on was all that i needed. Not worried about the antenna or the rear speakers as missus obviously not on it when i take it off. No need for lights or number plate relocation as well.

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