I read this and think to myself, "Oops."Owner's manual for my '13 states the following, overall and specific to the stock rack:
The maximum weight permitted for the side panniers, top case and the tank bag must never exceed 77 lb (35 kg), divided as follows:
22 lb (10 kg) max. per side pannier (1);
22 lb (10 kg) max. for the top case (2);
11 lb (5 kg) max. for the tank bag (3).
You and me both. My costco runs check in at 30lbs in the top case and 30 more in the oversize messenger bag. You'd think a 150# passenger would have less of an effect on handling, but nope. The outboard effects of the overloaded top case are genuinely scary and hazardous.I read this and think to myself, "Oops."
On my GT, the front of the stock rack mounts to the grab rails and the rear of the rack has braces that run under the seat on either side and attach to the subframe. The case then locks onto the rack with a quick-release latch system. The case itself has no extra bracing.So, the top case is rated for 22 pounds. Does the top case mount only on the stock rack(with the four bolt holes) or does it have additional bracing?