Max (the motorbike), is home from the garage, after almost two weeks.
Because I wasn't well enough to ride him back, he stayed there to have his mot and a new front tyre and rear brakes done. When we went to pick him up last Monday, I was offered a new top box.
You can't see it very well in the picture, but the top box is a small Givi box, just about big enough for a helmet and gloves, while the side panniers are actually Hepco & Becker junior style. When I brought Max, they actually didn't do hard luggage for him and they fitted the top box with the panache of Heath Robinson.
I had a Kappa (cheap Givi) box given to me by a friend, and this was fitted in March, but SOH had his eyes on it but the soon-to-be French trip meant that I needed to have a larger top box.
So a year later, and hard luggage was available, but rather than a new top box, I stuck with the Givi one.. Max and I spent an entire day at the garage while he was fitted with his new luggage, the autocom system and an annual service for a bit of change under a £1000 (expensive hobby this let me tell you).
So 4 years later, and the garage in which he is now being serviced had a H&B top box, with a rack fitting for sale for the sum of £50 (I beat them down from the asking price of £70) and Max stayed another week to let Ian configure the base plate and wiring for the new top box etc.
He came home this morning, I dropped off SOH at the workshop, and he is now home and being washed and polished (thank you SOH - love you xx xx).
SOH has got the Kappa top box for his bike which has kept him happy, and I now have a small Givi box for sale, together with the base plate if anyone wants to make an offer, let me know.