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 Post subject: Seat mounted Top Box
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:48 pm 
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Recently, there was a post in the "PCX Deal of the Day"
It showed a top box mounted on the back of the seat.
I was very interested in the mounting, and I contacted the seller of the scooter.
I will be buying the top box next month and have extra storage on my rides.
He was VERY helpful and provided the following information.


"I used a carpet floor mat and mounted it to the bottom of the trunk mount plate to protect the seat. Then I mounted two u-brackets under the seat to keep the strap from sliding back when accelerating or stopping. Then I used a duffle bag shoulder strap and cut the pad in the middle and mounted each end on each side of the mounting plate using six machine screws. This method works really well for I can just undo the strap and remove the trunk with no damage to the seat. Hope this helps."

Here is the link to the top box:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Yescom-30L-M ... /678308450


He also sent the following photos to show how it is set up. This is his PCX, not mine, but I look forward to having the extra storage next month!!


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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:53 pm 
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So all these pics and no pic of it mounted on bike?

Please post one, nice mod.....

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:57 pm 
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Jge64 wrote:
So all these pics and no pic of it mounted on bike?

Please post one, nice mod.....


I added one of the photos from his craigslist post to the original post here. . . Look Up!! LOL!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:59 pm 
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The case with mounting plate is under $40US.
I have plenty of straps(a box of guitar straps).
the U-bolts shouldn't be more than a buck or two.
So, for under $50US, I think it is a good deal.

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:56 pm 
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Nicely done,and a bonus back rest..
I'm she the weight limit is much higher now, as much as a passenger would be..

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
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One small problem: the passenger can't fit in that little box. :-/
Wait, if this were Asia they could put the baby in it. Ok, works well. :-)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:28 pm 
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Mel46 wrote:
One small problem: the passenger can't fit in that little box. :-/
:lol: :lol: :lol: and you break the water seal to the luggage box if caught in the rain. Can't beat the price though ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
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Dunno....I like the box , but think I’d spring for the 80 buck rear mount tray from Honda to mount....esp since Honda gave you the 4 mount points for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
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I just set mine up normally and then shaped some Styrofoam as a back rest and made a slot in it for a small gas contaner. Best of both worlds.
When not carrying gas cans the slot is great for packages.

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
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Interesting Mod, but what needs to be done to take it off in order to lift the seat and access the under-seat storage compartment?

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
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kramnala58 wrote:
Interesting Mod, but what needs to be done to take it off in order to lift the seat and access the under-seat storage compartment?


Looking at the craigslist post, the box clears the handlebars when the seat is in the upright position.
I will give it a try next month (payday) and post photos then.
With regards to the Honda mount, I, personally, do not like the look of the box sitting out in mid air behind the scooter.
But, I understand why some people do.

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
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On my bike, it takes me only a minute to access the underseat storage. Take the gas container off by undoing the bungee cord. Then I release the red connectors by way of releaseable tie wraps. Then the back rest slides forward one inch as you are lifting the seat. Simple. However, since groceries do fit in the bucket and if I don't have the gas container I can put a bag in that slot, I usually don't need to raise the seat...but I can if I need to.

As far as that bucket that is installed on the seat itself, to me it looks like it had better be empty or close to it before you try to lift the seat, or you could put too much pressure on the hinge.

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:10 am 
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I have a personal plan for storage on my scoot.
During normal/everyday local rides, I will use the underseat storage.
For longer rides(a few days), I plan to use the underseat storage for things I won't use daily, but want to have on the trips.
For example, Tools, tire pump, extra belt, rain suit, and other things of that type.
The top box, along with the saddle bags I will be getting will be for the quick access things.
Like, Helmet, snacks, drinks, clothes, and things of that nature.

Plus, I just don't like the look of the standard mount placement and I won't be having any passengers, so this fits my personal needs.

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
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That is my bike. Here is a picture with the seat open. One thing I needed to add. The strap goes completely around the truck mounting plate (between the trunk and the top of the mounting plate). The screws hold the duffle bag pad and strap in place.
I haven't noticed any stress on the hinge, course I don't have twenty pounds of gear in it when I lift the seat.

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Couple more picture.

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There was a recall on a few base plates under the little cowling for a top box mount for 2015 PCX affecting mostly Japan sales. Yours is good to go if you ever wanted to use it.

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knoll wrote:
That is my bike. Here is a picture with the seat open. One thing I needed to add. The strap goes completely around the truck mounting plate (between the trunk and the top of the mounting plate). The screws hold the duffle bag pad and strap in place.
I haven't noticed any stress on the hinge, course I don't have twenty pounds of gear in it when I lift the seat.

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Thanks for the extra photos!!
Another thing I like is that it looks like you can just press the latch and remove the trunk quite easily.
So, even if there is a moderate amount in the trunk, it looks like it will be easy to remove.
So, if I go shopping I won't have to carry the bags to the house, I can easily just take the whole trunk, right?
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
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But why put it there?


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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
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Wow, I can't believe that a personal preference on the location of a top box could cause this much drama.
Am I on Facebook??

I guess I was in error for liking this mounting idea.
While I understand many of the questions, and those questions were helpful in getting more information,
I thought my preference for this location would be okay and that I explained why I wanted it there.
I guess I was wrong there, too.
/sarcasm OFF


Thank you to Knoll for both the idea and the excellent assistance with the information and the photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Seat mounted Top Box
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:44 am 
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Ive read your reasons, and got me scratching my head, hence the question. But forgive me, I thought you posted it here to get feedbacks and opinions, etc.

If not, please ignore my comment.

Carry on...

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