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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:58 am 
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I have installed a SHAD topbox rack in my 2015 Honda PCX125 and I have taken some pictures. It’s really easy, and much faster than doing the same in the old model, and this “how to” would not be necessary, but in case that someone was wondering about the process, here we go!

This is how SHAD calls this rack:

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And some pics of the rack itself:

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This is how our scooter comes from the factory:

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You have to press in these trim clips with something pointy. I use a small allen wrench

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And then you take out both trim clips

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You take the “lid grab rail cover” and move it towards the front of the scooter:

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A little more, and then you can release it:

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This is how it looks when it’s removed:

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And some pictures of the “lid grab rail cover”:

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In this step you can choose to drill the “lid grab rail cover” and install it in the scooter or not:

• If you drill it, it will look great, but when you sell the scooter and you remove the trunk, you have to let the rack installed, or the exposed holes will look a little weird
• If you do not drill it, you would simply store it, to reinstall it when you sell the scooter, and it will look “untouched” and the new owner would choose to install a trunk or not.

I have decided NOT to drill it, so it will look like that:

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Here it is the bag with the bolts and washers:

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You position the bolts and washers, and begin screwing them, little by little:

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And it will look like that:

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The SHAD plastic plate will look like that:

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And you can install the plastic covers:

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And the trunk is installed!

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This is how it looks without the “grab rail cover”. It does not look bad at all, and you can always think twice and drill the plastic piece and install it, if you change your mind.

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This is the template that SHAD includes, in case that you would like to drill the grab rail cover, and the instructions:

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And these repeated pics that appear below should not be here, but I cannot delete them... perhaps Maddiedog could delete these repeated pics? ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:49 am 
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Excellent how too instructions! Honda really upgraded in this area on the 2014 model. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:21 am 
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Thank you and yes, installing it takes about 5 minutes in the new model ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:29 am 
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I should have said the 2015 model. My bad.


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Very interesting. I have never seen a tailbox rack like that one. I like it. I love the fact that Honda addressed the hole drilling problem with the new the new version. I messed up on my first pcx tail rack install, but learned from it. On the latest version I would not have had to drill at all.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:14 pm 
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Yes, it has a nice design, with several hole patterns, and one can always drill new holes, if necessary ;)

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It reminds me of the carpenter who said, "I cut it three times and it is still too small." :o But for the PCX we could say, "I drilled it three times and the holes are still too big." :lol: :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:04 am 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: No need to drill now!! ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:46 pm 
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I just saw this thread pcxpower. Excellent tutorial with great close-up photo's! :x Thanks, and I also got to see the Shad rack with a Shad case mounted. Nice. It's a big one. Overall are you happy with Shad's products? I've looked at them many times online and often wonder why folks don't buy them as quickly as they buy Givi. Is it just the name Givi that make them sell more? I guess.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:06 pm 
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WhiteNoise wrote:
Overall are you happy with Shad's products? I've looked at them many times online and often wonder why folks don't buy them as quickly as they buy Givi. Is it just the name Givi that make them sell more? I guess.


Yes, I'm very happy with this box ;)

My other scooter has a GIVI box, which I have used in several motorcycles and scooter over the years, and I'm sure that the SHAD box will last as much as the GIVI one. Perhaps GIVI sells more because they are Italian (SHAD is Spanish ;) ) and they have been manufacturing boxes longer. I'm sure that with the years, SHAD will sell much more products, as they are really well made and people will see them in more motorbikes, which will help them sell better.

You can read about SHAD here:
http://www.shad.es/en/shad-world/company/historia/c61/

And about this box, the only thing that I've had problems with is the plastic strap that limits the opening of the lid, which was a little fragile, so I installed a bicycle brake cable, which I guess that will last forever :D

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And about the box itself, I have relocated it a little more to the rear, to give the passenger a little more space. Here you have some pics:

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And this is how it looked before relocating it:

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One of the benefits of having multiple holes to choose from, in the SHAD rack, is that you can choose different mounting options for your box. If I remember correctly, GIVI has just one mounting option ;)

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You figured that one out! Nice job again :P

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Thanks, and I'm very happy with the new configuration ;)

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Does the "The SHAD plastic plate" come with the rack or the Top Case? Or Is it a separate part that you have to order all together?


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bigmike7801 wrote:
Does the "The SHAD plastic plate" come with the rack or the Top Case? Or Is it a separate part that you have to order all together?


Thd "SHAD plastic plate" comes with the Top Case, as it's needed to install it, and gives you the possibilty to remove it from the scooter (using the provided key) and take it home or to the hotel, from instance, if you wish to ;)

The rack should be purchased separately, in order to install the Top Case in the scooter/motorcycle of your choice :D

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Hi PCXPower
Is there any chance you could draw a plan of the rack with dimensions as I plan to make one for my PCX150, soon to be purchased.
I have a topbox and mounting plate.
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