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Sep 26th 2016, 05:05 AM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  England

  2014 Ducati Hypermotard SP
Top case broke off. Wife almost went with it...

When I bought the Ducati Top Case for my Hypermotard. Right away I had concerns about the the product and the poor design flaw on how the top case is mounted to the bracket. Well, that concern became a reality two nights ago, and almost a disaster for my wife. My wife was the passenger/pillion and when I was accelerating from a round-a-about, I felt my wife almost fall from my bike. Luckily she was able to grab my jacket and I her left leg before she came off. I didn't realise it at the time, but the top case had broke off almost sending my wife with it down the Motorway.

For those that don't know, for some reason the top case slides into place from the rear of the bike and is only fastened by one plastic fastener at the rear. I've always thought the top case should slide on from the front of the bike towards the rear. You now with how gravity and the force of wind and all that it would make sense for the case to mount from the front and not the rear.

It concerns me that this is such a huge flaw(IMO) and want to let others know. Hopefully I can make an official complaint about the product and go from there.



Bottom of the top case, you can see the inky fastener that holds the case in place which broke off.


Sep 26th 2016, 06:05 AM   #2
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  Sep 2016
  Seabeck

  Africa Twin
"Note to self" Do not buy Hypermotard top case. Got it.
Sep 26th 2016, 06:09 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
your tires flat......
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Sep 26th 2016, 06:47 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  England

  2014 Ducati Hypermotard SP
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Originally Posted by SilvieFox
your tires flat......
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Sep 26th 2016, 08:08 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, dry side of Washington

  Kawasaki C-14
Jimmy, thanks for the info and especially the photos. I'm going to look at my GIVI Monokey series top box and see how the attachment compares.
Sep 27th 2016, 06:35 PM   #6
 
  Jan 2016
  Gig Harbor

  BMW F650GS / BMW R12R
I have a very inexpensive top case (Bestem) purchased through Amazon. It's been on the bike for over two years of year-round commuting and camping trips. My stuff has never gotten wet, and the case is attached with four 1/4 inch bolts in a steel bracket. Overall, it's a pretty fair example of "good quality doesn't necessarily need to cost a lot." I've really been happy with it.
Sep 27th 2016, 10:41 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Wow! I think I would have figured a way to put at least one bolt in it before even using it with a cheesy set up like that... Glad your wife did not get hurt!
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