An important part of a top case installation is reinforcing the luggage rack so that it can support the case and it's contents. Aprilia makes a kit to do just that. Their may also be other companies making top box mounting kits. The Aprilia kit bolts to the frame of the bike. I bought one and was very impressed with the quality and the design. Your top box can be bolted directly to the mount or to a quick release device that is bolted to the mount. The black plastic insert in the middle of your luggage rack was never intended to have a top box attached to it.
Last edited by Bob Walker; 04-20-2012 at 09:58 PM. Reason: typo
08 Scarabeo 500ie
13 Vespa GTV 300ie
Thanks Bob I will look into them
If you stop by an Aprilia dealer you may find their prices are quit competative. The Aprilia specific case for my Sport City was about 50% less than the comparible Saddleman and even a greater savings over the CooCase of the same size. The plus is that the Aprilia cases and mounts work very well with their bikes and are bolt on installations with no real fiddling. On my Sport City all it took was changing a factory rubber plug to a hook that easily screwed in the same place so the 35L case now just clips on and off the luggage rack with no tools only the cases key is required. If fits my XXL full face modular helmet too with room to store my riding jacket also. Last fomal I went to was halfway across the state and I just put on my suit coat and stowed the armor and helmet in the 35L Aprilia case when I arrived there.
Last edited by Rockynv; 04-21-2012 at 06:46 AM.
Thanks again : ) I will let you know which way I go
Any people carrying aprilia in NC usa prolly have nothing in stock Look on E bay AF1 just had some nice stuff on thee but not for 500Ie many makers make shiet for The IE wether this takes into account the beefed up metal Aprilia KIT Doubt it Before 06 Aprilia Made most their Bikes W Bosses on Frame tubes for threaded machine screws to attach things Piaggio decided to make you pay for the re enforcement rather than build it to frame properly .Change Not for thee Betterment of two wheelers ..
These people offer a few cases that fit a Beo, and I have dealt with them for accessories before. They are pretty fair with you and offer great service, but I only dealt with their webpage. I think they are in the northeast somewhere as best I recall.
coocase is best/most features/great quality/and VERY good warranty help. remote lock/alarm (though not very loud).
2008 200 Scarabeo (fool me once)
2009 Kymco People 250 S
2006 Honda Big Ruckus
2004 500 Scarabeo
Thanks all looks like I might have more issue with my scooter than the battery. I fully charged it and started it this morning and multi-display showed 12.4 when I started it. Meeting a friend for lunch not far from home so going to take it and see if that changes. If not any ideas?
I know I keep saying Thanks but you have all been great and very helpful and I really appreciate the help.
I do agree with leaving it on the tender when not in use from what AF1 said about problems if the battery gets too low and triggers some issues with the alarm. They recommended keeping it on the tender if it won't be ridden for 2 weeks.
so from 07 _ 09 we mite believe the alarm module changed or such hmmmm possible or just updated firmware? Hmmm
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04 Silver S500 (GT now) #0278
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