View Full Version : Trunks are in...
08-09-2002, 09:07 PM
Father in-law picked up his Atlantic last weekend, ordered the trunk for $450 and some change. It came in today, having it fitted in the morning...
08-10-2002, 10:06 AM
Just got back from getting it installed...here's more info...
First of all, Have them open/lock it a few times BEFORE they install it. It is VERY VERY tight from the factory. After a few times, it loosens up, and is fine.
For those that were wondering, the '3rd brake light' installed from the factory is not. There are holes where you can PUT light sockets and make it into a 3rd light if you want. There's even a plug running up to it, as if they just left the sockets/bulbs out.
Same thing for the trunk. No 3rd brake light. But there ARE holes for the sockets/bulbs. Shop manager is calling Aprilia on monday to see if these light kits can be ordered.
Passenger reports good stability/comfort from the trunk/backrest. Without passenger, there is a slight bit of noticeable drag. No problem tho, as the trunk pops right off when you don't need it.
Color match and finish were good.
Took about 2 hours for them to install it. They only charged for half an hour though, as this was their first one.
08-10-2002, 10:09 AM
$450? And no side luggage? Man, that just goes to show you they got us. How much does the top case hold?
08-10-2002, 10:15 AM
Two open face helmets..;)
Dont know, but if I can find where I stashed my digital camera, I'll take some pics and post a link for ya..
08-10-2002, 10:21 AM
If you f'-i-l got his 500 earlier this week, how did he get the top case so quickly? There must be a small qty at Aprilia's USA . I would be interested in seeing your digital pics if you get a couple.
08-10-2002, 10:31 AM
Just found a GIVI accessory trunk attachment kit to add their boxes. I'll have to look into this. Colors probably won't match tho.
They call it Top Case Mounting Kit ('02)
08-10-2002, 11:21 AM
He picked up the bike last saturday, ordered the top case the same day...It came in yesterday...I was surprised as well..
08-10-2002, 01:14 PM
If you want details (IE - very large pics), go to www.relaxedhost.com/scoot/ (http://www.relaxedhost.com/scoot/)
08-10-2002, 01:18 PM
BTW, the last two pics show the edging on the windshield that bother me a bit...
08-10-2002, 05:17 PM
Yeah, I'm a bit disappointed at the lack of storage with the stock Atlantic. A couple of small thermos bottles and lunch and that's about it. At least with my Beo the trunk came with it. Not to mention they advertise it as a touring machine.
Touring, how far with no luggage space?
08-10-2002, 05:46 PM
Dissappointed? We're still talking about a scooter here, right?
If you want a serious touring rig, lets move on up to a Yamaha Venture, or GL1800, or a Connie, or Voyager even...
Yeah Kawasaki sells the KLR650 as a touring bike also. And a lot of people use it for that. But what about storage? There is none...Heck, there's barely a seat!
They can call it what they want, and build your expectations up, but no matter what they do, it will never EVER tour like any of the bikes listed above. It's a featherweight, just like the Silverwing.
08-11-2002, 12:33 AM
I'am a little upset that your trunk has arrived and I am still waiting for my windshield. I know I am at the other end of the country but realy...
08-11-2002, 09:11 AM
Do the colors of the trunks match the color of the scooter?
My scooter is coast blue.
08-11-2002, 11:11 AM
Yup, this one did...
08-11-2002, 11:28 AM
Is the lock keyed to the same key or do you have a seprate key for the top case? How difficult is it to switch back and forth from the top case to the regular backrest.
08-11-2002, 11:48 AM
Different key...Dunno if it can be keyed the same or not via a locksmith..
After viewing the Givi site, it appears the trunk is made by them for Aprilia. Don't quote me on that though. I couldn;t find the exact model on their site, but certain things seem a little too familiar.
No idea how hard it would be to switch back, but it took the shop nearly two hours to install the very first time..YMMV..
08-12-2002, 08:51 AM
Owned three Goldwings so I'm not really considering the Atlantic as a tourer. Just thinking of an overnight of 300 miles with my wife and after looking at the compartment under the seat, the trunk is an absolute necessity.
08-12-2002, 11:06 AM
Yes if you're going to do a little touring on the Atlantic you have to figure out how to add some cargo. Haven't quite figured it out yet for the Atlantic. On a motorcycle you can usually somehow add a couple of baskets / saddlebags / panniers, whatever down the sides of the back fender and stack stuff on the back fender.
Regular commercial trunk boxes for scooters are usually pretty pitiful little things made for one helmet or something. I need something that will hold four gallons of milk! (as an example - not that I drink that much.)
Everyone please keep talking about how your Atlantics are performing! Haven't bought one yet but getting closer. Cheers,
08-12-2002, 10:40 PM
Jeez guys - am I ever jealous. Your trunks are in while I am still waiting for my scooter after making a deposit Dec 2001.
How much lead time does my dealer need anyway!
Quickly running out of patience here in the SF Bay area...
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